[544]=>Good morning
 [543]=>You know the fee...
 [542]=>Date more, care ...
 [541]=>Moving On



January 2019
sun mon tue wed thu fri sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    


 [RAndoMness]=> 28Sep09
 [JPsDocs] => 22Feb09
 [JPics] => 10Dec11

recent music
Boycott SONY



  getentry(105); getentry(107);

hazy skies (2)
added Sat September 27 2003 at 12:40 AM
I'm a little bit more awake this time, so we'll try again... note the fact that I actually cared enough to spell hazy right this time. I love

Anyway, today was the third day in a row that the skies were brown and reached the ground. I read in the paper yesterday that there is a controlled burn that got out of control and it's filling the valley with smoke. The pattern has been very regular, though... the smoke starts building sometime between 8 and 11 am. I don't know exactly when because every time, I leave and it's just barely starting to get hazy and by noon it is outrageous and disgusting.

Today it finally started bugging my asthma a bit. Of course, I need to be mindful of my health, as my mom keeps reminding me (love ya mom). So I've been avoiding going outside. Not that it's really been that hard... I've been extremely busy the last couple days.

I walked out of the TMCB (math building) and the brown air was rather startling. It's kind of funny though... I don't really seem to care as much about the fire as I do at home. At home, if there was a fire within 25 miles, I was freaked out (refer to up in smoke.) Here, the entire valley is filled with smoke, and I checked the newspaper to find out that it is a prescribed burn out of control, but I don't even know how close it is.

Part of my apethy I attribute to a difference in surroundings. There is not really much chance that a fire would make it to where I live now. The mountainsides are within a mile or two, but somehow it seems so distant from me. At home, the hill right behind my house is a tinderbox, so any fire is a real concern.

On the other hand, my apathy extends beyond forest fires. At home, I am always interested in the weather. I keep close track of what the lows and highs are, and if there's any chance of rain, and what the totals for rainfall is. Here, I find out that there is a chance of rain when I feel a drop land on me. I find out that it's (relatively) windy when I see the wind whipping people's hair across their face. I don't know what the low is at night, nor what the high is in the morning. If there's a storm, I don't check how many days it's forecasted to stay, nor do I really care. I haven't quite figured it out yet...

So... tomorrow at about 900 am, I'll find out if the hazy skies return for a fourth day.

no comments found on this entry
Allowable HTML:
<a href="">links</a>
Comment guidelines