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Make it Your Weather

Posted on Sunday, June 3, 2012 in Mamie
Yes, we are back. You didn't know Colombia doesn't celebrate the month of May? Whatever. It is so hot right now that you don't even have to go outside to get a sunburn. I swear that in our three years here it has never been this hot. I have decided that I do not gain weight here because new pounds are literally afraid to have to sit so close to the old ones I have been carrying around. Either that, or they tried and just slid off because there is no dry surface on which to cling because sweat has covered even the inside of my body. The old pounds are still here because they don't want to move because moving just makes it worse. So imagine my reaction when I went to The Weather Channel website to look up the weather for today in Barranquilla. (I did this because my mother, who went home today, wanted to take perverse pleasure in hearing just how hot it would be here as she packed to leave...) Besides my obvious joy for the prediction of 105 degrees (with heat index, but duh - how hot it feels is much more important than how hot it is), I almost started laughing in spite of the extra sweat that would cause. In the top left corner, where The Weather Channel logo is usually located, the box had changed to say, "Make it Your Weather" and offered me options of 77 and 84 degrees (the predictions for each of our home towns).  I started clicking like mad, but it turns out it was not a magic button to actually make that my weather. What is up with the false advertising is all I have to say about that.

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  1. Bill Benton says:

    Well certainly it’s hot now. It’s almost summer. But it will be winter and snow and all that stuff. All you have to do is be a little patient.

    Great post.

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