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Hot enough to boil a monkey's bum, Your Majesty

July 6th, 2010 (09:57 am)

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Sunday kvirtue stayed overnight with us; when she left in the morning, she left her infrared thermometer.

Sunday around noon, I went out to the garage, and didn't bother putting on shoes. The asphalt seemed pretty warm—it wasn't too bad, but I had to scamper pretty briskly. So, when I came back in, and saw the thermometer, I decided to see.

The brick patio by the back door was 132°F; the asphalt driveway was 147°F. For mammal meat, that's medium to medium-well. Let's hear it for calluses. ;-)

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Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: July 6th, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC)

I'm picturing you actually scampering, like a ring-tailed lemur on the ground for once.

It's rather amusing.

The part you measured on the driveway: was it a really black area, or one of the areas that has gotten a bit eroded and grey? We might be able to get a higher reading off of it.

PS: the patio area is pink/red cinderblock, not brick as such.

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: July 6th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC)

I'm picturing you actually scampering, like a ring-tailed lemur on the ground for once.

Nah, it was more like a sifaka lemur.

The part you measured on the driveway: was it a really black area, or one of the areas that has gotten a bit eroded and grey?

"I didn't notice," said Oblivious Man.

Posted by: goldsquare (goldsquare)
Posted at: July 6th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)

Don't do that.

I've burned the bottom of my (baby) feet, and it makes life really unpleasant to be unable to walk.

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: July 6th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)

Don't do that.

Yeah, that was my conclusion. ;-)

I suspect I've crossed driveways just as hot before—I spent 11 summers in Georgia—and learned how to cross without really thinking about it. Now that I've thought about it, it's a lot more disturbing.

Posted by: goldsquare (goldsquare)
Posted at: July 6th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)

Best to discover it now, than half-way across. :-)

Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: July 6th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)

I expect your calluses were tougher when you didn't spend most of your waking hours sitting at a desk.

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: July 6th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)

Probably. The interesting part is that it didn't particularly hurt; I just knew that it would hurt if I walked normally. I think.

Posted by: kahnegabs (kahnegabs)
Posted at: July 6th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)

I've noticed that often here in CA as well. In fact I've been wondering if I should find some shoes for my dogs for when we take our walks. Their feet are well callused I suppose, but they ARE mammal meat. lol

Posted by: Progressive People’s Feudalist United Front (ppfuf)
Posted at: July 6th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)

My mom has a set of booties for her dog, I think she got them for the upleasant gravel at one fo their favorite camping spots, but heat protection is a good reason as well. Googling "dog boots that stay on" brought up a lot of sites.

Posted by: kahnegabs (kahnegabs)
Posted at: July 6th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)

Excellent! Thank you for the lead.

Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: July 6th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)

I put the fry pan out in the sun there about an hour ago; it is now at 146F. Driveway is at 144; the yellow area on the driveway where the compass rose is, is at 134.

I'll measure again in an hour.

Posted by: Eliz (elizabear)
Posted at: July 6th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)

And E wonders why I make him wear his crocs at the spray park. Unless the water is on it, the pavement is WAY TOO HOT.

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