Just when we thought we were done with him for a few months, Snow Miser has pulled us back in! Radios and Televisions across Maine crackled to life with 30 second spots of the ice imp taunting Mainers about the heat, and asking us if we missed him as we melted under the Summer sun.
Modern Philosophers, you know how much I hate Snow Miser and the details of our long running feud, but today was a really low blow. I don’t wear a cup under my toga, and definitely needed to on this day…a day that saw me sweat through three togas!
I’ve never been good at estimating temperatures, but I’d guess it was about 125 degrees around noon when I dared to leave the safety of the air conditioning and venture outside. To the left, is one of the pictures I took of the view outside my office. Notice how unrelenting the sun looks. Shortly after that photo was taken, my camera melted. Luckily, I had already uploaded the shot to my laptop.
Snow Miser must have spent a fortune on all his little commercials, but money is obviously no object to a celebrity of his magnitude. I’m certain nothing brings his frozen heart more joy than knowing that I’m grumbling about him under my breath during the Summer, a season that has always been devoid of the white haired weather terrorist’s presence.
To make things worse, they are doing construction work on one of the bridges that connects Bangor to Brewer, which meant there was actually traffic on the commute home. I took the photo on the left with a camera I borrowed from a friend.
As you can see, traffic was wicked terrible and as we crawled home under the scorching sun, we had to listen to Snow Miser mocking us on our camel radios!
Good news, though, Modern Philosophers. While I have been writing this article out on the porch of The House on the Hill, the skies have darkened and rain has come to cool off the desert. The thunder and lightning from the storm is messing with radio and TV reception, so Snow Miser’s message is not transmitting as clearly as it had been.
What a glorious feeling! I’m happy again…
How about you, Modern Philosophers? What are you doing to stay cool this Summer? Has Snow Miser taken over the airwaves in your neck of the woods? How does one get sweat stains out of a toga?
Remember, Deep Thoughts are a great way to keep your brain cool…