Heated Excuses

Kage Baker would likely be disappointed in me. But the heat has just been too much for me lately.

Los Angeles  has just completed a week of temperatures in the 90’s. It’s about to embark on one of temperatures in the 100’s, with a hearty helping on non-rain humidity along the way. San Diego County is on fire, and everywhere else is at risk of it. And I am hidden away in climactic purdah, sheltering from the heat.

I’m mostly asleep; or sitting in the dimness indoors with copious cold water and my Kindle to hand – which I can read in the dark, thanks to its glowing screen. It’s too hot to write.

Normal function will return as soon as my melted brain re-solidifies from the pool of candle wax which it currently resembles.

Stay cool, Dear Readers.

 

About Kate

I am Kage Baker's sister. Kage was/is a well-known science fiction writer, who died on January 31, 2010. She told me to keep her work going - I'm doing that. This blog will document the process.
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11 Responses to Heated Excuses

  1. Mark says:

    Keep cool. I certainly agree that it’s too hot in the valley. My newly started exercise walking regime is reing relocated from the neighborhood streets to a local air-conditioned mall…..with a parking structure to shade the car. I may take in a movie….in air conditioning.

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  2. Kathy Allen says:

    Two words: North. Coast. I am dying for Mendocino. Though we usually stay in less pricey Ft Bragg to enjoy the Mendocino Arboretum, and commute to Mendocino. Craving cool breezes. But we had a sudden drop in days of 100 degrees and now it’s only 78.

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  3. Kate says:

    Eventually, th eheat will break – this is usually the hottest month in the year, in Los Angeles. At least I’m not going back to school in a wool uniform … but, oh, I can hardly wait for the weather to turn towards Fall, and cold, and wet.

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  4. Kathy Allen says:

    Oh, I sure can’t wait for that. Our golden hills of the East Bay are more like sand dunes, our lawn crackles when we walk on it , and the sky looks like Los Angeles in the bad old days. With the exception of the grapes on the vines, and the fat pomegranates on the bushes, you’d never know it was fall.

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  5. Marc Bailey says:

    This Hell-Made-Real was foretold in that superb Twilight Zone episode, yes?

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    • Kate says:

      Except there, the world turns out to actually be in a deep freeze and the heroine is unconscious with a fever – she hallucinates the entire heat spell scenario. It is a superb episode, though – although our problem is more a combination of hysteria while the climate decides what it’s doing, combined with ordinary heat and storms. Weather continues in all its insanity even while climate is undergoing severe changes – hece triple digit heat here, and early snow in Colorado ….

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  6. Miz Kizzle says:

    I’m wearing a sweater today, and talking like a pirate, so make that, “Aargh! I be wearin’ a sweater, and talkin’ like a pirate.”

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  7. Chris says:

    An old friend, from his olive ranch in Santa Inez, says the woodpecker in the oak above his farmstand has been busily stuffing acorns into the bark since before the beginning of August. Local tribal tradition says this indicates a cooler, wet, winter. So mote it be.

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  8. Luisa Puig says:

    From the woodpecker’s beak, to God’s ears, I pray.

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