It's been stupid hot here in Ottawa this whole week. I cannot handle it.
I stepped outside this morning, and it was raining gently. It was also so humid that merely walking to the end of my street had me wishing for a pool full of ice.
For those who live in North Queensland - it was as humid as Magnetic Island is during high summer (wet season). Y'all know how bad it is. Now, most of you might shrug your shoulders, because it's all relative. That might not be such a big deal to you. You're used to it.
I moved away. I've been living in a cooler climate for longer than I lived in Australia, at this point. I do not deal well with the heat. The humidity is killing me.
An aside, my skin seems to be loving it, though...
Anyway, point is, it's too damned hot to live and I can't take it any more!
I have gotten quite homesick, though. This weather really does remind me of Australia in the wet, and so I'm currently on a kick watching an entertainment news programme from Australia called The Weekly. It's not unlike The Daily Show with Jon Stewart or Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
It's a show delivering sanity in an otherwise insane political climate; they are a voice for moderation, empathy and critical thinking in an environment that feels, often, profoundly anti-intellectual.
In short, I love this show.
I watched it last time I was in Australia. It was the first time I was made aware of the show. I left when Rove was just coming on the telly, and the news was never entertainment. It blew me away. So, instead of me banging on about how hot it is and how much I hate it, have a listen to one of the best interviews I've seen: