We may be too cool to be hot, but that doesn't mean Tulsans aren't skilled complainers. The only saving grace of a mean heat is our ability to talk trash about it -- except maybe developing the delicate art of scramblin' eggs on the sidewalk.
With temperatures skyrocketing, we asked readers, HOW HOT IS IT?!
IT'S SO HOT ...
• You can bake cookies on the dash of your car! -- Liz Hunt, District 4 City Council candidate
• That I've thought about maybe jumping into a public pool! -- Ben Sumner, admitted
germophobic and host of Ben Sumner at Night on KRAV-FM Mix 96
• That Sapulpa caught on fire! -- Logan Basden, age 10.
• I don't have to use my dryer anymore. -- Shane Williams
• I sweat in the shower. -- Katy Livingston
• I'm picking my meals already cooked! -- Jenny Thompson, local yard farmer and landscaper
• It perpetually feels like when you first open the oven and that blast of heat hits you in the face.
-- Isaac Ellis
• I miss the blizzard (NOT)! -- Terry Simonson, chief of staff for Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr.
• I'd cry about it but the tears have already evaporated. -- Joe O'Shansky, UTW cinema writer
• That U2 came here months ago and Bono still hasn't left. He's wandering around telling the
tumbleweed about world drought and hunger because he thinks he's in the Serengeti.
-- Matt Moore
• That Oklahoma's frying pan shape all makes sense now. -- Jake Cornwell
• I stood in my garage this weekend for 10 minutes replacing light switch and electrical outlet
covers and got nauseated and had to go sit down in the A/C for awhile. -- Annie McDonald
• I'd rather be swimming at the Blue Hole Swimming Hole! -- Christina Apostolides, UTW
advertising account executive
• The devil put up a "For Sale" sign in hell and is relocating to the Midwest. -- Gary Casey
• When I pull up to a stoplight, I find myself trying to slowly edge up so there's a light pole or
something that can provide a sliver of shade between me and the sun blaring into my car window.
-- Lynette Cortez
• That milk was a bad choice! -- Michelle Allen, part of the Mayor's communications department
• My jug of Sun Tea started producing neutron radiation and tritium in a cold fusion reaction. I'm
going to call it Solar Teatium. -- Brian Potter, English professor
• I accidentally left my iPhone in the car for an hour yesterday, and when I returned there was a big
yellow warning icon on the home screen saying the phone was, yes, overheated. If I tried to use
it at all, it automatically forwarded me to 911. -- Teresa Miller, founder and executive director of
the Oklahoma Center for Poets & Writers (Ben Sumner lost his iPhone to the Oklahoma heat, too!)
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