Big Mama Thorton, Big Walter “Shakey” Horton, J.B. Lenoir (JB Lander), Doctor Ross, and John Lee Hooker — The Down Home Shake Down.
What’s on your mind?
g’evening pups — how ya’ll doing tonight?
Hey Suzanne! So very hot here, 92 at the last look. But we had a wonderful dinner here at L’Albatross.
hey ce — yikes! i didn’t even hit 60 today but the weather dood is forecasting a 20 degree jump in temps. oooooh that musta been a great dinner!
Fans oscillating like mad.
We’re getting the 90s tomorrow (well, I guess it’s today which is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday).
hey ecahn — how are your girls doing? how do the bees cope with the heat?
Mussels, pate, and frozen lemon souffle. Delicious.
Will be brutal at home. At least work is a respite.
yum — perfect for a warm day before summer evening
You guys bitchin’ about 90 degrees. Mascara hasn’t been able to keep my eyelashes upward for weeks. Hell, it’s so humid here, my eyelash curler doesn’t even work.
My hair. Straight and flat. On edit: heat and humidity even cancel out DNA.
i think this is from the same german tv show — and the utube said its 1965 — big mama and buddy guy
For all us without air conditioning, I suggest double wall insulated plastic glasses. MrCE and I bought two at Marshalls and filled them with iced tea and/or seltzer and ice. Aaaahhhhh.
hey tuez — yikes! hot and humid is the worst combo. i never knew it affected eyelashes tho — i’m not much of a makeup wearer anymore
those glasses are the bomb! no condensation on the outside of the glass
Man, my mascara is dripping into gobs. I’m not wearing any this summer as of today.
So happy, we think that we invented them!
My bees are touch & go. Beekeeper came again today. They have swarmed & swarmed & swarmed down to a shadow of their former selves. The queen & split I gave to my friends has swarmed itself out of existence, i.e., last swarm left without any queen cells to hatch to restart colony.
One of my hives is reconstituting itself. The other has a viable queen but no nectar so feeding it bee tea (sugar water + herbs) and Chris brought in 3 frames of brood to boost the hive.
Chris has not seen so many swarms as this year. Prolly related to warm spring, early flowering.
The upside is that each swarm prolly found a new home somewhere in nature.
In a couple’a days, the days will start getting shorter. Can you believe it?
Already saw some Back-To-School adverts & we haven’t even had the 4th of July yet.
As for how bees deal with heat, unhatched brood must be kept in the 90s, so no problem there. If it gets hotter, the girls fan with their wings & line up to create air currents to cool the hive.
did the early flowering etc cause them to have no flowers now? or did they just do a ‘thank goodness winter’s over lets get the hell outta dodge’ when the good weather hit?
mikey! no way — that’s just fucking wrong on so many levels. judas forking priest its not even the official start of summer yet *eyes rolling*
how’s the city by the bay tonight?
Aha, iced tea. I’ll make myself a pitcher. I have a variety of insulators to use on outside of glasses. I throw in a reg tea, Earl Gray, & mint tea.
Oh! That is very sad. I had a swarm land in my backyard years ago. It looked like a bag of bees hanging on a branch. I had a beekeeper come and suck them into a bag and take them to his hives.
i like mama’s version as much as janis’
We’ve still got lots of flowers going. Catalpa & milkweed in blossom now.
The low season for flowers is usually August-Sept, when they need to bulk up for the winter. Late flowering here is goldenrod & purple loosestrife, the last chance.
Wanderlust seems to have been the response to the early flowering.
Speaking of pitchers of tea, we had our first taste of Pimm’s Cup last year in Britain. It was delicious!
99 here tomorrow. yuk. too hot to take a walk.
bumble bee blues
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! Sorry about last nite’s toobz failure…!
There is a pic of me holding a branch with a swarm up on flikr. But owing to computer prob we cleaned out all my cookies & I can’t figure out at this hour how to access it.
Your description is accurate.
they just decided to hit the road
back at you! How are you? How is everyone?
hey senator — i’m so glad i’m not down there — how are you coping?
Heh. I have yet to see a colony in nature, but they’ve got to bee around here somewhere.
aloha tut — did ya try my suggestion of pineapple wedges dipped in ‘chocolate’ for those forkers in that blasted white van sitting on your tubes?
The good news is that after tomorrow it will be in the 80′s for a week.
hope the girls are rocking the house
Gotta watch how early you start adding alcohol. Fruit’s a good idea, though.
