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Well that sucked

Today I learned I can get a heat injury in an air-conditioned space if I get hot outside and get covered with something that resembles a blanket, like a barber’s apron.

Rather than wait the hour until the next bus I walked the 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from the credit union ATM to the barbershop and it was only 87°F (31C) so I thought I was going to be fine getting a haircut inside an air-conditioned shop. I was adequately hydrated because I was sweating like pigs don’t, completely drenched. But because of the apron covering my torso no air could get in to evaporate that sweat to cool me down. I got nauseous and had to take a bathroom break which didn’t help much because there was no air flow in the bathroom, either. But I eventually got my haircut, and it was a great haircut, and I look great in it. I suffered for that haircut, so I had better look fan-freaking-tastic in it.

Anyway I was still feeling the effects of the heat and the lack of sleep when I finally got home so I skipped lunch in favor of a short nap and lots of water. And even so I’m still doing the sleepy-time bob and weave as I compose this, so time for another shower and hitting the bed before 2200. You guys get two blog posts today, I get a story to tell, and then I get two naps to recover from it. and then I get to get up before sunrise tomorrow so I can maybe have another story to write about.

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