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I AM MELTING HERE. i have lost 5.5 lbs since this heat wave started (headline on yesterday's daily news: IT COULD GO UP TO 100 DEGREES TODAY) but at what cost? i just feel unpleasant and sweaty and in need of like 5 showers a day.

maura, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

i'm probably going to take another shower in like an hour or so answers.

maura, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

what abt ice cream maura?

Julio Desouza, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

it is summer, it is meant to be hot

keith, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Haha it is dark and has just started to rain in sunny old London village, heh heh. Come over Maura you can have some English Pret food. Or Tobys NUMMY pasta sauce recipes mmmmmmmm pumpkin!!!

Sarah, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

It's so hot in London that the pub we were in last night saw fit to have a fire going, heh.

Tim, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Another reason for smug West Coast superiority -- humidity? what's humidity?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

ha at the expense of NO WINTERS which is only acceptable if a mentalist like oh say YOU

Josh, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

HA! PH34R THE HEAT!!

I had rain for like 3 days in a row and got all wet while going home. This morning was 23 degrees. So much happiness for this i cant even begian to talk about it

Chupa-Cabras, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Maura, where are you? It's been ridiculously hot and humid here in Philadelphia. Just walking a couple blocks makes me start to groan.

DeRayMi, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Precisely, Josh! And believe me, that is a great comfort to know that I can walk around with, oh, a sweater in February while you're watching the salt corrode your car and wondering why the pipes have frozen and taking twenty minutes to get dressed so you can walk outside for about ten feet and...

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Loads of people are moaning about how cold it is here in London but it is just cold for July. I still had the fan on earlier. When it gets very hot I have a small portable air conditioner which I put a couple of feet from me.

Martin Skidmore, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

the heat's rotten. it makes me sleep all the time and then i feel worse when i wake up. i've found that iced tea for some reason makes me feel much cooler than cold water though, so drink lots of iced tea.

Maria, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, down with heat. It's the best summer in London in ages!

jel --, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

the best thing to do in this heat is to get all worked up, slam a Corona, and then go outside and run around. Soon the heat and the exhaustion and the beer kicks in, and it's as if you drank the whole case. Everything slowwwwss doooown. Then go take an ice cold shower. Ah boredom.

Timothy, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

haha ned you're just a big pussy is all there is to it

Josh, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

You just keep telling yourself that next winter, Josh. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

haha ned I would gladly dump summer in place of double the winter

Josh, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

as would i! major college criterion: "does it snow a lot?"

Maria, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

make sure they're not one of those pansy schools that takes off like a whole month during the best snow-time!

Josh, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Days like these call for a mint jeulip, a lawn chair and a white hankerchief so you can dab your furrowed brow and say...

Woooooo...!

Just like that.

JM, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

in hackney it is raining and grey again!! hurrah!!

mark s, Friday, 5 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

You guys are sissies. The New Orleans summer is kickin' in and you'll sweat through your shirt standing in the shade. It is gross beyond words but sweat is the great equalizer: everyone is a sweaty goon right now--cops can't fuck with you 'cause they're all dripping and panting, no one's gonna mug you 'cause they can't run away, even the three-card monte scammers are too wiped to hustle.

The murder rate goes way up in the summer, of course--you can shoot someone from air-conditioned comfort.

adam, Saturday, 6 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

five years pass...

Cheezuz christo, los angeles.

remy bean, Monday, 3 September 2007 19:59 (eleven years ago) link

KILL ME NOW

max, Monday, 3 September 2007 20:32 (eleven years ago) link

i was in encino friday -- at 113ΒΊ i went swimming in an 87ΒΊ pool to cool off and ended up with all sorts of weird breathing trubbles.

remy bean, Monday, 3 September 2007 20:37 (eleven years ago) link

my wading pool is too hot to even bother... i take cold showers every hour and stand in front of a fan

max, Monday, 3 September 2007 20:39 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

do not want

mookieproof, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 21:47 (eleven years ago) link

I got pretty used to it being in the 110-115ΒΊ F range, but now it's in the high 80s/late 90s. If it were 5-10ΒΊ cooler, I would adore it, but as it stands it just feels like the weather is TEASING me. "It could be Fall, but....naw. Haha."

