August 16th, 2004

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I TOTALLY should not have checked LJ and e-mail last night. Now I have nothing to do this morning.

Well, I could work, but... no.
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Oh yeah, and the art show was awesome. It was just a cool thing to be a part of, and I got lots of positive comments. I "only" sold two pieces, but hell, I was just happy to be there, so selling anything was just a bonus. :-)
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weather geekery

So, this summer has been the coolest I can rember, and we've gotten a SH*TLOAD of rain. I did some research (because I didn't feel like working) to find out some statistics on the average high temperature and rainfall versus this year's, and here's what I came up with:

  high temp (avg/2004) rainfall (avg/2004)
June 87.1/83.3 4.25/8.04
July 92.9/87.5 3.31/6.88
August 91.6/84.9 2.94/0.73

It should be noted that this month's rainfall does not count today - we've had probably 3/4 of an inch of rain so far today.

I find it interesting that just a five degree difference in the average temperature makes such a difference. Of course, the comfort difference between 87 and 92 is a big one. Look at the rainfall difference though! Basically twice the average rainfall for June and July.

It's just weird (in a good way) that we haven't had a stretch of 95+ degree days from June to September this year. In 2000 from August 19 - September 3 (16 consecutive days) it was 100+ degrees every day - that's more typical.

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politicians suck... right?


Stolen from Moby's journal (moby_journal):

Convention Schedule
8/16/2004 - New York City
New York, NY

6:00 PM - Opening Prayer led by the Reverend Jerry Falwell
6:30 PM - Pledge of Allegiance
6:35 PM - Ceremonial Burning of Bill of Rights (excluding 2nd Amendment)
6:45 PM - Salute to the Coalition of the Willing (including military giants guam and papua new guinea)
6:46 PM - Seminar #1: Katherine Harris on "Are Elections Really Necessary?"
7:30 PM - Announcement: Lincoln Memorial Renamed for Ronald Reagan
7:35 PM - Trent Lott - "Re segregation in the 21st Century"
7:40 PM - EPA Address #1: Mercury: It's What's for Dinner
8:00 PM - Vote on which country to invade next
8:10 PM - Call EMTs to revive Rush Limbaugh
8:15 PM - John Ashcroft Lecture: The Homos Are After Your Children
8:30 PM - Round table discussion on reproductive rights (men only)
8:50 PM - Seminar #2: Corporations: The Government of the Future
9:00 PM - Condi Rice sings "Can't Help Lovin' That Man"; accompanies self on piano
9:05 PM - Phyllis Schlafly speaks on "Why Women Shouldn't Be Leaders"
9:10 PM - EPA Address #2: Trees: The Real Cause of Forest Fires
9:30 PM - break for secret meetings
10:00 PM - Second Prayer led by Cal Thomas
10:15 PM - Carl Rove Lecture: Doublespeak Made Simple
10:30 PM - Rumsfeld Lecture/Demonstration: How to Squint and Talk Macho Even When You Feel Squishy Inside
10:35 PM - Bush demonstration of trademark "deer in headlights" stare
10:40 PM - John Ashcroft Demonstration: New Mandatory Kevlar Chastity Belt
10:45 PM - GOP's Tribute to Tokenism, featuring Colin Powell & Condi Rice
10:46 PM - Ann Coulter's Tribute to "Joe McCarthy, American Patriot"
10:50 PM - Seminar #3: Education: A Drain on Our Nation's Economy
11:10 PM - Hilary Clinton Pinata
11:20 PM - John Ashcroft Lecture: Evolutionists: A Dangerous New Cult
11:30 PM - Call EMTs to revive Rush Limbaugh again
11:35 PM - Blame Clinton
11:40 PM - Newt Gingrich speaks on "The Sanctity of Marriage"
11:41 PM - Announcement: Ronald Reagan to be added to Mt. Rushmore
11:50 PM - Closing Prayer led by evil lord Cheney(oops, Satan)
12:00 PM - Nomination of George W. Bush as Holy Supreme Planetary Crusader #1
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  • It's not the "Internet" anymore... just the "internet."
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