Monday, October 8, 2012

Cool winds of change


September, you've burned me one too many times. October, you screwed up once, but I'ma let it slide. Don't let it happen again.

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  1. Until you started blogging/facebooking, I don't think we had a clear idea of just how much of your life and mood revolves around the temperature. Now we have a visual representation of it with more graphs and charts to come, I'm sure. Good to know.

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    1. Oh, there will definitely be more. That's my campaign platform: I will talk about temperature all the time, mostly through wussy complaining.

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  2. "The Testing of Eric Olthwaite" (Ripping Yarns, 1977)
    "Eric Olthwaite (Palin) is interested in precipitation patterns in West Yorkshire..."

    You may have something in common.

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    1. Palin and I would probably get along well.

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  3. You complain about the heat in CA an awful lot for someone who comes from, am I correct, Alabama or Georgia or one of those states? I just have to say, I grew up as far north as you can go in New York (10 miles from Canada) and lived in PHX for 2 summers and by the end of each summer had acclimated to the heat a fair amount. I do realize you don't have air conditioning (I really feel bad for you there), but, have you not gotten used to it at all? This sounds super rude and condescending, but I really am curious.

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    1. Air conditioning at home makes all the difference for people who spend most of their time at home (us). During the summer, even with a fan on, I end up dripping sweat as I type at my computer, my back drenched where I lean back against the seat. It's kinda gross. And I hate going to bed feeling sticky, which means I've got to take a shower right before laying down.

      Alabama gets pretty dang hot and humid, as did Washington, D.C., so I've definitely lived hot places. But in both instances, I had AC. I don't mind heat that much when I'm outside (I don't mind backpacking in the summer for instance), but sometimes you just want a break from it. Or at the least, you just need people to realize that when you have sweat dripping from your nose, THERE WILL BE NO TOUCHING. Nobody ever tried to cuddle me while I was out on the trail, so I guess I didn't have that problem there.

      Obviously plenty of people in the world live without AC. And I probably could live that way too. But I'd be a little grumpier, no doubt about it.

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  4. Ok, I'll give you that. I can handle the heat outside a lot better as long as I can cool off when I'm inside (and most importantly, at night when it's time to sleep). Just felt the need to give you a hard time! :)

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    1. I build character during hard times. So I should thank you. For my character building.

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