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11 July 2011 @ 10:12 pm
Summer can screw itself.  
It is hot as balls around here.  I know a lot of other people are under heat advisories now, so you know of what I speak.  (Not a word, Noelle.  Not a single word.)  I pretty much have no desire to live.  I wake up every morning with all of these plans and all of these things I want to accomplish, and by the time I get home from work all I want to know is go into stand-by mode and lie down in a cool place.  Like yesterday - I was going to write!  Watch this movie a coworker lent me!  Work on Latin!  Clean my computer room!  What did I do?  I laid in bed, in my jim-jams, for four solid hours reading.  Which, don't get me wrong, reading is nice, but still.  I felt like I wasted my day off.

I am also super-tired of summer reading at work.  STOP READING BOOKS, KIDS.  I DO NOT WANT TO CHECK THEM IN ANYMORE.

As far as my writing goes, I'm having a problem with having way too many irons in the fire.  I'm writing, I just can't manage to get anything done.  I have two old B5 series languishing, my het_bigbang, this BSG/B5 crossover, tron20in20, another Tron series, my novel that I've kinda stalled on, and then this weekend I decided to start a new screenplay.  HALP.  

I have a bazillionty tabs open - I check my flist, open up all the posts I intend to read and comment on, and by the time I get done opening them all up I'm tired and ready for bed, or it's time to go to work.  I need to ask Gwyneth Paltrow for tips on how best to curate my social media.  I also need to copy/paste all the fic I have waiting and stick it on my ereader - that worked well the previous times I did it, in terms of finally getting stuff read.  I'm finding I have a shorter attention span when it comes to reading things on my computer. 

ANYWAY, now I'm off to bed, leaving a few more tabs open in the meantime.  Fnar.
 
 
 
enigmaticblues: sheppard sucksenigmaticblues on July 12th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
Oh, man. The HEAT ADVISORIES. They SUCK ASS. I hate them. I feel for you, just slightly north of where you are.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 12th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
I mean, honestly, it's not so bad for most people who can spend most of the day inside with air conditioning. I hate this heat because my Grandpa's stubborn and won't turn on his air/sits outside/does yard work, so I just end up worrying about him a lot.
a universal sigh: Casablancas - boombox glitternaushika on July 12th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
WHAT WHAT I WASN'T GONNA SAY ANYTHING I SWEAR

*pats* YOU HAVE SO MUCH GOING ON. But I totally know the "I'MMA JUST LAY HERE AND READ FOR HOUUUUUUUUURS, NOBODY BOTHER ME" urges. They're fun. :D
Shannon: drh evil laughkungfuwaynewho on July 12th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
HEE! I JUST KNOW THAT THE HOTTEST DAY EVER IN KC IS, LIKE, EVERY DAY IN AZ. SOOOOOOOOO. (YOU CAN TOTALLY TELL ME TO COWBOY UP, THO.)

Holly: Stock - Yay snowhollywobbles on July 12th, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
I actually had my first pang of longing for cooler weather today. I promptly gasped in shock and slapped myself.
Shannon: xmas make it sokungfuwaynewho on July 12th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
Aw, you poor thing. You do get colder winters than we do by far, so I can't blame you.
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Ms Dref: Heroes - there is nothing wrong with noadref22 on July 12th, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
I need to ask Gwyneth Paltrow for tips on how best to curate my social media.

I don't know why, but I can not stop laughing. XD
Shannon: ib laughingkungfuwaynewho on July 12th, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
She totally had that phrase on her website once! She talked about curating social media! I mean what the actual hell!
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Alyalygator on July 12th, 2011 08:18 am (UTC)

Bad influence! Lol as a future teacher I say keep reading kids! Haha omg these heat advisories! I live near Detroit but 113ish in Cincinnati yesterday? Omggg

Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 12th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Hee! Honestly though, it's just these kids who check out 50 picture books every three days. There's no way they're actually reading all of them. I think they come through, pick out a bunch of books, then read the ones they want at home, instead of actually picking what they want when they're here. There is no reason anyone needs to check out a hundred or so books a week.
Martine: PD/Emerson shovella_loony on July 12th, 2011 09:18 am (UTC)
My dad and I are planning on starting a petition against to much sun and resulting heat. And I'm sure we have lower temps than you and I already hate it. I stop functioning properly when it gets humid and over 25°C (don't know how much that is in fahrenheit right now).

And I know the tab problem...have it all the time, I manage to read the entries but save the links to comment some day.

Edited at 2011-07-12 09:18 am (UTC)
Shannon: pd emerson rolls eyeskungfuwaynewho on July 12th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
LOL 25C that's adorable. We were 38C yesterday, it was painful.

I haven't even gotten around to reading the entries! I used to be able to keep up at work, but we've been super busy lately. Siiiiiiigh.
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vjs2259vjs2259 on July 12th, 2011 12:45 pm (UTC)
100 today and warnings not to breathe the air. I want to go back to Maine!!
I've been hiding in the basement hogging the teevee. Lucky there is stuff to watch, this mid summer premiere thing is starting to make sense.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 12th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Normally I'd go swimming to cool off, but the pool feels like bathwater - not that refreshing, alas.
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14 lines of iambic pentameter: Kansassonneta on July 12th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
I've always hated cold weather... as I get older, I realize that I also hate extremely hot weather. Need moar temperate zone, plz. We've been under heat warnings too, sucks. Mom and I had to go out to the (dead) mall to walk b/c we couldn't go anywhere outside.

The kids should keep reading, sorry! Maybe they could all get Ipads or Kindles, then you wouldn't have to check anything in/out.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 12th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
I'd take cold weather any day over this. I can always put on another sweater; I can't take off any more of my body, LOL.

I don't have a problem with a lot of the kids. It's the ones during summer reading who check out 50 books at a time, return them the next day, then check out 50 more. It only takes a couple of those a day to really slow you down, because it takes foooooreeeeveeeer to check in/out that many picture books.
Icepixie: [Location] TN plateicepixie on July 12th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
115 heat index right now. Uuuuuuuuugggggghhhhh. I hate summer. How did people live here before air conditioning?
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 13th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
I DON'T KNOW. I think about people out here on the prairie, no AC, in houses made out of sod, in long-sleeved dresses with petticoats and shit...it makes me want to cry just thinking about it.
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Shannonkungfuwaynewho on July 13th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
Seriously. I usually leave my house to write, too, but the idea of driving here and there and lugging my laptop around is just no, so I haven't been writing, so that's another thing depressing me. Siiiigh.
yo, i'm hotter than a mithril coat: [actors] david gillian kissstyromgalleries on July 13th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
Four hours of reading sounds productive compared to watching 9 episodes of The West Wing in the last 24 hours. XD

I am so bad at the multiple tabs thing too. I seem to always have a few left every night.

Good luck on the writing! I have been so neglectful of mine lately.
Shannon: xf pilot chicka bampkungfuwaynewho on July 13th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
Hee! See, if I'm watching new episodes of TV, I still feel productive. It's when I lay around watching random Food Network shows that I start feeling sorry for myself.

What do you write?
Your icon is hilarious - styromgalleries on July 13th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)