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Jul. 14th, 2003 | 12:51 pm

So a group of caltech people go play frisbee around noon. And though it might be nice to get some exercise and socialize with people, it's hot, muggy, and will probably be smoggy soon.

Not to mention the agony of having each UV photon burn its way into my skin, an agony of cooking flesh. (Not quite excruciating agony, as I suspect being burned alive is worse, but it does feel like a mild introduction to being burned alive).

Going off to the lesbian kickball a this couple of times has shown me that one of the points of casual team sports seems to be to the socializing. Going off to frisbee would be a good way of building up frienships and acquantenceships with others around here.

My problem is I find LA uninhabitable durring the daytime from now until late october.

Not only do I find exposure to daylight painful, if I exercise when it's warm, I almost always end up with a migrane-esque headache.

Even cycling which I've done fairly regularly is limited by heat. During the winter I could manage long rides and had thought it was due to improved conditioning. However as it got warmer, I started getting the headaches again, leading me to think that I just have trouble overheating.

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soulspirals

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from: soulspirals
date: Jul. 14th, 2003 02:42 pm (UTC)
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You should move somewhere with better weather. Ithaca is nice. *grin*

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 14th, 2003 02:46 pm (UTC)
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I'm currently trying to build up my courage (and resolve) to try applying to MIT media labs.

Though I suppose I could try a vacation, and just go visit ithicia. (maybe closer toward september when life will be increadibly miserable here.)

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Vicky the Compost Queen

Aren't you going to check out Santa Cruz and Berkeley?

from: vixter
date: Jul. 14th, 2003 04:30 pm (UTC)
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The climate can be foggy and chilly even in summer at times in both these places. So I've heard, anyway. I've experienced this myself in San Francisco, anyway.

I've played recreational sports for years. For a combination of the exercise and the social aspects. I'm a mediocre athlete but I find leagues that are not excedingly competitive.

And 98% of my lesbian friends I know from sports, not from work.

I think you need to get out of LA if you can find a job that is as good as the one you have now.

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Diane Trout

Re: Aren't you going to check out Santa Cruz and Berkeley?

from: alienghic
date: Jul. 14th, 2003 05:47 pm (UTC)
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I kept discounting those berkely and santa cruz as I still think of both of them as recovering from the dot-com boom. Given capitalism, it seems like a bad idea to move to a region with a bunch of people with similar skills to oneself when many of them are out of work.

But yes, LA isn't a good place for someone who doesn't want to use a car. (And it's also just a very alienated place as well.)

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Usqueba

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from: usqueba
date: Jul. 14th, 2003 09:38 pm (UTC)
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if I exercise when it's warm, I almost always end up with a migrane-esque headache.

Even cycling which I've done fairly regularly is limited by heat.

However as it got warmer, I started getting the headaches again, leading me to think that I just have trouble overheating.



Are you drinking enough water/liquids/keeping hydrated?!?! Just checking.... It sounds simple but a lot of people forget about it.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 14th, 2003 09:46 pm (UTC)
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I try but might be failing as my water requirements are quite high.

Sunday I went hiking for a couple of hours (including rests) and I downed about 2 liters.

So the couple of bike water bottles for an hour might not be enough. Though at some point I start running into the loss of electrolytes problem.

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Usqueba

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from: usqueba
date: Jul. 16th, 2003 12:01 am (UTC)
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I try but might be failing as my water requirements are quite high.

Drink, my child! Of course, ya might have to go pee more often ::g::

Though at some point I start running into the loss of electrolytes problem.

That's where Gatorade (sp?) and the like come in. Or you could eat a banana. They are good at replenishing your 'lytes (low sodium, tho). There are other fruits and snacks out there but I can't think of them.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 16th, 2003 12:09 am (UTC)
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Banana sounds good. I'll have to try that.

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