Monday, August 2, 2010

Observations on Humidity

Nebraska summers are humid. This year has been much wetter than normal, with frequent rain and hotter temperatures, making Nebraska seem like a mid-western corn jungle. The weather has had an interesting affect on our life here: In this weather, your hair is curly whether you want it to be or not, and even if it's naturally straight. Breathing is drinking and walking is like swimming. Everything is sticky- you sit on the couch(it's leather) and you're stuck. Your fingers stick to the keyboard. The laundry never really dries. You can drink water when you're not thirsty and never have to visit the (ahem) powder room. One more month and then we'll be done with it, and we just have to take it a day at a time.


Elijah Lofgren said...

It's weird. I thought Alabama was more humid than the North. Either I've forgotten or it's a lot worse in IA than AL!

The Marchioness said...

I think this prolonged heat is unusual for the mid-west, but it's always humid up here during the summer. When I visited NC, people would ask me if I had a hard time with the heat and humidity, and I really didn't feel much of a difference; I think the only difference was that we typically only a week or so of 90+ temps, and they have it for longer.