Take me out to the furnace…

June 27, 2012


The KittenCam is still up and running – it’s over to the right. Here’s today’s top story: After running wire on Saturday we drove to Kansas City for a Royals vs. Cardinals game on Sunday.

It was hot.

I don’t know how to stress that enough. It was hot. We had just come off of a sweaty work day where Lloyd baked in the attics and I felt sick just from having my head up in the attic to make sure he didn’t pass out. (Which is funny, because what was I going to do – drag him out? No, I would have cut a hole in the ceiling to let him drop down.)

We met up with the Kolliparas and Lloyd’s parents – all big Cardinals fans. I don’t know how Lloyd and his folks and Steph survived sitting in the sun for the whole game. I gave up after two innings and wandered around in the shaded part of the stadium, waiting for my soaked clothes to slowly dry off. I even bumped into an old CDC co-worker. He and his wife have a mixed marriage.

They say they are learning to work it out.

To make this more real for you, let’s have a sing-along. Cue the organ music.

Take me out to the furnace,
Take me out to the blaze.
Why are we watching these men play ball
When people are passing out against the walls?
It’s just sweat, sweat, sweat as we sit here,
I think that I have ‘steamed buns’.
‘Cause it’s 1-0-3 in the shade
And 1-10 in the sun.

This was at the beginning when we still were retaining our fluids.

They had free ice water to reload your water bottles. That was very kind.... for those who survived long enough to make the journey.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Take me out to the furnace…”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I like people-watching at sporting events like that. Being in the shady undercroft of the stadium would be a fun place to do that.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Ahhhh…..that weather is on its way here! Estimated arrival: Tomorrow.
    I think I might crawl in a dirt hole until it’s all over.

    Great song btw!


  3. Lauren's mom Said on:

    Dad just bought an airconditioner for the family room. We have had almost two weeks of 100 degree weather, no rain, and lots of smoke in the air from 10 fires in Colorado. 🙁


  4. Jane Sommerer Said on:

    We enjoyed our day at the ball game. Thank you for sharing your weekend. It was hot but a great game to watch.


  5. Mark Said on:

    It was 111 when I left work today. The forecast was for 108. Tomorrow a little cooler, just 106.

    It’s like Phoenix, but with humidity.


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