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19 July 2005 ... Currently

Before yesterday, oh, how I loved my new home in Oregon!
As of yesterday, I'm not sure how I can live here anymore!

Yeah, I'm thinking about moving back to Phoenix... where it's nice and air conditioned. ha. It got up to 96° here yesterday, and in the house, without air conditioning, that is just miserable. And it looks like it's going to continue for the rest of the week, at least, and, assumedly for the rest of the summer. bleh.

I was okay, if I didn't move, but I was concerned about poor little Tegan, who has to carry around a lot of fur. She got the fan and got cold water every couple hours, and got ice cubes to play with. The temperature in my room got up to 88°, but Tegan didn't seem to mind too much.

But this cannot continue! My room cools down at night, with my window open, and it stays at about 80° until the afternoon sun heats things up. But SO's bedroom gets up to 90° first thing in the morning, and never cools down!

Civilized people cannot live like this, I say!

And of course, this horrifying heat wave has to hit right before my Mom, and SO's mom, arrives. Arg. Last week was so pleasant, and now look! And it will be impossible to do any walking, to show moms around in 90° plus humidity. I'm not bringing them here to kill them of heat exhaustion!


Currently Reading

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Ah, physics. I started this book, and I was all "Whoa! Cool!" And then I got to chapter two with the speed of light and time and distance and stuff, and I just couldn't get past the apparent paradoxes. So I'm re-reading chapter 2. haha.

We of the Never-Never, 1908 by Jeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn
An autobiography of a pioneering woman in the Australian outback. It's not something I would ordinarily read, but the title intrigued me. Interesting reading, tho the way she portrays blacks and natives as non-persons really grates. The book was a best seller in it's time, and has been made into a movie in the 1980s.

Hopes and Fears for Art, 1878-1881 by William Morris
Morris is a famous decorative artist, you've probably seen his designs... like on journals or something. :) Morris fears that art is dying and that people no longer care about the arts. heh, not dead yet. He is annoyed at the smoke stacks in England, the pollution is destroying all art, and Stop Murdering the Trees! An environmentalist for the sake of art, nice.

Currently Watching

Oh, jezz, I'm watching so much tv. Too much, really. But eh.

The Travel Channel has this new ghost show called Most Haunted. :D It is brilliant! The group goes to a inn or mansion somewhere in England, checks out the history of the place. During the day, they have their psychic go through and he tells them about all the ghosts who live there. Sometimes they can confirm his readings, sometimes they can't.

And then at night, they turn off all the lights and ask for the ghosts to show themselves! *giggle* They do a great job of scaring the heck out of themselves, and it's just so much fun to watch! And sometimes they video weird stuff happening, orbs floating around and a face in the mirror. And the ghosts like to throw stuff at them!

haha, it's fun to watch! And good to listen to their British accent. And good to listen to them screaming and bleeping when they get scared.

Animal Planet has a new show called Buggin' with Ruud. I like to learn about bugs, and Ruud is an amusing guy. If you go to the site, go check out the forums where Ruud answers questions, all kinds of interesting tidbits there!

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