heat wave

It’s so hot and humid out that I feel like I’m living in a swamp. I love it. I love the feeling of the sultry summer heat wrapping around my bare arms, shoulders and legs. To finish my Harry Potter book (only book 2 — the Chamber of Secrets – I’m behind) I shunned my unnaturally air-conditioned living room to sit on the steamy balcony. I love the fact that my hair can’t be controlled in summer. It epitomizes the carefee atmosphere.

I discovered a disturbing trend in the first two Harry Potter books. Hermione seems to do 85% of the footwork and sleuthing, leaving Harry to accidentally stumble across the last 15%, get his butt handed to him in some battle, manage to barely live thanks to someone else’s help, and become the hero. I either hope that changes, or that Hermione gets her own series of novels.

Wt: I hopped on the scale 3 times in a row. I was 137.2, 136.8, and 137.0. You pick which one to believe. Either of the three is pleasing to me. Because if I walk a nice, straight line this weekend, I could conceivably hit my Best…Weight…EVER next week.
Mood: Pleasant.
Work docket: I have 3.25 in-paper pages of Hot Properties churning through the converter for me. That’s the most Hot Properties we’ve had since I started putting them online — about 18 months?
Lunch: Saladworks. It’s been a while.
Afternoon: YMCA. I gotta go.
Evening: A quiet evening playing Asheron’s Call. Maybe I’ll swing by Target to pick up Harry Potter Book 3, Prisoner of Afghanistan or somesuchthing.
Weekend: David works all weekend. No big social plans. I may swing to the beach early tomorrow. I’ll have to see if Mom’s on board.
I think I’ll be running Dierdre the Pain to get her mage armor on Saturday night, and on the (do-over thanks to server rollback) Gaerlan quest on Sunday night. LATE Sunday night. (sigh)

Since my ads STILL aren’t done, here’s my Friday Five!

1. How are you planning to spend the summer [winter]?
Well, since I’m a grown-up girl now, I’ll be working the same full-time job that I have been working. I’ll be sure to pepper my leisure time with swings to the Jersey shore and some lazy afternoons by the apartment pool.

2. What was your first summer job?
Never had one. I made do with an allowance earned by watching my younger brother during the summers.

3. If you could go anywhere this summer [winter], where would you go?
You’d THINK I’d say Walt Disney World, wouldn’t you? Although that’s my fave place, summers there are too crowded for my taste. New Orleans, Niagra Falls, and Las Vegas spring to mind.

4. What was your worst vacation ever?
We drove to Florida when I was 14. I got chicken pox while I was there. Because my dad had paid for 3-day Walt Disney World Tickets for each of us, he didn’t want to go home until we had used up our 3 days. I had to cover up the rash so that others didn’t see me and panic. So I trekked through the hot and humid Florida weather with jeans, a jacket and a hat. We went to Cypress Gardens before I got sick, and I found it to be incredibly boring. We were supposed to visit my great-grandfather as well, but cancelled that because we didn’t want to give him shingles and/or kill him. (He was in his 90s).

5. What was your best vacation ever?
The WDW trip we just took in May. Perfect weather. Beautiful hotel. Saw everything we wanted and left before we got tired of it.

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