Abbott, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 21:51 (eleven years ago) link

fuck this shit

river wolf, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 22:17 (eleven years ago) link

I think this shit is supposed to be fucked tomorrow.

jaymc, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 22:39 (eleven years ago) link

THANK GOD

river wolf, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 22:40 (eleven years ago) link

I can't be bothered to check, but I don't think it got to 100 all summer. Which is just bizarre in these parts.

Oilyrags, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 00:49 (eleven years ago) link

uhhhhh
bleah

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 22:54 (eleven years ago) link

Amsterdam was nice, and then I came back home to schvitzville.

Rock Hardy, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 22:57 (eleven years ago) link

Starting to get hot.
the front passenger-side window of my car asploded in the car park on Friday, it was so fucking weird.

W4LTER, Sunday, 30 September 2007 23:20 (eleven years ago) link

..And it was almost definitely the heat as there was no projectile in or around the car and a co-worker was nearby it when it happened.

Glass was everywhere :((

W4LTER, Sunday, 30 September 2007 23:26 (eleven years ago) link

Oh nice. I just posted this to the Chicago thread. This is my local El station

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/405057393_01c7c543d7.jpg

I cannot wait.

Jesse, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 03:49 (eleven years ago) link

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/126/405057398_2a5c4820e9_b.jpg

Jesse, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 03:50 (eleven years ago) link

BITE YER TONGUE.

en i see kay, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 03:50 (eleven years ago) link

It's October 1, 10:53 PM and it's still 70 degrees. And tomorrow's high is forecasted to be 80. I am ANGRY and I want searing, skin-shattering cold. I have since summer began. I even wanted it in February when we had weeks of record lows.

Bring it on.

Jesse, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 03:55 (eleven years ago) link

Think of those of us who MIGHT DIE.

en i see kay, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 03:57 (eleven years ago) link

?

As my father always used to say, "You can always put on more layers in winter." (In summer you can only get so naked and still be miserable.)

Believe me, anyone I encounter in the dead soupy heat of summer has their lives in danger.

Jesse, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 04:05 (eleven years ago) link

I'm really skinny, anemic, and have poor circulation. Winter is just 4 months of shivering for me. I live in Chicago because I hate myself, obv.

But I suppose I'm glad that some people enjoy the Time of Sad.

en i see kay, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 04:17 (eleven years ago) link

Ppl complaining about today being too hot here already. In Melbourne. In SPRING. The hell?

I'm lovin it.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 04:21 (eleven years ago) link

But then again it isnt blindingly hot.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 04:22 (eleven years ago) link

I complain about too hot when the snow starts to melt. Not being contrary for its own sake, but summer makes me cranky, miserable, and depressed. I stay inside next to the A/C that is cranked to the coldest setting.

Like so many people in Chicago I have radiators with a mind of their own, so even when it's 10 degrees outside, I open the windows and let the wind in.

Jesse, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 04:53 (eleven years ago) link

Not being contrary for its own sake, but summer makes me cranky, miserable, and depressed.

Get rid of "depressed" and I echo your feelings. I anticipate the first snowstom of winter with much glee.
And fall is my favorite.

Capitaine Jay Vee, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 06:32 (eleven years ago) link

Fall is wonderful. Though I don't appreciate how summer is encroaching on it. But in its purest form it is delightful--cool, sometimes sunny, sometimes drizzly, and the smells are the best.

Jesse, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:58 (eleven years ago) link

it should not be 86 degrees f right now, here

mookieproof, Monday, 8 October 2007 17:57 (eleven years ago) link

LA should put elevated trains down all the major boulevards for the shade.

this is excellent btw https://placesjournal.org/article/shade-an-urban-design-mandate/

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Friday, 19 July 2019 20:13 (two days ago) link

especially as the palm trees are due to die in the next decade or so iirc?

