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Top Ten Things You Don't Want to Melt in the Arizona Sun
115 Degrees Fahrenheit, With No Relief in Sight!
One hot, sunny day in Arizona, which is most of the year, I didn't want to go outside but decided to stay in the house.
Out here, as in some other parts of the World it is difficult to venture out to do anything during the 115F degree temperatures. Why do you ask? Because if you go outside you will melt, along with anything else you decide to take out with you.
For the fun of it, I have compiled my Top Ten list of things that you don't want to take out in the Arizona sun for fear of melting.
I hope these things bring a few giggles and please forward to others who do not know what it is like to melt!
Melting Away the Hours
Yes, it is a hot day. Well, at least where I live. I went to the Post Office this morning and I couldn't get back to the house fast enough.
I don't particularly like this hot weather, but I choose to live here in Arizona. I think most live here because of the temperate Fall and Winter. During the late Spring and early Summer, I find myself fleeing the heat to cooler climates, much like people in the Winter who flee to warmer climates.
Growing up, I learned to not put things outside that would melt. I learned the hard way on a lot of things. Several warped records and cassettes (remember those?) later, I learned that the Sun does melt things, especially when left in a hot car.
In Arizona, I don't know how the pioneers could stand it. I was told many years ago by a man who had been here since the 1910s, that they used to wet their blankets and sleep with them covering themselves. That doesn't sound like much fun but I guess it worked.
This is a silly website of things that you shouldn't put in the heat or you will be sorry.
Thanks for taking this fun journey with me.
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Phoenix, Ariizona
Somehow, this is not my idea of something I would want to "melt" or "meltdown."
Chernobyl and Other Melting Nuclear Plants - Nuclear meltdowns can cause catastrophes!
There is a new movie out called "Chernobyl" but it is more of a horror film, not yet on video.
However, this video talks about the true disaster of Chernobyl and other nuclear disasters. It is a must see. I enjoyed it very much and you will also!
My Favorite David Bowie CD
I was driving along and tried to stick the in the CD player with no luck.
Better Buy Another
Aladdin Sane is one of my favorite Bowie albums. It has classics such as Gene Genie and my favorite, "Cracked Actor.
Bowie was way ahead of his time and I heard he was still around, probably floating out in space with Major Tom.
My Steering Wheel
With palm print neatly applied.
The Melted Cat
To bring him in at night, you need a rather large spatula.
Melted Ice Cream Cone
It not only drips, it completely melts as soon as you walk outside leaving you with the cone and licking the drippings from your arm.
Maybe Order Some Ice Cream that Doesn't Melt? - Dots are fantastic!
This is some great "melt-proof" ice cream and perfect for Arizona or any warm climates. Heck, you can even eat it in colder locations.
The first time I tried this was at the mall. It is not as sweet as I expected and a fun, long-lasting treat.
Buy a case today, ha! (Other sizes available through the link but this is an unbelievable deal).
The Melted Dog
Requires a much larger spatula.
Crushed Ice Snowmen
The only kind that grow in Arizona. Ingredients: (1) 10lb bag of crushed ice. Directions: Form snowmen and leave in sun for 5 minutes until completely gone.
The Melted Snowman Snowglobe - For those of you with a twisted sense of humor
This is a great, funny novelty. I first saw one of these years ago and they are true Arizona snowmen. This one says "Florida" on it but it doesn't make much difference and you can turn the name around, which is what I do.
A sure-fire conversation piece. Good for those Christmas in July celebrations.
Wicked Wtich Toy
Not necessary to apply water to aid in melting.
Something that Melts that People were not so Upset About
If you have never seen this, it is time to put it in your collection.
Full of fun stuff like burning scarecrows, flying monkeys and melting witches...OOPS, did I give away the ending?
Remember, the smaller they are, the quicker they melt.
Melted Brain (Not only for Zombies)
How some envision "Steam Punk."