Germany is fucking with me.
Or maybe it’s the weather that’s fucking with me.
It’s likely best if you imagine me as a meth addict saying those two things. A meth addict that’s been awake for eight days, hasn’t showered for 10, is covered in sores and this has gotten way off topic.
Look, I know, just as I know I will write another retarded update to this blog that the gray clouds and constant drizzle are about to hit us but, at of this mid-September point it is all 70-degrees and sunny. If the easiest job in the world is
Phoenix weatherman (It’ll be hot and sunny tomorrow) the second easiest should be a weatherman in Germany (bring an umbrella!) and its taunting me because you can feel the weather SLOWLY changing but without any of that normal half cloudy, half rainy crap that September usually seems constructed of.
But I’m VERY sure that in all the Septembers I’ve been here in Germany (five of them if I recall) I’m pretty sure I was wearing a jacket at this point. But not this fall, not this September, its 70 degrees in the afternoon and I should love it.
I should …
You see I grew up in Phoenix, hence the weatherman joke a moment ago, where the sun told you to shut the hell up and get back inside on or about March 1st and didn’t stop flailing your hide until about December 15th.
Dagmar grew up in another hot … oh wait it snows there in the winter. Half-credit only honey and really it never was that hot when we visited. Warm yes. Phoenix hot? No.
The point is we both like hot weather. We love it. LOVE it. We’ve actually told friends we love hot weather with capital letters. “Hi, we love hot weather with capital letters,” we said. It was awkward.
But it’s a good job here in Germany. Good people, interesting work and I’ve since learned (being from Phoenix) that snow is just water, it can’t hurt you and if you put on more clothes the cold can be tolerable.
Which brings me to the German saunas, always a popular topic if the word searches that lead people here are any clue (perverts!). Besides sweating while naked next to total strangers, during warm weather, there are ample places to lie out in the sun at the Sauna we go to. There’s also a heated pool and sleeping rooms and there’s even a natural lake, and back in July and August when the sun was just ‘a-rockin’ it was awesome to jump into its cold water.
Point is we both like to tan and if you can tan in the buff why not do it? We even seek out the nude beaches here in Europe when we go on vacation, again if you’re going to tan and you can tan in the buff, do it.
I’ll giggle like a school kid on my death bed if the cause of my demise is skin cancer, and I’ll ask for a beer and a smoke after the diagnosis.
We went there all summer long and it was awesome. Dripping with sweat from the good old sun Dagmar would ask me if I want to go to the next special ‘honey sauna’ and I’d laugh and laugh.
No dear, I’m covered in my own sweat at the moment and when I get tired of that there’s an ice-cold pool right there to turn-off the heat. Why would I subject myself to being in a super-hot box when obviously Mr. Sun is right here more than happy to meet my needs, and I’m getting tanned to boot. You’re ice sauna doesn’t do that does it?
We even talked another couple we’ve been friends with for years and years into coming with us by using phrases like, “look you’ve been in Germany for years, shouldn’t you at least try it,” and “wanna see my weiner?”I had this whole idea that I’d blog about going to the naked sauna with friends and what that was like. I even told Oh god my wife is German dude I would but in the end it was about as funny as unpacking the groceries. Maybe even less funny, depending on what you bought. They’re good friends, seeing them naked didn’t cause any bit of whacky-funny stories like you’d see in a National Lampoon Vacationmovie, damn it.
Friends if you’re reading this, thanks for nothing, assholes.
Dagmar’s going to proof read this in a moment and say something to the effect of, I thought this was about the weather? And she’s wrong, because it is about the weather and the sauna because the two go hand in hand damn it.
Last week I scanned and scanned the weather. I checked the iPhone weather app like I was expecting a call from my dealer, I hit refresh on weather.com and weather underground like a junkie. I even asked the guy that empties our trash. Everyone agreed, Saturday would be nice, clear with a high of 70 something.
So what happened Friday? Sunny and 70 is the correct answer. What happened Saturday? Overcast with a 100% chance of rain on the way to the sauna? Yes it was. What happened Sunday? Sunny with a temperature of 73ish you ask, yes it was.
Why are you fucking with me Germany? Also I think the cops are watching from the retired German neighbor’s house across the street. Yeah, I sound a bit paranoid.
So, what happened today after I drove home in the 70something degree weather with my windows down enjoying the clear blue sky? Yeah, I Googled it. There’s a dip on Thursday, with a chance of rain, but otherwise clear skies and 70s.
I’m totally buying tickets tomorrow, one more ride on the sun train. Chase the dragon man …