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Well, I don't usually complain too much about the weather, I like it cold, I don't mind it warm, but it's really hot here at the moment, such a contrast to Viv's snow, Ian's Chester, Angela's pipes, Liz-Moth freezing by the fire. So hot that at our Bazaar meeting this evening the meeting room was like an oven so we took our chairs and sat in a big circle on the grass outside the church! We felt like we were setting up for some sort of medieval occasion! We stayed until it was nearly dark, and I had to ride my bike home on the footpath as I don't have any lights. Stopped to chat to two friends I met along the way, which was odd in the twilight, but fun also. I zoomed down Broadway like a shadow in my black t-shirt and jeans and coasted home in the dark.

It's still really hot, even at eleven pm at night. Too hot even to have a coffee *pout* I'm going to bed, do some writing and reading. Jarhead was on when I got in, with Jake G and Peter S (who we just saw in Flightplan) and it was interesting, no actual killing of or by the enemy as far as I could see. I decided to read instead. I found a book at the library by SE Hinton, who wrote The Outsiders and a few other teen novels back in the sixties and seventies. Admittedly in the eighties, if I had a teenager in my class who didn't read, I could almost always get them to read The Outsiders! This book I'm reading now is touching but is getting weird. Hawkes Harbor. I'll let you know how I get on. I suspect there are vampires involved and that's a big turnoff to me...

The beach was glorious today, the sea was flat, the sun incredible. And I bought some more paint, to paint a wall in the dining room. The colour is sisal! Should be interesting. I'll paint the archway as well.

Better go, not enough sleep the last two nights... gotta get some sleep! Oh, and writing time *g* that's fascinating... I'll let you know later ;)

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vivh
Feb. 8th, 2007 10:26 am (UTC)
I'd happily send you lots of cold if you'll send me some hot!!!I love hot, even really hot!!! - comes of living in the tropics I guess...
Too hot even to have a coffee *pout* - don't be silly it's never too hot for coffee!!
natesmountain
Feb. 8th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
Honestly, a coffee last night would have wiped me out completely. and I'd love to send you some heat in a box *g*

There's a breeze today...
vivh
Feb. 8th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
It's still very cold here!!! And I can really drink coffee even at the very hottest times!
natesmountain
Feb. 8th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
Me too, I thought... but phew, we just got back from walking the boys to school, and the house is hot and I'm hot and Christy says she wishes it would rain LOL! I do appreciate the good weather though. It MUST stay fine through to Saturday week. Then it can rain, hail, snow, I won't care *g*
greenpizzazz6
Feb. 8th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
Hawkes Harbor
Hm, I don't think I've heard of that one. I was really into SE Hinton for a while, but the library had a very limited selection.

It's freezing here! The coldest temps we've had in a long time!

Okay, well, actually it's starting to warm a little now, but it's been bitterly cold.
natesmountain
Feb. 8th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
-Hm, I don't think I've heard of that one. I was really into SE Hinton for a while, but the library had a very limited selection.
Hinton didn't write that much. And as for Hawkes Harbor, give it a miss! OMG I read it last night and finished it before I got up this morning, and although she has a knack for creating characters you can really want to hold in your arms and comfort, her storyline was just ...icky. I went right off the guy by the end of the story. It was like she enjoyed the first half of the book, when he was young and having psychiatric treatment, then she just rushed through his life, bang, bang, bang, and then he was dead.
greenpizzazz6
Feb. 8th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
I guess I won't bother to look for it then. Thanks for the warning!
natesmountain
Feb. 8th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
It might be okay but I guess I felt disappointed with where it went.

And I've never tolerated vampires *g*
greenpizzazz6
Feb. 8th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
I'm not much for vampires either, so I probably wouldn't like it.

It's a shame that one wasn't so good, she has so many other great books.
natesmountain
Feb. 8th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
She apparently wrote this afer a fifteen year gap. And I don't get how there seem to be a lot of books and tv things about vampires. Do people really think... *shrug* I don't.
dani257
Feb. 9th, 2007 12:25 am (UTC)
Sympathies on the hot weather. Yuck.

And, I've never read The Outsiders.
natesmountain
Feb. 9th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
-And, I've never read The Outsiders.
Aw, that's interesting. And you're American and everything LOL! Did you see the movie though? The whole Brat Pack starred in it, most extraordinary cast. Even Rob ;) Pity so much of it was in the dark LOL!
The book was better. It was written for teens by a teen. It hit the spot with reluctant readers (which of course you were not *g*), rather as Harry Potter has these last few years. And it had merit. Not the greatest book in the world to teach English by, but it was a start, and so many children just need that start, that key to unlock a whole world of reading.

And it's still HOT!! OMG!
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