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I don't know if you've heard, but it's hot. Cold shower before bed hot, sleeping in the living room to be closest to the fan hot. Curtis and I have gone to the lake two days in a row. I'm kind of scared to go in lakes because I don't really know how to swim--pools are fine because I know how deep the water is at all times, but lakes are murky and scary and unpredictable. But it's the only comfortable place in Seattle right now and unlike the pool, it's free, it doesn't sell out, and you can even drink beer there. I can paddle out to a sunny spot with my noodles and just lazily float and rock up and down with the boat wakes, enjoying the goosebumps from the cold water. Now Curtis is on a hunt for some rafts or inner tubes and maybe this summer will turn me into a water person afterall.

After the lake we had sushi (cold food, air-conditioned restaurant), and went to the Redwood which is allegedly air conditioned but doesn't feel like it. Water balloons were thrown and a beer balloon was created from the tap but not used. Some Swedes who are big Seattle music fans are visiting and asked how we deal with this heat. We say, we don't. Curtis tried to teach them some American insults and then we had to explain the literal definition of a douche bag.

I woke up early this morning to find Curtis in the living room on the sofa. He had apparently sleep-walked out in the living room and it was about 10 degrees cooler than the bedroom with fans going full blast so I was like, shit, I'm sleeping out here too and grabbed a pillow to settle down on the floor. He got up and said, "no honey, you sleep on the sofa, I'll just come back out here when you go to work" and went back in the bedroom. I got about two hours of cool couch slumber, and that is why he is the best boyfriend in the world. Tonight I am considering a camping pad on the balcony.

Today is day two of my InDesign class in an un-air conditioned classroom. I hope I make it.

Date: 2009-07-29 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] resurgam.livejournal.com
Curtis sounds like such a doll! And having the lake is great - I'm in a lake nearly every day here. Paranoid PSA moment coming up: I am a little freaky about water safety, having lost a cousin to drowning in a tiny river, so please consider taking even a couple hour swim lesson if you are swimming in a lake. It can be really dangerous to use floats to paddle out to deep water you cannot swim back from.

Date: 2009-07-29 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] octavekitten.livejournal.com
yikes....now Seattle is scaring me! LOL. When i first moved to LA i was shocked that most places don't have air conditioning, especially for somewhere so hot.

is it the same with Seattle? not that its as hot as LA normally but.... The last time Sedea came to visit me it didn't get below 105 the entire weekend. We had to go stay in a hotel since my apt had no AC.

Also, I can only imagine the hilarity of trying to explain the literal meaning of a douchebag to foreigners!!

Date: 2009-07-29 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dazzlynn.livejournal.com
lol. my coworker uses the term "douche bag" a lot. The girl that use to sit next to me was vietnamese. said coworker was telling a story about his commute in and called someone a douche bag. she asked what it meant. i tried to explain it to her but i got too shy in the work place to explain it. i pointed her towards wiki.

Date: 2009-07-30 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moomily.livejournal.com
OMG I was in an InDesign class yesterday too! TWINS.


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