Have discovered that sleep in a heat wave occurs in desperate 3-hour intervals, if at all. D and I had a few drinks before bed last night in a concentrated attempt at drowsiness. It turns out one can be too hot to feel any effect of intoxication whatsoever. We have every fan in the house trained on our bed. I woke up at 4 from a dream in which my sister Kathryn hosted Saturday Night Live (to fair acclaim) thinking, for real, that I was in the engine of a plane.