Monday, July 17, 2006

98 degrees and a CONTEST

Ok, isn't that a band? Isn't July too early for that kind of weather?

One thing I want to report, since it's been so hot (and is supposed to be A HUNDRED on Thursday) is that this BareMinerals makeup is holding up like an absolute champ. It doesn't slide off, melt, run, get sticky or otherwise break down, even in the heat, at least not as far as I can tell. I've gotten a bit damp in it, and after I dry out it seems to look just as perfect as before. I really can't recommend this stuff highly enough. (Make sure to get the Mineral Veil with the foundation.)

Maybe today if I'm lucky I'll get some sock knitting done.

It's going to be hot. Let's have a contest: leave me a comment with your posted & forecasted highs for the week by Friday at midnight, and Saturday I'll use a random number generator to give away a skein of LOVELY Mama-E sock yarn from my stash. (All you wallflowers, give me a comment for once!)

We'll call it "Christmas in July," how's that?


Blogger Emano said...


Just a few rough days at the beginning of the week,and then we will be OK. Maybe your Thursday forecast is wrong-- I'll cross my fingers for you.

7:42 AM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Wait - highs for Nashville or overall? the grand scheme of things I suppose I'm not that far away to be able to go by the predicted highs for here in Charlotte. So, I'll say 101.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Delurking to say....
Highs in Fort Worth, TX

Monday - 104
Tuesday - 105
Wed - 101
Thu - 97
Fri - 98

I guess we'll be passing our heat along to y'all!

7:47 AM  
Blogger Mintyfresh said...

here in Philly, we've got
M-99, T-96, W-88, Th-87, F-88, Sa-85, Su-85.

Heat Indexes over 100 for the first two days, definitely. I'm holing up in air conditioned buildings!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Eleni said...

I've been using the bare Minerals for months and totally love them. Just be careful you aren't on the autoship, as right now I have more than I need! Here in Hartford we have:

Mon. 94
Tues. 93
Wed. 85
Thurs. 83
Fri. 81

Heat index over 100 on Monday and Tuesday.

8:03 AM  
Blogger Jo said...


Wilmington, DE

Monday - 101
Tuesday - 99
Wednesday - 90
Thursday - 90
Friday - 92
Saturday - 87
Sunday - 85

I'm going straight home from work today and lounging in the pool until it is dark.

I hate summer.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

M-90, Tu-88, W-90, Th-88, F-84, Sa-81, Su-80.
Whew we might get down to 80 this weekend. Yay, just in time for camping!

8:36 AM  
Blogger KarenK said...

Thanks god for air conditioning, otherwise DC would be uninhabitable. Highs in the lower 90s and low 100s all week! I'm going back to the Oregon coast.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Congrats on winning prizes at Dye-o-Rama :D
I think I have you all beat for high temps *sigh*

Here in the lurvely sun soaked southwest, I have the following:
Monday: 105 (and it's overcast!!)
Tuesday: 109
Wednesday: 107
Thursday: 106
Friday: 107

Urg. I still love my wool anyway :D

10:47 AM  
Blogger noblinknits said...

oooh yeah, a contest. Well I work in Celsius so I'll have a guess with your money at a round 100 for Friday. That sounds pretty hot to me!

10:52 AM  
Blogger noblinknits said...

Oh yeah - I get it

Monday - 97
Tuesday - 100
Wednesday - 85 (maybe it will rain?)
Thursday - 99
Friday - 100

10:53 AM  
Blogger mrspao said...


can I just say hotter than an oven?

Average : 101

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

84-88 out here in the California SF Bay Area for the week. Man I love summer!

Can you remind me again where your fabulous make-up comes from?

4:17 PM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

Here is Raleigh:

Monday - 93
Tuesday - 100
Wednesday - 98
Thursday - 96
Friday - 100

4:30 PM  
Blogger Peevish said...

You don't want my average temps. In Australia it's cold-enough-to-see-your-breath weather!

5:45 PM  
Blogger silverarrowknits said...

Monday - 90
Tuesday - 91
Wednesday - 80
Thursday - 82
Friday - 81
Saturday - 77
Sunday - 78

I just need to get through tomorrow and then we are getting a thunderstorm! The best part is that last week there were some COLD days. It really is true what they say about New England weather: If you don't like the weather, wait a minute.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Knittymama said...

Compared to the last few days, Minneapolis is not looking too bad!
Sat-91 (back up? sheesh!)

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, ok, I am delurking too!
here in fabulous sunny southern california it is forecasted at:
Tues: 93
thurs: 96
fri, sat, and sun: a balmy 98 degrees.
While this week may not sound so impressive, I kid you not, it was 112 yesterday. 112!! in LA!

7:38 PM  
Blogger purldiver said...

