Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #11: 13 Ways I Know I'm in Arizona

This week my list is 13 ways I know I'm living in Arizona, now. I recently moved here to the Phoenix, Arizona area (in August). A lot of it has to do with the insane heat. I wonder how much things will change as I live here longer...

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Thirteen Things about Michelle B

1. Hot takes on a whole new meaning (116 degrees anyone?)

2. You consider it "cooling off" when it's only 90-100 degrees outside and downright chilly when it gets below 80.

3. Your driver's license doesn't expire until you're a senior citizen (mine expires in 2041).

4. I actually have to wear sunglasses which I have never done regularly before.

5. The TV schedule is so funky...some things are shown according to central time and some things aren't (it depends on the station).

6. Fighting for parking means vying for the one shady spot even if it's the farthest spot from the store.

7. You have to worry about finding scorpions in your classroom. Someone found 2 babies in the room across from me just this week!

8. You need gloves to touch your steering wheel in the summer (even when you put up the sunshade).

9. The crickets are everywhere!

10. You can actually get a table at most restaurants without waiting (or with a very short wait) on a Friday or Saturday in the summer between 5pm and 7pm.

11. If you order deodorant via the mail, they won't leave your package outside because it might melt.

12. You can't leave anything in the car in the summer or it might melt.

13. You love having the 24-hour stores so you can shop in the wee hours since it's cooler then.

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Cecily R said...

Holy cow--seriously scorpians? I was thinking that we have some similarities in the Beehive having to wear protective hand gear for the steering wheel and not leaving things in the car over night or they'll melt (chapstick is not a pretty thing if you take off the cap before it solidifies again), but scorpians? Yeesh!

Hootin'Anni said...

I lived in Tucson for over 12 years! I KNOW
wHERE YOU'RE COMING FROM on this. And they say "it's a dry heat"....I say, BS ---in the summer when it's the HOTTEST you have a monsoon season when the humidity is 100% and the heat index is 140!!!! [not to mention rattle snakes in the back yard and coyotes]

We moved. LOLOLOL

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Nicholas said...

I'd love to visit Arizona.

Michelle B said...

Thanks for dropping by everyone!

Arizona isn't bad. I like it here, but it's taken a bit of adjustment. And I'm really hoping I don't see any scorpions anytime soon:)

Buck Naked Politics said...

And I thought I had it bad in Florida. You win!