Dept. of Heat

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 10:48 pm
kaffyr: Hayao's realistic Pompoko raccoons yawn in our faces (Pompoko yawns)
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Aaugh. Summer.

Summer, and heat, and not noticing the heat all that much, even in your un-airconditioned car during the long, long drive home ... until you get back into the cool.

And then you realize that the effort of not noticing the heat, not being uncomfortable in the heat, not being too uncomfortable in the heat, has drained you as surely as you thought the heat might.

Not noticing discomfort is as tiring as giving in to the discomfort. It's just not as uncomfortable.

Tomorrow I get to ride the El from the north side of Chicago to Oak Park for an evening meeting. It is almost 11 p.m. and it's still more than 83F (28C) degrees out. Tomorrow it's forecast to hit 102F (39C). There's an air quality alert as well. And yet, I have to go to the meeting.

It is not yet the end of June.

I think I'm going to go and take a shower and collapse in bed.

Date: Saturday, 30 June 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
kerravonsen: Jenna: "in space no one hears you complain about the weather" (weather)
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No, that's not particularly strange, since you will feel cool because the water will be evaporating off your skin. Well, it will if it isn't too humid. Which it probably isn't not if it's 39. I've noticed that places of high humidity don't tend to get temperatures higher than 33 or so. If I had to choose between high humidity and 33 versus low humidity and 39, I'd take the low humidity, myself.

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