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29 July 2019 @ 11:45 pm
I thought I was going for a bike ride yesterday, despite the heat, but after getting sunblocked and ready and then checking to see how hot it was... 95o at 11:30 a.m.! GAH! Foiled again. :(

My absolute limit is about 94 degrees, at the end of a ride-- and when that happens, it's usually the result of denial about how bad the temperature is going to get. :O *cue theme music for another round of Why-the-hell-do-I-LIVE-here?*

So instead, I rode in the garage and struggled to make it to 55 minutes before calling it quits. And then attacked the garage with the shop-vac, because the cobweb situation was out of control again. I swear, Sacramento is all heat, spiders, and blowing dirt. Ugh. /o\

In entertainment news... we're slowly catching up on iZombie. I'm SO desperate for a happy ending, especially after how dark the show has become, but it's not on the horizon yet. Evil!MarciaBrady is really testing my patience. I know the character has an actual name, but that's who she is in my head. Her come-uppance is really overdue. I'm hoping it happens, and that irony is involved...

We're nearing the end of Stranger Things, S3, which... IDK. At least it's not all about 13-year-olds making out, which nobody wants to see. Much of what I like about this series is the soulfulness of El's character, which finally rose up about mid-season. The gore and the mysteriously increasing 'loser' rep dogging Steve? Not a fan. :(

However, thanks to [personal profile] thewayne, I have this Stranger Things: The Wonder Years video to share. It's funny even if you've never watched "The Wonder Years," which I haven't. Our son enjoyed it too, and then led me to this Star Wars bad-lip-reading video, which was totally new to me. How can that weird little fake song be so catchy? It's earworm-y. \o?

This past weekend, we rewatched the LEGO Batman movie, since our son hadn't seen it before and the humor is right up his alley. I still get a kick out of it—the random sidekicks like "Condiment King" and whatever that derpy Bunny thing is, the L-shaped components of the flopping-around-the-floor tantrum, the mini Lego lobster, the choice of 'super-bad' criminals locked away in the phantom zone.

I also like that LEGO Batman has his own personal, grumpy canon. When he's asked, "So, you live in Bruce Wayne's basement?", Batman answers, "No, Bruce Wayne lives in Batman's ATTIC." That's his worldview in a nutshell.

And hey—more power to him!

Muriellemurielle on July 30th, 2019 07:48 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you couldn't go cycling. It's a shame because I watched this special on how exercise helps our bodies endure extreme temperatures. It was a good long while ago, maybe that has changed.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 30th, 2019 05:35 pm (UTC)
I've been able to get out most days, even when it's really hot. Last Monday, I was out riding from the office, and it reached the point where I was ready to be done... about 4 miles from work. :O

I've had worse experiences (like the goosebumps and fatigue that hit when you're in heat exhaustion), but that wasn't a great ride. Saturday was less bad, and I thought I'd be able to get out Sunday because the forecasts were similar! But no-- the wind backed off on Sunday, and that must have made a huge difference. I was ready to go out an hour earlier, but the temperature was 7 degrees hotter by then, and beyond my cutoff.

Most men I've ridden with start to feel those effects in the high 90s (they've got about 5 degrees more headroom than I do), but sadly, I am not them!

By this time of year, the upper 80s are no longer completely wiping me out the way they do in June. So, I guess this is what acclimation looks like? \o?
Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on July 30th, 2019 01:36 pm (UTC)
We neighborhood dog people take ours around the park before it gets too hot. Chloe will avoid pavement once it's above a certain temperature. Being a southern dog, she must instinctively know.

I'm also realizing that I'd rather be sweaty and sitting in a/c rather than freezing yet bundled in layers. My body loves heat. The humidity is the real issue 😛
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 30th, 2019 05:39 pm (UTC)
I envy people who handle the heat better than I do! My husband used to be so much less affected, but the congestive heart failure makes a huge difference there. He's not allowed to exercise above 80 degrees now, though his muscles enjoy the mid-80s a lot. Good thing he's a morning person.

Which I am not. Even less so than I used to be!

I would hate to be dealing with your humidity, though. Three years in Peoria were enough (the last summer was around 95/95 for heat/humidity), and it was awful. I don't know how people ever stop sweating back east. :O