Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We're having a Heat Wave

The weather guessers predicted a record-breaking warm day for today:

9News:Sunny skies across the state, and very warm temperatures expected for later today.We may be talking record warm high temperatures across the greater metro area this afternoon with highs in the upper 70s to near 80! The old record for Denver is 74 degrees, last set in 1995

It was 54F° as I rode into work on Brigitta, my '87 R80 Airhead and I was feeling quite toasty in my riding gear, probably could have done without one layer.

This song was running through my head as I rode, so I looked up the lyrics for the return ride back home:

We're having a heat wave,
A tropical heat wave,
The temperature's rising,
It isn't surprising,
She certainly can can-can.
She started a heat wave
By letting her seat wave
In such a way that
The customers say that
She certainly can can-can.
Gee, her anatomy
Makes the mercury
Jump to ninety-three.
We're having a heat wave,
A tropical heat wave,
The way that she moves
That thermometer proves
That she certainly can can-can.

Irving Berlin

It didn't take much imagination to imagine my motorcycle being the subject of the lyrics. Brigitta is very nimble and "She certainly can can-can", in spite of my meager skills.


Unknown said...

Don't quit your day job! :) Our weather was bitter as winds from the north visited us. Today the winds shift from the south and we should warm a bit!

Doug C said...

Ditto what Rick said. I don't know if the CO warmth will make it to central Ohio but I'm praying. Woke up this morning to 16ยบ F.

Unknown said...

Well sent that warm weather east to Chicago. I have a conference in Denver in the middle of January. Hope you have a heat wave then.