The next four weeks are, historically, the hottest weeks of the year. The next four weeks are also, however, the ones that I picked for my vacation. I'm going to feel pretty guilty a week or two from now when its 100 outside and the heat waves are broiling off of the pavement, and I look out the window of my air-conditioned house and see some poor schmuck sweating his ass off in a package car. Well, maybe I will only feel a little guilty. And once that guilty feeling fades away, I will just turn the AC down another couple of degrees and curl up under my blanket and take a nap.