Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
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Oh, the humidity!

It's 24 sodding Celsius in here (which is approximately 75 degrees Fahrenheit for those of you with antique systems of units, and if you don't smarten up soon I'll start quoting the temperature in degrees Reáumur, and see how you like that) and feeling more like 297.15 Kelvin (or whatever that come out to in degrees Rankine). Combine that with 57% humidity, and you have an Unhappy Wombat. All I can say is that it won't be the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness any time too soon for me.

I'm absolutely exceedingly furious about bad shit happening to jaig, but since his posts are locked I'll just spit and growl incoherently.

Good stuff has come out of my perusal of Labarge's A Baronial Household of the Thirteenth Century, since, although it's three hundred years too early and deals mostly with households of a higher social class than I'm interested in, I do now have a better idea of the requirements of a semi-autonomous community[1]. Who'd have thought that the household rolls of Eleanor de Montfort, countess of Leicester, could make such interesting reading?

I don't feel quite up to reading A L Rowse this evening, no matter how superb his prose can be. Maybe I'll finish the Emperor scenario that I left off before going on holiday? I seem to remember that Desert Hordes are even now sweeping down on my city like the proverbial Assyrian (though I doubt much that they run to purple and gold for their cohorts) in search of plunder. If I had my way I'd pat them on the back and load them up with more hemp than they can carry, but honour, it seems, prevents. Heigh ho.

[1] "Semi-autonomous community? I thought we were an absolute monarchy..." *runs and hides from redandfiery and ellbie*
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