Like nails on a chalkboard. As regular as Punxsutawney Phil on February 2 – I cringe when I hear those non natives to Bakersfield, California whine, “When is it going to get warm?” each winter and spring. Be careful what you ask for, stranger.
Well it’s here. Hibernating season in the Great San Joaquin Valley has begun. Get up before the sun has a chance to pierce your spirit and get as much outside work done before swamp pants sets in. What is swamp pants? Turn away now if you really don’t want to know.
Swamp pants is where all the sweat on your body trickles down and rests in the crotch of your pants. Yeah. It’s gross and I hate it. Wearing cotton or linen helps but does not prevent the disgusting occurrence of swamp pants. There will be no relief until Halloween or beyond. Each day that I turn the calendar page and chant, “It’s almost October. It’s almost October,” is one day closer to relief from swamp pants.
This is the 1st day the air conditioner was switched on. Time to pay tithing to PG&E.