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 19 July 2019 21:55 (two days ago) link

they offer almost no shade now so them dying off is no great loss

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Friday, 19 July 2019 22:19 (two days ago) link

I meant more that they can give way to elevated train tracks

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 19 July 2019 22:35 (two days ago) link

ah. word. of course it's not going to happen. there is actually a transit plan that is a good start (saner downtown rail lines, 405 transit, LAX link, etc.), thanks to the otherwise terrible olympics, but the main problem here right now is a ridership death spiral https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-bus-ridership-falling-los-angeles-la-metro-20190627-story.html. we may not make it 2028 with a solvent metro. elevated rail would be a nice problem to have in this setting!

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Friday, 19 July 2019 22:49 (two days ago) link

Angelenos will always choose cars over mass transit until it gets too painful to do so (cost or travel time).

nickn, Friday, 19 July 2019 22:56 (two days ago) link

poor saps

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 19 July 2019 22:58 (two days ago) link

When I lived in San Antonio it seemed like a relatively unusual number of businesses were open 24 hours. Bars still closed at 2am but they were regularly packed after midnight. It was a pretty night-oriented place ime

Houston was like that too. But after the combo fuel crunch/economic downturn a lot of once 24-hour places cut back to just doing so on weekends or not at all. Even though things have since (theoretically) improved, a lot of businesses have relished saving money/not paying people, so the wild days of 3:00 AM hangs in Whataburger dining rooms haven't quite returned.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 19 July 2019 22:59 (two days ago) link

it will be 100 here both saturday and sunday this weekend. the air conditioning at my job has been broken all summer and has now completely failed so we closed early today. i was out doing something else when the announcement was made and had other office things to try to do before leaving. it was just unbearable, felt like 90 at least in my office, and it's not like i get any less work to do because of this. i don't have remote access to computer stuff. great!

forensic plumber (harbl), Friday, 19 July 2019 23:07 (two days ago) link

there is apparently no a/c on rikers island (nyc's main jail). which is fucked up

mookieproof, Friday, 19 July 2019 23:11 (two days ago) link

the main problem here right now is a ridership death spiral

ime the two things that would immediately increase bus usage in LA are

1) make the buses run every 5 or 10 minutes, not three times an hour

2) universal health care

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 19 July 2019 23:17 (two days ago) link

that LA times article i linked covers the main reasons. it's headways and reliability. the solution for that is bus lanes (these are super practical in LA because all the streets are so horribly wide.)

there's also class/cultural baggage and racism that keeps rich white people away (9 times out of 10 i'm the only white guy on the bus), but that's a tougher problem and right now we're losing poor non-white riders at a rate that puts the solvency of the transit system at risk, so let's start with some dang bus lanes.

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Friday, 19 July 2019 23:34 (two days ago) link

one more thing: while the fact that white people don't ride the bus is not of itself a problem for the solvency of metro or for climate change (because there aren't that many white people in LA county), it is a big problem because people who don't ride the bus tend to be opposed the measures that make the bus better for people who do. check out this BULLshit, for example https://laist.com/2019/07/16/eagle_rock_metro_rapid_bus_route_noho_to_pasadena.php.

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Friday, 19 July 2019 23:40 (two days ago) link

solution for that is bus lanes

In my scenario as soon as you commit to making the buses run reliably, you realise that bus lanes make this feasible

(these are super practical in LA because all the streets are so horribly wide.)

otm


there's also class/cultural baggage and racism that keeps rich white people away

My second point is connected to this: LA is the only American city that I’ve gotten around in via bus which sometimes vaguely justifies the otherwise bonkers American prejudice that buses have smelly and crazy ppl on them. Universal healthcare reduces the number of folks whose mental health situations lead them to shout or threaten the air on buses, and more non-smelly ppl on buses reduces the already-tiny proportion of smelly ppl to statistically insignificant.

I got nothing re racism though.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:02 (yesterday) link

(I did read the LAT article!)

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:03 (yesterday) link

lol fire these NIMBYs into the sun

β€œWe don't want to ride the buses," another speaker said, calling them "dirty and unsafe."

