Thank God It’s August

Summer HeatWe made it. It is finally August and I couldn’t be happier.

I barely survived the smoking, sun-scarred moonscape that was existence here in July.  In case you’re not from here or didn’t leave your house for a full month (in either case, I envy you) but July was officially the hottest month on record here in Boise. The Statesman said that there were 14 days of 100+ temps. Well, if you look at this pdf you will see that in addition to those “official” triple digit temps, there were 8 additional days that were 97-99. As I see it, if you’re driving around and its 97 or above ‘officially’ you will find somewhere in some parking lot or whatever is over 100. I think that should count. Just because where they took the measurement didn’t hit 100 doesn’t mean that somewhere you were didn’t.

That makes 22 out of 31 days that were WAY too friggin hot. Not to mention, it’s not like those other 9 days were cool and breezy. They were still hotter than hell.

Last weekend, we were invited up to a friends condo in McCall and it was nice to escape the heat… until it followed us up there. Even in the mountains it was 90+. Of course, a dip in the lake really hit the spot. Unfortunately, the forest fires in the area created a horrible smoke problem from time to time, but what can ya do? You can see the pictures of the weekend here on

Basically, I’m saying I never looked more forward to August in my life. This August especially when you note the following…

Friday after next is my final day at HP. After 8+ years I’m moving on. Amazing.  Not only am I moving on, but I’m going to the one place that I really want to work at. This is a huge development that requires its own blog post. Look for that soon.

Today, Boise State football finally opens fall camp. The season has started. Now we get to see what we follow up last year’s amazing season with. Not to mention the fact that we lost 22 seniors last year, including numerous starters and All-WAC performers. There are lots of question marks here, and we get to watch to see if we rebuild, or simply reload and do it again. Watch this space for lots of Boise State stuff to follow.

Not only do we have Boise State (and 118 other D-1 college football teams starting) but NFL just opened camps this week too. Finally, we can stop talking about baseball, Barry Bonds, steroids, dirty NBA refs, dog fighting, or anything else. We can start talking about who’s going to be good, who is going to suck, and who I need to draft for my fantasy team. Heaven.

Dear lord I love fall. I love it so much I can barely describe it. And August kicks the whole thing off. In fact, this weekend the high temp is supposed to be in the low 90’s… it’s already started.

And I could not be happier.

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