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16 July 2010 @ 10:33 am
Little updates about nothing much, just a zen sort of weekend.  
We have officially reached the halfway point for summer school. I have three weeks down, with three left to go. To celebrate this auspicious occasion (ha!) I had two midterms yesterday, one in each class, both of which went pretty well. I probably got a high B/low A on the Spanish test, and a high C/low B on the math test. I'm enjoying the quiet lull of post-test relaxation. I'll have to pick up the pace again once I return to school on Monday, but this weekend should be nice and peaceful.

It's so beautiful outside. Bright, sunny. It hasn't gotten super hot yet, but it will soon. By one or two in the afternoon, the heat will come in waves, but in the morning it's still cool enough that a walk would be quite pleasant. I love living in California, and the pleasant Mediterranean climate that keeps temperature extremes far, far away. I guess it keeps me ignorant of Nature's fury, living here. In a book I'm listening to, a character's feet have to be amputated after he was naked in wintry Chicago for less than half an hour. It was fifteen below zero. I can't imagine that kind of cold. I think 55 degrees is cold. Would that amount of time really be enough for frostbite to kill your feet completely?

I'm not up to much today. Going to work at the Clubhouse later, where I'll drink tea and try to get caught up on my book blog. On the way, I'll pick up a new audio book at AllEars Audiobooks in Saratoga. Maybe some Shakespeare? I'd like to be prepared for next week's trip.
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jeanniejeannietran on July 19th, 2010 06:23 am (UTC)
I tried listening to Shakespeare before and it just got too confusing. I couldn't tell which characters were which and who was talking unless they were directly addressed by someone else. It was just a jumble of random people.
Suzik00kaburra on July 19th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
The accessibility of the productions really seems to vary from disk to disk. 'The Merchant of Venice' was pretty easy for me to follow, but a lot of the plays are just a pain in the neck.

Kenny says the Santa Cruz Shakespeare will be starting soon. We should go :) They're doing Othello!
jeanniejeannietran on July 19th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
yes! and we wont get lost this time! (hopefully)
Kuruma Chidorichidorichan on July 19th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
I love the cold (well, 15 below I don't love, but I used to love winter most of all--now I love fall most), but what I really hate is my family can't afford to keep the house very warm during the winter, so it's just months and months of cold living. ;-; No, I don't mind wearing sweaters (I love them!) and lots of blankets at night (it's comfy), but just walking around the house, my extremities (nose, ears) get cold and like I can't sit down ANYWHERE without blankets. Ugh. ;-; Hopefully when we (if we ever) move, it'll be a smaller place we can afford to heat! XD

But yeah, my average winter temps are easily in the 0s-20s. And yet our summers can be brutal (been in the 80s-90s for weeks). Cripes. I guess you probably just have nice temps (50s-60s?) most of the year? That's actually an ideal climate. I'd give up my cooler weather in order to get rid of the hotter weather. XD