It was hot here yesterday. Hot and sunny. Icky. So icky. But it could be hotter. I know, cause I done lived in southeast Georgia for seven years. I have to say southeast Georgia, cause when I don’t, people comment how they live in Georgia and it’s not as hot as I complain it to be. SOUTHEAST GEORGIA is hot. I’m talkin 125 miles to Florida hot. I’m just sayin, it was hot in Georgia for most of seven years and it was hot yesterday, but it wasn’t Georgia hot.
That’s how I get through summer now.
Even when it gets Georgia hot, I say shit like, “Oh it’s 101 and 80% humidity, but fall’s comin!”
My arm got pink on the short drive home from work yesterday. Being a white person, I mean, I’m WHITE, as opposed to peachy or tan, maybe I’m ecru. I don’t know, I’m fuckin pale. Pale enough that people sometimes say, “YOU’RE SO WHITE!” and pretend my exposed skin blinds them. Except when I lived in Georgia, then I’d come home and people would say, “OH YOU’RE SO TAN!” Regardless, due to my whiteness, I already had sunscreen on my face, neck, and chest, but my arm was sunbathing in the nude and it got all burny and pink and so I coated-up before going back out.
While it was sunny and 89°F (31.7°C) <– Thanks, Dan — or somethin wretched like that, I stood outside with other women who also wanted cash from the ATM and I listened as they complained about the heat.
One woman said, “We complain about the snow, but I hate when it’s this hot.”
I was all, “I don’t complain about the snow. I lived in Georgia for seven years. I just tell myself ‘At least it’s not Georgia hot,'” and I got a round of Mmmhmms.
Someone English asked me once what Mmhmm was and I explained it as saying Uh Huh with your lips pressed together. I don’t think I’d like to live anywhere where people don’t Mmmhmm.
It’s an intonation thing. Mmhm can be agreeable or sarcastic.
And you can put as many ems in there as you like for emphasis, too, MMHMMMMMM.
The iPhone likes to change Mhmm to mayhem.
Anyway, It’s another hot day today. I’ll be inside until dusk.
Whether I like the weather or not, at least it ain’t Georgia hot.
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