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cbertsch
cbertsch
Walking On Coals
The first discovery, when I moved to Southern Arizona, was that I could handle anything below normal body temperature. Then I started to find 102 or so tolerable. Then I'd say, "It's only when the mercury hits 105, the point at which fevers become life-threatening, that you have to worry." Well, it's been 108 or more every day this week and, although I'm not exactly enjoying myself and don't like the fact that the heat makes exacerbates the swelling in my ankle and foot, I haven't ever thought that the weather was too much to bear. Even today, when the temperature exceeded 110, I didn't mind that much. Hell, as I was preparing to enter the pool at the JCC for some therapeutic water walking -- Jesus swore by it -- I actually had the inspiration to lie on a chaise lounge for a bit to read, like those broasted Russian senior citizens, who seemingly never get enough warmth to compensate for their chilly Communist upbringing. To be sure, I decided after only a page that it was time to get wet. But I'm still impressed with my fortitude, even if I worry that it comes with the diminishment of mental capacity that seems to afflict so many of the state's long-time residents.

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e_compass_rosa From: e_compass_rosa Date: June 22nd, 2008 04:38 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This made me laugh!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 22nd, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Laughter is the extra-virgin olive oil of the pesto of existence.
From: e4q Date: June 22nd, 2008 10:39 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

deminished mental capacity

you say that like it's a BAD thing ;-)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 22nd, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: deminished mental capacity

Ha! My grandmother used to complain bitterly that her daughter had disappointed her. "I told you I wanted dumb grandchildren."
siyeh From: siyeh Date: June 22nd, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm the same way. I haven't found this week bad at all, and every year I think we get more and more bad ass.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 22nd, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
As long as we don't get bad brain as well. . .

:-)
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 29th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
"Hell, as I was preparing to enter the pool at the JCC for some therapeutic water walking -- Jesus swore by it -- I actually had the inspiration..."

This is use of the em-dash nonpareil. Thanks for the laugh.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 30th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You're welcome. I'm always happy to have an em-dash noted.
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