sorta continues: [link]
the recent heatwave is monstrous. It's almost worse
to have air conditioning, because walking outside is like walking into the steaming, stifling, wet mouth of an invisible beast. I'm grateful to have AC on days like this, but i do feel an anonymous sense of shame for having the ability to simply "opt out" of boiling alive in my own skin.
I suppose the setup to this (besides the heat wave) is that Andy seems to have foolishly sought Gogo's assistance in physical training, perhaps under the assumption that she would not be a pitiless and unrelenting bitch about it. He is wrong.
I often wonder, as Gogo asserts, if the fact that humans have done so much to keep themselves from unpleasant physical experiences that we've done gone and screwed ourselves as a species. I mean, by and large, most of us would really be up the creek without a lot of luxuries we've come to see as basic necessities.