It’s the weekend hot and sticky thread!


by Katy
22nd July, 2006 at 12:09 am    

It’s hot, it’s sticky, it’s the weekend, it’s a thread. You know what to do.

What?

WHAT?

Oh, all right, all right, I know that doesn’t really cut it. It is just that the heat is so hot today and I feel rather listless and floppy and really only in the mood for lying around whilst tall, handsome, muscle-bound men (who, for the record, can be fair, dark, black African or navy blue, I am not picky) bring me delicious iced drinks and peel grapes for me and feed me icecream and so on.

Normally I ban anything topical, serious or political from the weekend hot and sticky thread. However, I am going to break my own rule and, following on from Rohin’s post, add that being fair really is not all it’s cracked up to be. Being a redhead, and therefore about as fair as it gets, I am not really equipped to cope with heat. Whilst other girls happily peel off their clothes and frolic in the noon sun, slowly turning a smooth caramel brown, I can be spotted skulking pinkly in the background shade shrouded in a floppy hat and big baggy shirt, unless I coat myself in Factor 50 sunblock, which is thick and white like gloss paint and makes me look as if I have coated myself from top to toe in full-fat Philadelphia, which is not really the look to which I aspire. And I daren’t forget to apply it. Last Saturday I forgot to put any sunblock on and was trapped in traffic in an open-top car for almost an hour. At first it was all fine. Then the redness began. By the time the wedding had finished I was quite warm. By the time the dancing began I was bright red and sore across my chest, arms and shoulders, except for a diagonal stripe across my chest where my seatbelt was. I was referred to as the Human Stop Sign all evening on the Saturday. Oh how they we laughed. And all because of an hour in the sun.

Still, this weekend will be better. The terrible burns have faded, I have a blind date tomorrow afternoon and I intend to spend the rest of the weekend doing some serious lolling. What is everyone else doing?


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  1. El Cid — on 22nd July, 2006 at 12:23 am  

    how’s this for starters (the things people do for business reasons eh?)
    http://www.thisislondon.com/showbiz/articles/23214407?source=Evening%20Standard

  2. El Cid — on 22nd July, 2006 at 12:27 am  

    I would say my queen awaits so ta-ta, but there is a 2-year old with chicken pox in our bed. So…. what am i doing this weekend…. dennis bergkamp testimonial on saturday, followed by a bit of removals on sunday

  3. Leon — on 22nd July, 2006 at 12:37 am  

    ITS.

    TOO.

    FUCKING.

    HOT.

  4. Leon — on 22nd July, 2006 at 12:37 am  

    Guess which heat induced unhappy pickler can’t sleep because of the heat…

  5. Desi Italiana — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:06 am  

    “ITS.

    TOO.

    FUCKING.

    HOT.”

    What’s the temperature, humidity, and heat index right now over there?

    “What is everyone else doing?”

    Final version of thesis, putting together resumes and cover letters, preparing writing samples….and then looking for a home/shelter for after August 31. Which is when I get kicked out of my apartment.

  6. Clairwil — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:42 am  

    Katie,
    You have my sympathy as a fellow fair skinner, though at least you have the ginger excuse. I’ve got dark hair and eyes and am cursed with people constantly implying that I must take a great tan.

    I’m in Scotland and IT’S TOO BLOODY HOT. That is against the natural order of things. That stuff about drinking hot tea so that you sweat and cool down is a filthy lie.

  7. MatGB — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:58 am  

    I live in Torbay. Torbay is that bit of Britain that wins “highest avarage annual temparature” every year.

    The supposed advantage is that we don’t get as hot as London and similar in the summer, it’s just generally mild all year. Except this year. I am however put off by Clairwil’s comment; if it’s too hot in Scotland, I’ll need to find somewhere else to emigrate to. Finland?

    I don’t have a problem with sunburn. I do have a high skin cancer risk if I get tanned, and, well, an allergy to sunlight (mild, I sneeze a lot). I hate this weather.

  8. Katy Newton — on 22nd July, 2006 at 4:12 am  

    I am having that thing where you are desperate to go to bed, but too tired to actually get up and go to bed, but not comfortable enough to sleep where you are, but comfortable enough not to want to move.

    *sigh*

    It is indeed too fucking hot.

