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Welcome, September. I for one will be glad to see summer go. It's going out like a lion rather than a lamb--the monsoons--but "bye bye."

I tend to hibernate in summer, and this one was no different in that respect. We also got mega busy at work in the past month or so, and I have veered between long days at work and sleep. OTOH, I found out recently I will lose a week's accumulated vacation if I don't take it before mid-November. So I will have 5-6 three-day weekends in the next month and a half. Can't say I mind. I was saving up days for next year's Australia trip and possible days off due to my back procedures, and have not nearly had enough days off.

Watched Season 4 of OUAT when it came to Netflix. Still poorly executed, but it makes more sense the second time through when you know they aren't throwing free will off the table.

Anyone seen the new Star Trek online movie, Renegades? I just started it. Planet and ship special effects are much better than 90's series, but the ship interiors and some of the characters look like amateur YouTube Trek. This despite it being a collaborative project of several Trek veteran actors.


GF and I are watching Farscape. First time for her, second time for me. Enjoying it more the second time around. I guess seeing it before changes my expectations for it.

In writing news, I sidelined the novel I've been working on for the past few years because it was spinning out of control and not getting finished. Started a short story in a writing class that has now turned into a novella. How does this happen to me? Plan: learn the art of plotting for brevity.



Sep. 2nd, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)
This summer has been really bad. I haven't had any serious rain since June. A big storm came in last week headed right for me from Wickenburg. It got to Surprise and fell apart. It looked like the big storm Monday was headed for me, but by the time it got over the Estrella Mountains it was headed mostly eastward toward Downtown and Tempe. I get wind with every storm, hear the thunder, and feel the humidity the day after, but the rain stays away.

But I've learned summer ain't over till October here. I got a nasty hail storm one year in September. I guess I should be happy it's in the balmy 90s today.
Sep. 3rd, 2015 01:30 am (UTC)
We've been pummeled with rain since mid-July. Don't mind if I'm indoors, but if I'm driving, yikes.

Got used to taking a daily walk at work, and that has been touch-and-go in August. Too friggin humid, even in the morning.