In no particular order:

  • I have required two cold showers a day every day this week, because it is hot here; so hot I don’t even want to use a tired metaphor involving hell to describe it. Oh yeah, we don’t have air-conditioning, and we live in a 100-year-old house without insulation. So I’m also not sleeping at night…
  • Other ways to stay cool: standing in front of the open freezer, putting my face directly in front of the fan we have propped in the window, driving around with the air-conditioning on, eating popsicles, drinking a metric fuck-ton of ice water each day. Sorry for the cussing, I’m not sleeping.
  • Life of Pi is an amazing movie and I wept pretty much throughout the entire thing because of hormones and the fragility of mortality and giant cats.
Life of Pi

I heart you, Richard Parker.

  • Running into garden spider webs has become a daily occurrence, yet it still remains as unpleasant as ever.
  • I am scared about the future of our country.
  • I shouldn’t be allowed to hit “publish” when I’m feeling depressed.
  • I have made it a point to do something different everyday to prevent early onset job-search dementia. Going to the beach for an hour, talking to new people, looking for an album for our wedding photos (two years after said wedding date), going to the library to check out a book someone recommended; sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn’t, but at least my butt hasn’t permanently adhered to my office chair.
  • My adult-onset, allergy-induced asthma has gotten a lot worse this week. I blame it on the heat and the garden spiders, because they’re convenient scapegoats.
  • Baking bread is not a good way to cool off, but it sure yields delicious results.
  • I mowed the lawn for the first time in my entire life.
  • Syria: what a mess. Don’t do it, America!
  • Cover letters are torture devices from the pit of hell designed to make employers’ work easier, and the unemployed want to rip their fingernails out individually each time they have to use the words “energetic” and “accomplished” and “go-getter” to describe themselves.
  • Dexter and Breaking Bad are ending soon, FOREVER, and it’s interfering with my will to live.

Breaking Bad and Dexter

  • Books are saving my sanity, and my cat is driving me crazy with her absenteeism. Go figure.

Happy Labor Dabor!

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Thoughts About This Week — 39 Comments

  1. We don’t have AC either. I keep ice packs in the freezer for when it gets crazy-hot. We just hold them to our chests, or put them behind our backs on the couch. I’ve even put them in the bed for a half hour or so to cool it off. Fairly effective. Pretty useless against spiders though.
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  2. I hate cover letters, query letters, intro letters, resumes, and any formal writing assignment that promotes brevity + outlandish bragging. If I’m going to talk about myself, I need eight pages minimum.

    I don’t know what it is about spiders, but I have been killing armies of em for my family of girls lately. On the positive side, they appear not to fear snakes, though. 1 out of 2 phobias ain’t bad.

    Great bullet point post. Lol’ed throughout. (I’ve never said lol’ed before).
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  3. I hope you find something soon and that the heat breaks. I hate heat.

    And I’m so bummed about Breaking Bad ending because I think it’s probably the best show on right now. I’m going to politely disagree about Dexter – I’m sort of glad that one is ending, though I’m seeing it through to the end because I’ve come this far.
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  4. I run into garden spiderwebs every day too, usually on the way to throw out dog poo, just to add insult to injury as I realize I am at the whim of four-legged and eight-legged creatures…

    Life of Pi. I read the book before I saw the movie, just so I would know what happened to Richard Parker. The idea was to mitigate the bawling in public. But I cried anyway.

    Oh, and you should watch Luther. It’s a British TV show. It might give you back your will to live. 😉
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  5. love the bullets…agree about the country and am also frightened … Not a good thing to look at when youre bummed about work , heat and spiders….

  6. I am impressed you are doing something different every day. That takes a lot of motivation and discipline. Also: have you tried sleeping with a damp washcloth on your neck and forehead?
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