  9. mirax — on 22nd July, 2006 at 4:22 am  

    >>an allergy to sunlight (mild, I sneeze a lot)

    That’s sooo weird ;-)

    I live just above the equator so you can imagine what’s it’s like all year round. It’s the humidity that really sucks. I could not survive without fans and air-conditioning (right now both are on and it’s only 11 am)

    Busy weekend ahead. Shopping and cleaning apartment for dinner guests this evening and overseas friend coming to stay from tomorrow. Also a sort of a reunion tomorrow, with bunch of girls I went to school with. I didn’t really stay in touch with them all but the friend coming tomorrow did and likes organising these sort of events. Not looking forward to it at all. I am quite extreme when it comes to socialising – either a hermit or a wild party animal. I’d rather have a quiet weekend than see people I have little real interest in.

    Blind date, hmm Katy? Good luck!

    Never went on one of those myself but accompanied a shy friend on one when I was a teenager. The guy turned out to be very, very shy as well and I was kept quite busy, trying to prod both into some decent conversation. Felt like I was their freakin mother.

  10. Roger — on 22nd July, 2006 at 8:13 am  

    Well, there’s been a very enjoyable rainstorm a few hours ago, it’s pleasantly mild and civilisation as we [all right, I] know it seems to be returning.

  11. sunray — on 22nd July, 2006 at 10:56 am  

    If you are travelling to Leicester don’t forget to visit the Morari Bapu Katha.

    WARNING:- Bring your own fans! (not electerical) Its very HOT in the tent despite air conditioning.

    The religious bit is in the morning but in the evening at 7.00pm a Musical Event with a difference, A WORSHIP OF SOUND.
    Got no idea what its about but its going to be a mixture of Eastern and Western Music in the presence of Bapu himself.

    Don’t miss it.

  12. vi2006 — on 22nd July, 2006 at 11:42 am  

    moan moan moan, stop complaining and enjoy the sunshine!!!!

  13. Rohin — on 22nd July, 2006 at 11:43 am  

    It’s called the photic sneeze reflex mirax and Mat. I get it now and again too.

    I’m far more hungover than I thought I would be. I’m viewing some land my girlfriend wants to buy (I may chip in with my first paycheque so I can say what I’ve dreamt of for years “GET OFF MY LAND”) and then to the Stella Artois Film Festival thing. Ta ta all!

  14. Jag — on 22nd July, 2006 at 11:45 am  

    Just thought I’d keep up the tradition by saying that IT’S TOO F’ING HOT!

    And add to that I have to run a birthday party for 8 year old girl, with all her friends, cousins, uncles, aunties, grandparents etc. 30 people in the house. Box full of somosas which have to be kept warm in the oven, 5 different pots of food for later that have to be cooked using all the burners on the hob. Mountain loads of bhaturas that have to be made in a huge pot of oil. And all of this in a suburban semi-detached kitchen with double glazing AND: I’ve lost the keys for the window key locks so can’t open the windows! Aaargh!!!!!! And add to that the fact that I have to do all of that and occasionally sit down on the sofa and keep smiling for the in-laws. I would much rather be peeling grapes.

  15. Rohin — on 22nd July, 2006 at 12:18 pm  
  16. Vladimir — on 22nd July, 2006 at 12:52 pm  

    And I wonder why the UK has been attacked by ‘terrorists’ and there is an ongoing threat of it happening again, perhaps it’s because they have a dislike for our freedom and western values…

  17. Don — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:01 pm  

    Vladimir,

    Nah, they’re just irritable because it’s too fucking hot.

  18. El Cid — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:06 pm  

    On the other hand Vlad, if there were occasional Katusha rockets flying into Bristol, Liverpool or Cardiff from, say, an Ireland with a government too weak to stop it and maybe the odd kidnapping or killing of a British soldier serving in Britain, what do you think we should do about it?
    Of course, as we all know, a 50-year old Israel isn’t a 400-year old GB, but you get my point?
    In addition, if Britons are guilty of Israel’s excesses/crimes (delete as you see fit) just by association or by not doing enough to stop them, then it could be argued that all British moslems are guilty of 7/7, so reprisals against them are only to be expected. You see where I’m coming from?
    Don’t talk fucking wank.

  19. Chairwoman — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:07 pm  

    I should have called this the Too Fucking Hot Thread.

  20. Chairwoman — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:07 pm  

    Oops, that was me, Katy. I am just on the Chairwoman’s computer at the moment because the battery is dead on mine.

  21. El Cid — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:07 pm  

    Christ it’s hot

  22. Vladimir — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:26 pm  

    El Cid on the other hand yes indeed, but do you really think it is going to be seen in that way? Or as the URL on post 15, especially when considering Iraq and other domestic issues seems to suggest other wise.

