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A Dispatch From the D Magazine Sweat Lodge

When we got to work this morning at D Magazine world headquarters, in beautiful downtown Dallas, we learned the AC is out in our building, St. Paul Place.

Maybe you can't tell how hot it is in here. But it is. Trust me.
Maybe you can’t tell how hot it is in here. But it is. Trust me.

When we got to work this morning at D Magazine world headquarters, in beautiful downtown Dallas, we learned the AC is out in our building, St. Paul Place. The editorial crew all sits on the east side of the office. That would be the side of the building that is currently under assault from the sun. I’m guessing, but it’s probably 87 degrees at my desk, which sits right by a window.

To survive, many of us have moved our computers into our lobby, which is on the west side of the building. We are sitting at the table you see here, elbow to elbow. We aren’t exactly sweating. But we are all sticky. At least I am sticky. I haven’t taken a survey. Zac (far left in the pic) is on edge. I made an innocuous comment earlier about the movie London Has Fallen, and he threw a coffee mug at me. Then the Spirit Father came to see me, and I sprouted wings, and I flew with him high above our hunting grounds, admiring the herds of buffalo that have sustained our people for generations. Do you hear that noise, my brother?

I am now naked save for my loincloth. I am lashing myself with the sage branch. An intern is pouring water on the stones that still glow red from the fire, and the steam is cleansing my MacBook Air. We are working on the August issue. It will be an inspired document, if not error free.

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Comments

  • Jason Heid

    Umm, editorial sits on the east side of the office. The sun traditionally rises in the east.

    • THAT’S how hot it is in this damn place. I also don’t know which way is up right now. (I’ve fixed the post, though. Thanks.)

    • Marcus

      The sun rises in the west on days following the cubs being swept by the cards, right?

      Timmy – would you rather work without AC or write another season of RHOD recaps?

      • That’s an excellent question, Marcus. I honestly think I’d rather work without AC. I’d wear shorts and flip-flops every day. Drape a wet towel around my neck. I could do it.

        • Christine Perez

          Just be glad you aren’t wearing that tux.

      • Jason Heid

        It’s been that kind of week, yes, Marcus. The Cubs’ lead is down to a mere 9.5 games.

  • Ox-Bow

    Seems like you should have a pretty good breeze up there. Maybe crack open a window? ….with a chair?

  • EricCeleste

    I can’t believe you won’t let me go home. This is ridiculous.

  • NancyNichols

    There will be violence. It’s brewing.

    • I wondered what that smell was. Nancy, please don’t bring your dog to work anymore.

      • RAB

        I think it was the UTI.

    • Bizarro BigTex

      Nancy, basset hounds train themselves. To usually do whatever they dang well please, whenever and wherever. My condolences. Consider the alcohol again.

      • NancyNichols

        You’ve got that right. I’ve trained lots of dogs and just 30 minutes ago broke down and fixed a gin and tonic.

  • Susan Neill O’Neal

    Let me know if you want to borrow my space heater.

  • JamieT

    This would be the environmental lobby.

    • You deserve credit for that comment. Very solid.