7/25: So today was horrifying. Apparently our air conditioning at work never came on Saturday, and at 2pm they finally closed down, and stayed closed yesterday, too. Today they allegedly fixed the air at 11am, but either it’s still not working or it’s just going to take forever to cool the building down. It was 85 degrees when I walked in the doors, and super humid, and it’s weird to talk about an inside space having a heat index, but it totally felt like it was at least 90 degrees inside. What was worse, the air wasn’t circulating at all, so it was just stifling.
I was pretty exhausted by noon, sort of shuffled about like a zombie to finish out the day, and skipped writer’s group tonight. Now I’m home and have had a cool shower and such, but I am still super-tired, which does not bode well for the rest of the week.
7/26: BUGS. LIVE BUGS. LIVE BUGS IN A BOOK, TRUNDLING ABOUT OVER THE PAGES. I WAS HOLDING THE BOOK AND THERE WERE BUGS. LIVE BUGS. LITTLE TINY BUGS I DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE OH GOD.
TWO HOURS LATER AND I’M STILL ITCHY.
7/27: I was thinking last night, as I came home, ate, got into bed and read for hours, that it’s not a bad thing to take a break, voluntary or otherwise, from the internet/Livejournal for a few days. Sometimes I find myself sitting in front of the computer when I get home just out of habit, and not because that’s what I actually want to be doing. I don’t want everything to be down forever, but I can’t honestly say that it’s not been a bad thing, LJ being down. I mean, if nothing else, it’s a good idea to not immediately stare at a computer monitor after having spent 8 hours just doing so at work.
I’ve also used some of this time to finally catch up with Luther, which is an amazing show. Dark, superbly acted, and very original for not actually being original (watch it and you’ll know what I mean), I definitely recommend it.
7/28: Bug guy came in to pay for his book. I started explaining about the bugs, and he said, “Oh, laughing out loud, I had that book in this truck I bought off Craigslist for three weeks, and the truck was full of bugs, and I took it to the salvage yard.” Thanks, bug guy. Thanks for maybe figuring out that keeping a book in a truck full of bugs might INFEST THE BOOK, TOO. But he paid for it and was polite and didn’t complain, and that’s more than we get from about 95% of patrons whom we bill, so, eh. I guess it’s okay.
7/29: Livejournal is back! But, I think instead of checking my flist and all that tonight, I’m going to write. I have, like, eight WIPs and a new screenplay, and I feel like I never have time to write. Although I did read like 800 pages of A Storm of Swords in the last three days, so maybe I need to sort out my priorities.