An odd recollection of childhood

Posted by me on Sunday, the 10th day of June, anno domini 2007 at 11:24 PM, local time.

As you may have read, my air conditioning is not presently working, and today was rather hot out anyway, which would have been enough to make the temperature in my apartment rather uncomfortable. However, as today was apparently Jeremiah's cooking day, it was soon pushing 90 degrees or so at its worst point. Some of my friends further south (or from further south, anyway) may laugh at my discomfort in such a chilly temperature, but I assure you I almost died.

But that is really only a segue into what I was planning to write about. To combat this heat, I brought up a little fan I had obtained while in college for such situations and turned it on myself whilst I read. When growing up, we never had any air conditioning, and each summer was such a painful season for this reason that I can only assume my present dislike of the season stems from that. We always had fans going throughout the house to keep us as close to comfortable as was possible. While I sat reading in my chair, with some piano music playing in the background, constantly fighting for the aural spectrum with this simple little fan whirrring about, I was strongly reminded of my childhood summers, when I would similarly read at night with fans being heard everywhere, and my sister practicing her piano in the other room.

It is often strange to have such recollections, but pleasant. Well, I should get back to reading. It seems there is nothing else that can really be done under such conditions :)

P.S.: It looks funny, but is obviously frequently used enough to get past the spellchecker. I can only assume that it is a correct spelling: whirrring. (With three 'r's.) Or perhaps my spellchecker is off. I will assume instead that it is a correct spelling :-) That is far more fun to do!

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  1. Darcy, who is from the deep south. said,

    June 11, 2007 at 10:45 am

    Ha ha. Drink cold drinks. :)

  2. me said,

    June 11, 2007 at 11:02 am

    I don’t know if that will be enough. I tried it a little yesterday, but my ice cold water was lukewarm before I finished the liter. Maybe I’ll have to get water in smaller increments at a time.

  3. Darcy, who is now back in town, said,

    June 11, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Ok, it is really hot. It was hotter and more muggy in Kansas, but I was expecting something much better when we got here. And here we are…our plants are wilting, our house is hot, and its still muggy. You should look for friends with a basement and hang out there. :)

  4. me said,

    June 11, 2007 at 11:54 pm

    Indeed. I just got back from Jim and Pam’s, where there is just such a basement. I may come invade yours as well sometime. But, hopefully the air conditioning guys are coming tomorrow, so it will no longer be a problem?

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