  23. El Cid — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:33 pm  

    Why do you put the word terrorists in apostrophes? Were the 7/7 bombers terrorists or not? Keep it simple – yes or no

  24. Vladimir — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:37 pm  

    And I suppose the illegal invasion of Iraq was done by ‘soldiers’right? Well thats a no then!

  25. contrarymary — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:41 pm  

    hopefully this will work – if not the URL is http://www.fromisraeltolebanon.info. pretty shocking stuff.

  26. El Cid — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:44 pm  

    Your words speak for themselves.

  27. El Cid — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:47 pm  

    rhetorical nonsense.. save it for the poly

  28. El Cid — on 22nd July, 2006 at 1:48 pm  

    On a brighter note, you may care to note that there’s an S.Khan on 5-under-par representing England in the British Open.
    Another first perhaps after France had an ethnic Indian at the WC?

  29. Jackson — on 22nd July, 2006 at 2:18 pm  

    One of Englands most promising female golfers is a Sikh girl from Leeds. Can’t remember her name, read it a while ago.

  30. Chairwoman — on 22nd July, 2006 at 3:51 pm  

    It has gone from being too fucking hot to too fucking wet. I have had to completely rethink my blind date outfit now.

    Men of PP – goloshes on women: hot/retro? Or just a bit strange?

  31. Katy Newton — on 22nd July, 2006 at 3:52 pm  

    That was me at post 30 by the way. Must plug in my laptop.

  32. Don — on 22nd July, 2006 at 4:38 pm  

    Nastassja Kinski’s waders and cut-off jeans in Cat People was an effective combination.

  33. Old Pickler — on 22nd July, 2006 at 4:47 pm  

    the heat is so hot

    That’s the way it goes with heat. Apparently, though, some cold heat was spotted once somewhere near Balham.

  34. Sunny — on 22nd July, 2006 at 6:01 pm  

    Goloshes?? What’s, erm… that?

    S Khan seems to be Simon Khan, representing England. Good man… I used to play golf quite regularly back in the day.

  35. Leon — on 22nd July, 2006 at 6:34 pm  

    I used to play golf quite regularly back in the day.

    Heh heh I got this image of big baggy golf trousers and a checkered cap!

  36. MatGB — on 22nd July, 2006 at 8:17 pm  

    Rohin, I thank you, I’d never really bothered to look into it properly, I just acknowledged that I sneeze when I walk from shade to direct sunlight and live with it. It’s a proper bona fide condition with it’s own silly name. Annoying mostly if visiting foreign parts with shaded streets and plaza style intersections, but I can’t afford them for awhile.

    Katy/Chairwoman @ 30, I echo Sunny at 34. What are galoshes?

  37. Katy Newton — on 22nd July, 2006 at 8:18 pm  

    OP, it would be unreasonable to expect cold heat, but I maintain that some less warm heat would be considerably more civilised. People are unpleasantly sweaty at the moment.

    Sunny, you have a dictionary at home. Go and look it up :-)

  38. Katy Newton — on 22nd July, 2006 at 8:19 pm  

    And the same goes for Mat. The Chairwoman was always telling me to look things up when I was a nipper.

  39. Vikrant — on 22nd July, 2006 at 8:29 pm  

    eek i got specs :(

  40. Sunny — on 22nd July, 2006 at 9:05 pm  

    Errr… these?

    Large leathern clogs, worn by invalids over their ordinary shoes.
    From here.

    I worry about you sometimes Katy. That’s not what you meant, right?

    Vikrant – oh no, what will the ladies say? :p

    leon – None of that chic attire was passed on to me (fortunately). I had… shorts.

  41. Katy Newton — on 22nd July, 2006 at 9:33 pm  

    I was thinking more of “A waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
    - arctic [N. Amer], galosh, rubber [N. Amer], gumshoe [N. Amer]“.

    From WordWeb.

    Interesting fact: if you want the definition of a word you can get Google to look for the definition for you. To find a definition of “goloshes” you can just type in

    define goloshes

    on the Google search engine and it will go off and find meaning of the word for you.

    I believe it will also do mass conversions and simple arithmetic. Seriously handy if you cannot count past 20 like me.

    http://www.wordwebonline.com/en/GOLOSH

  42. Vikrant — on 22nd July, 2006 at 9:36 pm  

    Vikrant – oh no, what will the ladies say? :p

    Shit i’m gonna blame you. If you hadnt created this addictive blog it would never have happened. Expect a call from my attorneys when i get back.

