Thursday, August 12, 2010

is it hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk?

it may seem that some of us in the south have been complaining
too much about the heat.  all errands have to be finished by 10:00
a.m., because after that the temperatures are dangerous.  it was 98
degrees at 9:00 p.m. and 105 a couple of hours before that.  cabin
fever is setting in.

yesterday afternoon i was looking out the kitchen window at my
brick porch and thought it was truly hot enough to fry an egg.

"you may have a heart of gold, but so does an egg."

"a true friend thinks you're a good egg even though you're
slightly cracked."  bernard meltzer

"you cannot go on indefinitely being just a decent, ordinary
egg.  we must be hatched or go bad."  c.s. lewis


"how often I have longed to gather your children, as a hen
gathers her chicks under her wings . . . " luke 13:34


Vee said...

Nice experiment and you can fry an egg! How long did it take? Love that C.S. Lewis quote even if I may have gone bad.

Farm Girl said...

That is so funny! I always wondered if that would work.
I do love any thing by C.S. Lewis,
Thanks for that and your kind comments Lea,

myletterstoemily said...

vee: it took an hour! wouldn't eat
that egg, that's for sure!

Henley on the Horn said...

I can't believe you really fried an egg! You go, girl!

Blondie's Journal said...

beautiful quotes!!


Gloria said...

Now, that is HOT! I don't like it that hot!! :)
Try and drink some iced tea, and naps are always a sweet thing to do on a very hot day!!!
Love the quote!

Sandy said...

You win today for most
imaginative and entertaining
blog post! It's hoovering
around 90 here every day too.
And I agree with getting your
errands done by 10:00. I had
to get groceries today and
made sure I wasn't out too
long after 10:00.

Andrea said...

I am totally going to try that! My back deck has some flagstone steps. I bet it would work!

Dawn said...

"Horton Hatches the Egg" and "Are You My Mother?" came to mind when you started with your literary egg quotes.

Funny stuff!

Cheri Bunch said...

If you whip the egg it becomes all heart, no?

You made me smile!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I will have to let my son try frying an egg has been hot!!!!
Thanks for the comments on my blog post on my youth...I was the one sewing most of my own clothes by the time I was in 8th grade...I had a sewing machine set up in my room.
And you know God knew I would need a thick I think Jr High seems to be the age to develop it....I am sure I still need a thicker skin, but I know what He has used in my past and I just laugh!!!!
Sure have been harder times than those times...

Southern Lady said...

How funny! I'm telling you, this hot weather is about to get the best of me! Cooler days are coming. Carla

myletterstoemily said...

we could have an "i fried an egg on my
sidewalk" club.

Anonymous said...

Cool!!! I like it! Did it taste good?!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh my, this is F*U*N! Great quotes too, Lea. I love my eggs fried, don't know about this one .^_^.
Have a lovely Thursday! xx

Daisy said...

What a clever post! I enjoyed the quotes too. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment today. Nice to meet you! :)

Lisa said...

Well, you've figured out how to cook dinner without turning on the stove! LOL!

Dianne said...

You are too funny! Very creative and I can't believe you endured the heat to do that--ha ha!! But we here in Arkansas are experiencing the same thing so I guess in this case, misery loves company.

Hope it breaks soon! Not the egg, the heat--smile!

High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful quotes!!! That is some hot temps you are going through!!! HHL

June said...

Now that is HOT!!! Lea you are so funny. I love the quotes!
I wouldn't get anything done in heat like that. I don't mean to rub it in, but the high today here was 72 degrees. And last nights low was 45...and that is too darn cold!!!
I hope you cool down soon my friend.
Thank you for your sweet words to me about the garden. you blessed me today.

Sonja said...

i am joining your 'i fried an egg' contest... my brick porch is as hot as yours!!! i am so ready for fall, sad thing is we still have september!! :)

Dayle said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Simple Pleasures today. I do hope to see you next week!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone eat it? :)

myletterstoemily said...

oh emily, now i'm feeling guilty
that i threw into the disposal.

it was outside for over an hour,
and i have no idea what may
have dropped into it, since i
didn't watch it all the time.

next time, i promise to eat it. :)

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Wow! Your daughter and her video are works of must be proud..Thanks for directing me her way. I will definitely keep an ear out for more...thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Rosie said...

So what did you use that tasty egg in?
egg salad sandwiches...egg on toast... egg fajitas...

stay cool my Rosie

Jo said...

Lea...! That is an absolute hoot...! Omigoodness, I have never seen that done before.


Ms.Cupcake said...

EGGcellent! heehee! How cute and curious of you :)

Have a wonderful day! Love the blog-

love & light,


Joan Elizabeth said...

Now people often talk of frying eggs in the sun but I've never seen anyone do it ... what a giggle and a perfect reminder that is really is hot where you are ... I'm sitting by a heater.

