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Helter Swelter

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I have never understood why anyone would want to live in a place where the high temperature passed 80 on any regular basis. I have spent this Labor Day weekend in Dallas, where even at midnight the stagnant air is in the 80s, and where in the daytime it is 100 degrees in the shade. And don't even get me started on Phoenix, where the temperature is always in the triple digits. Why on God's scorched Earth would someone want to subject themselves to such unrelenting misery? Give me Palo Alto or, God willing, a place like Seatlle where I can live out my days in the solace of damp sogginess.