Hot Time in the City
We are experiencing a bit of a heat wave here in Ukraine – apparently it is unusual, just like last winter’s extreme cold and snow were unusual. In any case, yesterday it was 37 degrees Celcius, which translates to around 100 degrees Farenheit. So to everyone who thought Ukraine was always cold…no…. anyway, it does not leave a whole lot of motivation for me to go exploring, go on walks, etc., or do anything but sit in front of a fan with assorted drinks (water mainly, sometimes Coke Light or, gasp! beer). It makes me think of the film “Biloxi Blues,” where the main character, upon reaching Georgia or Alabama, keeps saying “man, it’s hot. I mean, HOT, like Africa hot…” Certainly Africa is much hotter than we are, but this feels hot.
This makes me wonder, yet again, why the US is the ONLY country in the world that is NOT on the metric system? I never understood that, and still don’t. I mean, what makes us so special that we don’t just bite the bullet and make the switch?
The good thing about this heat is that I spent a lot of time over the weekend getting language stuff in order (mostly). I have been a bit lazy for a few weeks and am trying to get back into learning. So I had a somewhat boring weekend, mostly spent in my room, hiding from the heat. I watched season 2 of Dexter, having watched Season 1 in the States, and am now hooked on the show, and want seasons 3 and 4. Am trying to find a way to download them for free online – if anyone knows how, please tell me. That way I can get other shows, too…
Now I am hiding from the heat in the public library, which has a “Windows on America” room that is at least somewhat air-conditioned. I find the women who work here really nice, and when the WiFi is down, I can use one of their computers.
So there’s my life right now – everyone is out of town (or, in the case of my counterpart, I never hear from her), so I am trying to get some research and study done.
So – how the heck are all of YOU? My subscribers, thank you for reading, and please send me an e-mail to let me know that you actually ARE reading, and what is going on in your lives…I need communication!