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03 September 2013 @ 07:41 am
 
Summer's end. A rather demanding teaching schedule this Fall - a regular evening class and two consecutive "condensed" classes - Wednesday nights and every other Saturday. I've spent the summer prepping, so I can have everything ready to go, but it's still going to be like a batting-cage with the pitching machine turned up to "fast".

My house is in the fog-belt south of Venice, CA; generally it's pleasant and cool. But there's about three weeks of the year during which it needs air conditioning, and these is them. I keep box-fans running pretty constantly in the afternoons when I'm working, and across the bed at night. (The cats sleep in a line in front of them). I'm reminded of blazing-hot summers in the late '60s, when my friend Laurie and I would go to the 50-cent matinees at the local theaters - one of the first multiplexes (four theaters, whoo-hoo!) - just for a couple of hours in the air conditioning. Of course, in the late '60s was pre-Star Wars, pre-"summer movie", when they were making all these "serious social issues" films; I remember we saw "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" and "Midnight Cowboy" - cheerful stuff. But it WAS cool.
 
 
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shakatany: Shakatany-Lake Como iconshakatany on September 3rd, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
It was also a time they let you stay in the theater for more than one showing. Now they just kick you out after the movie ends even if you missed the first few minutes.

Shakatany
magnet5 on September 9th, 2013 11:07 am (UTC)
I remember reading stories about going into movies for the a.c. Growing up in England, it wasn't an issue.
I have a friend who took her father to Midnight Cowboy under the impression it was an actual cowboy film. She wished she hadn't.
attilathepbnun on December 16th, 2013 12:45 am (UTC)
Ooh dear ....
I hope both she and her father recovered
magnet5 on December 17th, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
Eventually.
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