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heat stroke


Brezny-scope this week:

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Lately, it’s as if you’ve been riding a roller coaster on which you’re forbidden to scream. It’s as if you’ve been trying to suppress your laughter as you watch a series of the funniest stand-up comedians on the planet. It’s like you’ve been ordered to sit stiffly in a chair and keep your feet motionless while your favorite band plays the dance music you love best. I hope you won’t put up with this predicament any longer, Taurus. Either scream, laugh, and dance, or else escape any situation that’s keeping you clamped down.

Scream indeed. Well I would but it’s too fucking hot to scream. The heat index today is supposed to be around 109°F and at that I just won’t write anymore because the heat alternately makes me braindead or miserably irritated and I’m likely to not do anything but complain. And really things are good overall so I’ll just shut my whining yap.

I leave for Oregon Friday. The other night I dreamt that I got off the plane and there was three inches of snow in Portland in August. Yep, the heat makes me long for snow, which we all know I loathe.

Song of the day: Was That You I’ve Been Kissing – Lucero (click to download), for reasons I won’t explain, but are probably pretty transparent to some people.

Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

13 thoughts on “heat stroke

  1. the only thing i’m not looking forward to on Labor Day weekend is the heat, i wish i could bring the weather here with me. i hear lots of cold beer helps. i’m willing to thoroughly test that theory.

  2. Well, I can give you some preliminary data, if you like, as I’ve been actively testing the beer theory for a while now.

    I expect it won’t be quite that hot on Labor day in Arkansas.

  3. It’s chilly here in Portland, but not, thankfully, snow chilly. Just under 70 chilly.

  4. Yes, I’m very much looking forward to it.

  5. You should come visit me in SF, too. Nice and foggy and cool.

  6. Yes. Want.

    Coincidentally enough, I’m going to Oregon for my cousin’s wedding–my cousin who lives in the Bay Area and belly dances!

  7. I know, I have the headache to prove it. There was also no coffee at work. You should go borrow some from Jami. Or even the kids in back.

  8. Aaaaaaaand smonsterbite is now pimping Labor Day weekend at me. No moneys! Motorcycle took my moneys!! Gah.

    You should TOTALLY come visit your cousin (coughmecough), then. Yes.

  9. Yes, it looks like the Crack twins might be doing Arkansas with us! And the LA contingent, and someone from Boston to hold down the fort for the NE. You can’t leave NoCal unrepresented.

    That icon makes me want to “accidentally” drop things down your cleavage and then offer to fish it out for you.

  10. haha

    Jami was walking by in the yard as I watered our dying plants, and I screamed out “CAN I BORROW SOME COFFEE?” and she twittered a laugh at me and brought it over.

  11. I didn’t get no coffee. We’ll see if I make it home in the heat without becoming homicidal.

  12. Have a wonderful trip! Perhaps not with snow, but at least no heat index of 109 either.

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