jesso: (Default)
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Summer makes me cranky, because it is so freaking hot... but I think anyone reading my journal already knows that. The sun is evil and heat is bad.

The good news is that I've acquired a new thermostat, which I will be installing this weekend (provided I don't somehow electrocute myself). It's digital so I can see actual numbers instead of hoping that I have it set close to what I want, and it's programmable so I don't have to worry about forgetting to turn it up during the day. And it was only $25 so when I move from this apartment I won't miss it.

(Not that I'm planning on moving anytime soon, I freaking love my apartment. I've got Plans for this place)

As for moving to a different climate, that is my goal. Someday, I will leave Texas behind, and probably make a rude gesture at it as I leave. I am not a Texan. I have lived here since I was 3, but I am not a Texan. I do not tolerate heat well, I suffer the North Texas Allergies of Doom, I hate pickup trucks and other over-sized vehicles, and I value things like courtesy and education.
jesso: (Default)
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Summer makes me cranky, because it is so freaking hot... but I think anyone reading my journal already knows that. The sun is evil and heat is bad.

The good news is that I've acquired a new thermostat, which I will be installing this weekend (provided I don't somehow electrocute myself). It's digital so I can see actual numbers instead of hoping that I have it set close to what I want, and it's programmable so I don't have to worry about forgetting to turn it up during the day. And it was only $25 so when I move from this apartment I won't miss it.

(Not that I'm planning on moving anytime soon, I freaking love my apartment. I've got Plans for this place)

As for moving to a different climate, that is my goal. Someday, I will leave Texas behind, and probably make a rude gesture at it as I leave. I am not a Texan. I have lived here since I was 3, but I am not a Texan. I do not tolerate heat well, I suffer the North Texas Allergies of Doom, I hate pickup trucks and other over-sized vehicles, and I value things like courtesy and education.

NO

Feb. 24th, 2009 10:45 pm
jesso: (PD - Emerson HELL NO)
Statement as of 6:20 PM CST on February 24, 2009

... The first 90 degree temperatures of the year in North Texas...

Although most parts of North Texas saw temperatures in the 70s to
lower 80s... the extreme western sections saw temperatures climb
above 90 degrees this afternoon
. Breckenridge in Stephens County
climbed to 95 degrees. A surface low pressure system had moved to
just northeast of Graham by mid afternoon with an accompanying
trough extending southwest to just east of Eastland. Behind this
low and trough... winds were westerly and the air was very dry.


NO NO NO NO NO NO NO I AM NOT READY. I AM NOT READY FOR THE HOT WEATHER. TAKE IT BACK, I DON'T WANT IT. HERE IS THE RECEIPT, GET A REFUND.

NO

Feb. 24th, 2009 10:45 pm
jesso: (PD - Emerson HELL NO)
Statement as of 6:20 PM CST on February 24, 2009

... The first 90 degree temperatures of the year in North Texas...

Although most parts of North Texas saw temperatures in the 70s to
lower 80s... the extreme western sections saw temperatures climb
above 90 degrees this afternoon
. Breckenridge in Stephens County
climbed to 95 degrees. A surface low pressure system had moved to
just northeast of Graham by mid afternoon with an accompanying
trough extending southwest to just east of Eastland. Behind this
low and trough... winds were westerly and the air was very dry.


NO NO NO NO NO NO NO I AM NOT READY. I AM NOT READY FOR THE HOT WEATHER. TAKE IT BACK, I DON'T WANT IT. HERE IS THE RECEIPT, GET A REFUND.
jesso: (Weather - Rainy)


Batten down the hatches, we're in for a fun night!

I just heard the first roll of thunder! It lasted as long as it took to type this! It's still going!

Wow.

[Poll #1347305]

(I love big storms ♥♥♥)
jesso: (Weather - Rainy)


Batten down the hatches, we're in for a fun night!

I just heard the first roll of thunder! It lasted as long as it took to type this! It's still going!

Wow.

[Poll #1347305]

(I love big storms ♥♥♥)
jesso: (PD - Books)
The upside to PaperBackSwap.com is that I get lots of books.

The downside is that I want to read them ALL. Right NOW.

I now have FOURTEEN George MacDonald books, plus one lulu.com copy of his "Unspoken sermons". I rearranged my bookshelf so that they could all be together in one big happy book family, and it makes me happy to see them all lined up. Now if only someone would post a copy of The Princess and Curdie my heart would be truly happy.

In other news, Hawking is being unbearably whiny. As in, constant meowing for long stretches of time. It's like she is begging for attention but when I go to actually pet her or something, she runs away. Her favorite places to whine are in the bathroom or in my bedroom. This morning I was about ready to tape her mouth shut because she decided to start it up around 7:30am and it took two full hours before she decided that she wanted to sleep under the blankets with me. Then she curled up and zonked right out like it was nothing. She's like a toddler who is tired, but doesn't WANT to be tired, so she gets whiny and crabby instead. And it makes me want to stuff her in a box and ship her to Siberia. I don't know why she is doing this all of a sudden. She used to do it occasionally, but it's been nightly all this week. And then this morning. And then now. And she needs to cut it out.

