Sunday, July 20, 2008

How Hot Is It?

It's hot. I wore street clothes instead of my lightweight alb in worship this morning. I've preached without vestments maybe 3 times in 30 years. I vest summer or winter, rain or shine, whether I look like a belted marshmallow or not.

The sanctuary air conditioner blasted Arctic chill but I was too hot to notice.

It's hot here, folks. LD and I drove north after worship to University Town. The Bank bill board showed the temp as 102 degrees. The sign is in the shade so I believe the car thermometer: 106 degrees. As we drove home, the temperature dropped to 97 degrees. Our Coast is several degrees cooler because of the Gulf.

Here's my question: is this the year I fry an egg on the brick walkway in our backyard? Every year I want to try cooking an egg on the bricks but I talk myself out of it by saying I'm wasting food.

Help me out here. Should I crack a raw egg on the back yard bricks or not?

I know that Sister the Dog will eat the cooked egg if I ask her. She doesn't get anything but dog chow for her diet although she has been known to have cat chow breath.

Please, your thoughts,

St. Casserole

12 comments:

Cathy said...

I'm with you on fry an egg. It was hotter than blue blazes here. Near bout wants to make me move up north. But just for a second.

I might just try it.

Songbird said...

Molly says please do it for Sister; she is such a hard-working dog and would enjoy a treat! And an egg would give her a shiny coat, too.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Yes and Yes! Fry that egg. It's a good science experiment and Sister needs the Omega 3's.

Rev Honey said...

Mystic and Maverick, the Portuguese Water Dogs, also vote yes to frying the egg. I see the heat is going to continue...take care and stay cool.

Alex said...

It is fun to fry food on the concrete! As an Arizona girl, this was a standard 4th grade science experiment when I was in school. Take pictures!

Mary Beth said...

Oh, goodie! Fry the egg and let us know how it goes!

LittleMary said...

try it try it! what fun that would be! and its only one egg...

Quotidian Grace said...

Absolutely! Fry the egg on that sidewalk and post the photo of Sister Dog woofing it down.

Beatrice wishes she could be there, but I told her to have patience and there will be plenty of egg frying days in Houston.

DogBlogger said...

I'm with everybody else. Fry the egg, post a photo-documentary of the process, including Sister eating it.

(Don't forget the cooking spray. You wouldn't want to have a messy walkway.)

Susan O said...

fry it! fry it! fry it!

Gracebythesea said...

Cass, you could even use a fry pan-(we know how fastidious you are) do it and then preach next week about God's amazing and eggggsellent grace.

Sue said...

Please do send some heat my way St. C.

I went for a short walk today and darn near froze to death. thankfully, I had brought my hoodie along just in case. We've barely reached room temperature (21 degrees Celcius) this summer. Really. And we're still going down into single digit temps at night.

I would sure appreciate being warm. Even for a day.

for what it's worth - fry the egg. Just so I know it's warm somewhere.