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Wed May 17th, 2017


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09:03 pm - Summer 1, Ambition 0
So many people this evening, on my walk around the neighbourhood, saying 'Oh isn't this lovely? Isn't this just perfect weather?' High of 30, humidex of 35, brassy burning sun, sodden unmoving air. Let them move to Singapore, say I. My revenge: we go back to the autumnal teens for the long weekend.

Went down to Eating Centre and bought half a dozen tanktops. None as nice as the first ones I got a decade and more ago, but they will do. Will I throw out the thin ratty bleach-stained and much-darned ones now? Probably not; they might come in handy as dusters...

Having lost two kilos, plus/minus, I now feel flabby and fat.

Finished?
Kowal, Without a Summer
-- have no excuse for my lack of progress, given the autumn temps of up-to-this-morning; but the twice/ thrice daily leg exercises take up a chunk of time.

Reading now?
More Kowal- Valour and Vanity.

Also started The Devil's Feast. The point of Carter's books seems to be to put people off the nineteenth century for good. Not that I needed putting off myself. Cholera at the pumps and arsenic in your green-dyed gown, oy vey.

Next?
Some book (another book) about How to Meditate coming from the library. I'm more taken with the webpage that runs down the various kinds of meditation and recommends metta for the easily distracted. Yes. Give me something to focus on.

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From:i_am_zan
Date:May 18th, 2017 01:28 am (UTC)
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Ahahaha! I laughed when I saw that ... no, no, no you don't wanna come down here ... it's hot it's humid it's brain melting. But it's home and sometimes I actually am ok with it.

I can also empathise with the fact that when you actually lose some you think worse of it!

Ughh books ... am actually thinking of picking up Iron Council, it's there taunting me together with The Scar ... but meandering more towards a re-read of Perdido as a refresher. hmmmm .... ^_^

It's coming to summer now ... Ramadhan in high summer this year ... I do not look forward to it at all. Hopefully I won't die too much ahahaha!
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From:flemmings
Date:May 18th, 2017 01:57 am (UTC)
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*I* don't want to come down there, but the muggy-heat lovers should be encouraged to emigrate. Then I won't have to listen to them complaining about how cooold it is at 20C.

Somehow, Mieville never struck me as hot weather reading. I need my brain about me when I read him.

Is this your high summer? Argh. May and early June are usually bearable here temperature-wise, but you've still got the days-grow-longer catch.
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From:i_am_zan
Date:May 18th, 2017 02:57 am (UTC)
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Oh it's still hot, in July and August, but the feel is less humid. Why that is I don't know ... the temperature range is still the same starting from end April till about September. It could just be the winds. So yeah May/June ... it will be insane! And the sun setting at 7:30 or so ...
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From:flemmings
Date:May 18th, 2017 01:18 pm (UTC)
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7:30? (evil laugh) In these northern climes it's closer to 9. But I hope the winds will blow for you this year. With climate change, anything's possible.

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