My friendly TV meteorologist tells me that the definition of a heat wave consists of three consecutive days when the red-line mercury tops the 90 degree mark on my Fahrenheit scale. Well, I for one ain't buying what he's selling! It's been in the 90s or close to it every day this week so far, and so I'm declaring it our Summer of '13 Heat Wave. Cripes, I just heard on the TV last night that Hot Atlanta just crossed the 90 degree mark yesterday for the first time all summer. That's Atlanta, Georgia, folks. What's this all about? Why is this happening? Is global warming actually inching it's way to my town? Today is supposed to be the hottest day of our summer with temperatures touching 94. Hazy, Hot and Humid all week. This IS a heat wave! Around these parts we usually get one a summer. The natives rush to their nearest big box store and get the largest air conditioner on the planet. When that 'rush' hits the local stores, you can pretty much count on the thermometers staying firmly entrenched in the 70's for the foreseeable future. Now, don't get me wrong. I really like the heat. I'm not complaining. Remember, I'm the guy that heads to the heat of the Caribbean seas in summer. I say get out there and water those plants, put a pitcher of fresh, lemon-drenched iced tea in the fridge and grab that favorite book. And if that doesn't cool you off and you live near me, think about that late January blizzard that'll drop about 9 inches on my doorstep. Brrrrrrrrrrrr!