So, it’s hot in Portland. My computer thermometer says 104.  The all-time record in Portland is apparently 107 or something. That is expected to be broken today, I guess. BUT – it’s already almost three, so the heat better get a move on, or it won’t be the hottest day ever.

I do not like super hot. I can deal with 80s & 90s, as long as I don’t have to move much. But, since I’m a runner, I guess that means I should be moving, right?  Right?

I did run yesterday. I am swimming tonight (with my anti-drowning support crew). Tomorrow morning, I will run again (speedwork, weather willing – I am not a machine like Kristen!), and yoga in the evening (guess it’ll be hot yoga tomorrow). Friday I will probably take the day off. Or maybe go for a little bike ride to remind my legs how that works.

Last night, the architect, who is the most amazing coolest most talented and handsome man ever, installed a ceiling fan in our living room. Where we slept for the 2nd day in a row. The upstairs is HOT! And the ceilings upstairs cannot have ceiling fans, due to the pitch of the roof.

So – we will all likely survive, and the guys on the news last night, despite numerous efforts, proved that it is not yet hot enough to fry an egg on any outside surface. So don’t try that.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a corn update – they’re back after their post highschool backpacking trips through Europe, and I can’t believe how much they’ve changed in just two weeks! (They change so fast at this age. *sob*)


  1. Girl, I feel you on the upstairs heat. I had to sleep on my couch last night. Actually, I wouldn’t really call it sleep. More like taking several naps throughout the night. I’m glad the architect was able to work something out for you guys. This is not cool! We broke our record here in the 118 YEARS we’ve been keeping records and we were at 104*. I can’t belive P-town’s record is 107*. WTF?! This is one record I don’t appreciate being broken that’s for fucking sure!

    I’m going for my run in the morning. Hopefully 6am will be decent enough. I guess the good news is that I’ve turned to white wine (with ice – is that white trash?) instead of my usual red because I can’t drink anything warm (which is really translated to room temperature).

    Also, one of my tomatoes is finally turning red. YAY!!!

  2. I’m with you girl. hating on this heat. stupid global warming. i’ve been thinking about you guys a lot since the national news has been lauding this heat wave you’re having. of course, it’s always in the 90’s here thru july and august, so i don’t have much pity.

  3. Alisa

    I’ve decided even I have a heat limit. If I had AC everything would be fine and dandy but since I don’t I’m ready for it to be 85 again =) OR at least cool off to lower than 80 at night.

    You did great on the OWS last night. The water was so HOT I can’t believe you kept your wetsuit on. Hope you got in your run this morning.

    Oooooh the antcipation for corn chronicles!

  4. i grew up over there and i remember those awful, awful hot nights in the summer…there would always be a few that were almost unbearable! our bedrooms were of course on the 2nd floor, but on those nights we’d get to sleep in the basement. i think the mini-adventure of it helped take our minds off the possible spiders lurking in the corners (i know how much you love spiders!).

    one little trick i learned when i lived in my first apartment that didn’t have a/c: sleep with a wet towel on your legs/body. i know it sounds weird, but it really makes a difference! also, fill up a hot-water bottle, freeze it, then put it down by your feet when you get in bed. even if you don’t actually put your feet on it, it will help keep you cool.

    if all else fails…just have another drink before bed!!

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