Have you noticed how hard it is for geeks to make casual conversation? Today we went for dinner with a friend couple, and at a given point, someone made a comment about the temperature having dropped and the night breeze having got cold. My husband answers, “It’s never cold in Lisbon. In Novogorod it’s cold; in Novosibirsk it’s cold, but not in Lisbon.”
Now, it never crossed my mind to answer anything but, “You’re right, it’s getting colder” or “I still think it’s hot”. Certainly, it never crossed my mind to name two obscure russian towns to illustrate the difference in temperatures at different latitudes in the planet. But, hey, what do I know?
Anyway, we’re leaving for our RPG retreat later today, so see you in about two weeks.