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18 January 2013 @ 11:48 pm
Dreadfully sorry, mostly melted.  
I am behind on birthdays and news, and shaking my head at Lance Armstrong and everything. Sorry!

But it was 45.8C here today (115F) and I have survived only by the internal application of iced lollies, iced juice and sorbet.

A cool change has rolled through, I feel I may be a Pratchett Troll as my brain seems to be returning with the colder weather.

We are not going to speak of the Australian cricket team, except to say that it makes me glad I still support England. wemyss, you may laugh if you must, it is entirely fair.

pingrid and I wish to know if there is an accepted short form of Richard Armitage, as we have been watching North and South and have had to go for RArm to save on typing. While it leaves out quite a bit of the book, it is much lovelier than the images that were in my head!
 
 
 
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on January 18th, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
And I thought the 38C I've been suffering was bad. :/
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 01:41 am (UTC)
It IS! But alas, things could get worse … It's 25 today, though. HURRAH for the cold change!
inamacinamac on January 18th, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC)
Surely the 'short form' of Richard Armitage is 'Thorin'?

I toyed with variants on 'Dick' but finally decided that 'RAge' is just about acceptable.
bk7brokemybrain: smirk ARbk7brokemybrain on January 18th, 2013 03:42 pm (UTC)
HAR!

Edited at 2013-01-18 03:42 pm (UTC)
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Hueyphoenixacid on January 18th, 2013 03:14 pm (UTC)
I'll be very good and not make a comment about the "internal application of ice lollies".

*smiles at you*

So sorry about the heat though, ouch!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC)
If it keeps being up around 45, it will come to that!
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blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 01:39 am (UTC)
That's entirely unfair. The whole POINT of cold is snow! I once did a winter hike in Scotland (don't ask, stupidest thing ever. It was meant to be learning how to cross-country ski and went downhill (pardon the pun) rapidly. I suspect that ex-boyfriend was trying to kill me.) in which I ended up wearing all my clothes at once in a bid to warm up my bones. If you have any local large hills with steep inclines, I found walking up them with a 10kg pack and carting skis an excellent method of warming up!
some kind of snark faery: severus humor (trust snape)shyfoxling on January 18th, 2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
I have survived only by the internal application of iced lollies

I imagine you in fact ate them, but that is not the image my diseased brain first supplied.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
I hate to say it, but if there had not been a 20-degree drop in temperature between today and yesterday, it could well have come to that point!
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Meredythmeredyth_13 on January 18th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
It is a snowy wonderland in London today, with hopefully more on the way. We had a snowball fight on our front yard tonight. I have been walking around in it with the most enormous grin on my face all day.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
pingridpingrid on January 18th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
I still think that if we were to video chat more often, his abbreviation would have to be RAr! RAWR *kitten claws*
george pushdragonpushdragon on January 18th, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC)
I demand there be more As to get the full effect of RAAAAAAr.He deserves every one.

He's so lovely in North and South, with his rough regional accent.
pingridpingrid on January 19th, 2013 01:23 am (UTC)
AND THE TORTURED BROODING!
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Lee Marchaisleemarchais on January 19th, 2013 01:28 am (UTC)
Brammers, I love that you make reference to Practchett's trolls. :D Discworld rocks. :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 19th, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
I swear, I am cleverer in the UK than in Australia! I need a brain fan! And yes, he's the very best!
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kayokokayoko on January 19th, 2013 02:12 am (UTC)
Goodness, it's still sweltering over there?

*sends some winter your way*
Nennenenne on January 19th, 2013 09:18 am (UTC)
That sounds awful! I'll take minus 30 anyday over that. I'ts a good thing your there and I'm here, where we actually can cope. :) Keep cooling down any way you can.
Fanartist in trainingkath_ballantyne on January 19th, 2013 10:57 am (UTC)
It didn't get quite that hot here but we did lose power for 17 hours. Couldn't even have the fan on. Or use the ice packs as we didn't want to open the freezers. Dropped out at 6pm and came back on sometime between 10 and 1 today. Thankfully everything in the freezers was still frozen solid. No idea how that happened, they are old but even the ice cream was solid still.

I used the lack of digital things as an excuse to get some spinning done. Took the wheel outside (house is too dark to do much inside) and spent about an hour and a half spinning before it got too dark. Then we sat around and ate salad in the dark before heading to bed.

I think I am a troll too. I end up nearly brain dead in the heat and thinking returns as soon as it drops down into the 20s. Usually being up here means we miss most of the hideous heat. We get -6 in winter but we have a fire. This year has been awful though. Neighbour says it's the worse they've had since she moved here 12 years ago.
Today we had rain. Proper rain that was light but lasted for hours. Hopefully it has saved the garden.
astardanced77astardanced77 on January 19th, 2013 11:45 am (UTC)
The best tweet on my timeline yesterday came from Antony Green, of all people:

Australia need 1 to pass the temperature in Sydney.</p>

Says it all really.

I share your trollness (trollility?), but worse, I am an albino troll. I burn in about 2 minutes in this weather. Summer is my hell.

Catherine17catherines on January 19th, 2013 12:10 pm (UTC)
OK, what is Australia doing in the cricket, really? Because when we saw them play Sri Lanka in the Boxing Day Test, it looked like Sri Lanka wasn't even playing. But in the one day matches, it's a whole different story...
Tara: OMG BROODY AND SMOLDERINGtaradiane on January 19th, 2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
Look back at me.

He was pretty much the hottest thing ever in that movie. And I'd already had it bad for him as Lucas North. But damn, John Thornton? Oh yes.