Since we just broke a 59-year old temperature record here in the wilds of central North Carolina–in the sleepy little town of Apex, to be exact–I thought that perhaps I should mark the occasion. Just about five minutes ago, temperatures reached 105.4⁰F, with a heat index of 116⁰F. Can you believe that?
I laughed at my son, who quoted my favorite Matthew Broderick line from
Biloxi Blues, “It’s hot … it’s Africa hot.”
“Now,” I said to him with complete sincerity, “we can say that it’s ‘Apex hot’.”