Thursday, July 21, 2011

too darn hot

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.

Marshall McLuhan (21 july 1911 - 1980) philosopher, scholar, educator

like most of the rest of the u s of a, it is just too darn hot! it's not just the heat but the humidity - when you start sweating at 7 am you know it's too damn hot!

my computer is located in a room with no a/c, so until the heat wave breaks there's not going to be much blogging by this mouse!

speaking of computer, today's the writer's almanac included this insightful quote from mcluhan:
The printing press, the computer, and television are not therefore simply machines which convey information. They are metaphors through which we conceptualize reality in one way or another. They will classify the world for us, sequence it, frame it, enlarge it, reduce it, argue a case for what it is like. Through these media metaphors, we do not see the world as it is. We see it as our coding systems are. Such is the power of the form of information.

stay cool. drink plenty of fluids and take comfort by knowing that given how fast time flies before we know it we'll be complaining about winter and wondering what happened to summer!

ella singing cole porter's too darn hot - the theme song for the week!

photo: new ringgold, pa july 2011


Dumdad (& Maurice) said...

It's too darn cold over here in Paris! Poor weather for mid-July - coldish and lots of rain. So no barbecues, dammit!

tut-tut said...

hot 'n hotter here

Alan Burnett said...

I am sat over here being rained upon, the GLW is having to put woolen socks on when she goes to bed at night. Brrrrrr.

karen said...

I'm envious of some of our blogger friends that live in cooler temps. DJan over at D-Jan-ity blog... who lives out in the PNW has such beautiful makes me wonder why I stay in this area. I've said if it wasn't for family...I'd be long gone.
Hope you're keepin' cool. Looking to put a photo of Jan's quilt on the blog Sunday in honor of Tom...hope you won't mind the link.

Watson said...

The pool looks so inviting, except we are having unusually cool weather. I like it ... my tomatoes don't.

Betsy Brock said...

It's miserable!!!!

Michael Rawluk said...

Send some heat this way. We are severely chilled.

Steve Reed said...

Oh no! You need some a/c in that computer room! Like Dumdad in Paris, we're also in a bit of a cool spell in London -- temps in the 60s. I'm wearing a sweatshirt, but I'm not complaining!

Tom said...

aw..i need some friends who have a compooter room isnt heated or airconditioned...but it's in the bottom third of a tri-level, so pretty comfortable, even with the 100's

karen said...

Not sure why.. but just today noticed the post on Tom's quilt on your's beautiful....thank you so much again. I left a comment on the other blog post and another at Maggie's garden today.

I waited to show the quilt until today as a tribute...but your pictures are so much better. Hope everyone will visit the magical mouse studio and see this truly beautiful and loving piece you created for Tom.

Big hugs,