Currently, Missouri/Kansas is in its third straight day of an excessive heat advisory. It was supposed to end Thursday night, but oh no they had to extent it into this weekend. Excessive heat means 100+ (38 degrees Celsius) days, and then you can ad humidity on top of that. My Alberta friends you have no idea how much I miss dry heat!
There is one cure for the heat a big tall glass of ice tea. Now for my American friends Canadian Ice Tea is a completely different deal compared to what we have down here. You make it with juice crystals and it is sweet and wonderful tasting, it doesn't really even taste like tea. Perhaps that is why I use to gag on American ice tea! My sister makes it about one cup of water to one cup of crystals - you could usually still feel the grittiness! My dad makes the best ice tea though - secret ingredient Pepsi. That's right all you that are about to whip up some ice tea back home, add some Pepsi and let Heaven find you!
Now, here comes the big revelation. As I mentioned I could hardly stand American ice tea when I first arrived. It is cold brewed tea - sometime some sugar added. Why would anyone want to drink that, I drink tea warm in a mug. These people down here seem pretty please with it though. Slowly, I have been able to get used to the idea of sweet tea - only after it being around at enough judging contests, banquet and bull sales. However, it hit me this week. When I came in from shooting video and picture under the sweltering Kansas sun this week I asked for an ice tea - unsweetened at that - and I liked it! Today at Arby's they have these new fruit ice teas - I ordered blackberry. It was sweet, and I was thinking how much better it would have been unsweetened. I really felt like I lot part of my Canadianism today. I guess that is what six years south of the border will do to ya. Sad day. Almost as sad as Michael Jackson passing away, but now I am getting off topic.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'll be busy packing to make the move from Easy Street to Country Club. Not bad for only being in this town a year and a half. Talk to you soon!