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I guess I'm sleeping on the couch tonight....
skitten is off this weekend to visit friends out of state. Before she left at 10am, she showered, dressed, and packed the car. Before she showered, she turned up the thermostat so the boiler would help heat the hot water and the radiators in the bathroom so she'd have hot water and a warm bathroom in which to bathe. I know this 'cause it's what she normally does and I saw her do it.

I also know it because she forgot to turn the heat down to the normal 65°F before she left because the thermostat gauge was pegged above 90°F and the house is still, over 2h30m later, still over 80°F despite having windows open and fans blowing in the cool air from outside.

My computer isn't liking it. I have a fan I use to blow air on me and right now I'm turning it from blowing on me until my CPU gets to 60°C, then I turn the fan onto the CPU until it gets to around 54°C, and I'm repeating that cycle every 5 minutes or so.

Upstairs, where our bed is, is so hot that I can't stay up there more than a couple of minutes before retreating to the gloriously cool 85°F of downstairs.

The bathroom is also very hot. I'm thinking a cold shower might cool the air down significantly.

In other news, I can now say I've seen Donnie Darko.

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Uhrm? I'm missing something... Can you just turn the thermostat back down? Or are you saying the cool down process just takes a loooong time?

And what did you think of Donnie Darko?

Edited at 2010-05-22 11:11 am (UTC)

It took a long time for the cooling process to do its thing. When I checked several hours after getting home and turning down the thermostat, the radiators were still hotter than room temperature, still throwing heat into the room.

I think I would have appreciated Donnie Darko more if I had seen it when I was 30 as opposed to now. Although I am a contemporary of Donnie, I found it hard to relate to him, and my general appreciation and study of SF time-travel tropes made the use of time travel more of a gimmick than anything. It induced a paradox, and not even an interesting paradox like the ontological paradox, but instead the old fashioned grandfather paradox.

IT was a weird movie about a troubled kid. I think it's one of those films which resonates with a certain group of people at a certain time. It did not age well for me, and while it may have resonated with me if I had seen it when it came out, my feeling now is that I can check it off the list of "films I should see" and go on with my life.

Do you mean the movie or a heat-induced vision?

Wake up, Donnie.

And the Donnie Darko induced vision! (Darko always produces visions).

By the way - another win for Android - instead of a pulsing dot for your location on the map it has an accurate triangle that points in the direction you're moving in. No more "OK, let's see which direction the dot goes for the next block" situations for me. Now its, "Ah, damn. Arrow says I'm going the wrong way" after 10 steps.

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