June 19, 2004
Gonna make you sweat

Via Amblongus and Lasso, I see that El Paso has been named "America's Sweatiest City", and that El Pasoans are not happy about it. I don't claim to be an expert about this, but I'm scratching my head at the concept of a city with zero humidity being sweatier than Houston. Some time ago, the lead singer for the Mollys, a band out of Tucson, said "They say that living in Arizona is like living in an oven. True, but in my experience living in Houston must be like living in a dishwasher." Hard to argue with that if you ask me.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 19, 2004 to The great state of Texas | TrackBack

I lived in El Paso for 5 years and I don't buy it, either. It's too dry to sweat very much and when it is humid, it isn't hot. And unlike much of Texas, swamp coolers work great. I recall getting on an airplane in 75 degree El Paso and geting off in 75 degree Dallas and I damn near suffocated.

Posted by: Brenda Helverson on June 20, 2004 6:21 PM