In other other news, today's high was 40. Yesterday's high was 80. People are, of course, freaking out. I am enjoying this brief taste of winter, and tactfully NOT pointing out that it's not "FREEEEEEZING" because it is still above 32 degrees.

Okay, off to more reading. Mmmmmmmmm books.
jesso: (PD - Books)
The upside to PaperBackSwap.com is that I get lots of books.

The downside is that I want to read them ALL. Right NOW.

I now have FOURTEEN George MacDonald books, plus one lulu.com copy of his "Unspoken sermons". I rearranged my bookshelf so that they could all be together in one big happy book family, and it makes me happy to see them all lined up. Now if only someone would post a copy of The Princess and Curdie my heart would be truly happy.

In other news, Hawking is being unbearably whiny. As in, constant meowing for long stretches of time. It's like she is begging for attention but when I go to actually pet her or something, she runs away. Her favorite places to whine are in the bathroom or in my bedroom. This morning I was about ready to tape her mouth shut because she decided to start it up around 7:30am and it took two full hours before she decided that she wanted to sleep under the blankets with me. Then she curled up and zonked right out like it was nothing. She's like a toddler who is tired, but doesn't WANT to be tired, so she gets whiny and crabby instead. And it makes me want to stuff her in a box and ship her to Siberia. I don't know why she is doing this all of a sudden. She used to do it occasionally, but it's been nightly all this week. And then this morning. And then now. And she needs to cut it out.

In other other news, today's high was 40. Yesterday's high was 80. People are, of course, freaking out. I am enjoying this brief taste of winter, and tactfully NOT pointing out that it's not "FREEEEEEZING" because it is still above 32 degrees.

Okay, off to more reading. Mmmmmmmmm books.

WEATHER!

Oct. 22nd, 2008 11:51 pm
jesso: (Yay!)
It is 55 degrees! There is a lovely breeze! Driving home from class with the windows down, my fingers got cold! My windows are open now, and it feels wonderful!

I want to sleep with the windows open, but I'm afraid one of the cats will pop the screens out and get loose. They are ridiculously easy to pop out. I think tomorrow I am going call the office and ask about better screens. One is torn, one is bent, and all three just POP at a little bit of a push. I am determined to have my yearly Night Of Sleeping Under The Siberian Blanket With The Windows Open In Temperatures Below Freezing, and I don't want to have to lock my cats in another room to do so.

WEATHER!

Oct. 22nd, 2008 11:51 pm
jesso: (Yay!)
It is 55 degrees! There is a lovely breeze! Driving home from class with the windows down, my fingers got cold! My windows are open now, and it feels wonderful!

I want to sleep with the windows open, but I'm afraid one of the cats will pop the screens out and get loose. They are ridiculously easy to pop out. I think tomorrow I am going call the office and ask about better screens. One is torn, one is bent, and all three just POP at a little bit of a push. I am determined to have my yearly Night Of Sleeping Under The Siberian Blanket With The Windows Open In Temperatures Below Freezing, and I don't want to have to lock my cats in another room to do so.
jesso: (Doctor Who)
Because this needs to be separate from my last entry.

This morning! This morning was amazing. It made me very happy. I walked out of my apartment, and as I was standing facing my car, there were several very cool things happening at once. To my right (the west), it was all gray gloomy clouds, with the addition of a beautiful double-rainbow. One of the arcs was very, very bold and distinct, and the fainter one was above it. I don't think I've ever seen a double-rainbow in person before, so I stared at it for a few minutes.

Then I looked to my left (the east). To my left was bright sunshine, and rain. The rain was maybe 20 feet away? Seriously. Right in front of me, it was not raining, and it was not raining to my right, but to the left, towards the sunshine, 20 feet away, it was raining. I've never seen that before, either.

Also, I LOVE when it rains when the sun is shining. It always reminds me of Mr Glaser, because in his class we watched Kurosawa's Dreams and the first part is about how foxes have their weddings when it rains while the sun is shining. But even before that, I loved sunshine rain.

So yeah. Double-rainbow + sunshine rain + rain 20 feet away + a gray cloudy morning = today was a good day. It was very refreshing <3
jesso: (Doctor Who)
Because this needs to be separate from my last entry.

This morning! This morning was amazing. It made me very happy. I walked out of my apartment, and as I was standing facing my car, there were several very cool things happening at once. To my right (the west), it was all gray gloomy clouds, with the addition of a beautiful double-rainbow. One of the arcs was very, very bold and distinct, and the fainter one was above it. I don't think I've ever seen a double-rainbow in person before, so I stared at it for a few minutes.

Then I looked to my left (the east). To my left was bright sunshine, and rain. The rain was maybe 20 feet away? Seriously. Right in front of me, it was not raining, and it was not raining to my right, but to the left, towards the sunshine, 20 feet away, it was raining. I've never seen that before, either.

Also, I LOVE when it rains when the sun is shining. It always reminds me of Mr Glaser, because in his class we watched Kurosawa's Dreams and the first part is about how foxes have their weddings when it rains while the sun is shining. But even before that, I loved sunshine rain.

