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Sunshine & Sluts
Over the last week, the Sun (not the "newspaper" called The Sun, but the Star (not the "newspaper" called The Star, but rather the object at the center of our solar system once described as a Mass of Incandescent Gas, a Gigantic Nuclear Furnace (in the words of They Might Be Giants))) has been showing it's face... I wouldn't say we've had "sunshine" as such, but the sun has been visible.

(I recommend you reread the first paragraph but ignore the parentheses. Anyone who needs to open parentheses on a first sentence should probably give up straight away. Not that I will (because I can program in LISP, which is big on paranthesis.))

And today... this is truly amazing (and please note, this is England, not Hawaii or even Spain), the rays of the sun coming through the window have been warming things up.


At first I thought our central heating was malfunctioning.

In other news... the Sluts meet yesterday was great, lots of people, I recognized most names even though I haven't met everyone before. Was good to see you all :-)

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Listening To: "Transformat" by Klute

vakkotaur From: vakkotaur Date: February 21st, 2003 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)

One reason I like Forth - no need for parentheses except when one writes a ( comment) in the source.

Enjoy the natural fusion reactor.
vexen From: vexen Date: February 21st, 2003 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I've never seen comments done like that, probably because I've not touched Forth.

Our very own giver of life has gone again now.
felishumanus From: felishumanus Date: February 21st, 2003 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
we had sun? never can tell stuck in the middle of an office floor in a fish bowl :(
rain we can tell...that be the sound of rattle rattle on the roof :|
vexen From: vexen Date: February 21st, 2003 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I like being in a big building and listening to severe rain... even better if you're on your own, and the lights are flickering...
felishumanus From: felishumanus Date: February 21st, 2003 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)


your weird
vexen From: vexen Date: February 21st, 2003 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)

My daydreams and nightdreams compete with each other, your Cthulu would be proud :-)
From: katminnaar Date: February 21st, 2003 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's been very sunny and unseasonably warm here for the last couple of days, too. But, this is California! :)

Say, do you think it's true you can't sunburnt from exposure to sunshine through a glass window? .......just wonderin.'
vexen From: vexen Date: February 21st, 2003 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know if glass protects, maybe it does.

In my rooms over the last 4 years I have covered up the window with black card or material, normally except for a strip at the top so I can see what time of day it is. In my last room I covered it with 2 bookcases. In this room, the window was a perfect size for my 6 foot mirror! That covers 90% of it, so I keep the curtain closed over the far bit.

So this "sunlight" thing is all a bit theoretical to me!
From: katminnaar Date: February 21st, 2003 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
You like the dark or you need it dark so you can sleep? :)

Okay, thanks; I was just curious on the window/sunburn possibility. I've heard differing answers to that over the years. Guess the only way to really find out is sit in a car with the window up on a sunny day, but I'm not one to actively seek a sunburn... no matter what my userinfo page says!!!! :)
vexen From: vexen Date: February 21st, 2003 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can sleep in the light, when required. My normal answer is that I prefer the light to be artificial and less random than the suns light. I also like the idea of being inside a large building, a long way from "outside", or underground, so try to emulate that in my environment.

But as I do sleep lots during the day, I might actually cover the windows (also) to aid sleep.

I don't know if car windows would offer as much protection as house windows. Especially double-glazed windows, etc. I bet... anyone who makes or sells chemicals involved in sunscream will say "yes, you can get sunburn even through 1 foot solid steel!", and window manufacturers will say "Actually our windows offer good protection"...
From: katminnaar Date: February 21st, 2003 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sunscream? *L* "Help me! I've been in the sun too long, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!" :Þ

I see what you're saying. I agree, any manufacturer is going to doctor the highlights in order to sell the product.

Oh well. I usually wear suncreen, but just not all OVER (usually face, neck & hands)... unless I'll be out on the water (i.e., in less clothing) or vacationing where it's sunnier and/or closer to the equator. Or in New Zealand--where you can get sunburnt very easily! :)
vexen From: vexen Date: February 22nd, 2003 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, you and I have made a discovery... all the best ones are done by accident... all goths suffer from sunscream!

I don't recall ever wearing sunscreen actually.

But yeah, wear sunscreen, toasted aspen_fox is bound to be unpretty!
From: katminnaar Date: February 22nd, 2003 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah! *L*

Well, you don't live in a country where the sun shines, do you? :Þ
(just kidding!)

I do wear sunscreen. ...Don't wanna turn into a crispy critter. ;)
From: nsudino Date: February 22nd, 2003 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
It actually depends on the window. If it's a car window in the U.S., you can't get sunburn from it, because they've made all automobiles UV compliant. However, if it's an untreated house window, you're S.O.L. (get it? hahaha). So, wear your sunscream whenever you're exposed to the star in question.
From: katminnaar Date: February 22nd, 2003 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

SOL -- heh heh. Yes, I get it! :Þ

Thanks for the tip. :)
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