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Thu Aug 7th, 2014


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08:25 pm
The endless week after a holiday, time sense totally gone. 'Oh, I forgot to bill for that morning shift I did, I'll have to add it to the next pay period, what day was it again-- oh, this morning.' This may be why I have the feeling that it's been cool and calm all this summer: where 'all summer' means the last three days. Check my daybook, find the weekend was this year's definition of sultry- high 70sF- and violently thunderous. But last weekend is gone with the wind and a succession of inexplicable early wakings.

But it's true, it has been a cool summer, day after day of light clouds and mid or low 20sC, like living in some civil west coast city without the rain. (I keep forgetting that it *does* rain, because when it does it seems to belong to a different season, not to say country, entirely. Think Kyuushuu or Bangladesh.) I can't tell you how easy this makes life. None of the strain of keeping the house cool, of sun-struck heat dizziness when biking the main streets, of being hammered by muggy unbreathableness whenever one leaves the shelter of work's AC, or of checking the extended forecast daily to see when the world will become a rational place again. Summer is so nice when every day isn't a fight against the elements. I see why other people, living in other cities I assume, like it so much. It's like fall without the need for a jacket.
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From:incandescens
Date:August 8th, 2014 12:49 am (UTC)
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It's been a bit cooler the last few days here, as well. One can actually relax a bit, and almost forget what it feels like when the temperature and humidity gauges go up again.
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From:flemmings
Date:August 8th, 2014 12:17 pm (UTC)
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Leeds is the frozen north to me. If it's getting unbearable there, oh dear.
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From:incandescens
Date:August 8th, 2014 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Well, but bear in mind that I am an English wimp who wilts in the heat. :)
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From:flemmings
Date:August 8th, 2014 03:29 pm (UTC)
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It's all relative. Weather network says your highs for the next week are under 20, but 20 can be humid and muggy and most uncomfortable-- t-shirt weather.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:August 8th, 2014 02:13 am (UTC)
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Exactly. Though they say there's going to be a heat wave by the end of the week. Imagine, 29C for 3 whole days!!!
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From:flemmings
Date:August 8th, 2014 12:16 pm (UTC)
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These days what hurts in a heatwave is not the highs so much as the lows. Back when, a high of 29 would be accompanied by a low of 17, which is fine. When it's a low of 22 that happens at 6 am-- no, not so good.

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