I'll delurk to give you the rundown from 90036 - Angelenos do NOT deal well with precipitation, mind you, let alone thunder and lightning:

M 84/20% chance of thunderstorms
T 86/20% chance of thunderstorms
W 85
Th 84
F 84

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay I'm posting monday night but here goes M-90, T-89, W-88, TH-89, Fri 86, Sat- 87 Sunday 85

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, up north here in Wisconsin, it was 102 in the shade under my porch with a breeze flying past the thermomete. Officially, though it was only 96. Tuesday 92, Wednesday 92, Thursday 92 and by Friday cooling down to 88!

1:26 AM  
Blogger zeska said...

Oh well, these are in celcius and for Helsinki, Finland. It is a coastal city so the forecast for tomorrow is already highly inaccurate and my be well of by 10 degrees celcius ;).

Tue 22C (71F) Tue night 12C (54F) Wed 19C (66F) Wed night 7C (44.6F) Thu 20C (68F) Thu night 14C (57F) Fri 17C (62F) Fri night 14C (57F)

Yup, that is quite warm for us here... I think it'll go up for a short while few times this summer but it is just getting colder from now on :)

3:29 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

How cool is this? The very first time I read your blog, you are having a contest! Of course, I have to leave a comment.

Well, the predicted high for this week occurred yesterday. It was predicted to go to 94F, but only made it to 92F. And humid.

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tuesday 98/72
Wednesday 99/73
Thursday 98/74
Friday 99/74
Saturday 96/74

It's going to be a hot one in South Carolina this week! Where is the fall already?? Just wanted to say I really enjoy reading your blog, it's so funny and creative, keep up the good work!

9:53 AM  
Blogger Devorah said...

Here in NYC today is supposed to be the worst with temps reaching 99 -- it is 11:30 and the temp is already 92 so the potential to break 100 is there.

The rest of the week: W -86, Th - 84, F - 89, Sat - 84, Sun - 84, Mon - 85. I think yesterday topped out at 98. I might take the infrared thermometer outside later and see how hot the sidewalk is.

10:34 AM  
Blogger K. said...

(coming out of the woodwork)

W-84 (wow!)
Tr- 86
F- 88

(really, the humidity is the WORST here!! 100%, bay-bee)

11:17 AM  
Blogger Betty said...

Mon 100
Tue 100
Wed 100
Thu 100
Fri 100
Sat 100
Sun 100

12:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm looking at:
M (was 92)
T - 91
W - 94
th- 94
f - 85
S- 75
s- 78

It appears that there is hope for me - but first I have to get through two 94 degree days. URGH!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Rossana said...

Hi there. Icky sticky down here just south of Richmond, VA. M-99/71, Tu-99/74, W-91/72, Th-89/74, F-96/74, Sa-90/72, Su-87/69. Stay cool where you are!

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have I told you that you rock lately?

1:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Okay, I can delurk to talk about the weather, because I am that cool :)
M-was 100
F-76 (????)
Wow, Friday looks downright chilly!! I might have to break out a sweater.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess I should come to expect these temps, but it still throws me for a loop, especially when combined with that naughty "heat index"!

Mon: 104 (109 w/ h.i.)
Tue: 106 (108)
Wed: 105 (111 - eep!)
Thur: 104
Fri: 100
Sat: 97

Keep cool, and knit on!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Darn it, the weather's breaking.

W - 86
Th - 86
F - 78
Sa - 79

9:27 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh yeah, that was for Minneapolis. :)

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me, wallflower? How did you know?

Friday's high here in central NC - 90. It's yucky yucky yucky out. I'll be inside knitting if you need me.

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Contest? Contest? Did someone say contest?


Fri - 77/74
Sat - 80/80
Sun - 85/87
Mon - 89/90
Tues - 91/89
Wed - 97/93
Thurs - 82/87

Too hot for me - esp with no air-con, and having no way round cycling home in the heat of the day on Wednesday :-(

We don't really know how to cope with the heat in the UK - but still, it means we can talk about the weather...

7:43 AM  
Blogger CelticCastOn said...

booo for my weather I wanna be where the heat is!!!!
T- 27
F- 22 90% chance of rain
Sa- 22
Sun - 21

Does that suck or does that suck!!!!!

7:45 AM  
Blogger InkyW said...

Hi, and I feel a little guilty. Here in the Central Coast of California we're having:


8:03 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I live an hour and a half south of Washington, DC in southern Maryland. Here are our temps:

Sun- 89
Mon- 95
Tues- 93
Wed- 90
Thurs- 85
Fri- 88
Sat- 81

It is predicted to cool off next week. (I won't give up the knitting, tho!) :)

8:21 AM  
Blogger Marina said...

Monday - 93 °F
Tuesday - 93 °F
Wednesday - 93 °F
Thursday - 89° F
Friday - 84° F
Saturday - 79° F
Sunday - 80° F

8:26 AM  
Blogger Risë said...

