Monday, July 24, 2006

See? Knitting. And Improving My Mind

Gawd. I came in yesterday to work on a P & L - NO a/c in the building on the weekends. And I had to copy millions of reciepts (at least thousands).

It was 111 degrees Farenheit outside (44 celcius) and it was FREAKING HOT inside. I wore shorts & a tank (no one here, obviously) and I wet down my hair twice in the 4 hours I managed to stay.

This weather sucks. It usually cools down at night but it's been in the 80's (27 degrees celcius) at night.

Nice Primary color Log Cabin, eh? The only reason I have the yarn was for a baby gift but it didn't quite make it in time for the baby (as said baby is a year old this month). I think I'm going to have to pick out the center square & reknit it, it's really wonky. I've only used 3 sizes of needles on it (because I keep losing them).

The Physics of Superheroes is great. (Not that I'm done with it. Not that I'll ever finish it. But I'm close now! Three weeks later). I highly recommend it, particularly for people who like physics lite (more or less) and mutant superpower info. It also had a fascinating tidbit on why blowing on your coffee cools it off, and it isn't because of your "frosty 98.9 breath". It's a really fun book.

Okay. Must work. But if I ever get home tonight, The Closer is on at 9pm and there was some PBS thing at 8pm that looked good. No idea what it was.


Anonymous Anne said...

Owwwww!!!! No - 44C is not funny, not funny at all - we got up to 34C in the shade here last week, and that was totally unbearable, but I did manage to cycle home from work without dying (the only alternative was a non-air-conditioned car which would have been parked in the full sun...). I'm not sure I could have done it in 44C.

The Physics of Superheroes looks fun - I'm just off to see if by any chance my library can order it for me...

11:47 AM  
Blogger RheLynn said...

The weather does sound awful! It was that hot when we left last week, but a brief amount of thunderstorms in Cincinatti cooled us off for Saturday/Sunday. Today looks like 85(F), which is still hot for the Minnnesota blood.

The book sounds interesting - I've already begin to spin wheels on that coffee thing... vertical air current mixing? It would make sense.. something akin to those little knee-high tornadoes that appear on hot and windy days?

12:10 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Did you have power this weekend? We lost power for a lot of the weekend. Lost everything in our frig. Next month will be better. It's just got to be. I told RM it could be worse. The plumbing could have been out with the power.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Julia said...

I'm right there with you, Carrie. It WILL cool off for Lambtown!

12:21 PM  
Blogger Zee said...

What an interesting read. :)

I think I'll be knitting myself a Log Cabin too... is it as fun as it looks?

12:37 PM  
Blogger CynCyn said...

oh dang. no a/c is horrid. i hope you have box fans galore. and didya know about the free standing air conditioning units u can buy at home depot? you can move them around (looks like one of those ionic air cleaner things) in your house to wherever you need cooling

12:38 PM  
Blogger Marina said...

80's? Cools down? I think we're spoilt here in the Mid-West with our central AC & heat. The husband whines that it's still hot in our climate-controlled 74 degrees.

1:01 PM  
Blogger mrspao said...

We have no a/c in the UK and it is hot hot hot here! I feel for you photocopying in the heat.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Brigitte said... was 14C cool and lovely degrees this morning here in Toronto. I wish summer could always be that way!

Hey, I don't think the center square looks wonky, it looks just fine.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Rebekah said...

This weather definitely does suck, I'm ready for winter!

Like the log cabin blanket though.

2:41 PM  
Blogger AmyArtisan said...

The Physics book looks like a lot of "phun" (groan, I know). I really enjoyed Physics in high school (college, not so much) & Wonder Woman is a favorite - I'll have to check it out! :)

3:02 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Nice to know that your office is one of the circles of hell... Probably real near "Dante's Shed," which is located at my brother's cabin.

Did you follow the contest link to Anne's contest on what superpower you would choose if you were a superhero? :)

4:34 PM  
Anonymous heather said...

Yeah, that is NOT a fun temperature...hope it cools down soon!

Love the log cabin, very nice. How "Physic-y" is the PoSH? Always looking for more good resources!

5:05 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Your log cabin block is neat. I've made several log cabin quilts but never ventured into knitting one - it looks like fun.

My daughters live in southern California and they've been complaining about the heat - and where the eldest lives in the San Bernardino mountains, there's the constant danger of forest fires. Michigan has been sort of ok temperature wise the last week - it got down to 61 overnight but it's not supposed to drop much below 70 tonight. I've switched from knitting afghans for charity to hats & scarves over the summer.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Hope it cools down for you soon. Do you thing the square will block into shape? It's really not off too far. I looks good from out here! :)

12:50 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Jaysus, 111 Fahrenheit in the East Bay? Highest it ever got when I lived in the valley was 106. Global warming, anyone?

Looks like a Secondary and Primary Color Log Cabin to me. Looks nice.

6:55 AM  
Blogger Marji said...

I'd feel sorry for you, but our lows at night have been 90. ;P and half the city here has been without electricity for a week. Fortunately, we have power. Sigh.
those log cabin blankets look like way too much fun and somewhat addicting. I'm so not going there right now. really.

7:28 AM  
Blogger teabird17 said...

I like the blanket and I agree - a little blocking and it'll be fine. Nice, strong colors - but I won't get into the primary vs. secondary colors...

10:30 AM  
Blogger Obsidian Kitten said...

that heat wave y'all are having out west is really something else~i tell you, it gets about 80 degrees and and i pretty much shut down. lordy!

sounds like a fun book...maybe a fun gift for my superhero-obsessed spouse! (which i could them borrow for myself, heehee!)

2:26 AM  

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