I had one class today, finishing at noon; a fact which had me somewhat worried, given that yesterday (and thank God it was a Sunday) the temperature in Brisbane hit a whopping 38 degrees. And yes folks, that’s celsius. So today after lecture and lunch I dashed to the library, loitered until I could grab an unoccupied computer terminal, and logged on to the net. Specifically to the Bureau of Meteorology in hunt of the precise level of the heat outside. The website said 37 and I was almost sorry I’d asked.
But not for long. Since it was clear I’d have to stay put until the heat subsided to a halfway tolerable level, I settled down and spent 3 (!) hours happily browsing book blogs at the university’s expense. It was the most fun I’ve had at the uni library since ... well, it was the most fun I’ve had at the uni library. (And I only felt a little guilty that I wasn’t doing work for Thursday’s tutorial.) So by the time the mercury finally dropped to a mere 33, I was quite content.
For those more familiar with fahrenheit: 37oC is a shade under 99oF. 33oC is a slightly more reasonable 91oF. I think I prefer celsius – ‘thirty-seven’ sounds much better than
‘nearly a hundred’!