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the laptop is officially too hot to hold in my lap. I hope its little processor doesn't overheat cause I need it to keep me company while I hide from the worst of it. I've propped up the front edge on a roll of masking tape so that the air I am blowing around with this ancient oscillating fan that you have to go at with needlenose pliers to get it to stop oscillating will circulate underneath the laptop and hopefully provide some radiational relief.

the fan is for me too. I noticed that if I moved through the air the sweat on my head actually cooled me off. I guess that's what this sweating thing is all about. see I've always viewed fans as bringers-in of cooler air so that when it is this hot a fan at the window is useless but only recently has the pre-air-conditioning childhood knowledge come back to me that a fan nowhere near a window is good if you are sweating and just need evaporative assistance.

days like this suck because the dissertation is going well and I like to go out for a nice walk after I've written a good chunk but there is no pleasure in walking outside right now. the mission district weather station at the weather underground has hit 92F but I'm always a little suspicious of that one as it always reads high like it sits in a little glass box in the sun or something. the valencia and market station says 87.

the cats are long. although they handle the heat better I think because they descend from north african desert dwellers. jackson was actually seeking out the sun earlier. I was like you're gonna be sorry later but he seems fine.

I could read a book for pleasure. that sort of thing almost always puts me to sleep but I could give it a whirl anyway. I could read my new PHP Unleashed! book but that will put me into a coding mood and I shouldn't go there until I've written about fifteen more pages. although there is this one other paying job I have sitting here waiting to get started and I think I should just go ahead with my end of it and let the people trying to figure out where the site docs are actually going to be go about their business of deciding. although I am unsure yet whether I will have a database to work from or just text files. one needs to know. it makes a great deal of difference in what you try to do. the pedagogy site is on hold while the person making the decisions vacations in europe for three weeks. I guess I need to just sit and write but I'm done with that for the day so now what. it's too hot to leave the house.

::fiddle::

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mactavish
Jun. 22nd, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
I'm in the coolest room in the house, with the fan on. I just wet the dogs' backs, chests, bellies, and inner thighs with cool water. They'll thank me later, I'm sure. For the laptop and my lap, I've been rotating frozen washcloths and ice packs, keeping the ice (usually with a couple of layers of insulating fabric, right now a t-shirt from the laundry pile) under the laptop, and on top of my legs/belly.

Mmm.
eriktrips
Jun. 22nd, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
ice packs under the laptop! you may have just found The Answer.
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