Tuesday, August 07, 2012

We're having a tidal heat wave

photo found at  http://www.scenicreflections.com

It is a rare summer when I utter words like, "wish it were over".  This summer has been nearly unbearable.  We've had high temperatures at wilting amounts of humidity, and it remained consistently so throughout most of the summer.  Generally in Quebec we suffer one or two weeks of heat wave.  This summer we enjoyed one or two weeks of non-heat wave.  Last year was not much better.  If this keeps up we're going to give in to the idea of air conditioning.  Truthfully, we already have, it's our budget holding us back.  Often this summer I have imagined our world here in the north if over time, global warming would turn this place into a tropics.  How would our lives change?  What would happen with the native foliage and fauna?  What new things would move in?  It's an interesting what if.

On another note I watched two documentaries recently: Maxed Out and Freakonomics.  Both of which transfixed me and fed into my stores of what if ideas for writing.  I would have never thought of documentaries as creative fodder but now I'm so thrilled by this discovery, I'm thinking of going on a documentary rampage.  I heard about a documentary called Queen of Versailles by Lauren Greenfield that I'm itching to see.  If you haven't seen or heard of it, it's about a billionaire couple building the largest house in America and what happens when the economic downfall affects their finances.  It was described as a rags to riches to rags story.  What I found interesting was, in the interview with Lauren Greenfield, it became apparent that this family were extravagantly ridiculous with their money and yet she described them as down to earth and underneath it all sort of regular 'Joe' type of people.  I'll have to wait till it shows up in iTunes, twiddling thumbs, waiting waiting waiting.  Has anyone watched any fascinating documentaries lately?

Also, today is Tuesday which means we should have a word for Friday and I'm just hoping I'll be inspired to actually do something this time.  Ugh, I hate when I'm sapped of my creative juices.  Blame the summer.  Right now, the word rampage has planted an image of a stampede in my head and I think that's a fun image.  So let's use the word STAMPEDE for Poetry Friday.


jaded said...

We've been spared the high temperatures and the drought conditions this year, but the humidity has made being outside unpleasant. Even walking the dog before dawn, leaves me feeling like I'm weighed down by a wet wool blanket.

This summer has kept me just busy enough to procrastinate where my blog is concerned. I rarely have enough focus to address all the activities I enjoy.

De said...

What you're telling me is that I should stop saying, "If this heat keeps up, we're going to have to move to Canada."

I feel the same - I want summer to be over because I feel annoyed that I cannot do all the outdoor activities with the kids that I had planned on.

We're going to Cape Cod next week. Hopefully there will be ocean breezes to revitalize me.