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Monday, July 24, 2006

Too hot to blog! / Trop chaud pour bloguer!

Photograph from Nick UT, AP


Sorry, guys, but this week-end was much too hot to go around outside looking for pictures for the blog, or even sit at the computer and think about writing a post. Even in the Bay Area, temperatures soared to the 3 digits. Not too far from where I live, it was 113 degrees Farenheit ... The East Bay's Target, Costco, Home Depot, and Longs were completely sold out of fans by Saturday already and people were desperate to get away from the heat one way or the other... In San Francisco, in the Avenues, the weather was much more pleasant, but down near the SBC baseball park was another story... Ah, that kid on the picture above seems to have the right idea...

Désolée, tout le monde, mais ce week-end, il a fait beaucoup trop chaud pour aller se promener dehors vous chercher des photos pour le blog, ou meme penser à rédiger un billet quelconque! Meme dans la Baie, la température a largement dépassé 40 degrés Celcius à certains endroits ... Certains magasins dans l'Est de la Baie comme Target, Costco, Longs, Home Depot, sont en rupture de stock de ventilateurs depuis Samedi et les gens essayaient désespérement de fuir la chaleur d'une facon ou d'une autre... A San Francisco dans les Avenues, la température était beaucoup plus agréable mais pres du park de baseball SBC, c'était une autre histoire... Ah, il a bien raison ce gosse!

Needless to say, this morning, when I saw a little bit of fog making its way over the Golden Gate Bridge and into the Bay, I was overjoyed! I just wish I could bottle up some for the next heat wave ...

Inutile de préciser que lorsque j'ai vu ce matin un peu de brouillard avancer timidement vers le Golden Gate et vers la Baie, j'étais on ne peut plus heureuse! J'aimerais bien pouvoir en mettre en bouteille pour la prochaine canicule ...

10 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

Wow! This heat wave thing is getting out of hand. Has anybody seen Al Gore around lately? To beat the heat, I'm off to India this week (bulot), but at least there's a/c in the hotel.

9:28 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

LOL...was just checking out Eric's post on the World Cup "loss" and noticed he now has 90 comments! Of course, at least 50% of them are you and me! Does that make us "blog-hogs"?

9:31 PM  
Blogger brigetoun said...

tot le matin ou tard la nuit et même ainsi je ruisselle

10:51 PM  
Anonymous Yann said...

Argh... Il fait encore plus chaud qu'à Paris, damn it!
Moi qui pensait trouver un climat plus doux l'été (je m'expatrie sous peu)... Il fait combien à SF même (là ou je bosse et je vais essayer de trouver un logement) ?

2:03 AM  
Blogger DoctorDentons said...

My friend Katherine who lives out in the Castro even called me this week to let me know how hot it was there and longing for NYC weather. You guys will cool off but we have another month of this before blessed Fall starts to sneak in.

4:42 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

I did not realize how bad in was in SF. I was watching CNN yesterday morning, and all surrounding areas were in the 90's but, for some strange reason, San Francisco was supposed to be only 75. Is that truly possible? And, to begin with, was it true?

6:29 AM  
Blogger Tomate Farcie said...

Michael: Have fun in India. Maybe you should start taking pictures when you travel and start blogging again? :-D

Michael (2): Yeah, I realize that but I think it's OK. That's what blog-threads are for! Hopefully, Eric doesn't mind our having a little fun on his blog. :-D

Brigetoun: Comme on dit en Anglais, "take it easy" Il fait chaud aussi en Avignon, n'est-ce pas? Et pas d'air conditioning la bas, les malheureux :(

Dr. Denton: Your friend was longing for the NYC weather?!! Now, I don't know about that!!! I've been in Manhattan in the middle of the summer, and it's no picnic either! Fortunately, the fog showed up Monday and she's probably much more comfortable now.

Elizabeth: Yes, it's true. There is often a 20 degrees difference between San Francisco and its surrounding counties. I should know, I lived in Marin County, North of San Francisco, for year. Every time you cross the Golden Gate Bridge through the fog and over the Sausalito hill, it's like entering a different country, weatherwise. But San Francisco, too, is known for its micro-climats and you always have to layer up around here or carry a windbreaker in a backpack, just in case the fog starts rolling down the hill unexpectedly. The temperature is sometimes different from one side of the street to the other...

12:21 PM  
Blogger transall said...

Bonsoir,

Il fait chaud également à Paris et, comme toi, j'ai renoncé cet après midi à faire une petite virée photo...

Même après un passage via les Galeries Lafayette, largement climatisées, il était toujours aussi difficile de se remettre dans le sauna, alors direction l'appartement et recherche du frais à tout prix.

Côté climatisation, je ne sais pas quel est le taux actuel d'installation en Avignon mais je peux te dire que j'ai été surpris de constater combien de maisons neuves étaient équipées en standard de climatiseurs dans les lotissements qui "poussent" dans les Landes !!! Il semble bien que les gens aient intégré l'idée selon laquelle nous aurons des étés de plus en plus chauds, et qu'il faut commencer à s'équiper en conséquence.

Mes parents l'ont fait depuis deux ans environ et ils ne le regrettent pas du tout (mais ils avaient connu la clim en Afrique, alors...).

Essaie de trouver un coin d'ombre, et recharge les batteries pour nous donner bientôt de nouvelles photos...

Amitiés,

Didier (photo blog)

3:31 PM  
Blogger Run Around Paris said...

Mon Dieu, that's HOT! Stay indoors and soak up the AC!

Erin

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Manu (SF Daily Photo) said...

Hey stranger, where do YOU live?!? (it's cold here...) ;-)

I need to ask you, has the grass always been that yellow (see my post yesterday) or did I just forget everything while I was gone.

Stay cool.

3:59 PM  

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