Friday, July 23, 2010

HOT FLASH!

No it's not a great deal on the latest Harley Davidson motorcycle or a story on the rise of unemployment.
The big news is...I've lived most of my 50 years in the bitter cold northeast. I never owned an air conditioner in all those years. I suffered the bitter cold of the howling winds off Lake Ontairo, begging for a hot flash once in a while to keep me warm. Did I ever get one while I lived in the frigid tundra of northern NY.
NOPE!
I finally get some sense and move to the sunny south.
(note temp on gauge)Now we all know where this is going...don't we!
Yep...I've finally been gifted with...HOT FLASHES!
Yeah...how's that workin out for me!

14 comments:

Dog Trot Farm said...

Honey you're not alone. I recall when you were living on the cold wind blown tundra of upstate New York you were wishing for hot flashes. A lesson learned, becareful of what you wish for....

mq01 said...

...just dont mix hot flashes with hot temps on a hot bike, trust me that shit aint fun, HA! LOL!

Jenny said...

I sympathise Evie! I have yet to experience this, but have no doubt it there on the horizon and not that far off either! Typically, we have a slightly different word for it (flushes).....same difference tho eh?

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Hot flashes are GREAT in the fall and winter months, but basically SUCK during summer. Sorry, kiddo! My only advice is to keep nice cool drinks nearby and perhaps a few fans! Hm, I hope its evil sister "Irritability" did not come along as well. May be time for Mambo Taxis, then, with a good friend. Ahem.

Donna aka Froggi said...

Yup, in cold weather riding I often wish for a hot flash...and it usually comes along. LOL!!

ledgeandgardens said...

The car is the place to be when a HF ensues as you can blast the air right in your face. I never thought I would use air in the winter....wrong! It comes in quite handy. Good luck with this new phase.

Rural Rambler said...

Eve, hate to be the bearer of bad news but if you think the hot flashes are bad hang on for the night sweats! Bah!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

wow.
now, you know how i like to measure things, right? suffice it to say the first thing I thought of, after I read this and saw your car thermometer, was what *your* temperature was. lol
Is there a way to measure the heat radiating off a woman having a hot flash? If there is, I want you to do this! ha ha ha ha

bluekat said...

We gave my sister in law a sticker that said something like...I'm still hot, it just comes in flashes now!

Ain't life fun! :)

Eve said...

Ok Ok thanks for all the well wishes, tips and warnings!!! But Pix...do you mean hot flashes and night sweats are not the same thing???? Ahhhhhh!!!!

Yvonne aka Country Gardener said...

I've never had a hot flash, but I sure had night sweats. Luckily, that's over and done with. Welcome to the club.

Mary said...

All I can say is that you will live through it and survive :-)

bunnits said...

Like Yvonne aka Country Gardener, I've never had a hot flash. No night sweats, either. I guess I'm kinda weird. Just glad it's all over with.

Julie said...

I'm an expert at dealing with hot flashes. I've suffered in the throes of the big M for 10 years now.

Running cold water over your wrists is the quickest way to cool down. If you can find one of those gel neck wraps, they really help too. I used to wear one as a bandanna, but I learned the hard way that if you get it too cold before putting it on, it'll give you an ice cream headache!