Cat on a hot tin roof / La gata sobre el tejado de zinc caliente

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I had to return to the health center at 8:50 this morning for another round of bloodwork. I’m fine. Just one thing that needed to be double-checked. Given my last experience (click here) and the fact that my arm is still a bit tender in two spots, I dreaded the appointment. But all went well.

I could have had an earlier appointment, like 8:48 or 8:49, but I chose 8:50 — because the calendar on my iPhone doesn’t have slots for those individual minutes. Not only did I have a time slot, but I also had a number, 36. I arrived early, at 8:47, and they were already up to number 45. So, I was taken immediately.

It’s not as hot as yesterday but more unpleasant. The humidity is currently 77%. says it’s only 26˚C / 79˚F and feels like 29˚C / 85˚F. But it feels warmer than that to me. Well, clammier. Still, I’ve had breakfast and my morning cuppa (tea) and I’m about to walk over to the gym, another 20 minutes.

I hope you’ve all seen at least one clip of Joni Mitchell performing with Brandi Carlile at the Newport Folk Festival. I did a marathon yesterday. I can’t get enough. Imagine being there.


Tuve que regresar al centro de salud a las 8:50 esta mañana para otra ronda de análisis de sangre. Estoy bien. Solo una cosa que necesitaba ser revisada dos veces. Dada mi última experiencia (haz clic aquí) y el hecho de que mi brazo todavía está un poco sensible en dos lugares, temía la cita. Pero todo salió bien.

Podría haber tenido una cita anterior, como a las 8:48 o a las 8:49, pero elegí las 8:50, porque el calendario de mi iPhone no tiene espacios para esos minutos individuales. No solo tenía una franja horaria, sino que también tenía un número, el 36. Llegué temprano, a las 8:47, y ya estaban hasta el número 45. Entonces, me llevaron de inmediato.

No hace tanto calor como ayer pero sí más desagradable. La humedad es actualmente del 77%. dice que es solo 26˚C / 79˚F y se siente como 29˚C / 85˚F. Pero se siente más cálido que eso para mí. Bueno, más pegajoso. Aún así, he desayunado y tomado mi té con leche y estoy a punto de caminar hacia el gimnasio, otros 20 minutos.

Espero que todos hayan visto al menos un clip de Joni Mitchell actuando con Brandi Carlile en el Newport Folk Festival. Ayer hice un maratón. No puedo tener suficiente. Imagina estar allí.

• Wednesday sunrise — late.
• Amanecer del miércoles — tarde.
• Walking home from the gym Monday.
• Caminar a casa desde el gimnasio el lunes.
• It wouldn’t go back in.
• No volvería a entrar.
• Back at the beach.
• De vuelta en la playa.
• And walking home from the health center this morning. Two cats, one on a cool aluminum table.
• Y caminando a casa desde el centro de salud esta mañana. Dos gatos, uno sobre una fresca mesa de aluminio.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

25 thoughts on “Cat on a hot tin roof / La gata sobre el tejado de zinc caliente”

    1. David,
      Yep. Our cats find shade on the terrace and when that doesn’t cut it anymore they come in for the AC.

  1. Now THAT’S an ugly outfit pairing.

    Cats are odd: on the hottest days here in Camden, the cats head toward the sunroom, clearly the warmest, er, hottest, room in the house, and sprawl out on the tile.
    I don’t get them, but then that’s not my job.

    1. Bob,
      Our cats are predictable… usually… when it comes to heat and cool. Usually.

  2. Those cats are funny. I’m glad Joni’s performance has made such a splash. I can identify all the singers on that building at top except for the woman at the far left — who is that supposed to be?

  3. Hearing her sing ‘Summertime’ brought tears. I never expected to hear her sing live ever again. What a momentous occasion.
    Your weather sounds like our weather here in Eastern Canada.. How is that even possible!! lol

  4. That outfit and those cats look like roadkill! Bob would probably like that outfit if the top was blue and striped 🙂 Not a fan of Joni Mitchell but I won’t pee on those who are. See? I can be positive, sort of. I had blood drawn early this morning and all I could think about was your arm. *Shudder*. I need to make an ophthalmologist appointment soon, so Raybeard’s experience is weighing heavily on my mind. *Repeat shudder*.

    1. Deedles,
      Bob needs two plaids I think. I remembered that you weren’t a fan of Joni Mitchell. Other than that, you’re perfect. Yes, shudder. But yesterdays blood draw was the best ever. No soreness at all. Also, every one of my ophthalmologist appointments has been a success. So, I’d keep those thoughts in my head. I’ll be thinking of you!

  5. Oh how I missed your blog. And your pictures..not the fashion so much. But those cats look how I feel in this heat I’ll tell ya.

    1. Mistress Borghese,
      I always miss your presence. Good to have you back. I’m not enjoying the heat much this month. I can’t believe I’m looking forward to the chill of Norway.

  6. I started watching the clip of Joni singing Both Sides Now (John Grey had it on his blog), and I began crying immediately and had to stop watching it or I would still be crying now. Why does Joni have such power over me?


    1. janiejunebug,
      It’s the same for me. She’s a brilliant poet and oh that voice. Even now.

  7. When squirrels lay on their stomachs like the orange tabby on the table, it’s called “splooting”, which actually makes it sound more fun than it actually is, LOL!

    1. Tundra,
      Splooting. I love that word! Moose was splooting when we left the house this morning.

    1. Jennifer,
      Either for warmth from the metal or cool from the metal. They know what they’re doing.

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