Here’s a little math equation for you… what is the square root of the… see… I can’t even think of any dagnabbed math problems. So much for that horrible calculus class I done took… horribly I might add. The real problem is this… what happens when you have zero rain plus 8 trajillion idiots using forestry? Times up… FIRES!!! I’m sure the whole country is having fire issues.. but when you live in a fishbowl of a valley sandwiched between beautimous mountainage, you get what’s called the summertime/falltime inversion… or as I like to call it hack up a black lung by Christmas. I won’t bore you with the scientific stuff (aka I have no idea the scientific stuff), but somehow the smoke from all the surrounding forest fires in all the surrounding states gets caught between all the mountainages and just lingers in the valley as a constant haze. I ain’t seen the mountains since Independence Day! 😛 That’s a lie, but I’m an expert exaggerator… totally using my talent. It’s like Smoky the Bear turned into Hacky the Hedgehog.
This past week it’s been particularly thick and icky and we’ve had what they term “red air” days. Days where you aren’t supposed to go outside to exercise due to the horrid air quality… I always ignore that warning, and that, my friends, pretty much sums up why I’m so dang wackadoodle doodle all the day. The smoke inhalation has damaged major brain cells. I don’t think it’s reversible. I’ve been out wogging (walking/jogging like a walrus) every night this past week and every night I’ve had to stop and try to catch my breath on account of the fact that it was like trying to breathe in a bowl of creamed corn. YUM!! Next week’s menu plan right there! One cool thing in all of this, the sun always looks like a big ole ball of fire balls when it’s setting… which, let’s face it… is not as cool as blue sky! Come back to me blue sky!
Question of the Day: Have you had state forest fires? Do you heed red air day warnings?
The Apocalypse! Also, you will notice that that truck seems to be coming right at me… Run me over, feller… see if I care!
Smogville… aka the place formerly known as mountains!