Friday, May 8, 2009

Once Again, the Heat is On

Just thought you'd all want to know how hot it is around here this week. I know weather talk is fascinating. It feels good to me, especially when it is dry. When I'm cold my whole being sort of tightens up and there is a feeling of tension, even when I am not actually tense. But heat, although it can be tiring, makes me feel kind of pleasantly limp and relaxed. When I look at it like that, I get the feeling that hot, hot, heat is the lazy person's weather. But I'm generalizing :-)

Anyway, on Tuesday morning there was even a fire in one of the businesses right across the street from the Library. There is this little strip mall sort of thing and apparently Cute Baby Beauty caught fire sometime early in the morning. Oh, and I don't know what to say about that name...there are many businesses around here that seem to be clumsy translations from Mandarin or Cantonese. Okay, so apparently that one shop was pretty well destroyed, but the fabulous fire fighters kept it contained and no other business were harmed. Also, no injuries. Yay! And honestly...anything called Cute Baby Beauty is bound to burn down eventually it seems.

Here are some pictures, that I did not take, of the fire...and the people who show up at fires:

Alright! I hope you all have a hot weekend, in all the right ways :-)


daffy said...

Well I'm pretty sure the sunshine won't produce any heat here so me and Mr Daffy might have get few sparks of our own going! Know what I mean? *nudge nudge wink wink*
Enjoy the hotness missus!

Sebastien said...

What an odd name for a store. I don't think I could come up with something that silly, no matter how hard I tried!

Glad that fire didn't spread and no one was hurt, that would've been really depressing.

MrManuel said...

You posted about fire. Sebastian posted about fire. There are fires raging in Santa Barbara. It is going to be a hot Summer.

laura b. said...

Daffy: Woo! You go, girl! I must get my heat from the sun, but you're right...there are better ways :-)

Sebastien: I once saw a business license ad in the paper for something called Don't Squat Tiny Monkey. I didn't even want to think about what kind of business that could have been.

MrManuel: I think you're right. We're in for a scorcher.

Sebastien said...

Hahaha, Don't Squat Tiny Monkey, that's a classic!

Churlita said...

How is it that you always get to see hot firefighters? You've been lucky in that lately.

laura b. said...

Sebastien: I couldn't make something like that up if my life depended on it.

Churlita: Apparently, where there is laura b. there is fire...or at least firefighters :-)