Waiting for My Real Life to Begin

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

It's getting hot in herrre

It's only 9:43 a.m. It's already 90 degrees outside. And ... the air conditioning's broken at my work.

Fun times!

The following thoughts keep running through my head:

"Why did I shower this morning?"
"I am SO glad I put on extra deodorant this morning."
"I am SO glad I wore a light shirt that won't show sweat marks."
"How much trouble would I get into if I worked naked?"
"If I DID work naked, would I at least get sent home? TO MY AIR-CONDITIONED APARTMENT?"

I seriously think this falls under the umbrella of "cruel and unusual punishment." It's very, VERY hot in here right now. Naturally, everyone's getting pissy. (Overheard in our morning staff meeting: "Don't ASK me about the air conditioning! Just because I rode up in the elevator with the guy doesn't mean I KNOW anything!!" "WELL. Now we all know who gets bitchy when it's over 90 degrees." Someone else, under their breath: "Try under 90, too.")

I much prefer this approach: After the meeting, I went to get a spoon for my morning chocolate raspberry mousse yogurt. Another guy I work with was in the kitchen.

Him: How's it going?
Me: I'm HOT!
Him: Yeah, we know. You don't have to brag about it.


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Update: The air is back on (yay!). They brought us ice cream. And I'm no longer hot.


At 11:57 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

I'm first! Wow!

I totally sympathize with you today! Outside it's already 100 degrees (at 11 in the freaking morning!), and the high is set for 106 today. Our office AC is coughing and sputtering while screaming, "WTF! You want me to try to compete with that?" So the thermostat is set on 69, but it's currently 81 degrees in my office.

I decided to take Manic up on her suggestion to comment on the blogs in her blogroll and am also hitting all the ones on mine. Since you're on both blogrolls (and on several others I read), I'll only comment once.

At 12:18 PM, Blogger March to the Sea said...

I saw your post on manics site about doing a podcast. I posted the same there (pasted)

Swishy..if you do a podcast..check out mypodcast.com its VERY easy all you need is a microphone for your computer and the free software. Its up and running in a snap. I'll comment this on your site as well..

I do a music one that I am going to update today..but you can get a general idea. Its VERY easy. Feel free to drop me a note if you have questions..i'll check it out!

At 1:08 PM, Blogger imkay32 said...

this is an email that i got yesterday.

I found this beautiful summer poem and thought it might help make your day.
It did me, and it's very well written.

" Summer "
a poem by Abigail Elizabeth McIntyre

It's Hot !

At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Kristabella said...

OMG! I would literally start stabbing people with scissors. And enticing them over to the paper cutter to "test" how sharp the blade is.

And after lunch, I would effing pass out at my desk.

They should let you work from home. That is insane. An injustice!

I bet it will be smelling quite ripe around 2 PM.

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Wow, it's been ridiculously steamy here, so I can't imagine how irritating that would be when trying to work. Glad it's fixed.

Just stopping by to say hello. I'm procrastinating and not doing my chores. Bad girl.


At 6:15 PM, Blogger Tuesday Girl said...

NJ is having such a hot summer.
At my old job ( the one that paid and I didn't have two tiny bosses) We had ice cream all the time.
Good times.

At 6:20 PM, Blogger Trish Ryan said...

You're still hot, no worries :)

(And I mean that in the most non-suggestive, heterosexual way possible!)

At 7:04 PM, Blogger Patti said...

damn, i don't like bragging either, but finally i'm hot...but that pesky tropical storm is gonna take all my hotness away.

that's all i got. sad, right?

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Jenster said...

Youch! I'm ready for fall. Though I went to a water park in Poconos yesterday and froze in the morning! It was bliss. :O)

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Judy Thomas said...

Life in these southern United States is so much fun these days, huh? Coming from Manic's blogroll... and wanted to say hi. BTW, I read your post about your car to my husband and he said you were right on target. You weren't being bitchy at all. (I know you were up all night worried about that :-))

At 11:29 PM, Blogger CruiserMel said...

You're not kidding about this heat. At least they made an effort (ice cream). Then again, I'd rather get sent home.

At 1:07 AM, Blogger Swishy said...

OK, March, I'm doing it! Maybe that will be the weekend project.

Aw, thanks, Trish :) And thank you, Judy! I WAS stressing about it ... ha ha. So dumb.

It got hot again this afternoon. It made me want to take a nap soooooo bad!

At 7:22 AM, Blogger Beth said...

oh no...you will ALWAYS be HOT!!!! ;)

At 12:39 PM, Blogger XYZinn said...

I am such a wimp when it is hot hot hot out! Or when my husband won't turn on the ac in our car to "save" gas. Whatever. I NEED my AC!!

At 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say, work nekkid!

At 1:55 PM, Blogger The Franchise said...

I will not have the future mother of our blog children work naked at work, unless you are a:

-Taxi cab driver
-Bakery Owner

Those are the only exceptions (a Taxi cab driver because most of the good parts are covered and a bakery owner because...I enjoy cookies.

At 3:43 PM, Blogger Swishy said...


I am pretty sure the whole building just heard me laughing.

I DO make good chocolate chip cookies!

At 9:16 PM, Blogger TTQ said...

Have you been to the mall???? Ralp Lauren's Fall collection is on the manniquins.... It's still over 100 here! AGGGGGHHHHH, I can't even turn my steering wheel hard cause it burns my fingers!

At 9:25 PM, Blogger Andie said...

I think it should be illegal for companies to make people work in non-airconditioned buildings when the temps are over 90 degrees. that's horrible.

At 10:40 PM, Blogger kim said...



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