So yeah. Double-rainbow + sunshine rain + rain 20 feet away + a gray cloudy morning = today was a good day. It was very refreshing <3
jesso: (Rain)
It's raining, guys!


Guys, it's raining!



(I like the rain)
jesso: (Rain)
It's raining, guys!


Guys, it's raining!



(I like the rain)

BOOM

Apr. 10th, 2008 03:46 am
jesso: (Weather - Rainy)
Storm woke me up. Loud and intense. Checked the radar, and it's red for miles around.

(On the bitty laptop, of course, in case of power outage)

Whoa hail is loud, no matter how tiny.

I like this. A big lovely storm, and it's in the middle of the night so I don't have to hear everyone freak out.

I probably shouldn't go outside. Hum.

I wonder where the nearest siren is. Did you know that the city of Mansfield does not have ANY tornado sirens? It is like they are asking to be destroyed, especially with middle of the night storms like this one. If a tornado hit them, no one would know until it was too late unless they happened to wake up and check the weather. They have spent lots of money on fancy sports parks and making their city all fancy and yuppie-ish, but none on tornado sirens. That is just about the stupidest thing a city in North Texas can do. I mean, hellooooo? We have tornado season. We are in Tornado Alley. And they are debating putting in sirens! I didn't even know it was debatable. Stupid Mansfield. But at least their parks are pretty!

(I am glad I do not live in Mansfield)

BOOM

Apr. 10th, 2008 03:46 am
jesso: (Weather - Rainy)
Storm woke me up. Loud and intense. Checked the radar, and it's red for miles around.

(On the bitty laptop, of course, in case of power outage)

Whoa hail is loud, no matter how tiny.

I like this. A big lovely storm, and it's in the middle of the night so I don't have to hear everyone freak out.

I probably shouldn't go outside. Hum.

I wonder where the nearest siren is. Did you know that the city of Mansfield does not have ANY tornado sirens? It is like they are asking to be destroyed, especially with middle of the night storms like this one. If a tornado hit them, no one would know until it was too late unless they happened to wake up and check the weather. They have spent lots of money on fancy sports parks and making their city all fancy and yuppie-ish, but none on tornado sirens. That is just about the stupidest thing a city in North Texas can do. I mean, hellooooo? We have tornado season. We are in Tornado Alley. And they are debating putting in sirens! I didn't even know it was debatable. Stupid Mansfield. But at least their parks are pretty!

(I am glad I do not live in Mansfield)

RAIN

Mar. 18th, 2008 12:49 pm
jesso: (Rain)
So everyone is freaking out about the rain.

Don't get me wrong, it's raining pretty hardcore, and the wind was enough to drive the water under our front door and get our lobby floor all wet. But it's not the apocalypse, people. We get this every year. Texas has so many storms that we call it Storm Season.

It's just water. It's not evil voodoo- water falling from the sky is a good thing! It keeps plants from dying. It gets the humidity (that you were all complaining about) out of the air. Rain is good.

Breathe, people.

Wooooosaaaah

RAIN

Mar. 18th, 2008 12:49 pm
jesso: (Rain)
So everyone is freaking out about the rain.

Don't get me wrong, it's raining pretty hardcore, and the wind was enough to drive the water under our front door and get our lobby floor all wet. But it's not the apocalypse, people. We get this every year. Texas has so many storms that we call it Storm Season.

It's just water. It's not evil voodoo- water falling from the sky is a good thing! It keeps plants from dying. It gets the humidity (that you were all complaining about) out of the air. Rain is good.

Breathe, people.

Wooooosaaaah

Froggy!

Mar. 11th, 2008 10:06 am
jesso: (Linnell)
It was froggy outside this morning!

I don't think I've ever seen fog that dense. Turning out from my apartment complex was scary- I could barely see anything, and car seemed to appear out of nowhere right on top of me. I didn't even try to make the left turn, since it probably would have resulted in my firey burning death. Instead I went to the exit at the bottom of the hill and turned right, then found a place to u-turn. Even that was scary. According to the radio weather lady, visibility was just about zero.

The highway was fun. At one point I looked over a bridge and couldn't see the traffic on the road underneath.

Also, why on earth would ANYONE drive in dense fog without their headlights? It makes them invisible! Stupid, stupid people. It's like they are asking to be killed.

I am at work and I don't want to be. Moar vacashun plz?

Froggy!

Mar. 11th, 2008 10:06 am
jesso: (Linnell)
It was froggy outside this morning!

I don't think I've ever seen fog that dense. Turning out from my apartment complex was scary- I could barely see anything, and car seemed to appear out of nowhere right on top of me. I didn't even try to make the left turn, since it probably would have resulted in my firey burning death. Instead I went to the exit at the bottom of the hill and turned right, then found a place to u-turn. Even that was scary. According to the radio weather lady, visibility was just about zero.

The highway was fun. At one point I looked over a bridge and couldn't see the traffic on the road underneath.

Also, why on earth would ANYONE drive in dense fog without their headlights? It makes them invisible! Stupid, stupid people. It's like they are asking to be killed.

I am at work and I don't want to be. Moar vacashun plz?

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