by: Matt Simerson
Wednesday 19 Jun 24


May 30th:

Just moved to Dallas, Texas. Now this is a city that knows how to live!

Beautiful sunny days and warm balmy evenings. What a place!

I watched the sunset from a park lying on a blanket.

It was beautiful. I've finally found my home. I love it here.

June 14th:

Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live in an

air-conditioned home, drive an air-conditioned car. What a pleasure

to see the sun everyday like this. I'm turning into a sun worshiper.

June 30th:

Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today. Lots of cactus

and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing lawn for me.

Another scorcher today, but I love it here.

July 10th :

The temperature hasn't been below 100 all week. How do people get used

to this kind of heat? At least it's kind of windy though. But getting used to

the heat and humidity is taking longer than I expected.

July 15th:

Fell asleep by the pool. (Got 3rd degree burns over 60% of my body).

Missed 3 days of work What a dumb thing to do. I learned my lesson though.

Got to respect the ol' sun in a climate like this.

July 20th:

I missed Morgan (our cat) sneaking into the car when I left this

morning. By the time I got to the hot car for lunch, Morgan had died

and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stank up the $2,000 leather

upholstery. I told the kids that she ran away. The car now smells like

Kibbles and shits. I learned my lesson though. No more pets in this heat.

July 25th:

The wind feels like a giant blow dryer! And it's hot as hell. The home

air-conditioner is not working and the AC repairman

charged $200 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.

July 30th:

Been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now. $1,500 in house

payments and we can't even go inside. Why did I come here?

Aug. 4th:

It's 115 degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner fixed today. It cost

$500 and gets the temperature down to 85, but this humidity makes

the house feel like it's about 95. Stupid repairman. I hate this stupid city.

Aug. 8th:

If another wise smart alec asks, "Hot enough for you today?" I'm going to

strangle him. By the time I get to work the radiator is boiling

over, my clothes are soaking wet, and I smell like baked cat!

Aug. 9th:

Tried to run some errands after work. Wore shorts, and sat on the black

leather seats in the ol' car. I thought my tail was on fire. I lost 2 layers

of flesh and all the hair on the back of my legs. Now my car smells

like burnt hair and baked cat.

Aug. 10th:

The weather report might as well be a recording. Hot and sunny.

Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny. It's been too hot to do crap for 2

months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week.

Doesn't it ever rain in this desert? Water rationing now, so my

$1700 worth of cactus just dried up and blew into the pool.

Even the cactus can't live in this heat.

Aug. 14th:

Welcome to HELL!!! Temperature got to 115 today. Forgot to crack the

window and blew the windshield out of the car. The installer came

to fix it and said, "Hot enough for you today?" My wife had to spend the

house payment to bail me out of jail.

Stinking Texas. What kind of a sick demented idiot would want to live here?