Highs for Huntsville, AL

M - 97 (actual)
T - 102 (actual, record high)
W - 99 (actual)
T - 100
F - 98
S - 89 (yayyyy)
S - 86

Thanks for the fun contest. Looks like the whole country is sweltering.

8:35 AM  
Blogger sheep#100 said...

M 100°F (actual)
T 102°F (actual)
W 83°F (actual)
T 81°F
F 82°F
S 82°F
S 74°F

And we call this July?!

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not complaining about the weather because in a few short months it will be winter here in Minneapolis! I prefer to be warm!

8:51 AM  
Blogger irishmama said...

First time reading your blog, linked to it thro "Stumbling over Chaos".
Wed 95
Thurs 97
Fri 95
Sat 87(meant to rain, Yea)
Sun 93
Albuquerque NM

9:42 AM  
Blogger Hockey Mom said...

M-91, T-94, W-93, TH-95, F-93, S-86, Su-84

Found you through Chris at Stumbling over Chaos. I'm enjoying reading you!

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Came here from Stumbling over Chaos too. Weather this week in Worcester MA was/is:
S-89 M-91 T-91 W-76 T-77 W-81 S-78

10:00 AM  
Blogger carrym said...

It's actually been very good here in Seattle, but it looks like our weekend is really going to crank it out!

Thursday - 86/57
Friday - 92/59
Saturday - 90/60
Sunday - 88/61
Monday -85/58

10:03 AM  
Blogger Panda said...

Linked from Stumbling Over Chaos. In Boston:

M-90, T-84, W-81, Th-80, F-86, Sa- 80, Su-78

10:08 AM  
Blogger kitkatknit said...

I didn't see the contest till today. We are supposed to be 97 today and 106 on Friday. Yuck is all I can say.... My favorite temps is about 58 degrees.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

These are our highs on the northern coast of California. Brrrr. Actually, 70 is pretty darn hot here and 65 is just right. We went over the mountain last week and the high temp was 112. Ouch!

Th 60
F 59°F
S 63°F
S 60°F
M 58°F

11:26 AM  
Blogger V said...

It's finally cooled down here...It's supposed to be 79 today and 84 tomorrow. On Tuesday is was 98...yeah, all that cool ocean breeze was really helpin' us out!

11:34 AM  
Blogger PBnJ said...

Hi. My local forcast highs from today (Thursday) until Tuesday are all 86 degrees, except for Saturday which is supposed to have a high of 80 degrees. :) I guess I live in "Coolorado" LOL!

11:48 AM  
Blogger K. said...

M-90 T-81 W-82 T-86 F-73 S-79 S-79

Buuuuuut, it's 86 right now, and the weather channel says it feels like 102. Way to go Montreal!

12:41 PM  
Blogger sweet said...

In northwest pa it is suppose to be 78 with thunderstorms and lots of rain.

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forecast thru next week here in Southern Maine looks like this:
F-78 scattered T-storms
S-79 isolated T-storms
Su-72 scattered T-storms
M-80 partly cloudy
Tu-83 mostly sunny
W-83 mostly sunny
Th-81 scattered T-storms
F-85 scattered T-storms

The heat has broken here. Today it is absolutely beautiful (although I really do love the heat too)

1:07 PM  
Blogger karrie said...

i am late to the party... But her in the san francisco east bay area my highs are supposed to be thurs 90 and fri 94.

Is funny cause over in sf the highs are 10 degrees lower, and 10 miles to the east they are 10 degrees higher.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooops, I got that wrong - that's next weeks forecast - you wanted this weeks forecasted and actual, didn't you.

I'll have to get back to you :)

1:18 PM  
Blogger Deej said...

Central Missouri:

F 82
S 84
S 87
M 89
T 92
W 93
T 89

These past few days it's been 100+ with heat indexes well into the 110s. What fun.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Tania A said...

Forcasted Temps for Rock Hill, SC.(°F): Th-70°/95° Fri-72°/95° Sat-71°/89° Sun-71°/87° Mon-68°/89° Tues-78°/91° Wed-71°/91°

6:09 PM  
Blogger Thinks too much said...

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Friday - 95F (35 Celsius)
Saturday - 97F (36C)
Sunday - 95F (35C)

1:33 PM  
Blogger yarnivorous said...

M-10, T-13, W-13, Th-15,F-15
(all in degrees C)
(It's winter in Melbourne, Australia)

6:37 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

S 79
S 76
M 84
T 84
W 85
T 84
F 83

Not too bad here!

12:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do I always manage to do this??? Get excited b/c I see a contest, post my comment as instructed, anxiously check back time & time again only to find out AFTER THE CONTEST CLOSES that I've put my comment in the wrong post???? Sheesh, it's like I'm trying *not* to get these lovely goodies or something!!!!!!

10:07 AM  

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