7.19.2006

Must be the heat

This is the day, everyone. It's set to be the hottest day in England on record. And I got to be here for it! Yeah, I can pick 'em. Of course, I will be spending most of it in a chilly computer lab.

Things keep going wrong today. You know those days where everything gets off on the wrong foot? I'm sluggish and tired and I keep forgetting things. And I stayed up too late reading the thriller set in Prague (but I figured out who the baddie was! Go me!). Also the Internet has crapped out again. And the department secretary turned in the two books that I accidentally left in the lab last night, so I have to go find them before somebody else checks them out.

In happier news, I'm driving up with Landlady J and two other ladies to the Lake District. We're going to leave here after dinner and stay the night in a youth hostel at Derwentwater. Then Thursday is the Walk, wherein the ladies in their 40s will proceed to kick my butt at hiking. With the way things are going today I'll probably end up walking off a cliff or some stupid thing. I've treated myself to an M&S Scottish shortbread with chocolate chunks to put in my lunch, so lets hope disaster waits to strike until after I eat it.



Since writing the above, the very nice lady I was meant to interview over Skype this afternoon emailed to see if we could push it back to Friday. I suddenly feel much better about life. Not that I don't want to talk to her--I'm really looking forward to it. But it was one more thing, and I was going to be cutting it close to get home and eat and pack. Now I can do the interview when I'm not a cranky forgetful mess.

I'm going to take that as a sign that today is actually going to be fabulous. And so is tomorrow. I really am looking forward to the Lake District. I've wanted to go for a long time, and I'm hoping for some nice views. I'll be sure to take lots of landscape pictures while I'm there. I know my dad loves him some landscape pictures . . .

8 comments:

daltongirl said... [reply]

Too bad you didn't do the interview when you were a cranky, forgetful mess. Then you could have blogged about it in the manner of Bridget Jones. 'Cause I bet that's what it would have been like, and that's funny stuff.

TannerJ5 said... [reply]

Is global warming getting angry at us?Only 2 U.S. states aren't predicted to have temps above 90.Now in the U.K. they've got this thing.Let's all run to pluto while we can.

blackjazz said... [reply]

Sorry to be boring, but in case anybody takes seriously what you said about the weather - for England this was the hottest JULY day on record :-) I think the hottest day ever was in August.

The Divine Miss A said... [reply]

Have fun in the lake country. I hope that it doesn't get too hot and that you are able to out-hike your friends.

CoolMom said... [reply]

tannerj, I bet I can guess what one of your states is? Begins with and 'a' and ends with an 'a'. Nice pics Nemmy. We are home today if you want to call.

Grumbee said... [reply]

Hey Nem we're having a Pioneer Day barbecue on Monday at 6. Stop by if you get the chance!

The McCulloch Family said... [reply]

Blech. Humid heat is the worst. I feel your pain sis. I would gladly trade my hot, muggy weather for dry Utah heat any day.

chosha said... [reply]

Hottest day ever in England? Did the ice thaw and everything? :)

Nice scenery.

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