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26 June 2011 @ 04:56 pm
Today I thought I was being burned alive at the stake because my legs fell into the square of sunlight on my bed and I thought they were burning off. It was pretty entertaining.

Weather-wise, I checked thefuckingweather.com to discover that it's 79ºF here, which is supposedly 'pretty alright'. Then I checked London and it's 81ºF and 'fucking hot', so if the difference is only 2º and I'm not a heat person...I'm just going to conclude that it is fucking hot for me here today. Despite having lived through Massachusetts' second-warmest summer last year (and working outside on a daily basis with kidlings). It's a bit better now that I'm downstairs out of my hot top-floor room and the temperature has gone down a few degrees.

Life-wise it's the 4th anniversary of my hip replacement. I'm kind of shocked, since 4-year anniversaries are big for me (possibly because American high school and college run on a 4-year system). I also can't believe that next year will be my half-decade mark. Normally I would 'celebrate' with a ritual involving my old hip (I have it in a biohazard bag) but it seems I've left that back home.

Read through some old entries from the time. It's odd to read through a time that was clearly so painful for me, but also had these beautiful moments connecting with people. And of course I was going crazy over every grade point - that's not so new. :Þ

Today I am being a bum. Jacqueline is playing a game in which she is presently a block of ice - rather fitting, really. Nothing exciting going on here. Except a housemate drowning the house in cologne...ugh. Not good to be allergic to spray-things when in a house of six boys. Then, not easy with many girls either, given perfume! :B

Happy fourth birthday and anniversary, Fluffy-the-ceramic-hip. May you and I have many more together.

Current Mood: nostalgicNostalgic.
Feather Quillfeatherxquill on June 26th, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
81 degrees? LOL. Lightweight :P.

I can't wait to come over for a few weeks of British summer. It's so pleasant! In Sydney right now it's just annoyingly chilly, like every winter. Cold enough to be uncomfortable, but not enough for anything awesome, like coats/scarves/gloves in the daytime, or snow.
Kiwi Crocus: Seasonal || Ocean fun.cranky__crocus on June 26th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure that I can really be called a lightweight when I worked outside at a conservation camp with kidlings through my state's second-warmest summer (and despite being a northern state, it got quite hot), but I'll admit to having no fondness for heat. I'm fine downstairs...my bedroom just gets incredibly hot because it's on the top floor. It's definitely hotter than any other floors or the temp outside; I'm sweating within a few seconds of getting in the room.

Winter is my favourite season. Save my hip (which I don't really have any control over), I tend to deal with chill much better than most people I know. I hope this year I have a really excellent winter; the last one was sad, what with getting stuck!
lash_laruelash_larue on June 26th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday Fluffy! Many happy returns!

Triple digits here, but everything is relative, and hot is hot. I don't use outside much in the summer anymore.
Kiwi Crocus: Emotion || Reach for the sky.cranky__crocus on June 26th, 2011 11:04 pm (UTC)
Fluffy is grateful, I'm sure. (:

I'm sure I'll be back to some triple digits when I'm Stateside again (though not to your extreme I'm sure!) but this is my first run-in with heat in a while. I'm sure I'll get used to it. (Then, with my super-burnable skin, long hair and tendency to wear long clothes despite the heat, summer doesn't always treat me kindly.)

But I did spend hours in the park today, picnicking and reading. It was fun! :D
President Airlock: shiny!queen_of_snapes on June 27th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
Happy Hip Anniversary! *thows confetti* I love the fact that you have your old hip in a biohazard bag. I don't suppose you have a picture of that at hand?

The weekend heat was incredible, wasn't it? It felt like a *real* summer! I almost fainted in the Tube and even the shade of trees was too hot.

*hugs Kiwi and Fluffy* Oh, the three of us should make travel arrangements at some point!
Kiwi Crocus: Green || It's a gem.cranky__crocus on June 29th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
Yay, confetti! :D I don't have a picture of my actual hip, but I have a picture of myself holding the biohazard bag. I don't know if this link will work; if it doesn't, it's in my Facebook profile album. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1090832471306&set=a.1384761179340.2049377.1241310088&type=1&theater

The heat was definitely incredible, definitely, though definitely not something I enjoyed!

*Hugs back.* We should definitely make travel arrangement! I still have to figure out how I'm initially getting to your house, though. Can you email me your address so that I can Google map it to get an idea of distance and fuel cost?
þeof in þystromothwing on June 27th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
Happy hip anniversary! It's so cool you got to keep your original hip, too.
Kiwi Crocus: Kiwi || Muusack.cranky__crocus on June 29th, 2011 01:25 am (UTC)
Thank you! I definitely used every excuse I could think of, with my mother's help (she's very persuasive). Religious, scientific, etc. I really wish I could have kept my fibula, too - it was in my hip. I have no idea what it looked like in my leg, though, haha - or what of it remained. I definitely love having it! :B