Sunday, July 7, 2013

Got that Melty Feeling

For the third day running, we're having a heat wave here in the NY Metro area. There's a heat advisory in effect from Noon until 8PM. Luckily, I've been working the graveyard shift lately, so I have been avoiding the worst effects of the heat. The period from 5AM to 8AM is the most beautiful time of day this time of year.

Sadly, I have to return to work this afternoon at 4PM... yeah, it's one of those days, out by 8AM, back by 4PM. We're in the middle of a major summer fundraiser, and my department is stretched to the limit (my co-worker **REDACTED** is doing a heroic job, working in the most brutal heat of the day, and I am extremely grateful that she is a superwoman). My usual line is that the job is cushy, except when it's not, and today falls into the "not" category.

I know I posted a video for Too Hot by The Specials, but I found a live 2011 version by a reunited band:

Singers Terry Hall and Neville Staples sound good, and the interplay of vocals is as tight as ever. Nice to see them still performing.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice video. Drink plenty of water!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I'm chugging some nice, cold water right now, and basking the the server room A/C. Before the afternoon shift, I stopped by the event for about forty-five minutes before heading to another site to work. Looks like the crowd is having fun, and I am in awe of my wonderfully creative, dedicated co-workers.

M. Bouffant said...

out by 8AM, back by 4PM
That's fucking bullshit. Are there no labor laws in NY?

Seriously, as a one-time graveyarder myself, I know that schedules like that can have health consequences. (More from reading about it than experience, fortunately.)