Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Into the Early Heat of Another Hateful - Awful D.C. Area Summer - Interspersed With Some Sunday Nice Weather Day Walkabout Pics

A tree at Q and 27th Streets NW, Washington, D.C., 3:14PM April 29, 2018.

All the pictures in this entry were taken by me on my Sunday walkabout to Georgetown (where I stopped at Martin's Tavern and then Tony and Joe's outdoor bar). Unlike today, the weather was perfect -- right after needed rainfall, cool (around 58F), breezy, partly cloudy, and just wonderful.

That kind of weather never lasts long in the D.C. area.

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This is just a genuinely quick morning entry to note that I really can't resume a normal blogging schedule until late tomorrow (Thursday) or possibly Friday.

2100 block S Street NW, Kalorama neighborhood, Washington, D.C., 2:41PM April 29, 2018.

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I have to be at the BTO peer review by 11AM this morning and then tomorrow is the really rough day in that I have to be at the venue -- in Crystal City (Arlington) -- by 815AM.

Mitchell Park just off S Street NW, Kalorama neighborhood, Washington, D.C., 2:53PM April 29, 2018.

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I went to the gym the past two nights, but for tonight, my plan is to get home by about 6PM, have dinner, shower/shave, and go to bed by 9PM, probably facilitated by a sleeping pill or some Nyquil (otherwise I wouldn't fall asleep until 130AM or so).

Tomorrow night is a planned gym night, and then I'll try to post a new entry thereafter, although it might be on Friday.

Yours truly at Mitchell Park, Kalorama neighborhood, Washington, D.C., 2:54PM April 29, 2018.

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The weather this week sucks with blazing sunshine and increasing heat -- with forecasted temps to reach 90F+ for the next three days -- and "air quality alerts" (in NWS parlance, although such "alerts" would qualify as pristine air in any urban area in China these days) with insufficient spring rainfall -- and all looking down the barrel of a goddamn 4 to 5 months of this crap heading into summer.

View looking east along S Street at the edge of Mitchell Park, Kalorama neighborhood, Washington, D.C., 2:57PM April 29, 2018.

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I detest D.C. area summers and want to move to a cooler and/or seaside climate, especially for summer months. I cannot live and breathe and experience and endure this horrendous environment including its fucked up weather for the rest of my life.

I don't know when or where to move, though -- there is my mom to consider. Eventually, though, it would be some place on the East Coast such as Cape May, N.J., eastern Long Island, or coastal Southern New England.

Flowers in one of the tiny patches of yard, 1600 block 22nd Street NW, Washington, D.C., 3:02PM April 29, 2018.

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Naturally, the CWG is giving these days "9/10" on that stupid "daily digit" ranking -- and it's not 10/10 simply because the wind isn't perfectly calm or there might be a lone cumulus cloud in the sky.

Why have an interest or even passion for "the weather" if you hate all weather except a Los Angeles climate?

I need to wrap up this entry.

Near the Watergate Complex, Washington, D.C., 643PM April 29, 2018.

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However, I just wanted to note that I have added a new photo to my most recent Jukebox Saturday Night entry, specifically, a picture taken in Flagler Beach last month of my dad performing karaoke at a local dive bar while I watched.

OK, let me get this day started ...

--Regulus

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