Later, revenge/respite was found in a backyard garden in the company of shade and cold adult beverages.
Yesterday, I decided to drop in at my office after going to the gym and watching VH1 popular culture indoctrination programming. I had only intended to pick up some items left there during the hasty happy hour exit on Friday. But the climate control was too much to resist; so I stuck around and typed and edited and added references for a few hours.
I eventually gathered my courage to face the heatwave and caught a bus to Fremont to watch Shaun of the Dead. The upside of the sweltering temperatures is that it's possible to sit outside at night watching a movie and not be cold. Although my late arrival caused me to miss the Zombie Walk through Fremont, a little imagination makes the neighborhood's nightlife look more than a little bit scary.
note: the heat really isn't that bad. In Seattle, we're just not allowed to whine about the rain; so we have to have a few days of weather-related complaining to feel like normal u.s. americans.