  43. Sunny — on 22nd July, 2006 at 9:51 pm  

    Miss smart-ass Newton, I did actually copy and paste that ‘goloshes’ into Google. But it neither gave me a definition, nor did it accept that as the correct spelling. So I used the definition from the first result :P

  44. phil — on 22nd July, 2006 at 9:58 pm  

    The damn world is sooo hot. Here in New Jersey it’s so damn humid and yet when it’s winter we will complain it’s to damn cold. But the thunderstorms are wicked and cool (er hot). I’d rant about the situation in lebanon but am tired of it all. Just one day of nice moderate temperatures and maybe some peace. perhaps? http://www.what-a-world.com

  45. Katy Newton — on 22nd July, 2006 at 10:06 pm  

    Yeah but I bet you didn’t put “define” in front of it.

    Which is why you ended up with some sort of bizarre leather fetish shoe arrangement.

    If only I was more surprised…

  46. Vikrant — on 22nd July, 2006 at 10:31 pm  

    Oh Shit i got glasses

    :( :( :(

    P.S Sunster check your mail…

  47. Ravi Naik — on 22nd July, 2006 at 10:39 pm  

    “Yeah but I bet you didn’t put “define” in front of it.”

    Ah. But you don’t need to. When you type: ‘galoshes’ in google, it will present you with a ‘definition’ link right after the number of results found (top right corner). Pretty useful, uh?

    And that’s exactly how I would define galoches.

  48. Katy Newton — on 22nd July, 2006 at 10:39 pm  

    I think they suit you, actually.

  49. Katy Newton — on 22nd July, 2006 at 10:41 pm  

    Ravi, that doesn’t happen when I put “goloshes” in. I
    don’t get a definition unless I put “define goloshes” in.

    I have long suspected that Google was working against me in secret but now I have definitive proof.

  50. Katy Newton — on 22nd July, 2006 at 10:42 pm  

    Oh, and I meant that the glasses suited Vikrant rather than that the goloshes suited Ravi, although I am sure that Ravi would look very dashing in goloshes too.

  51. Vikrant — on 22nd July, 2006 at 10:48 pm  

    Oh boy i’m wondering what the lads back home will say when i return in August… :( . Neeways goota go sleep. Its 3:10 in the morning and its been raining like hell. On top of that my mum is on Skype asking me what the hell i’m doind this late… byeez fer now.

  52. Chairwoman — on 22nd July, 2006 at 10:49 pm  

    You may all write ‘goloshes’ one hundred times in your best handwriting.

  53. Ravi Naik — on 22nd July, 2006 at 10:51 pm  

    “Ravi, that doesn’t happen when I put “goloshes” in. I don’t get a definition unless I put “define goloshes” in.”

    But if you type: galoshes it will bring it up. I am guessing that google is using an American English dictionary, and golosh is a British English word?

  54. Vikrant — on 22nd July, 2006 at 10:53 pm  

    my Oxford Dictionary tells me golosh is a variant of galosh

  55. Vikrant — on 22nd July, 2006 at 10:54 pm  

    eeks i’m reading dictionaries at 3:30am… just a day in glasses and nerdyness has crept in…. :(

  56. Sunny — on 22nd July, 2006 at 11:00 pm  

    Vikrant those glasses have made you crazy mate. Going though the article now…

    Katy – Google loves me and not you. Ha ha! *points and laughs*

  57. Katy Newton — on 22nd July, 2006 at 11:07 pm  

    So, Sunny. By your own admission you get your Saturday night loving from an internet search engine…

  58. Sunny — on 22nd July, 2006 at 11:42 pm  

    :(

  59. Leon — on 23rd July, 2006 at 1:31 am  

    Erm.

  60. Sunny — on 23rd July, 2006 at 1:43 am  

    She rumbled me good :|

  61. Leon — on 23rd July, 2006 at 2:15 am  

    *eyes wide open*

    *eye brows raises*

    *wonders where all the beer has gone*

  62. Katy Newton — on 23rd July, 2006 at 9:20 am  

    :-D

  63. Katy Newton — on 23rd July, 2006 at 9:20 am  

    :D

  64. Katy Newton — on 23rd July, 2006 at 9:21 am  

    Stupid bloody emoticons.

