When the word is used without a context, it has a few different possible meanings.

It could be a past-tense verb.

It could be a mild curse word like what my Dad uses.

Or, you could use both versions in the same sentence.

For example, “I just got blasted by the blasted wind when I opened the door!”

Nevertheless, the idea of the word “blasted” gives an idea for a short post, based on what happened a few minutes ago.

I was leaving my academic building to go next door to pick up copies for my class on Monday. I hoped that my sweater would be enough to keep me warm on the short walk.

When I opened the door, I predictably got blasted by a gust of cold air. But as soon as I actually stepped outside, it wasn’t so bad.

Is the password here “gradient?” Or is it something else as to why the fifth second felt better than the first second?

The same thing happens, in a way, in the other direction. The only difference: the blasting in that direction is a big steam-up of my glasses! For example: indoor pools (i.e. “Come on Jack! Go Kate!”) or going from subzero weather to a party in a warm house (c.f. 363 days ago!)


Lincoln: 8 days.

San Diego: 25 days.

Fourth Quarter: 54 days.

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