What are you doing this Weekend?

Mona

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Trying to stay cool, do homework, housework and plan meals.

I'm over summer.
I'll swap you. It's way too fucking cold here. I hate winter. Everything hurts more in the cold. And there's a shit tonne more washing to do.

How hot is it where you are? It's currently 9.9℃ here (which equates to...around 50℉). That's way too bloody cold for me. Anything below 20℃ (68℉) is colder than I am comfortable being.
 

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it's in the mid 90's here.

Fuck that.

I prefer 35-77.

Whiner
 

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it's in the mid 90's here.

Fuck that.

I prefer 35-77.
Mid 95℉ is mid 35℃, which sounds pretty good to me. Anything below 77℉ is cold. We set our air conditioners at about 73℉ to keep the indoors rather cool. I usually have to put on a jacket or cardigan at that temperature.
 

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Trying to stay cool, do homework, housework and plan meals.

I'm over summer.
But its just starting!!! This is when I try and get shit done before winter again lol.
 

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I'm in between jobs so I'm putting out resumes all weekend!
 

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Trying to stay cool, do homework, housework and plan meals.

I'm over summer.
But its just starting!!! This is when I try and get shit done before winter again lol.
We have three-digit humidity already. It's stupid how hot it is already. I don't care for being unreasonably hot. I would rather be cold.
 

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Trying to stay cool, do homework, housework and plan meals.

I'm over summer.
I'll swap you. It's way too fucking cold here. I hate winter. Everything hurts more in the cold. And there's a shit tonne more washing to do.

How hot is it where you are? It's currently 9.9℃ here (which equates to...around 50℉). That's way too bloody cold for me. Anything below 20℃ (68℉) is colder than I am comfortable being.
Okay, then. Let's do it! That's my kind of temps!
 

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We have three-digit humidity already. It's stupid how hot it is already. I don't care for being unreasonably hot. I would rather be cold.
We've had 100% humidity too. I dont like humidity at all. But I dont like the cold either lol. Give me partly cloudy skies and in the 70s, no humidity, and a light breeze, perfect.
 

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I haven't lived anywhere humid since I was a kid.

Great for the skin, but fuck those bugs. As it is I was dodging a mosquito the other day and o have a nasty spider bite on my thigh from trompsing (is that not a word) through the cemetery. I'm allergic to almost all bugs, if not all, and they think I'm delicious.
 

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I haven't lived anywhere humid since I was a kid.

Great for the skin, but fuck those bugs. As it is I was dodging a mosquito the other day and o have a nasty spider bite on my thigh from trompsing (is that not a word) through the cemetery. I'm allergic to almost all bugs, if not all, and they think I'm delicious.
Yes trompsing can be a word lol.

I feel ya! Damn skeeters eat me up, and think Im yummy as well. This is why I dont camp much in the summer, but more so spring and fall. One summer I was deep in the woods, camped overnight, and by the next day, I literally had over 50 bites, yeah I counted them. So now I always take some repellent at least.

At home, I avoid "biting hour", which is pretty much the hour before its dark. Use to not be so bad, but lately there are these skeeters that are black with white stripes on them, and they are vicious. Leave welps on me that itch and last a few days. "Normal" skeeters, are small welps, that are gone by the next day, and are somewhat tolerable.

I think the main bug in the summer I hate, chiggers. Super tiny and hard to find on you, they leave a path of bites as they crawl up and down your body, and those bites itch like hell and last a few weeks. Fuck those motherfuckers! haha
 

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I should probably walk 4 blocks and do laundry.
I seem to only do this every other month anymore.
 

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Yeah, I'm allergic to mosquitoes and they bite me as much as they can without exploding. I can be covered up to my nose and wake up with huge welts all over my face, and usually an arm that snuck out. They welt up, turn bright red, are huge, and last weeks. They oftentimes bruise as well.

It looks like I went to a batting cage and asked to be the target.
 

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Yeah, I'm allergic to mosquitoes and they bite me as much as they can without exploding. I can be covered up to my nose and wake up with huge welts all over my face, and usually an arm that snuck out. They welt up, turn bright red, are huge, and last weeks. They oftentimes bruise as well.

It looks like I went to a batting cage and asked to be the target.
Citronella oil deters mosquitos. And, funnily enough, they seem to be attracted to blue. So sit near someone wearing blue and they'll eat them instead.

My mum and I were always the only ones at a BBQ to be munched upon by the mosquitos. Didn't matter what we did. Apparently, our blood was particularly tasty and alluring to the blighters. Luckily, not allergic to them, though. Just get little lumps that itch, but licking the end of your finger and rubbing saliva on it stops the itch better than scratching does.

My cousin is allergic though, and she used to swell up in horrid welts and lumps. So you have my sympathy.
 

