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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.


  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

    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!

  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!

  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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