Thursday, July 13, 2006

My Life in Arivaca

Today it was really hot. It was 108 degrees. The five mile hike into town over unpaved roads was a bit harder today than yesterday.

In the last couple of days I have been applying to an overseas post-doc. I met one of the people in charge of it about four years ago and he remembered me when I e-mailed him recently. I take that as a good omen. Overall I think I have a good shot at this position.

If Chris O'Byrne is reading this he should know the hookah arrived yesterday. I took it out for a test smoke and it works very well. It came with two packs of top grade tobacco which I am saving for when he gets down here. I have double apple and mint flavors of the good stuff. It should be a very pleasant smoking experience.


Chris O'Byrne said...

You bet I'm reading this! I can't wait to try that baby out. It's pretty hot up here, too. Mid-90's and 50% humidity, not fun. How's your internet connection these days?

J. Otto Pohl said...

The internet connection at home proved impossible to restore. I find it easier to take care of everything at the library. I go a couple times a week to pick up books anyways. That way I don't have to wait for hours to get connection like I used to.

Susan Barnes said...

Aren't public libraries great!

(Did I mention that I work in a public library?)

J. Otto Pohl said...

Susan, yes the Arivaca library is fantastic. I can get books from anywhere in the Tucson-Pima County system from here. I knew you worked in a public library because it is on your blog site.

KRISTIN said...

It was hot even in Estonia this summer WOWOWOW!
I think Earth is turning to hell soon :P (which is only fair)