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Chan'ad Bahraini

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The dates are cooking

Monday, June 28, 2004


Ahhh, the heat is here. It's been quite bearable so far, but this past week has marked the start of the real summer, as the temperature and humidity levels rise. I was complaining to the guy that does my laundry about the heat and asked rhetorically: "Why does it have to get so freaking hot over here?!" The laundry guy responded in a wise tone of voice: "So that the dates can fully ripen". What a smart alec. But as you can see from the above photo, the dates still have a ways to go before they're ready to be eaten... which means much more hot weather ahead of us.

Below is Bahrain's 10-day weather forecast (in celsius) from weather.com:

I'm sure these numbers will get higher as the weeks pass by.

When I was studying in New England, in the winters I'd often go to weather.com and check the weather in Bahrain. Back then I would have done anything to see those big yellow circles in the forecast for New England,... but no. So although I complain alot about the heat in Bahrain, I am actually quite grateful. Because no matter hot and sticky it gets, I'd prefer a Bahraini summer day to a Nor'easter any time.
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Anonymous Anonymous says:

As a native New Englander I have to admit I enjoy the snow and cold less and less each year, but surviving a nor'easter with 16" of snow is a humbling experience that puts everything in prospective.
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