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The mosquitoes around here get bad enough that we have our property sprayed every summer. Every year the first cases of EEE and West Nile Virus make the news. Normally they don’t bother me too much though, more annoying than anything.

Ticks are also super bad this year. I hike fairly often but it doesn’t seem worth the risk at this point. I got Lyme disease last year, pretty sure I got the tick from the park near my house. This year apparently we’re getting the ticks that make you allergic to red meat. Hell no.

And fuck chiggers too.
 

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Our government claims that Lyme disease doesn't exist in Australia. But there are people who have all the symptoms to it and are being told they can't possibly have it because our ticks don't have it. How badly did you get it? It can be so debilitating and have long term effects, and repercussions.

They seem to worry more about Ross River Fever here... it's transmitted by mosquito bite and causes:
Joint inflammation and pain, fatigue and muscle aches are the usual symptoms of Ross River virus disease. Many infected people also develop a rash.
 

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My female bought me some Booker's bourbon (128 proof) and a couple of cigars for father's day. Smoking and drinking is in order.
 

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The mosquitoes around here get bad enough that we have our property sprayed every summer. Every year the first cases of EEE and West Nile Virus make the news. Normally they don’t bother me too much though, more annoying than anything.

Ticks are also super bad this year. I hike fairly often but it doesn’t seem worth the risk at this point. I got Lyme disease last year, pretty sure I got the tick from the park near my house. This year apparently we’re getting the ticks that make you allergic to red meat. Hell no.

And fuck chiggers too.
Found a tic on me yesterday after a hike. Hiked up to Roaring Run waterfall.
 

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Our government claims that Lyme disease doesn't exist in Australia. But there are people who have all the symptoms to it and are being told they can't possibly have it because our ticks don't have it. How badly did you get it? It can be so debilitating and have long term effects, and repercussions.

They seem to worry more about Ross River Fever here... it's transmitted by mosquito bite and causes:
Joint inflammation and pain, fatigue and muscle aches are the usual symptoms of Ross River virus disease. Many infected people also develop a rash.
I don't think there are any lasting effects. I returned home from a weekend camping trip in Maine and was planning on enjoying the rest of the week at home(cashed in all my vacation days at once). I get home and I feel really tired and lethargic, no appetite. I assumed this was either due to me suddenly trying to quit smoking cold turkey, depression, working nights and not taking care of myself, etc. I had found a tick on me about a month prior but a month seems like a long time to go without showing symptoms so Lyme wasn't even on my mind. Eventually that progressed to muscle weakness, nausea, headaches, and I was getting alternating chills and hot flashes. I remember sitting in my dark bedroom, wrapped in a heavy blanket with the A/C blasting at the same time, just miserable. I resorted to showering like twice a day just to stop smelling like sweat. During one of the showers I noticed this fucking behemoth of a rash:



It was like 5 inches across, and definitely wasn't there the day before. My girlfriend made me go to the ER. They didn't even do any tests on me, when I showed them they were just like "Oh, yeah, that's Lyme". I mentioned having a lump near my groin, turns out my lymph nodes were super swollen. They gave me doxycycline, horrible shit. I guess it's used as a preventative for malaria and is also used to treat several venereal diseases. Powerful stuff basically. I had to take it twice daily, and if you lay down after taking it you'll vomit. It also causes sensitivity to sunlight. I remember walking across the parking lot of my work at dawn to go home and just that short walk was enough to make me feel sick. I stopped taking them about ten days in because I got one lodged in my throat or windpipe or something. It wasn't obstructing my breathing at all but if I left it there, according to the internet, it would burn a hole in my throat or something. I spent a while trying to give myself the Heimlich with a chair, hacking, coughing, dry heaving, and sticking my fingers down my throat before I was able to get it to come up. I had like two days worth of pills left so I just said fuck it. The pills made me feel better after like two days, and the rash was gone after like four or five.

As far as I know I'm okay now though?

Found a tic on me yesterday after a hike. Hiked up to Roaring Run waterfall.
Roaring Run looks like a pretty place. There aren't really any waterfalls near me, I'm too close to the coast I think.
 

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That certainly doesn't sound like a pleasant experience Gyro. I think the problem here is that Lyme disease doesn't get treated, because they won't acknowledge it as a possibility, so it becomes a long term issue. You seem to have been lucky with your recovery as many people can be sick for years with chronic fatigue from a bout of it.
 

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Roaring Run looks like a pretty place. There aren't really any waterfalls near me, I'm too close to the coast I think.
I've got several near me. Apple Orchard Falls 200', Cascade Falls 68', Crabtree Falls 1,200', Roaring Run is 75'. There are others, but those are the ones I've been to. Here is Roaring Run....

 
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