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May 26th, 2014


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04:59 pm - Seasonal Depression
Sorry I've been absent. Here in the subtropics we got hit with a heat wave, whereupon the temperature went straight to mid-August and my soul began to shrivel, just a little.

The way that those of you in the far northern climes might greet winter, that long cold slog of snow and ice and whatnot, is the way I greet summer down here. It will be four-plus months of heat and mosquitoes and the Eye of Sauron sun beating down, with only the monsoonal thunderstorms to make life better if even for only twenty minutes or so. Master Danger and I have already found ourselves lagging in the sunrise swampy humidity, our steps slower than we were just two weeks ago.

Other than the mornings, I have spent two days hiding from the sun, except for the brief break to get more plants. (I spilled potting soil in the car. Let us not speak of it. [makes note to go to the car wash with the power-vacuum])

But this seasonal depression must be battled. I can't give in to it so soon, or what will I have left for the first of August? And so, I will just flip the name of the season and muse on this clip of my beloved Chris in the Morning on Northern Exposure. "The best way out of winter is through it."

Amen, Chris in the Morning. Amen. [puts on Stevie Ray Vaughan and sighs]

May you have only the best to start your summer!

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From:stateless82
Date:May 26th, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
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Summer down here sucks and I'm not ready for what has already begun.

However, I may be very ready for some Northern Exposure, and am always so for SRV.

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From:laurawise
Date:May 26th, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Summer. So much Ick.

(And stay safe in the storms where you are tonight!)

Hugs and good thoughts.
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From:kathyh
Date:May 26th, 2014 09:44 pm (UTC)
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I'm in a northern clime and my heart sinks as the temperature rises. I don't like to imagine living in swampy humidity.

Sends you virtual cooling breezes :)
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From:laurawise
Date:May 26th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Well, after an unseasonably hot July visit to London I made a mental note to never take the Tube in July again. ;) But it is SO awful here, I can't even express.

[hugs hugs] Happy start to your week, K!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 26th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
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I hope you get rest and breezes now! And I often yearn for your weather otherwise. ;)

Hugs hugs!
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From:gwynnega
Date:May 26th, 2014 10:58 pm (UTC)
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I hope you get some cooler weather soon!

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:58 am (UTC)
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October will be the next chance for cool weather, I fear! But at least we've backed off the 95-degree temps for a couple of days. [sighs]

Safe travels from Wiscon, Gwynne! [hugs]
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From:justhuman
Date:May 26th, 2014 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Chris in the morning always knew the right thing to say and the right thing to play. I'd like to say that it's hotter than it should be for Memorial day, but it's not. It's just that winter ended about two days ago and we didn't ease into it.

Passes you and ice tea and sits back to listen to KBHR.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:59 am (UTC)
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Thank you for reminding me yesterday of the glories of Cecily, Alaska. :)

Happy Tuesday!
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From:davesmusictank
Date:May 27th, 2014 12:13 am (UTC)
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It has been cool and rainy here and I would love a bit more heat.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:58 am (UTC)
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I'll be happy to share some of this heat with you! :)
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From:cindergal
Date:May 27th, 2014 12:34 am (UTC)
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SRV, good for what ails you. *hugs*
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From:laurawise
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:57 am (UTC)
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[turns up Stevie Ray]

[sends all the hugs]
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From:roguedemon
Date:May 27th, 2014 01:50 am (UTC)
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I am giving you all the ((hugs)). Virtual ones, so I won't stick to you. I get the seasonal depression so much. Hot weather here really gets to me, I don't know how you do it. That one time I visited you during the summer I couldn't believe how hot/humid it was. You are a real trooper. Hang in there. If you ever need to get away, you are welcome here. It's the best place in the country during the summer. And we have an air conditioned guest suite. :)

And don't worry about being silent! You are the most faithful LJ contributor I know. You deserve a break!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:57 am (UTC)
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You live in a place with (mostly) great summers, my friend! Enjoy it for me. :)

Hugs hugs and a happy Tuesday!
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From:mamculuna
Date:May 27th, 2014 03:05 am (UTC)
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Stevie Ray was so good I had to watch Chris again to cool off.

Hope you can get through it. Hugs, but may be air hugs are better in the heat.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:56 am (UTC)
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Stevie Ray is almost too hot for summertime!

Cheers, and ocean breezes sent your way. [hugs]
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From:paratti
Date:May 27th, 2014 07:33 am (UTC)
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Shares the cool weather we're having.

Chris in the Morning:)

((hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:55 am (UTC)
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[shares warm weather with you so it all evens out]

[sends hugs] Happy day to you!
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From:freixenet
Date:May 27th, 2014 10:56 am (UTC)
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:air conditioned hugs: I too noticed a distinct drop in my willingness to do anything outside. Sigh. i know we don't have any choices about the weather and the humidity, so I know we have to get through it. Chris is right. (I loved him!)

Cheers, L!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:55 am (UTC)
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I hope you've turned ON the air-conditioner, though! You are strong and brave to do without it so long.

Hugs! Happy Tuesday!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:54 am (UTC)
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[hugs hugs]

Happy Tuesday, L!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:May 27th, 2014 07:49 pm (UTC)
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A lovely clip there. I miss Northern Exposure.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
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I miss Northern Exposure too! Unfortunately the DVD set is not particularly well done, and like a lot of 90s TV, not all the music rights were secured for re-release. Oh well. I might try it again anyway.

Cheers to you!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:May 27th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
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Ohdear, oh dear, oh dear.

I recall trying to do boat work (mostly blister repair and bottom paint in a Key West boatyard in a Florida summer. I cannot recommend it.

sends you some of today's cool breezes with virtual hugs.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
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I cannot imagine working outside or in un-airconditioned spaces here! Ack! I send virtual iced drinks your way, even though that experience was some time ago for you.

Hugs! Cheers!
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From:claudia_yvr
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
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You poor thing! I can relate -- anything above 30C (well, okay, mid-20s) and I'm useless, especially if the humidity is high. Fortunately, here we rarely get hot days and they are always dry but I still vividly remember living in Japan. The summers there were just awful, endless and relentless days of humid hell and I spent my days soggy, crumpled and cranky.

::pass you a tall glass of ice tea::
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From:laurawise
Date:May 27th, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
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Soggy, crumpled and cranky is indeed my usual summer state! What a perfect description. :) But we do persevere.

Hugs and a good evening to you!

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