  65. Vikrant — on 23rd July, 2006 at 11:32 am  

    Anybody home?

  66. Ravi Naik — on 23rd July, 2006 at 11:58 am  

    “So, Sunny. By your own admission you get your Saturday night loving from an internet search engine…”

    LOL. :) What a zinger!

  67. Vikrant — on 23rd July, 2006 at 12:05 pm  

    “So, Sunny. By your own admission you get your Saturday night loving from an internet search engine…”

    My blog stats tell me that a person visited my blog whilst googling “hottie-girl-archives”. Be frank Sunny, was it you?

  68. Sunny — on 23rd July, 2006 at 2:12 pm  

    I was searching for “south Indian sex” and turned up back at PP. Doh!

  69. Vikrant — on 23rd July, 2006 at 2:52 pm  

    Sunny beta check your mail…

  70. Katy Newton — on 23rd July, 2006 at 2:56 pm  

    Right, let’s drag this thread out of the gutter.

    Music!

    I bought some Youssou N’Dour and it is (a) really good and (b) really summery.

    That is all.

  71. Vikrant — on 23rd July, 2006 at 3:02 pm  

    I bought some Youssou N’Dour and it is (a) really good and (b) really summery.

    Huh? In this age of Limewaires, P2P nad Bittorrents people still care to buy music! Thatas a new to me.

  72. MatGB — on 23rd July, 2006 at 4:04 pm  

    Vikrant, some of us don’t have broadband, and like shiny discs. But then, I haven’t bought any music for ages, regardless of format, so meh.

    As for looking things up? The person that asks the question needs to ensure the expected responders understand the question, why look something up in order to answer someone else’s question when you can ask them to clarify?

    I’ll go with the “just a bit strange” answer, and wonder what weird fetish site Sunny found…

  73. Vikrant — on 23rd July, 2006 at 4:16 pm  

    Huh? In this age of Limewaires, P2P nad Bittorrents people still care to buy music! Thatas a new to me.

    I my defense: I wasnt wearing the glasses ;)

  74. Katy Newton — on 23rd July, 2006 at 4:55 pm  

    I do have broadband. I have just never really got the hang of buying music in non-CD format. I also don’t understand kilograms and centigrade. I must be getting old. But I am pro-Europe because of all the different cheeses to which we now have access.

    Annoyingly, I cannot log into my email. Grr. Argh.

  75. Ravi Naik — on 23rd July, 2006 at 7:17 pm  

    Have you guys heard about Matisyahu?

    My brother is a big fan, and he sent me a few samples and he is pretty good.

    Yes, he is a Hasidic Jewish reggae artist. :)

  76. El Borracho — on 23rd July, 2006 at 7:26 pm  

    You have access to all sorts of cheese, regardless of your euro persuasions… not least from me.
    In any case, someone mentioned Limewire: heard Jocelyn Brown/Inner City this morning on Unknown FM, Moment of my Life, bad toooon!!

  77. Katy Newton — on 23rd July, 2006 at 10:08 pm  

    I have Matisyahu’s CD but I haven’t listened to it yet.

  78. Rohin — on 23rd July, 2006 at 11:28 pm  

    Katy, you shouldn’t understand Centigrade, you should understand CELSIUS ;) Also, get gmail!

    I saw Matisyahu live in Amreeka back in March. I was going to blog about him here, but by the time I got back from my travels in May, he was old hat. I missed my scoop. Got his album, some very good tracks. But my my some people don’t like him.

    Vikrant, I think your glasses look good mate.

  79. Rohin — on 24th July, 2006 at 12:00 am  

    Some links for the open thread.

    For Katy, seeing as you were talking about meeting men and whatnot: http://www.eyegazingparties.com/press/nyt.html

    Mariah in Saudi Arabia: http://www.mediabum.com/html/Mariah-Carey-Saudi-Arabia-Album-Covers.html
    (from Neatorama)

    What I need on my Lambo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS1eW3QlaQM&search=bullrun

    The Israeli spin on the BBC’s statement: http://arutzsheva.com/news.php3?id=108122

    Avoid that hangover by implanting memories of alkeehol making you sick! http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1779038.cms

    And hooray the little boy stuck in the well (with live pics on NDTV) has been rescued: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/5207290.stm

    That is all.

  80. El Cid — on 24th July, 2006 at 9:08 pm  

    Chairwoman,
    We were talking about the instiling hatred in kids the other day. Wondered what you thought of this:
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1153291980307&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

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