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Autumn is in the air...

Well, at least for the time being. It was so cool last night that I was able to sleep with the AC off and the window open. Ah, it was bliss. I swear I'm like a tulip bulb. I can't sleep well and wake rejuvenated unless I'm properly chilled. Ideally, the outside temperature should be in the mid-forties, and the inside temperature should be about 64 degrees F. Now that it's August, I can look forward to at least a couple of nights in the mid-to-upper fifties...


A couple of nights ago, I saw a hummingbird drinking from my cosmos. That sight made all my effort worth it. The bachelor's buttons are continuing to bloom. It looks like most of them are going to be dark blue-violet. I think that's the traditional color for bachelor's buttons, so no surprise there.


The sunflowers haven't officially bloomed yet. I can tell already that when they do they're going to be monstrous. XD


It looks like the new butterfly bush (Miss Ruby)I planted two weeks ago is going to bloom this year. The first one (Nanho Purple) is still flowering vigorously. I never thought much of butterfly bush in the past, but I'm really impressed with that plant. It's been blooming non-stop since the end of May.


On the gaming front, I'm still playing Ys Seven. The boss fights are absolutely insane, but it's loads of fun. I like the fact that you have to get used to using all the characters, not just Adol, because certain enemies are only weak to certain characters' weapons. You end up really bonding with all the characters. ^o^ I find myself having to use Aisha a lot, even though she's not that good.


I'm still reading Frankenstein...slowly. I read because I like to, and because it improves my writing, but sometimes I think that the real reason I read is so I can have something to talk about with my older brother when he visits. If I didn't work diligently at building this common ground our few conversations would devolve into us complaining about certain family members. Then everyone would walk away in a bad mood. I hate to think it's taken me this long to realize that by cutting myself off from everything but my own narrow area of interest, I would wind up as a lousy conversationalist who drains people with my negativity...but hey, I think I'm starting to learn. Sometimes you have to watch American Idol.

I'm having some difficulties with writing. I'm having a hard time concentrating... probably because I was anticipating another storm day this past Thursday. But I survived.

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leene_chan
Aug. 8th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
Well, he did take my adult Tove Jansson novels (Fair Play and The True Deceiver), but I don't think he's read them yet. I guess that if he wants to read the Moomin books he'll just take them without asking from my shelf like he did all my other books. I kind of don't want him to, though, because he might bring them to his apartment and never give them back! :O
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leene_chan
Aug. 8th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
I wish I had read that one. If it's available in English, I'll have to get it from Amazon.co.uk.

Apparently the British think that Tove Jansson is more important than America does. :O
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