It rained today, briefly, for the first time in a very long time, and I thought it would cool this town down but it did not and the cat and I are sitting here quietly with the fan on, reading through BWR submissions and wondering when winter is. Tonight, a friend is having a birthday dinner followed by drinks at a bar really close to where I live, and it's definitely within walking distance, but it's so hot all the time that walking anywhere feels too far. Must. Not. Drive.