Together We Save said...

Wow - I have always heard this but I have never known if it was true, I have to say it is so hot here I believe it.

koralee said...

Oh my goodness..that is hot.

Our weather has been perfect here but today and tomorrow it is going to climb right up there too. Yechadoodles..I am not a hot weather gal at all.

Love love love C.S. Lewis

Stay cool and happy weekend. xoxoxo

JMW said...

I was wondering the exact thing yesterday! I should really get some eggs and demonstrate this to my kids. Not that I want to stand outside and wait for the frying to begin, b/c I'll start frying myself! Happy weekend to you!

{Jodie} said...

This just makes me laugh! I can't believe it worked! I mean, I can believe it, but I'm freaking out because I've never actually SEEN it done. Cool science project.

And now we have further evidence that heat kills... as if there were a deficit of that. :)

I love your brain - that you actually DID this. You rock the casbah.

myletterstoemily said...

for everyone interested in joining the
"i fried an egg on my sidewalk" club,
be advised that it really only works if
you place a glass lid on top of the
cast iron skillet.

it would have taken HOURS otherwise.

i'm sure you all have much better things
to do, however.

Jemm said...

Yikes! I know, it's been hot here too. Today is the 6th day in a row of 100-105 degrees. UGH!

Watched your daughter's video. She's amazing! LOVED the song. Hey, did she win that contest a while back? I never read how she did.

BonjourRomance said...

That is quite an experiment. Luckily we're having cooler weather. I did see a report from Rissia(where they're experiencing a horrendous heatwave), the reporter cracked the egg directly onto the sidewalk and it cooked in about 15 seconds.
Love that saying from Maltzer about being a little cracked.
Bon week-end,

Marydon said...

Beautiful rpesented point!

TTFN ~ have a wonderful summer weekend ~
Hugs, Marydon

Darcie said...

WOW..."can you say HOT!" Seems like the whole country is living in a sauna...can't wait for my favorite season FALL(it's right around the corner).

Loved all your quotes about eggs..especially that last one.

Elyse said...

awesome! A+ for effort. :)

keep cool and carry on.

(i am having a big blogging catch-up session tonight.)

happy weekend!


Elaine said...

I don't envy you the heat. We're warm but not like that. Wonder if anyone has tried to cook an egg on the cement?
If you have a dog , it might enjoy the snack.
Keep cool...drink lots of water.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute post... I have heard that expression all of my life ---but have never seen it work!!!! You proved that it does work.... Hope you ate the egg!!!!! ha

It's been horribly hot here also today... We were in Hendersonville , TN (north of Nashville) and the temperature at noon was 100 degrees... Yuk...

Have a good weekend.

Anonymous said...

:) I feel sorry for the chicken who laid the egg...which you wasted ;) Next time it happens take a picture for proof!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Lea, I've always wanted to try that. I think it's about that hot around here, maybe even hot enough to make the toast! Thank you for your comments, I so appreciate you being there and your support!
hugs and love,

Joan Elizabeth said...

Thanks for your PS. I'm enjoying the break and will be back soon. Probably posting on Tuesday.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DEAREST WRITER!!!! Oh, up here in Minnesota, we have been baking in 90+ temps with THUNDER STORMS lit up with lightening strikes. I almost fainted one day cleaning house, having forgotten to take in some water and with the air conditioner on the fritz!!! THANK YOU for coming to visit my post on CREAMSICLE DREAMSICLE; it was fun to write and made me hungry! Orange and vanilla are a wonderful combination, culinary and visually! ENJOY A COOLER WEEKEND....I think it is tapering down for us.....Anita

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Wow! Now that's HOT! 98* by 9:00? No wonder your Southerners think that I'm crazy when I celebrate the Hot weather. Of course, after below 0*, snowy, snowy, sunless days, anyone would celebrate 90*. Right?
Well, maybe not everyone...but, I do!

Enjoy your weekend, but be careful in that heat,

vivek said...

Hi Lea,

Hope all is well :)
Hmm 98 Degrees my god its really ..very hard to cope with this ...
Wish and hope it rain there very soon.

Here weather is very nice ..on weekends it was raining heavily for a short span but very heavy ..

Nice demonstration really it tells the complete ...picture of mercury rising...I have heard that there are some Solar winds erupting in Sun.. hope that may not be the cause of this..

All the best..and will wish it rains there very soon :)


Jenny said...

This post made me laugh so hard!!

Lovely demonstration :-)

Deborah Ann said...

Something else interesting about eggs...I heard they're more healthy poached, boiled or fried than they are scrambled. Something about keeping the yolk whole during the cooking process. Not sure why that is...

So you live in Sunny Cali?

Anonymous said...

Nice work...did you see our cookies?! And yes, I'm almost horrified to say that we did eat them...!