June 27, 2007

Random Commuter Observation

For years now I've been lobbying for these here United States to adopt an o-fficial summer capital, preferably somewhere far to the north and up in the mountains. So far, of course, nothing has come of it. It's weeks like the one we're having here in Dee Cee now that, I think, prove my point. But will our leadership listen? Of course not. No wonder public confidence in Our Nation's Government is at such an historickal low.

Sorry to kvetch, but I've been suffering from a mild case of heat exhaustion the last couple days, and it makes me crabby and brittle. A quick peek at WebMD reveals the tell-tale symptoms of this affliction:

* heavy sweating
* paleness
* muscle cramps
* tiredness
* weakness
* dizziness
* headache
* nausea or vomiting
* fainting

Yep, got 'em all (except the yacking, thank goodness). It's the result of the long walk between the metro and my office, plus the additional fact that I don't have a/c in my jeep. Over a couple days, the effect tends to build up, even if I spend all day sucking down water. The price we llamas pay for having such woolly hides, I suppose.


Posted by Robert at June 27, 2007 09:24 AM | TrackBack

I have an alternative proposal. Require that all air conditioning be removed from every government building, except for museums. This will certainly shorten the legislative period, and perhaps reduce the number of frivolous but still harmfull laws passed.

Posted by: Alan at June 27, 2007 08:47 AM

Um, not every government building has anything to do with the legislative process - just the Capitol itself. Believe me when I say that you do not want to remove the AC from every government building in DC. The lack of work already taking place in most government buildings will greatly increase with the heat if there's no AC. And that would be a waste of your taxpayer dollars. Well, more of a waste anyway.

Posted by: jen at June 27, 2007 01:02 PM