Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
My back porch thermomenter: 100 degrees F (in the shade)
Time: 5:18 p.m.

Honey…that’s one hot day! Pour me another iced tea!


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Philippa
    Aug 04, 2006 @ 03:04:46

    Ian, many of the drinks you listed are popular here in the US as well. Beer is a staple drink! Wine as well. Hot tea and coffee in the winter. Would you agree, that favorite drinks change according to seasons? For me, iced tea in the summer; flavored coffee and hot tea in the winter.

  2. Ian
    Aug 03, 2006 @ 03:40:31

    NZ = New Zealand, btw. Aussies and our abbreviations! 😀

  3. Ian
    Aug 03, 2006 @ 03:39:54

    Okay: Ian’s Aussie strawpoll revealed a number of drinks:

    — those north like Beer or (Hot) Tea
    — those south and in the middle regions liked water, Pepsi, gin & tonic [I know many Anglo-Catholics :D] and lemon cordial
    — those in NZ liked Bundaberg Ginger Beer, chilled peppermint or ginger/lemon tea, and hot Darjeeling.

  4. Philippa
    Aug 03, 2006 @ 03:20:38

    Yes, much to my husband’s disappointment, we are too far north for sweet tea. Me, on the other hand, am just as glad as I don’t care for sweet tea.

    I hope it cools down too. My car thermometer read 101 degrees at 3:30 this afternoon.

  5. Mimi
    Aug 03, 2006 @ 02:43:27

    Oooh, I love sweet tea – but you are too far north for it, aren’t you?

    Ugh. I hope it cools down soon.

  6. Dixie
    Aug 03, 2006 @ 02:27:01

    Is that Northern Iced Tea or Southern “Sweet Tea”? 🙂

    I am in Brazil this week for work and it is much colder than I planned for…I am freezing!!! Fortunately as the Southern solution to the heat is “sweet tea” the Brazilian counterpart to cold is the most totally awesome cup (more accurately “shot”) of coffee in the whole world!

    Blessed Dormition fast to you!—–R

  7. Ian
    Aug 02, 2006 @ 20:45:43

    Beer is always popular. 🙂
    [but not by me]

    I’m trying to think: soft drinks [your soda I believe] are always popular. I will do a mini-poll of friends and get back to you.

  8. Julana
    Aug 02, 2006 @ 14:24:14

    See #1 below.

  9. Anonymous
    Aug 02, 2006 @ 11:41:02

    Ugh- its hot down here too. I had a sore throat for several days from the heat and pollution.


  10. Philippa
    Aug 02, 2006 @ 11:38:23

    What is a popular drink in the hot weather in Australia, Ian? And yes, for these couple of days I’d much prefer your 10c to my heat!

  11. Ian
    Aug 02, 2006 @ 02:16:20

    You can have my 10C [50F] weather if you like. 🙂

    I was surprised at how popular Iced Tea is over there: perhaps it may be here, but I don’t think so.

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