athelind: (canned hate)
Why do people pretend that summer isn't just a little taste of hell?

Let's leave out the fact that the waking hours and the working hours and the bleeping COMMUTING hours are a stifling, uncomfortable sweatbath. I HATE having to sleep with my door open to avoid baking. I HATE watching my computer get slower and slower as it gets hotter and hotter. I HATE not being able to wear my big black pea coat or anything else with a modicum of style and flair.

I like longer days, but that's IT. You know what? I can turn on a damned LIGHT.

And there we go: the one thing I LIKE about summer -- Daylight Saving Time -- is what everyone else WHINES about.

I swear, the next time I hear the radio blurt something inane about 90-plus temperatures being "nice weather", I am going to turn my car around, drive to the station, and PUNCH someone. It's only "nice" if you can get OUT of it; if you don't have AC, it's just heatstroke.

Don't think I don't know about "real weather" because I live in California, either. That's by CHOICE, and not a choice made in a vacuum. I've traveled a LOT. I've spent summers in Texas and Arkansas and any number of places that get HUMIDITY.

Yes, they're even worse. The weather in every place east of Interstate 5 is more loathesome than where I live. I know that from experience.

Don't tell me not to bitch, though. Ebola is worse than the bubonic plague, but that doesn't mean that blackened, swelling lymph nodes are PLEASANT.

Especially when it happens three to five months out of every single year.

So yeah. Bleep this. Bleep this in the censored with an expletive deleted wrapped in barbed wire and bathed in the blank of blankitty blank bleep.


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Jul. 9th, 2010 01:24 pm
athelind: (Eye of the Sky God)

Snappy Answers To Cryptic Questions



[livejournal.com profile] athelind: HAVE YOU SEEN THE YELLOW SIGN?
[livejournal.com profile] jdarkwulf: Yield?


Yeah, I know, "Yield" signs aren't yellow anymore, but I still laughed.


The Spirit of Radio



I've been having increasing trouble keeping my little stereo tuned to my preferred radio station of late. It's an analogue-dial physical tuner rather than a nice digital gizmo, and, of course, I have the perennial dilemma that my own body acts as an antenna. I can get it crystal-clear, so long as I keep my hand on it; as soon as I move away, it devolves into static.

Note that it was fine up until a few weeks ago. There was a bit of channel drift, and I would sometimes have to tweak it from morning to evening, but I could get it steady on the station with no problem.

Last night, I was driving a co-worker home, so I flipped my car radio over to the classical station, since that's better background for conversation than my usual Classic Rock.

Nothin' but static.

What the hell, thought Your Obedient Serpent. Is there something about summer that screws up radio reception?

Dot. Dot. Dot.

Right. We're pointing at the Sun. Auroras. That sort of thing.

Oddly, the Sun seems kind of quiet right now, near as I can tell from spaceweather.com. We're at a Sunspot Minimum right now. There's an active region that's been pointing away from Earth, though it's swinging in our general direction.

Anyone else having radio issues? I know most of you don't even listen to radios in the car anymore, much less while sitting at your computavational intertube omnitainment terminals, but I'm interested in hearing if the tuned-in minority are having static and channel drift like I am.


athelind: (green hills of earth)
Solstice Greetings, everyone, and peace and good will to one and all!

On this, the shortest day and longest night of the year, let us remember that it is, indeed, darkest before the dawn, and in the cold of winter, embrace each other in a spirit of love, fellowship, and joy.


"Praise be to the distant sister sun, joyful as the silver planets run."

athelind: (Default)
Solstice Greetings, everyone, and peace and good will to one and all!

On this, the shortest day and longest night of the year, let us remember that it is, indeed, darkest before the dawn, and in the cold of winter, embrace each other in a spirit of love, fellowship, and joy.


"Praise be to the distant sister sun, joyful as the silver planets run."

athelind: (hope)
(doo doo doo doo)

On this, the shortest day of the year, [livejournal.com profile] quelonzia and I would like to wish all our friends and family all the gifts of Blessing, Renewal and Redemption for the coming year.

May we find laughter in the jokes that Coyote will play.

May we find strength to stand against greed and wickedness, and courage to speak the truth.

May we find peace, and joy, and love.

And I say... it's all right.

athelind: (Default)
(doo doo doo doo)

On this, the shortest day of the year, [livejournal.com profile] quelonzia and I would like to wish all our friends and family all the gifts of Blessing, Renewal and Redemption for the coming year.

May we find laughter in the jokes that Coyote will play.

May we find strength to stand against greed and wickedness, and courage to speak the truth.

May we find peace, and joy, and love.

And I say... it's all right.

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