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Scout
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July 20, 2009 - 5:10 am
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15 days of straight work, dawn to dusk. 4 more to go. Argh. I'm too old for this stuff.... See you next week.

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Steerpike
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Hang in there, Scout - perhaps next week you can declare a pantsless vacation and just sit around the house, drinking martinis and goofing off morning to night.

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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Yeah. I don't think I could even do that, not mind-numbing work, anyhow.

I once did a crunch at a job I had a few years ago, intense software development. After a week and a half, my brain had turned to mush, and I couldn't even put together an English sentence, much less solve problems. I went home and got a good, long break. Came back the next morning totally refreshed.

-TimK

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20 straight days = 20 x $ [Image Can Not Be Found]

Scout
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Done!

24 hours after wrap my back goes out. Delayed stress reaction I guess.

Anyway, it's a heat wave in Portland and Vancouver. I watch the thermometer hover around the 100 degree mark out on my patio and put on Miles Davis, The Birth of the Cool. The local rivers are teaming with people trying to cool off and the movie theaters are filling up. We rarely get this kind of heat up here in the Pacific NW.

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As long as it stays up there, it won't come down here.

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Scout said:

We rarely get this kind of heat up here in the Pacific NW.


It's not even that hot over here in Spokane, where we are having relatively moderate mid 90s.

At least you finished your long work stint and can loll about steaming gently.

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We're expecting 105 today. I heard on the news this a.m. that temperatures are normal east of the Cascades for this time of year. It's us lucky westerners that must swelter and suffer. Well, not me, I just go from A/C to A/C. I fear my power bill this month, though.

Scout
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I just read that it might get to 108 this afternoon. Not supposed to drop below 90 until next Monday. Yeah, I fear my power bill next month too. My AC has been running almost non-stop except for the very early morning hours.

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Steerpike
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Congrats, Scout! (sorry I'm a little late to the congratulating party)

We've had a surprisingly pleasant summer in Michigan. A few days in the eighties, a little more humidity than I like, but all in all mild to moderate.

I hate heat. I hate hot weather. I hate it. Anything above 68 is uncomfortable for me, don't know why. I dread going places where it's hot. I used to A/C my home to 64, power bills be damned, but I found that it made me even more sensitive to so called "normal" temperatures elsewhere. I hate summer and all that it stands for. Give me cold, give me dark, give me leaves blowing and snow falling and window fog crystallizing. Give me the sweet blessed crispness of a 12 degree (F) winter day. You can't beat it.

I'm sorry to hear about your back... lay still, take some pills, and send any excess my way.

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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I'm with you, Steerpike, 'cept my threshold is 72. We hit an all-time record high of 108 yesterday. Outside, that is, where I never even set foot one time. I heard tell it was warm, though, from my son. If I was wealthy, I'd be a reverse snowbird and move to the antipodes every summer.

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I can't imagine 108 degrees. It has been quite cool here on the central coast of California. Not at all like our usual summers, though even then, a day in the 90s is rare. I heard that Chicago has had its coolest summer in 66 years. Seems like all the heat has settled in the northwest.

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Finally the heat broke. While it's still hot, it's not insanely hot. I went out into the 108 degree heat just out of curiosity. It was like a bomb had gone off in Portland. No one on the street but me. No one on bicycles, which if you know Portland, means this was some serious heat. No one walking or jogging or standing in their yard gabbing on the phone. After about 2 minutes I began to freak out and hurried back inside to my couch, my ice pack and my Battlestar Galactica last season DVD rentals. Steerpike…sorry but the pill bottle is running low. The good news is I'm semi-back on my feet and ready to resume tormenting TR denizens.[Image Can Not Be Found]

To celebrate, and for no particular reason other than it is summer, here is a random link to a funny review of the latest Transformer movie by the master of all that goes boom, Michael Bay.

Imagine that you went back in time to the late 1960s and found Terry Gilliam, fresh from doing his weird low-fi collage/animations for Monty Python. You proceeded to inject Gilliam with so many steroids his penis shrank to the size of a hair follicle, and you smushed a dozen tabs of LSD under his tongue. And then you gave him the GDP of a few sub-Saharan countries. Gilliam might have made a movie not unlike this one.

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That review made me laugh!

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Heh, that is a serious heat wave hitting Seattle and Portland!!  Much like Steerpike, my "ideal" day temperature is somewhere in the mid-60's.  At night I like it to dip into the 50's cause that's where I get the best sleep.  This has been a "relatively" cool summer thus far in Los Angeles.  August is looming though, so I may have to change my mind during the next 30 days.

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