1. When it is hot, I stay inside as much as possible.
Like Embeecee, I suffer in hot weather. I remember when I was going to college in Mississippi, I would go from tree shade to tree shade while walking in the afternoon — that was if I’d forgotten to bring my umbrella with me. Yeah, I used to carry a big ol’ golf umbrella everywhere with me starting in June until mid September, because it’s hot in Mississippi and any reprieve from the sun is helpful. A friend of mine laughed at me for doing this and said I reminded him of another friend of his from “back home” who did the shade hopping thing. I also carried a flip fan with me and used that whenever I sat down, because not only is Mississippi hot, but it’s freaking humid too. One of my instructors reprimanded me for fanning myself in class saying, “You realize you’re expending more energy fanning yourself than if you’d just sit still.” I was all, “I don’t care, it feels good.” and continued to fan myself, because damn, it feels good.
Mississippi aside, I’ve also lived in Virginia, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and New Mexico. They all get um… a tad hot. Right now, I live in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a nice, cool, 69F degrees right now. A lot of people around here think that’s quite warm, me, I’m digging this cool weather.
2. I am looking forward to not much, really this month.
There isn’t much going on in July for me. I’m knitting a blanket for Doug, and it’s starting to take shape. I was totally going to knit a sweater for him and we picked out the colors and everything, but then I was all… “I totally don’t want to knit a sweater…” because it just looked intimidating. So I looked at the pattern again and said: “You know what? That would make an interesting blanket, I think.” Then I took the pattern for the back of the sweater, added thirty stitches plus two knit stitches for each side and started knitting. It’s an 88 row repeat and I’m on row 68, I think? I was on row 63 when I took these pictures so I’m a bit further along. I’m hoping to have it finished by the end of the month. Not because he’s in need of a blanket, but just because.
3. The theme song of my life would be The Lady is a Tramp.
I’ve answered this question before, and the answer is pretty much the same every time. Okay, it’s usually this song The Lady is a Tramp or Karma Slave. I don’t have a theme song for my life — I have my theme song, for me. Because I am the central part of my life (and only my life, I am not central to anyone else’s life — or I shouldn’t be).
The Lady is a Tramp: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
Karma Slave – Splashdown
4. There is no such thing as the impossible — well, kind of. Let me explain…
I mean obviously there are some things that are impossible. For example, I cannot pass my hand through my computer because they are both made of matter and are tangible objects and subject to the laws of physics. It’s impossible for me to do so. If I tried, one or the other would break.
But, people have imagined that it’s possible for someone pass their hand through physical objects without breaking either their hand or the object. That a person can make either the hand or the object intangible. And I believe that if something can be imagined, then it is possible. Therefore, nothing is impossible, theoretically speaking. That’s my way of thinking anyway.