Bloody hot here over the weekend. 38 fucking degrees (100 F). Same as that heatwave in England and Europe a couple of months back. Haven't heard about any deaths from it here though. We're used to it. The Dear Old Things shut themselves indoors with a damp cloth on the backs of their necks and the fan blowing up their jaxsie and ride it out.
I was indoors as well, fan on full blast, feet in a bucket of water. By lunchtime Friday it was too fucking hot to go anywhere. Luckily, none of the Dear Old Things nearby was carted away in an ambulance. They tend to wait until Christmas or Wednesday evenings to have a stroke or whatever.
We had plenty of bushfires. But a cool change came through Saturday night and yesterday was bliss. Cool and grey and it even rained. Barely enough to wet a lizard but it was cool and wet and helped control the fires and produced some pretty sparks on powerlines in Sydney.
Heard about Hawaii's earthquake. 6.5 or 6.6 they're saying, and one aftershock as big as 5.8. Fuck. I don't call that an aftershock, I call that a whole 'nother fucking quake. The power's still out from what I understand. Poor buggers.
The coppers (cops) are patrolling two or three beaches in Sydney this summer after the crap on Saturday. It's not certain yet but it looks like there was another racist attack. Charming.
I blame that fuckwit Howard. He's always weaseled out of condemning racism and he recently made some stupid fucking crack about Muslims. Way to go, weasel, single out the group really copping it right now and have a go at them instead of answering for your evil fucking industrial relations reform. Gutless prick.
Seriously, Howard scares the shit out of me. I'm not a very political animal but he's turning my country into a shitheap. Not happy, John.
Got a big job of work finished this morning.