Archive for June, 2009

Summer is Here. No One Told the Weather Though

Those that no me in DC are probably tired of me constantly complaining about the weather. I can’t help it though. Coming from Southern California I expect certain things from summer. I expect it to be clear skies and sunny. That’s easy right? Well, apparently in DC, it’s next to impossible. Nearly everyday It is raining, or there is the threat of rain overhead. When it gets cloudy, it gets humid. When it rains when it is humid, it because a sauna outside. It is not comfortable at all, especially when you are doing strenuous things like play softball.

I am looknig out my window right now and if I didn’t no any better I would think it was winter outside with the dark clouds covering the entire sky and the wet ground. The illusion of winter quickly vanishes though as soon as you step outside. The hot air is so thick, you could cut it with a knife. It causes your close to stick to you and it stays a nasty temperature 24 hours a day. Nothing about it is enjoyable. how people can like it is completely foreign to me. If you do like it, that means you have never experienced a dry heat. It makes a world of difference.

Sure, it gets over 100 degrees in the summer in CA, but that is only during the day. Around 3 or 4 it starts to cool off, and it gets down to about 80 degrees with a cool breeze. Summer nights in CA are perfect for going out, playing sports, or campfires. Summer nights in DC are atrocious. No relief for the constant heat of the humidity. The AC stays on all night. As soon as the AC gets to the temperature I set it to, it shuts off…for about 30 seconds before it has to start again. In CA, you can turn the AC off at night and open a window and be perfectly comfortable.

Let me also take this opportunity to talk about Searsuckers – I don’t like them.

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Busy Busy Busy

Sincere apologies for the complete lack of updates on this site, but I promise, I will try to update it more often. I know, I know, I have said this before, but I really enjoy writing these musings, it is just sometimes I can’t muster up the mental energy to write anything at all and I resign to watch TV all day and all night. Another reason for my lack of updates is because I used to update while listening to my LP Records. Well, I am pleased to announce that I have listened to all the records I own. That is, until last night. I received two albums in the mail yesterday (5 LPs in total) and I am curerntly listening to one of them as I write this.

The main reason for the lack of updates is I have been busy. Summer is here and we have already had a lot of events on the rooftop at work, softball is in full swing with 2 games a week. Coincidentally, YOUR Heritage Capitalist Tools are the team of the week in for Roll Call (a Congressional newspaper) and I got a quote in it. So things have been piling up. Work is also as busy as ever. I have managed, however, to get a few blog posts in. We have a lot of big fights coming up throughout the summer and fall, and we are ready to fight.

I’ve taken in a few baseball games as well. I went up to Baltimore with a friend to catch the Orioles and the Yankees. Not long after that I caught a Nats/Phillies game with another friend and a Nats/Pirates game with other friends. Not to mention the steady stream of happy hours, poker nights, and BBQs that come with summer in DC. Over Memorial Day, I went to visit friends on Long Island, NY and went sailing on Long Island Sound. I’ve been having a great time and I don’t suspect that it will end anytime soon.

Thanks for bearing with the lack of updates and I will try to get them more frequently.

Todd

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