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The Worst Thing Today

Chatterbox
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Post by Chatterbox » Wed July 29th, 2009, 1:44 am

If thinking cool thoughts doesn't work, try the following:
1. fill a bowl with ice cubes and stand it in front of the fan. As they melt, the cool air rises a bit above the bowl and if you sit in front of the fan, you get not only a breeze, but a cool breeze. (learned this trick in Japan, where summer temps routinely top 100 and I had zero A/C. unbelievably yucky in July/August/Sept.)
2. Take a cool bath. Not a shower, but a bath. Take a book into the bath and read two chapters. Emerge cooler; let skin air dry.

Neither, of course, will help felines with permanently-attached fur coats. Nonetheless, mine appear to shun the room with the effective A/C for my office, where the temp is now 85.... at 9:30 p.m.

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Post by Ken » Wed July 29th, 2009, 6:53 am

[quote=""Chatterbox""]If thinking cool thoughts doesn't work, try the following:
1. fill a bowl with ice cubes and stand it in front of the fan. As they melt, the cool air rises a bit above the bowl and if you sit in front of the fan, you get not only a breeze, but a cool breeze. (learned this trick in Japan, where summer temps routinely top 100 and I had zero A/C. unbelievably yucky in July/August/Sept.)
2. Take a cool bath. Not a shower, but a bath. Take a book into the bath and read two chapters. Emerge cooler; let skin air dry.

Neither, of course, will help felines with permanently-attached fur coats. Nonetheless, mine appear to shun the room with the effective A/C for my office, where the temp is now 85.... at 9:30 p.m.[/quote]

Add No. 3. Fly over to Cornwall, stand in my garden, turn face up to the sky, let the pouring, never-ending, cool rain wash your troubles away!

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Post by Misfit » Wed July 29th, 2009, 10:48 am

Thanks guys. It is freaking 4AM and it's freaking 75 degrees outside. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
The National Weather Service reported the temperature at Portland International Airport reached a record 106 degrees, well past the previous airport record of 101 set in 1998 but still short of the 107 all-time mark for the Portland area set in 1981.

At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, it was a tie with 1998 when the temperature climbed to 97 degrees on Tuesday.

Wednesday "looks brutal," said National Weather Service meteorologist Jay Albrecht, with Seattle getting close to - if not over - the all-time record temperature of 100 degrees set July 20, 1994, at Sea-Tac.
At least I can go to work today in a nice air-conditioned office, but poor kitties.
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Post by zsigandr » Wed July 29th, 2009, 5:41 pm

Yes Misfit, definitely poor kitties! I can't believe how hot it is on the west coast this year! :eek:

We, in Ontario, often have very humid, hot summers, but this year, too much rain. While reading Company of Liars, I was sympathizing with all the rain. We have not had a day without rain and/or a thunderstorm in weeks.

We had a brief moment of sunshine on Saturday, but then back to the rain again.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed July 29th, 2009, 6:02 pm

Some sites are saying it's already 93 out (at 11am - Yahoo News, seattlepi.com) and king5.com says 85, neither of which is very comforting.

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Post by Misfit » Wed July 29th, 2009, 6:06 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Some sites are saying it's already 93 out (at 11am - Yahoo News, seattlepi.com) and king5.com says 85, neither of which is very comforting.

SM[/quote]

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Post by Lady Macbeth » Wed July 29th, 2009, 7:39 pm

Can't believe how hot it is out there for you guys! :eek:

Here today, in England, it has rained and rained and rained...............


.....................and it is still raining! Image
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Post by Susan » Wed July 29th, 2009, 10:07 pm

[quote=""Lady Macbeth""]Can't believe how hot it is out there for you guys! :eek:

Here today, in England, it has rained and rained and rained...............


.....................and it is still raining! Image[/quote]

We've had three or four thunderstorms today in New Jersey. I lost count...it could be more! My daughter who lives in Seattle is glad she is here where it is cooler than Seattle. Think cool thoughts all you North-Westerners!
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Post by Vanessa » Wed July 29th, 2009, 10:13 pm

Yes, the forecasters have got it wrong again for the third summer running. They keep promising us a barbecue summer, but it never happens. Apparently this rain is set to last throughout August. :( I shall have to dig the canoe out of the garage to get to the pub soon......... :D I kid you not!
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Post by Divia » Wed July 29th, 2009, 10:14 pm

Something killed 3 of my chickens last night :(
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