cat days of summer

September 16, 2007

joey2.jpg

Seems like the dog days of summer (or cat days, depending on your pet bias) may finally be over. Today in Valencia, CA it is a cool, crisp 87 degrees. This as opposed to the mid 90’s of last week, and weeks and weeks of triple digits, leading to a climax of 116 degrees during Labor Day weekend.

So, 87, heh, I’ll take it! Now this is coming from an ex-coastal dweller. Until 5 years ago, I spent about 20+ years in Ventura, CA, a lovely little beach community north of Los Angeles. A place where no one even knows what A.C. stands for, and you either wear, carry, or wrap a sweater around your waist all during the summer months. Seldom does the mercury rise above 75 or drop below 55. Heaven!

Living in Ventura, I looked forward to summer. No need to plan all my activities around the danger of suffering heat stroke. I could take a walk, go for a run, dash goofily about and otherwise exert myself at anytime of the day. There’s a lot of freedom in that.

These days, summer is something to dread. While running simple errands, I’m sure I must resemble something right out of “Dawn of the Dead”, as I shuffle from my car to the grocery store, only coming alive again once I’m hit in the face with a blast of A.C. (I do know what that stands for).

Tonight, there is a hint of Autumn in the air, I can actually smell it. I can feel my will to live slowly return. So, I’ll pour myself an iced tea, more ice than tea, and pray for rain.

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2 Responses to “cat days of summer”

  1. Alexis Says:

    OMG he is *so* fat. 😀

    Adorable drawring, Linder. You captured the spirit of Joseph. (Not to mention his girth!)

    ^a^

  2. Spooky Says:

    Hey!!! What’s the deal? You spend all kinds of time drawing a picture of Joey … and then you post it to the interweb!!???
    This is favoritism and I demand equal web exposure.

    Spooky
    (agent for Iggy)


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