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22 July 2006 @ 04:06 pm
dog days, but I have no dog  
100 according to weather.com, 103 in the shade according to my little Brookstone thermometer. By closing off the bedroom and positioning the evaporative cooler right in front of the couch, I've achieved a sphere about 6 x 6 of barely tolerable temperatures. Normally I'd go hang out at an airconditioned bookstore when it got this hot, but that would involve leaving my little pocket of air and venturing outside.

Weird addendum to the mysterious disappearing plants: while going to water the remaining plants, I discovered that they had also stolen the _hose_. And I've spoken to the person moving in back, and he seemed genuinely mystified, plus he appeared to be just starting to move in on Thursday. So the original theory of the crime, person moving in to the back running over pots and cat carrier and disposing of the evidence, is out. Which has left me completely puzzled! I can vaguely someone stealing the plant pots, and being interrupted in the middle and thus only taking half, but an elderly hose? A faded old pet carrier still smelling of cat pee? Even stranger, to take the hose, they had to walk past a five foot aluminum stepladder, which was not taken. And if they were thieves, why disconnect the satellite? I suppose it could have been a preliminary step to stealing the dish. I considered my neighbors on that side, since I have had to go over a few times and ask them to turn down music, but they never seemed that put out about it. And really, "let's steal their hose" doesn't really sound like college boy revenge.

The pure randomness of it is really more disturbing than a more standard theft would be. I really need a WTF? icon.
 
 
 
malacissationmalacissation on July 23rd, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
This hose, plant, cat carrier, satellite mystery is starting to sound like an after school special!

I'm with you on the heat. I've been hiding most of the day. I also debated going out and came to the conclusion that even with the car a/c on full blast it'd be much more unpleasant going out than staying in my small patch of almost cool. Felt bad for the cats, they looked pretty miserable.
Lauratavella on July 23rd, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking about running away today, though. It's insane! 103 degrees according to weather.com, 106 according to my thermometer.
Malkinmalkin on July 23rd, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Hey, well, at least they're watering your stolen plants. ;)
Lauratavella on July 23rd, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
Point!

And at least they didn't take the big tomato plant with nearly ripe tomatoes.
Malkinmalkin on July 23rd, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
Tsk. No taste among thieves!
Kyrareikah on July 23rd, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
Hey, Tav, I wanted to speak to you about ishnaru, and you haven't been in the CoE lately... what's your email?
Lauratavella on July 23rd, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
tavella at gmail.com. Right now my laptop is down to a stick of 128 memory, so I'm not running anything but the minimum programs, so no IM at home. I'll be back in COE when my new memory arrives!
Kyrareikah on July 23rd, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, good. We were worried. ^^;;

Sent you an email with ishnaru's password. It's an open offer, so don't feel rushed or anything.