This is a photo of Sydney on December 15. It’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere and should be scorching hot across the continent by now, but these people are still dressed like it’s the middle of winter.
Our friend Tim Blair has at one time or another been editor, reporter, political commentator, satirist and blogger for The Sydney Daily Telegram. He could also list “Australia’s Unofficial Smart Ass Laureate” to his lengthy list of titles (I mean that as a compliment and I’m confident he will take it as one.)
On his blog, the most popular political blog in Australia, Tim recently pointed out that the whole damn country is freezing ass cold. Right now. You know, right in the middle of what should be a scorching Aussie summer.
The quick promo line for one of his recent blog items says, ”Today’s noticeboard is brought to you by global warming’s gift of a freezing summer.”
It’s 7:00 p.m. as I write this. We just got home from a visit with The Doctors three doors up French Street. They asked if we’d like to come in and warm up before a roaring fire. Seriously. A roaring fire in the middle of an Australian summer.
By now we should be wearing shorts and slathering ourselves with sunscreen whenever we venture outside. Our air conditioning should be running full speed twenty-four hours a day.
Jamie just walked through the room while searching for her sweatshirt.
This is not normal.