*heh* When I finally got back on the web this morning, I loved the suggestion, I’m sorely tempted to do it the next time it happens…! ;-)
*whew* i can handle 80 — its when it gets above that i run into conflicts from carrying around my own personal summer… i’ve got my fingers and toes crossed this little cottage stays cool cause i’m sure its gonna get warmer here on the columbia river than it did at the beach and i have no a/c
That is great!
jeebus, those forkers sat on your tubes all forking nite? *spitting* i say its time we turn and give them the traditional fdl one finger salute
Last weekend I saw a swarm of honeybees working some flowering trees here in the Buena Vista neighborhood. I have never seen so many honeybees since their disappearance. I figured some neighbor must keep a hive. In any case, the bees seemed to be thriving! Nice to see.
MsCE living in Cleveland after leaving the Met; she and beloved bought a house in Cleveland (and it is the hip place to live so don’t bash me); fat and old, but still working. Hey Senator.
We have tons of bees here. I live on the American River. Plus, there are hundreds of people who keep bees in Sacramento.
ada leonard had an all female swing band back in the 40′s…. they were ‘elegant’ vs bring down the house in that earlier clip
We get down to the 80s by Sunday and but cool off at night. As long as that happens, I keep the house shut up, shades drawn during the day, and open it up with fans at night. Works well until walls (brick & stone) get warm enough that they don’t really cool off much at night.
The week after my son was born (6/26/81), it never dropped below 90 at night. I was staying in the country with him bc we were having work done that needed supervision. New first time mom, infant with bilateral hernia (we found out when he was a month old) and screamingly hot. I’ll not forget what a delight that was.
I have been painting dressers for new babies. Both boys. One born and the other to be born soon. Plus, my youngest daughter is moving back to CA on Sunday! She is in Vegas now and is lonely although she loves her job there. We are all glad to see her coming home and she is going to live in the same apt complex as her sister.
I think it was solar flares messing with all the comm’s…! Time-Warner Cable was even funky all day yesterday, pissed off a whole lot of people here…!
You’re not the first person on FDL who’s mentioned seeing a lot of bees around working the flowers. Does my heart good.
jeebus ecahn — what a horrible time that musta been
solar flares? is that what the forkers at the nsa call it when they flip the off and on switch back and forth?
Same for us… the drawn shade down. Keeps the house cool, really.
Did you catch this story? Here is a more colorful video of it.
Good night all, kisses and hugs. I have to work soon.
It’s amazing we both lived. I don’t have a lot of tolerance for heat or screaming infants. Murder/suicide seemed preferable, but heat ended before it came to that extreme.
One year it was 115 for a week. Parts of the house aren’t insulated and the walls were hot to the touch. I turned the spinkler on the side of the house to cool it down. Our a/c wasn’t working too well. The inside was 90. God, I want to move back to the bay area.
i live the filmmaker’s explanation on two dogs dining
Surprising how few people understand the principle. When I have house guests, usually relatives who are repeat visitors, I always remind them. Then have occasion to go past the guest room during the day, shades up, window fan blowing hot air into the house.
That, plus leaving the bathroom light on after they leave, are two of my fave pet peeves.
What caught my attention as I was on my walkabout was the amazing humming of the bees! I mean, I had to stop and look. There was a jillion of ‘em. (Honeybees, not bumblebees.) Quite a sight, and sound.
i used to hose off the cabin in boulder creek when it got real hot — it helped cool off the inside but also raised the humidity…. there were times i just wanted to sleep in the bathtub… the cool tiled bathtub
Man goes into a bar with his dog. Bets the bartender free drinks his dog can talk. OK.
What’s on top of a house, man sez. Roof roof sez dog.
Groan sez bartender.
OK, I’ll do it again. Whose teh best baseball player ever? Ruth ruth sez dog.
Bartender kicks them both out. Dog lands on sidewalk, looks plaintively at man, and sez DiMaggio?
Before I got my hives, I was trimming low branches off a shrub so I could get my riding mower around it. I heard this amazing buzzing overhear, and there were thousands of bees working the flowers on the shrub. Only time it ever happened to me.
text from my dog (i love this site)
Colbert’s fave website.
I usually pick the loser.
ohmystars — that taz looks like the girl cat in the pepe le pew cartoons with that stripe down her back….
I assume everyone’s pretty well gone home by now, but those are first-class blues.
Gonna turn in.
Be well, sleep well, everyone.
hey blue — how ya been? glad ya liked it
amen to bluewombat, they are indeed.
hey margot — how’s the wilds of ohio tonight?
*yawn* my pills are kicking in again peeps. thanks for letting me hang out with ya tonight.
hot and muggy, so I’m drinking iced coffee.
Good night, Suzanne.
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