310.2° K

it has come to my attention that the temperature has been reaching record highs over the course of the past several days. i've overheard a number of conversations, wherein the participants exchange statements expressing their disgust, frustration and uncomfortableness regarding said weather conditions.

i, however, being a very pale, white nerd, can offer a different perspective.

nerds not only prefer the indoors, they embrace it. at an early age, it is this trait that can help to distinguish a potential nerd from his or her non-nerd counterpart. young nerds will opt to play video games in the basement rather than ride a two wheeled, non-motorized vehicle around the neighborhood. in the ensuing high school years, future nerds will choose to participate in indoor activities such as the math team and the chess club over outdoor activities involving inflated spheres and physical exertion.

as an adult nerd, i not only choose nerdy indoor activities, but my fragile skin is unable to handle very many UV rays without quickly transforming into a blistering (not to mention excruciating) sunburn. therefore, during hot weather, you can find me and my fellow nerds indoors and happy to be there.

note: during the heat wave, i will switch my coffee drinking habits from hot to iced.

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