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Day 24 with Tilda-Hilda


I had to talk myself into getting on Tilda-Hilda this morning. I had great excuses. It's too hot. It's too hot. It's too hot.  And, it wasn't yet 7:30 a.m.

Tilda-Hilda and I made a breeze for ourselves so it was actually pleasant. Now, stopping. That's a different story. We did a bit over 11 miles today in 64 minutes. Surprisingly, after two days away, I wasn't gasping as much as I pedaled Tilda-Hilda and me up the hills. I think it helped that the Husband and I walked under an umbrella of redwood trees on Sunday. All that wonderful oxygen.

Marilyn Monroe's "We're Having a Heat Wave" was going through my head on much of the ride. At one point, Neil Young tried to come through but Marilyn overpowered him. I couldn't figure what he was singing.

While looking for a video of Marilyn singing "We're Having a Heat Wave", I came across a rendition by Ella Fitzgerald. I like it far more.


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  1. Oh wow that is too hot for me. I am not one this much heat and I hate humidity. You keep going and Tilda-Hilda seems to be having fun. I will take Ella over Marilyn's singing any day

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    1. The heat is more bearable today. We've had dark clouds most of the afternoon. I'm still hoping some rain will come from them. I also came across a whole album on youtube of Ella and Louis Armstrong. Yowza, Wowza!

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  2. Marilyn's version was far more about cashing on in the 'Marilyn' phenomenon than much else. Ethel Merman hammed it up much more thoroughly!

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  3. I thought Ethel Merman sang it, too, in the movie. I've got to see that movie again. I remember Donald O'Connor being Merman's son. Right now, I can't see him and Marilyn Monroe being the lovebirds in the movie.

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