June 06, 2006

You know it is summer when . . . .

you have to inflate and deflate the floaters 367 times a day.
God almighty it is hot!!!!!! And this is at 10 (9:57) in the morning! The humidity hasn't set in (yet), so if you can find a breeze, it is still 'survivable'. The AC in my car doesn't work, so when you get in your car after work, you cannot even touch the steering wheel. As I have very fashionable plastic upholstery (yes, they still make them), you receive third degree burns if you're not careful.
Right after the war, in the early nineties, the government did not supply electricity. Well, they did, but now and then. And somehow, they never did at night, at least not in my neighborhood (depends if you live around a big shot or not) . So you'd have no AC at night, and we'd be sleeping, spread-eagled and naked, on the marble floor, just to cool off.
Sometimes electricity stills 'disappears', and then you wake up in the middle of the night in this greenhouse of a room, hot and sweaty.
Now if this global warming theory is correct, it should get hotter out here. Hmmm

8 comments:

Ysbrand said...

So that must be one more thing that makes you love that country soooo much... Oh how I love Almere, 23˚C, light wind, dry, no Hasran Narallah.

Sietske in Beiroet said...

Zeg, wanneer gaan we op vakantie?

Innocent_Criminal said...

I'll take both the heat and Hassan Nassrallah over het nederlands weer. At least you get 4 real seasons with that shiny object in the sky people call the sun. Its june and the weather is still cloudy and shit, its quiet depressing.

You've lived in beirut that long and you still haven't bought a generator???? how are you surviving?

nour said...

i remember those days...

Ghassan said...

good times..
I miss Lebanon's heat!
:)

Lebanese W Bass said...

Goed, Sietske , als de hitte teveel in Beiroet is, ga want zwem, of neem een autorit aan de bergen.

[ j i m m y ] said...

your description makes khartoum look like heaven.

still, you should know i've been living in a sandstorm at 58 degrees for the past five days!

soulreavers said...

hmm, sounds an aweful lot like Dallas, TX in the summer. Without the power outagea of course.