Saturday, January 14, 2012

it's definitely summer this week

You can tell it's summer in Australia when

The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.

Hot water now comes out of both taps.

You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.

You drop the eggs on the way home from the shop and they cook on the

The temperature drops below 30 (Celcius!) and you feel a little chilly.

You discover that it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.

You can boil eggs in your swimming pool.

You get sunburned through your car window.

You actually burn your hand opening the car door.

You turn on the hose to water your garden and only get steam.

You break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.

Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end
up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"

You can make tea or coffee with water from the tap without boiling.

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

The potatoes cook underground, so all you have to do is pull one out and
add butter, salt and pepper.

Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying
hard boiled eggs.

The cows are giving evaporated milk.

The afternoon breeze feels like it comes straight from a hair dryer.

The trees are whistling for the dogs.

"Dried Fruit" comes straight off the tree.

The cricket is on, 24/7.


  1. Haha! LOVE IT!!

    You know it's hot when your plastic plants start shedding their leaves ...

  2. Remember last summer when 35C was a cool change?

  3. Love it.
    And don't forget summer in FNQ!

  4. haha -- Shar you KNOW what I'm talking about, we share the same sun!
    Red -- I totally thought that said plastic PANTS for a minute, and all I could think was how hot they'd be to wear.
    River -- it doesn't often get above 35 here but because we're on the beach it gets really sticky. But USUALLY we get an ocean breeze in the late afternoon that makes up for it. Only no breeze for the last couple of days :(
    Ker -- I know, I know. We have NOTHING to complain about compared to where you live! at least the paper is still crackly here, I would DIE living where you are.


  6. I've so avoided the cricket this summer.

    I've also probably just jinxed myself by saying that.

    Roll on autumn.

  7. hahahah sooooo true.
    actually seen asphalt in liquid form a couple of years ago and it wasn't even full blown summer.

  8. Used to throw ice-water on the bed and lie down on it to go to sleep. And wake up on a dry bed. That was my Katanning summer.
    And the Albany Doctor used to hurt my nose so, my eyes watered.


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