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The Worst Thing Today

Chatterbox
Bibliophile
Location: New York

Postby 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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Ken
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Location: Truro, Cornwall, UK

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

"Chatterbox" wrote: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.


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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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby 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.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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zsigandr
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Location: Ontario, Canada

Postby 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.
Andrea

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SonjaMarie
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Postby 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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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

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

"SonjaMarie" wrote: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


It's amazing how many of us wanted to come to work today where it's air conditioned instead of staying home where it's not.
At home with a good book and the cat...

...is the only place I want to be

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Lady Macbeth
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Location: Deepest Darkest Lincolnshire

Postby 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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Susan
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Location: New Jersey, USA

Postby Susan » Wed July 29th, 2009, 10:07 pm

"Lady Macbeth" wrote: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


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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Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby 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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Divia
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Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Wed July 29th, 2009, 10:14 pm

Something killed 3 of my chickens last night :(
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