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Tonight, Random

It's fucking cold. My sister told me I didn't know what cold was until I'd woken up and found the world frozen in snow, but fuck what she thinks: it's fucking cold. On the way home tonight I stopped to get petrol, and was, firstly amazed to see it beneath a dollar fifty a litre. Because I have become that I kind of adult ($1.47 for the curious), I pulled over, thought greedy thoughts, and got out of the car. It was so fucking cold I almost got the fuck back in and remembered the days when it was round seventy to eighty cents a litre.

In more importantly news, the donations for Paul Haines' Cancer is a Cunt Drive has gone extremely well over the weekend, with just over eight and a half grand raised. Still a chunk to go, but the generosity on display has been very cool to see, and I thank you if you donated or linked.

Now, if you don't mind, I'm off to build a fucking fire or something primitive like that.

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shadowsandice
Jul. 28th, 2008 11:32 am (UTC)
I have fucking chilblains on my toes. From sitting right here, in my room. With two pairs of socks on.
benpeek
Jul. 28th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC)
double socks! that's what i need!
shadowsandice
Jul. 28th, 2008 11:43 am (UTC)
TWO PAIRS IS NOT ENOUGH. GO FOR THREE.

G'night.
benpeek
Jul. 28th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
nite.
ext_106448
Jul. 28th, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
Pfft. Cold, how cold? 0C? I live in Minnesota (US), which while not the coldest place on Earth, can hit -20F (-28C) below 0F (-17C).

If you're going to build a fire here are some highly flammable items:

1) The New York Times newspaper, though you need to individually scrunch the pages, unless you're trying to make a newspaper log.

2) American Media in general, its so full of shit it burns well.

3) Fellow humans. (I'm going to hell for that one, I kid! But you know the saying 'build a man a fire and he will be warm for the night, light the man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life')

4) Anything over 100 proof, but consider burning something else before igniting the nectar of the gods.

benpeek
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
cold?! it was like, 12 last nite. and there was this wind that cut right through me!

i swear, there was the start of frostbite.
lyndarama
Jul. 28th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
Ha ha - you'll have to excuse our definition of cold - I live in the Tropics (I'm 1200km North of Ben, as per the terms of the restraining order lol) and it gets down to 6C here in Winter. One time it was 4C!

Not nearly as cold as where you live, but unfortunately I live in a weatherboard and fibro beach house, with NO insulation at all. The bathroom window is permanantly rusted open, and the windows don't close properly in the other rooms - and there are gaps in the floorboards. It's like sleeping outdoors sometimes. Luckily Winter only lasts about 3 months, and it's 24C in the daytime.

From my experience of living in Sydney, some of those old homes in the burbs aren't much better. Ducted air-con is a relatively rare and expensive item in Sydney, as are fireplaces.

Also, Ben lives in what's known as the Cumberland Plain in the Sydney Basin, which is colder in Winter and hotter in Summer than the rest of the city.
benpeek
Jul. 29th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
yes. exactly. i am living in the projects.

you know, next a girl from iceland is going to come by and post her pictures of the cold...
ext_106448
Jul. 30th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
I can't knock you guys too hard. The downside of living pretty much where Old Man Winter's ass-crack is located is that I can't handle the heat. Anything over 85F (29C) and I become a sweaty, cranky primate. Anything over 80F (26C) that has humidity of any noticeable kind and I'm homicidal. Well ok not homicidal, but I once went with the wife 'down south' to her area of origin and it was 115F (46C) in the shade, with a dew point around 100F (VERY humid) and I was ready to shed this mortal coil. Seriously I'm not a religious person, but I knew that day what Hell must feel like.
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