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05 February 2011 @ 10:37 pm
Damn you, Bureau of Meterology!  
Last weekend was stinking hot, and the BOM apologetically informed us all that it would only get worse through the week. 'But,' they said, 'Next weekend will be cooler.'

This was a lie. Today was 40 (104°F) and at the moment it's 10.20pm and 33 (er, 90-ish? I don't know, it's too hot to brain). I have spent the entire day eating ice cream and reading a book in front of a fan. I had a phone interview to do with a chap who is also in Sydney, we both kept forgetting words, but each completely understood, because all of us have brains of sago at the moment. I promised to make him sound much, much smarter when I write it up.

Spent ten minutes outside watering the plants, had to have a little sit-down for an hour. Since the plants were having what could have been a terminal sit-down before I went out, it was essential. I took a vote in the garden and it was unanimous -- the plants would like the United States and Norway to take all of our excess heat. Which is now 25°C-worth of spare, so that should bring some of you up to a glorious 7 or 8.

The BOM has promised me that tomorrow will be cooler. I hope so -- I have a tea date with my mother and she gets the better of me when it is too hot. Last time this happened, I found myself at a dinner party with six of her ex-girlfriends, three of whom were having a fight with her. Don't ask me how this happened, I still have no idea. And yet, not our most ridiculous meal ...
Nennenenne on February 5th, 2011 11:42 am (UTC)
Who are we to fight a unanimous vote? Just send it here. *magnanimous*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 5th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
My garden is wise. If we could do as I hoped, you would have a lovely 20-odd day, and I could enjoy a delightful 15!
Brissygirl: icecream dreamsbrissygirl on February 5th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC)
It's been hot up here too but no where near that bad. :/

Have some more ice cream. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 5th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
It wouldn't be so bad were I not a little lactose intolerant ...
boodiedharawal on February 5th, 2011 11:58 am (UTC)
Oh dear, it was a comparatively cool 21 here today but with high humidity, so I was complaining about how sticky I was.

I retract my complaints, forthwith!

blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 5th, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
No, complain away, it's totally appropriate! *Shakes fist*
being_herebeing_here on February 5th, 2011 12:04 pm (UTC)
I would like to know about the most ridiculous meal very much indeed...

I hope it gets cooler soon. I would be completely unable to function in those temperatures and I just can't comprehend how anyone else can.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 5th, 2011 01:30 pm (UTC)
Alas, that would involve reliving the experience ...

We can't actually function, just sort of plod along in ever-increasing sleep deprivation until it breaks. Sunday afternoon, they promise.
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burdened with glorious purpose: viktor_scarffemmequixotic on February 5th, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
If you send heat, I will send snow. FEET OF IT. Ice too.

*whimpers and prepares to trudge through Cocytus this morning*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 5th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
That would be DELIGHTFUL! And I checked, we would both average out to something perfectly pleasant. If ONLY one could post weather!
Emma: Tea - keep calm and put the kettle onemmacmf on February 5th, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
Oh you poor thing, that sounds utterly miserable!! *squishes*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 5th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
It's deeply bleagh. And it just eats days, as reading and consuming cold beverages and ice cream is the extent of one's energy. I need weekends to accomplish stuff!

Though because this is a record-breaking spell, at least it is not just me complaining this year. Sometimes all the real Aussies laugh at my feeble protestations.
maevemistmaevemist on February 5th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
The weather man is kindly informing me it is still 27 degrees here and will only drop to 26 before rising again. I am so over this heat it isn't even remotely funny anymore.

The plus side is that I will have yet another winter season (week/month) where I do not complain about cold feet even for a moment.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 5th, 2011 01:38 pm (UTC)
33 here. WAH! And yes, I was allowed to complain about the -7 surprise blizzard in Paris the other year, but the only other time I started to winge about cold, pingrid and raitala reminded me of my endless whining over the hot and I reassessed my position!
ecosopher: catecosopher on February 5th, 2011 12:45 pm (UTC)
You know what I hate? It's when the BOM says something like "Showers and occasional thunderstorms" and you get the build-up and the thunder and the humidity AND NO RAIN. I've said it before: it's like being completely justified in expecting sex and then not getting any.

Certainly hope it's cooler for you tomorrow. We're expecting some rather hellish heat later in the week, I'm relishing the cooler nights right now because I know it won't last.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 5th, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
YES! The bastards! And it means I don't water the garden in expectation of rain.

And you darling! At least I have no baby on board, how you are managing I will never know. Though people should not give birth in December, January or February, as birthdays in those months are no fun anywhere.
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Shezanshezan on February 5th, 2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
Don't people have A/C in their homes in Oz?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 5th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
Very minimally, and we try not to use it too much, as our power comes almost entirely from coal and all that carbon just causes more extreme weather in the long run and we're running out of cash to pay for the regular rebuildings.
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la_marianela_mariane on February 5th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
It's so cold here, I wouldn't say no to a little warmth. We don't have snow but we have ice on the roads, so I'll be nice and not send that your way :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 5th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
I have been having stern words at the weather and telling it to go your way. Alas, it is evil and recalcitrant. This week is partially thanks to the general record sea temperatures off the east coast, and more specifically to Cyclone Yasi, which is doing a lot of weird things as it dissipates.
bk7brokemybrainbk7brokemybrain on February 5th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
LMAO. "Terminal sit-down". LOL! *wipes eyes*

I don't care if the weathermen get it slightly wrong. They are performing what would seem like magic only half a century ago. What I hate, DESPISE even, is the effing national news programs spending 2/3 of their time telling us that it is snowing. Oh, and cold. Oh, and there's snow on the ground and driving is a bit difficult. Guess what? IT'S WINTER! It's COLD. Occasionally it SNOWS! Stop the fear mongering! Tell me when it's going to snow especially badly and I will put the shovel in a prominent place and get an extra carton of milk. Teh End!
Most Americans couldn't point to Egypt on a map, much less know about the turmoil there. How about educating your watchers instead of showing protracted weather forecasts?

*sends a lot of snow to pile in your yard and make naked snow angels in*
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on February 5th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, nasty weather. We had mid-30 s and 95% humidity yesterday, which was not fun to spend 8 hours walking and driving around in - at one point I had to stop and take a half-hour break in a nice air-conditioned shop before I completely melted. But it was not 40, or worse, 43, which my sister got, so it could have been so much worse.

The annoying bit hear is that the bay, the closeness of which is why I didn't move before Chrismas, is not safe to swim in anymore :(.
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on February 5th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Well the good news is that if your weather follows on from CBR you should be slightly cooler for the next few days :) Yesterday was Brisbane sticky (hey weather gods - if I wanted humidity I would have stayed in Brisbane, not moved to the bush capital!) but today while still a little humid, is cloudy with a lovely cool breeze and scattered shwoers - it is suppsoedly going down to 11C tonight (oh the bliss). And on the icecream front - can I recommend Weis three berry bars - gluten and dairy free and MOST refreshing :)
Cerisewivern on February 6th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
The humidity has finally gone from here and it's actually cool. Last week was hell. I hope the coolness is moving up to your place.
The Ramblings of an often very distracted person.annes_stuff on February 6th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
It has been somewhat hot and humind here over the last couple of days but last night I spent about 5 hours in a pool drinking beer with friends. The respite from the heat was worth my fingers going wrinkled.