los angeles plays itself

i always forget how devastating the afternoon heat can be here. it’s at least not swamp-land humidity, but much over 85 is immobilizing. it’s about a week’s worth of work to adjust my sleeping schedule—as to nap during the warmest hours but stay up painting at night—so i am not just a total zombie all of the time. the cats stay motionless for hours on end. not sure what i would do if i had a 9-to-5.

that being said, it’s better than most places these days.