Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I’m hiding in my cave right now…

…because it’s too damn hot now!  We’ve had 90+ degrees of heat this week, which is just about right for August, but it is way too hot for April.  For some reason, my writing studio always stays cooler than the rest of the apartment, so that’s where I’m hiding.  It’s my cave, my cool dark cave.  Between my writing practice, sending and receiving e-mails, and watching television shows on my computer, I spend as much time in this room as I do in the kitchen.  And that’s a lot of time.

My weekend was gorgeous.  It looked like this: 

Me with Big Plants

Looking Up

Bike Outside of Cool Bio Building

Which is to say that it was lovely.  Somehow I managed to go to the lab on both days and had plenty of time to relax, cook, read, and unwind before starting another crazy week in the lab.  As usual with my weekend lab days, I rode my bike to and from the lab, for a total of about seven miles per round trip, or fourteen miles for two days.  It was crazy windy, like it has been for the past few weeks, so biking was an especially good work-out, whether or not I wanted it!


  1. I'm jealous of your weather. We actually got some snow last weekend. I'm eager to plant my garden, but I don't want my precious tomato seedlings to die on me. Then again, 90 degree heat would probably kill them too. I'll wait for something in between.

  2. Oof! Daine, I would gladly trade you some of our heat for some of your cold and precipitation. We need rain! And last night, I finally succumbed to the lure of the air conditioner. I'd had another hard day, and I was tired and sweaty and fed up, so I decided to treat myself to a better sleep by cooling down my apartment. It was a good decision :-)