Good Vibrations

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  1. Lizard Princess says:

    I am in wisconsin and I daresay that we are experiences the same level of humdity as you are in our sister state.
    It was so humid the other day that when I crossed my bare legs under my skirt, they wouldn’t stay crossed- they just slipped to the ground! GROSS!! And I wasn’t doing anything physically exhausting to be sweating that much- just sitting on a park bench (literally- yes, I know it’s a song lyric).

    Cliches (however the heck you spell it) are here to stay. Without them, we’d have to get creative with our language and who’d want to go and do something like that? ha.

    Fun post- I enjoyed it.

  2. Diesel says:

    Thanks, Jocelyn! The book is a roller-coaster ride of thrills, and it’s flying off the shelves. Really, it’s the best thing since sliced bread.

  3. JustRandi says:

    Oh, for the leathery, dessicated days of moisturizer needing Colorado, eh?
    Here it’s just plain hot – no sweating toilets to slide around on.
    Come back soon and let’s go for a run!

  4. Claire says:

    Out here in Cali, “It’s a dry heat”. I really hate it when people say that…
    At least Diesel’s party didn’t require any of us to bring drinks.

  5. furiousBall says:

    I love egg sandwiches, I usually coat my yoga mat with them to avoid slippage

  6. yinyang says:

    Mmm, fried eggs. Too bad I don’t know how to make them, or I’d go do it right now.

  7. cathy says:

    Oh how I wish it was in the 90s here in Athens. It was somewhat cooler today at 104 but I am melting!

    I wouldn’t dare say “it’s as hot as hell” though…

    … it is definitely no cooler than the devil’s abode.

  8. MyUtopia says:

    We have a 100% humidity….RAIN! : )

  9. my4kids says:

    Its been very humid here as well. Though I don’t think right now as bad as you are describing, or maybe I’m just used to it.

    I love me some fried egg sandwiches too! Hmm I wonder if I have any eggs at home????

    Darn it now I’m hungery!

    Ah love the post…. I always get a kick out of you…..oh wait is that another cliche?

  10. heartinsanfrancisco says:

    I remember when I lived in Minnesota, and it was astonishing how hot and humid it was in July. By August, it started to get cool enough that you needed a light sweater at night.

    I had assumed that since the winters were so bone chilling, the summers would be fairly moderate, but they were exactly as hot as the winters were cold.

    What kind of idiot demands that guests remove their shoes to stand on a patio?

  11. lime says:

    well this was more fun that a barrel of monkeys….dang, it’s late, my head is full of snot, i’m tired from wrassling kindergartners through VBS crafts (it’s like herding cats or pushing jello uphill) and that’s about the only cliche i can come up with.

    hey, maybe i just hit on a cure for your college students….send em to me next summer i’ll unleas the kindergarteners and allergens and deprive them of any opportunity for sleep. we’ll brainwash em into creativity.

  12. Dorky Dad says:

    Wow, Jocelyn. That was the greatest post since sliced bread. It really made me feel happy as a clam. I can now sleep like a log.

  13. Logophile says:

    Humidity sucks, my sympathies on that. I got many giggled from the other things on the list.
    I generally try with all my might, to avoid cliched turns of phrase and hackneyed expressions. Oops

  14. Lone Grey Squirrel says:

    The wonderful thing about your list of good vibes is that it is so accessible. May your balloons fly high. thanks for tipping us on Diesel’s book.

  15. Jazz says:

    I’m having problems with the concept of taking off your shoes in order to go to the outside deck… Were they afraid to dirty the deck?

    Plus, I think you wouldn’t like parties in Quebec so much. Unless it’s a potluck we provide the food, but usually everyone brings drinks. We’re cheap like that.

  16. tracey says:

    Blogger hates me. I typed out a whole long response…where, or where did it go? And I’m certain it was amusing, too…something to do with big hair and humidity. Ah, well… Guess I’d better go buy a couple of loaves of sliced bread before the shelves are empty.

  17. Em says:

    Joceyln, your writing never ceases to amaze me. You do it so well…heck, you should teach it! Oh..wait…you do! How fortuitous.

    I understand your hatred of cliches, but perhaps you’ve started us on the road to a new one…something along the lines of…I was sweating like a toilet with sweat puddles.

    As for your five items
    – awesome about the time with your love. Gotta have that!
    – an excellent sandwich choice, though I do like to throw a big slice of tomato on mine
    – I’m lighting a candle for the hamsters
    – this may start me on a new addiction…thanks
    – I do it, but I don’t love it like you do

    One final thought, you could probably win me over by telling me your follicles were moist. 😉

  18. Wayfarer Scientista says:

    oh – I was just wishing for a little heat before the summer was over, just one day or so. It gets hot in other parts of Alaska but not on the coast. We’re still wearing our fleeces.

  19. CS says:

    I love fried egg sandwiches. With beer. Also, I have that very pair of Teva’s in black – I waer them all the time. There was a whole rack of Tevas and only one pair mysteriously on sale ($10!), in my size. Destiny.

    (But don’t speak to this Southern girl about heat and humidity. I say HA!)

  20. Irene says:

    Cliche-free or not, your wonderful writing is a joy to behold. Keep at it, Jocelyn! 🙂

  21. Keshi says:

    I love fried-egg sandwiches…


  22. velvet says:

    Ooh, coffee with biscotti. Awesome list! I love my Teva flip flops, too. The yoga thing had me giggling out loud.

    As some friends always used to say, “it’s not the heat; it’s the stupidity.” We’re not really sure what it meant, but at that temperature, nobody was thinking very deeply about much of anything.

  23. Glamourpuss says:

    Sod mocha and biscotti. Earl Grey tea and macaroons are where it’s at. Or failing that, Snickerdoodle cookies and English Breakfast tea.


  24. Balou says:

    Oh no! I am wrought with guilt now. I had one of those potluck, BYOB parties this weekend. We did provide sloppy joe’s and soda and the hot air balloons. But in my defense, we have these once a month in the summer so it’s either potluck or go broke.

    I admire your writing skills. You are awesome!

  25. mcewen says:

    Ooo I think I fancy a life swap after all those pictures…….there again, I couldn’t see the condensation [bifocals] so maybe not.

  26. Hammer says:

    Fried egg sandwich… that’s the ticket.

    Now I’m hungry.

  27. Shari says:

    I am getting some good vibes here…yes, I do believe so. Good ones. 🙂

    BTW, Humidity is the new weather word out here, too, neighbor. Has been for the last week or so. Let’s make it a “HAS BEEN”.

  28. Rozanne says:

    Heh, heh!

    Highly comical (although, obviously, not at the time).

    Enjoyed reading through your blog. I, too, look forward to my afternoon latte. Totally, totally addicted after having been off caffeine for more than five years. Oh, well!

  29. Princess Pointful says:

    Okay, seriously. that better have been a joke about Harry Potter– says the girl 100 pages from the end.

    I had much more witty to say, but I’m now panicking about beloved character’s demises.

  30. Dr Em says:

    jocelyn, you blogging stud!

    i just have to say that it irks me too when a so-called hostess asks guests to bring a dish and a drink. i have a friend who does this all the time, and then goes on and on about how much she loves hosting. bullshit. one time she even threw a shower for someone and she asked us to bring a dish and gifts. i usually decline these types of invitations.

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