Skating on the Nile?
“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.”
Actually, no, Mark Twain didn’t say it. That means this public-domain quotation is available for use by Donald Runnicles, who, according to the August Opera News, is about to find out what it means:
“Runnicles, of course, was not my appointment,” [David Gockley] says. “But we had enough good conversation. I think Runnicles knows now that he does report to me, even though his contract was renewed by the board during the last year of Pamela Rosenberg‘s administration. And he needs to know — I mean, he knows where his next renewal is coming from.”