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June

Ugh, it's like the weather gods glanced at the calendar and decided today was the day to turn the temperature up to "furnace." After eight years of this, yes, I am used to it, but it's become my daily habit to take a walk at work to exercise my gimp knee and give my back a break from all the sitting. My walk has been pushed back earlier and earlier in the day. Soon, it may not be possible at all, except before dawn, before aforementioned knee and back actually need it.

The up part of the summer is Pluto, Ceres, and Light Sail, among other things. I am on vacation (yay!) in a couple weeks, and D and I plan to drive up to Flagstaff to visit Lowell Observatory, where Pluto was originally discovered, then perhaps venture up to the Grand Canyon where the yearly amateur telescope festival will be going on at the rim. Haven't been to either place (Flagstaff or the GC) since I was up there for our burnin' Buffy ATPo weekend--when? 2010? Eesh.

This is all assuming my back can put up with hours of car travel. Dry run trip to Prescott this weekend to deliver my nephew to summer camp.

Also, there will be writing this summer. I have about three short story WIPs in process, and it's indoor weather from here on out.

Here's some stories I wrote recently:

The Beast
The Book of Barry

Comments

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cactuswatcher
Jun. 1st, 2015 11:36 pm (UTC)
105 degrees is when I start griping about our weather. It's at least that today. Can't wait for October!
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 1st, 2015 11:38 pm (UTC)
I'm only griping because it's putting a kabosh in my outdoors walk.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 2nd, 2015 03:55 pm (UTC)
Yesterday evening around 6:30 when I exited the gym, my car gleefully noted to me that the outside temperature was 104, so I'd say we're already there.....
cactuswatcher
Jun. 2nd, 2015 04:29 pm (UTC)
Yep, the news at 5:00 last evening confirmed my suspicions. My big walk of the day is to the mail box down the block around the corner. I'm walking earlier in the afternoon this year than in years past (different mail carrier), but it still felt like the bad old summertime yesterday.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 2nd, 2015 02:51 am (UTC)
So that's where our heat went (not that I mind). It was barely into the 50s today which is weird
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 2nd, 2015 03:54 pm (UTC)
I'll trade some of that.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 2nd, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
Nope, it's all mine. You keep the heat.;
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 2nd, 2015 04:28 pm (UTC)
Party pooper.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 2nd, 2015 05:17 pm (UTC)
hahaha I'm greedy that way. Okay it's 61 today. You can send me 10 degrees of heat. 71 is pretty good too
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 2nd, 2015 05:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Just got back from my walk in a balmy 92 degrees at 10 AM.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 2nd, 2015 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah that was what San Antonio was like with 92% humidity. Shudders
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 2nd, 2015 05:28 pm (UTC)
Humidity here is 14%.
cornerofmadness
Jun. 2nd, 2015 05:46 pm (UTC)
it's 81% here in PA right now
midnightsjane
Jun. 2nd, 2015 06:11 am (UTC)
I would love to see the stars from the Grand Canyon! It would be amazing. Is it really five years since we were in Flagstaff wondering if we'd ever get our stuff out?? Wow. Maybe we should do a reunion tour.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 2nd, 2015 03:53 pm (UTC)
I'm always up for a reunion tour!
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