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minstrel hussain boy

the weather is like this most of the time here.

minstrel hussain boy

the weather is like this most of the time here.


Beautiful, and the extent of my exercise so far has been picking up a little surprise my 16-year-old dog left on the carpet because she doesn't bark to let me know she needs to go outside so even before I turned on the coffeemaker I had to go find toilet paper and a baggie and the SpotShot(tm) to ensure the carpet wouldn't be permanently stained but other than that I've just sat in front of my computer reading blogs and listening to the Dodgers game on the television in the other room.

Sorry, what did you say?


It's actually Monday morning in Australia right now, but I am reading this in the morning, so I figure it still kind of counts. Man, it's cold.

I mean, I'm happy about that. Summer in Queensland is a sort of seven month long endurance trial for me -- the humidity, the constant sweating, the lack of AC here at the house -- and so every winter is a relief so sweet that even now, sitting wrapped in a blanket at the computer with my hands pretty much numb, I'm pretty damn happy.

There was a nice frost this morning, as close to snow as southeast Queensland's ever gonna get, but it'll be pleasant by afternoon. The blue-faced honeyeaters and the miner birds are quarreling outside my window; my brown tabby's sleeping oblivious on the carport roof. And hey, it's overcast! (Growing up in the Pacific Northwest with all its rain, overcast skies make me think of being a kid these days.) It's nice having the computer in front of a window. I think it keeps me in the right frame of mind.

Great entry, too.


This is what I love about the internets. Eye-witness weather reports from Australia, Hawaii, and Arizona delivered to my front porch in upstate New York! Thanks, guys.

Minstrel, great shot! My blue heron was too far out on the river for a good picture.

Ken Muldrew

It's still only about 18°C here at 10 AM on Monday morning but the oppression of the heat to come smothers any sense of relief for the present. I decided not to ride my bike in to work this morning for the reasons expressed above in run-on sentences. In fact, just thinking about it, I may have to take a stroll over to the walk-in fridge just to restore my thermal equilibrium. The weather is supposed to improve in a few days, which will be nice, but it'll be a few weeks before we see any frost in the morning (massive envy for Falstaff's current weather, but not for the 7 months of Queensland hell that is on its way).

Vir Modestus

Wisconsin, once we sent all the flooding downstream, has really been beautiful this year. We've had a few forays up into the upper 80s, but for the most part the days have been dry, the humidity lower than usual, and the temps not as high. I've had many good opportunities to ride my bike to work and other places, enjoying Madison's lakes.

And I've gotten to keep the AC off and save energy/money. Not looking forward to next winter on that account.

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