June 22nd, 2006



As the nights grow warmer, the scent of jasmine grows more powerful and persistent. Jasmine is a scent to which I don't grow accustomed. Upon moving here, I found the scent of pine overpowering for the first couple of days, but soon grew so accustomed to it that I no longer noticed it. But once that jasmine perfume saturates the air, it never leaves my awareness. Now it is so intense that the air seems thickened by it, and I have been conscious of it with every breath I've taken for hours. This would not be a problem except for the fact that I still have a bit of a headache from the recent displacement of that vertebra in my neck. I'm now quite sure that the jasmine will suffocate me in my sleep.

It's too bad I'm going to be dead before I wake, as I've discovered that I don't need a new surge protector after all. Apparently, a CD I dropped the other day hit the rocker switch and turned the thing off. I reset it and it works fine. So, maybe it isn't such a bad thing that I'm going to be dead before I wake, after all. I just might be too stupid to live.
bazille_summer scene

Burned Only by Sun

A gardenia has bloomed. I don't think we've ever had gardenias and jasmine blooming at the same time before. My nose is about to OD. I wonder if it will shrivel up and fall off? (My nose, I mean, not the gardenia- I know the gardenia will shrivel up and fall off, eventually.) I'd have to get a fake nose, of course. I'd look terrible without a nose.

I heard a helicopter fly low over the house this afternoon, and thought it might be a CDF craft on its way to a brushfire. I don't smell any smoke yet, though. The fact that everywhere else has already begun to burn this year has me suspecting that it won't be long before it starts burning here. Most years, the worst local fires come in late summer and early fall, but this has been an odd year in many ways. I hope the burning is put off indefinitely. Evacuation would be so inconvenient.

It's probably cool enough to shower and get dry now. I dislike showering on those days when the house is so hot that I sweat faster than I can towel off. At least we've avoided using the air conditioner for one more day, though. Yay for not overfeeding the PG&E company!