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c_hawkthorne  ·  305 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 25, 2021

First day of classes!! My morning class was cancelled already, so only the afternoon one. I've met a bunch of cool people so far during orientation. Excited and anxious for the first day of classes. I unfortunately have a class and a lab online. Trying to change those, but they're both closed right now. I did email the professor for one of them asking for permission. She responded super quickly saying reach out to the advisors but she'd be happy to have me if possible.

Dishwasher leaks sometimes. Not every time, so I think it's based on how it's loaded. Washer/dryer arrived broken, Couch didn't fit up the stairs so now I need to find a smaller one. Ikea was sold out of everything I wanted except for the rug and they were back-ordered by months. Previous tenants left a nice armoire, but my TV is too big for it so it sticks out awkwardly. Pretty sure my air mattress/couch has a slow leak. Moving down has been an exercise of Murphy's Law. So it only makes sense the classes will be full and I'll be stuck with those online for a semester.

I sent a cold email to the guy who wrote a super awesome book on his work eradicating Smallpox in West Africa and did some other cool stuff, like being the 10th director of the CDC. Maybe all the shit I've dealt with during moving down will yield enough negative karma I need some good karma to return to neutral and I'll hear from him or have some luck with the in-person classes. Hopefully I didn't use all my built-up karma to get into grad school and now I'm just deeply in karma debt to the universe.

Also people from the US South -- does it ever get cold and/or not humid? This shit is brutal.

kantos  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·  

New pubski reminded me! The humidity generally stays. It should have started cooling down (slightly) for you. By January, you should feel more at home, weather-wise (December, if lucky).

c_hawkthorne  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ha! It did start cooling down ever so slightly. Humidity had gone for like a week or two but it's back now. It's awful. I'm going to be suffering like this until January? That's brutal. What a dumb swamp jungle Atlanta is why did the south ever get settled we should have just let it be.

kantos  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Don’t worry, it’s only awful when you’re outside. I’m quite a bit lower in latitude, but I remember temperatures reaching 90 in December a little over a decade ago. Most of the summertime is spent indoors unless you’re running (early morning, late night) or at the beach. Spring/Fall are prime times to do outdoor activities. For better or worse, northerners generally acclimate by the next year (sometimes two, depends how cognizant ((shocked)) they are).

The native Americans thought the southern lands were well and good far before the Spanish got here in the 1500s. Most everyone else since has had the same thought as you if they didn’t grow up here. I will say though… taking a flight from dry states (Texas) back to Florida is a shock getting off the plane. Easy to forget how much water is in the air. Basically mer-people around these parts.