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I spent every moment I could today reading a kid's book. All I'll say is "wow" right now, although I had to read through all the cut-tagged spoilers now that I've finished it.

I think this may actually come close--CLOSE--to rivaling "Azkaban" in my affections. Not quite as good, but real close. I'm happy with the book, and I'll keep the rest of my emotions quiet for those who haven't read yet.

Arizona is hotter than a hot thing. Read rahirah's journal because it's a very eloquent and poetic description of the weather and its effects on us all. Too many people, new to Arizona, don't know how to cope. I have never really needed air conditioning in my car -- since I've been able to drive (when I was 16), I've used it a couple of times when the car(s) were new and it was a novelty, or when passengers riding with us asked for it, but on the whole... meh. Therefore I am more-or-less acclimatized, although I live within air conditioning inside of buildings (and I find the 83 degrees at my desk to be intolerable when I'm working--it's freezing in the rest of the office, but where I sit, sandwiched between a wall and a gigantic old Kodak high-speed duplex scanner, it feels almost as hot as outdoors).

I am tired now and should sleep. I'm WAY behind on my Flist and everything else I need to do. It will have to wait. Maybe I can get caught up before I go to Vegas next week (whoo hoo!).


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Jul. 19th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
My mom used to live in Pahrump, NV and did so without any air conditioning (they did put one in the little guest house, for those of us who suffer from heat stroke at the drop of a hat *cough*). She really did love the heat... but she also used to say that once she got used to it, the only time the heat bothered her was when she went in and out of air conditioned buildings and cars (and no, she almost never ran the AC in her car, either). I could see her point... but it wasn't something I wanted to try for myself. ;-)
Jul. 19th, 2005 12:19 pm (UTC)
Now, that's a lot more reasoned response than the looks of "You must be demented!!!" I get from people who actually live here. I always feel like saying, "If you don't =like= the heat, get out of the desert!" Of course, that could get me started on a rant about the people who move here and then gripe about everything...
Jul. 19th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
Of course, that could get me started on a rant about the people who move here and then gripe about everything...

Oh, yeah... just like the folks who move here and then complain constantly about the rain!
Jul. 19th, 2005 10:34 pm (UTC)
I run the air conditioning in my truck when it gets this hot; otherwise, I use the vent. The air conditioning in the truck is a little iffy, so I can really only use it when I'm able to go at a fair clip, which means mostly on the freeway. Otherwise it doesn't do much and bogs the truck's acceleration down.

I try to adapt. Right now the bedroom, where my computer is, is at a comfortable 85°F. I like to have it at 80°F or under to sleep. Besides, it gets cold if you get much under 78°F, anyway. ;-P

Today the Arizona Repugnant online has a poll as to which is the easier to get through, blowtorch summers or freezing winters. Thirty percent said winter was easier, so that's the 30% that should move back East. ;-)
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