Colm, what time is it there, anyway? Isn't it like next Tuesday or something? It's 9:45pm Saturday here...
Can't sleep. A combination of screwed up sleeping patterns and too much coffee.
Yup, I can grok that.
I remembered you posting at weird times when I was in Indiana, but this was even more off kilter.
I am *so* not used to this time change.
Grok is understand very deeply.
I'm doing pretty well. Making better money, living in a smaller town far from Indiana. Haven't seen my kids in over a month, which I don't like. And you?
"Haven't seen my kids in over a month, which I don't like. "
That must suck ... I don't have kids but I think I can grok that.
Same old same old for me. Nothing fancy ... except that I have started smoking cigars again. It doesn't help that I live in a city that imports best cuban cigars.
Whiskey, cigar and ogling, from the balcony, at skimpy clad broads walking in my neighborhood.
Never understood why cat calling is looked down in North America.
Some of these bitches can give me a serious hard on even though I have been using medication to get one for quite some time.
Sounds nice. I was a bit surprised at how hot it gets this far north. Of course, it *is* the desert, but still.
Walla Walla, Washington. Southwest corner of the state, about 46 degrees latitude.
I see. The weather has been weird up here as well ... I don't if it's the global warming or I am getting old.
I was comparing notes on the winters here of the last several years with the winters of Indiana. Both places have had much milder winters than 30 years ago. Much less snow.
I don't really mind the heat here until it gets to about 108. 100 feels about like 80-85 does in Indiana.
In Vancouver it fluctuates up and down like crazy. It's hot for few days then massive rain starts which brings down the temperature substantially.
as far as I remember Walla Walla's in the high desert, or semi-arid at least. It's on a plateau and its weather is continental (it has four seasons though none of them are particularly wet), unlike west of the Cascades which have no more than two (wet and dry, and narrow temperature range).
also recommended: Fly fishing on the Deschutes, scenic driving along the Columbia Gorge, shopping for Native American products in Pendeleton (blankets are superb) and other reservation towns, and rock climbing at Smith Rock (internationally renown).
There's a spot near the Hood River influx where the wind never stops blowing. It is famous for wind surfers. They dart around like a gazillion dragonflies on a summer eve.
Also Columbia Valley is great wine country (hot days, dry nights in late summer), the best outside of California. Though it favors the richer reds, merlot and pinots. I just had an excellent Syrah from around there last night.
There are indeed a ton of wine bars here. People from California are discovering this is also good wine country, so are buying up land and housing, driving up pricing. Not bad from an investment perspective, but if you're a native to the area, it's alarming.
I can't remember if there are any cool college towns or if it's all redneck/mountain man territory. I mean, Missoula and Moscow are far to the east, and Olympia and Eugene are far to the west.
>> grok? what the fuck does grok mean? <<
It's from Heinlein.
July 29th, 2007 3:36pm