Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tatooine Hot

It was 103 degrees in Minneapolis yesterday.  It actually wasn't as bad as I would have imagined, but it was warm enough for everyone to turn on their air conditioners so the power went out on my block.  It didn't come on until right before I went to bed so I decided not to write a post for yesterday.

As soon as the power went out I decided I'd get going to the gym.  Then I realized my car was trapped in my garage and the only way to get to it was through an electric garage door opener.  So I walked.

After the gym I went to the grocery store.  I made some not-so-good choices there.  Nothing terrible, just some fruit-bar popsicle things.  They're very tasty but too high in sugar to be of anywhere near healthy.

It was still in the 90s and since my building had no electricity I was roasting.  I found a battery-powered lamp and plopped in a cold bath with my popsicle and a copy of Lord of the Flies.  Half an hour later, the power was back on and I went to bed.

I keep thinking about how well I did last week.  It's hard to remember that control feels a lot like being hungry most of the time and that voice in the back of my head demanding chocolate needs to shut up.  I'm trying to do as well this week but I'm not putting it together quite as well as I did last week.  Case in point with the popsicle.

I'm really tired and ready for bed.  I got back late from Cirque du Soleil.  More on that later (because it was awesome).  Goodnight.


  1. I can't imagine the heat without A/C! I live in Tampa so the humidity and heat is common in the summer. I hope everything cools down for you ASAP!

  2. I'm going to Cirque de Soleil next week!!!! -don't spoil it for me!!!

    The heat this week threw me off... I haven't worked out and I've been super tired! :). Just remember -today is a new day. Perhaps you can give away your Popsicles to some lucky strangers :)

  3. Doesn't that drive you crazy?! It can be a totally gorgeous day in mid-summer and the power goes out all day long. Then, when we have tornadoes galore and hail and everything else, we still have our power.

    I definitely would have used the garage door as an excuse to skip the gym, so way to go on choosing to walk!

  4. Excellent random Star Wars reference!!

  5. Lord of the Flies = you are cool.

  6. Hi, new follower here. Best of luck while you lose the 100! Similar journey here... ;)

  7. Nice article, thanks for the information.

  8. These aren't the droids you're looking for.

    Keep workin' it! Avoid those doughnut/ice cream sandwiches.


  9. Please show us measurements!