I’m a little busy with stuff that pays the mortgage right now, so Steerpike will be quiet here at Tap for a while. Happens every year around this time.
In the interim, though, I’d like to note that it is currently – according to my neighbor’s outdoor thermometer, at 7:58 PM – 113° in Ann Arbor. That’s 45° to you Metricles. My poor air conditioning is struggling to keep it a mere 82° in my condo.
Steerpike doesn’t like heat. Steerpike has never really liked or trusted the sun, what with its being hot, and just… hanging there. Steerpike is a winter person. Steerpike likes the snow. And Steerpike lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan (Michigan, supposedly one of those “cold northern” states), and he wants it to be cold and northern. But it’s not. In fact, he had to put his cat in the refrigerator (he shits you not) for a five-minute cooldown because while the AC was out she overheated and began foaming. The vet told Steerpike to put her in the refrigerator. If the vet said it’s okay, Steerpike guesses it’s okay, since it’s just five minutes. She’s fine now, with fridging and the AC back on, but Steerpike literally had to refrigerate his cat on account of this weather.
I’m just saying. Had to fridge a cat. It’s that hot.
With that in mind, the good news is that I bought some dough on the way home today, so I will make car cookies tomorrow!
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