It's been ridiculously hot here -- like 99º yesterday.
It's supposed to be cool and rainy around here -- so when it gets hot we all feel badly done to and whine about it. Of course, heat affects ms, but I'm inside with my new portable air conditioner on -- I got it because last summer was really terrible for me. It was a hot summer, and I just lay on my bed gasping like a fish out of water for months. The first day I turned this thing on was yesterday -- works admirably.
I spent yesterday morning figuring out how to make a webpage for SWMNBMIMB that looks a particular way with a menu bar under an image. I know nothing, really, but everything I know I've figured out for myself -- which for me is a lot more fun than going to a party. I like having a thing to figure out, a problem to solve. Then I'm happy as a clam. I remember my father telling me about his uncles (I don't remember how many) -- his mother's brothers. They were all engineers, and went to all kinds of exotic places to build things (a bottle factory in India, bridges in Africa). He said it's a common engineer thing to like to getting things from nonexistence to the point of functioning properly -- then losing interest and moving on to a new problem. I believe I have inherited a bit of that.
When I emailed SWMNBMIMB yesterday I told her that a/c=my brain working. So true.
the other day I went food shopping at Slaveways -- just a wee bit. Anyway, I got a big box of blueberries that I threw in the freezer. Frozen blueberries are a good way to cool down a little. These are great, big rather tart berries, which is good -- I don't like sweet stuff particularly. That reminds me -- when I was a child I used to break chunks off the horses' salt blocks and eat them. I wonder what effect that had. My mother told me about sneaking into the pantry as a tiny girl (5ish) and drinking vinegar. I can relate to that -- I love vinegar (well, mostly malt vinegar).
I can idly sit here and write any old crap as I am trapped inside.
posted by - 9:53 AM