Monday, June 9, 2008

Monday Map: ¡Hola a Mis Amigos Mexicanos!

Another older map. I wonder how hot it is in Mexico now?

Today there's a heat advisory here in the Northeast-- between the temperature and the humidity the heat index will make it feel like it's about 104. The schools are even on early dismissal.

And, silly us, we don't have air conditioning.

But truly, I love it. For 8 or 9 months of the year (while trying to stay warm) I dream about opening the windows and hearing the birds and the crickets and the peaceful outside noises. So I don't complain about hot weather.


Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

i'm sure even mexico is slightly cooler than the NE today... sweltering here in PA too. we've got the same heat wave as's unreal...i melt and become unfriendly in humidity. monday i am on the road most of the day...means everyone will be driving angry! wonderful map.

Alicia Padrón said...

Lovely map Jennifer!! Adore the turtle.

Now you have to paint Frank somewhere in there... he. he.. in relation to your Friday movie, we can then play were in the world is Frank

Jennifer Thermes said...

Hi Christine-- Yep, it is unreal. Disturbing, actually. I don't mind the heat as long as I can breathe, but now there are all these poor air quality warnings-- I am feeling the effects of that. Not good. Be safe driving out there!

Ha, Alicia... I love that idea! Frank, where are you now?? :-)

Christine Mercer-Vernon said...

ok, i have to 2nd the where in the world is frank idea! that is way tooo funny!

Jennifer Thermes said...

Well I sure hope he's not painting outside today, if he's still in New England!

Frank Gardner said...

O.K., I am here in hot old Poughkeepsie. Schools sent home here too.
I was going to paint today, but opted to stay in and hang out with the family on my last day.
Mexico is a lot cooler than it is here, and when it hits 100, it is a dry heat. ha ha ha.
It's started to rain down there, so the big heat is over.

They DO drive kind of cranky up here when it gets hot. People honking at the lights when people dont get moving fast enough etc...

You can mark me back in Mexico tomorrow on your maps. Thanks for thinking of me. Love the Mexico map. I'm right about where that dot on the i is or the top of the c.

Jennifer Thermes said...

Ahh, Poughkeepsie... so you know what we're talking about with this heat! I never quite got the concept of dry heat... 100 is 100, no? Maybe your hair doesn't curl up as much. :-)

I always meant to look up where you are in Mexico-- glad to know. Have a safe trip back!

Frank Gardner said...

No no no, 100 there is much more bearable than 100 here. The air here is very heavy today. In Mexico, at least up high where I am, it is hot and freakin sunny, but you don't have that real energy sucking humidity like you get up here.
I'm not complaining mind you, it is good to see my family and this heat brings back all kinds of good summer memories.

Jennifer Thermes said...

Well I think I'll take your 100 then! It is a bit much here today. :-)