One woman had a suggestion for residents who don't take the bus: try it out sometime and make an effort to meet people different than yourself. That was met with a fair share of boos.

"How dare you come to our community and try to destroy it," one resident said to Metro staff at the front of the room. "Colorado [Blvd.] is not for sale."

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:09 (yesterday) link

love when the fact-checkin cuzzes get together (seriously)

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 July 2019 00:27 (yesterday) link

My second point is connected to this: LA is the only American city that I’ve gotten around in via bus which sometimes vaguely justifies the otherwise bonkers American prejudice that buses have smelly and crazy ppl on them

No shade on Seattle, which admirably makes buses free (!) in the city center, but I have somewhat experienced that there as well on hot days.

o. nate, Saturday, 20 July 2019 01:12 (yesterday) link

Just looked it up, and apparently that policy ended in 2012 after a 40-year run. I guess it shows it's been a while since I've taken the bus in Seattle.

o. nate, Saturday, 20 July 2019 01:14 (yesterday) link

we're working on it from a different angle now: some free fare cards for public housing residents, 50 cents for youth this summer

alomar lines, Saturday, 20 July 2019 01:20 (yesterday) link

Free buses ended in 2012 ftr, probably to encourage uptake of tap-on transit cards

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 20 July 2019 01:21 (yesterday) link

and there's started to be more policy talk about figuring out how to make it free for everyone (i mean, through a tax, but you get what I'm sayin)

also https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2017/10/how-seattle-bucked-a-national-trend-and-got-more-people-to-ride-the-bus/542958/

alomar lines, Saturday, 20 July 2019 01:21 (yesterday) link

If you’re afraid of the occasional smelly crazy person then move to the fucking exurbs and stay there

Urban amateurs wear my patience out like nothing else

El Tomboto, Saturday, 20 July 2019 01:22 (yesterday) link

xposts, sorry! I’m at a bus stop

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Saturday, 20 July 2019 01:22 (yesterday) link

NYC is opening more libraries on Sunday so ppl have places with AC to go to.

I am running [sic] my morning errands in last night's Mekons concert clothes, bcz where's the sense in taking two showers?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 July 2019 13:48 (yesterday) link

the more people that ride the bus, the smaller the portion of smelly people

untuned mass damper (mh), Saturday, 20 July 2019 18:09 (yesterday) link

I love the buses in my city. They're nice and clean and well-kept, and there's hardly anyone on them.

pplains, Saturday, 20 July 2019 18:58 (yesterday) link

I just overheard someone a couple of days ago talking about how much they prefer taking the bus in the winter over the summer, because fewer people are riding and they get to their destinations that much faster.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 20 July 2019 19:03 (yesterday) link

I ride the most fucked bus in the city to and more distressingly from work every day, it can be nightmarishly crowded and slow but people still ride it!

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Saturday, 20 July 2019 19:41 (yesterday) link

Anyway Seattle’s best air conditioning is on the bus

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Saturday, 20 July 2019 19:41 (yesterday) link

I love riding the bus because I hate stairs. hardly any tourists on the buses cos they can’t figure it out. mostly old people tbh

L'assie (Euler), Saturday, 20 July 2019 19:43 (yesterday) link

Bus is an option if you don’t give a f about your time. Hey man I’ll be there whenever

calstars, Saturday, 20 July 2019 20:21 (yesterday) link

Leave earlier ffs it’s not rocket science

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Saturday, 20 July 2019 20:29 (yesterday) link

I can either park four blocks away from the office or walk five blocks to the bus stop.

Boils down to walk an extra block +/- fight interstate traffic and find a good parking space.

pplains, Saturday, 20 July 2019 20:35 (yesterday) link

I prefer the bus over the subway/metros/tubes if I have the time.

Yerac, Saturday, 20 July 2019 20:44 (yesterday) link

One of the things that brought me to Portland was the really good mass transit. Portland used to be free in a downtown area too - the expert opinion seems to be that it was a good idea that didn't really work and that that effort could better be spent elsewhere. This was before I moved there so I can't speak to it myself.

Re: smelly and/or mentally disturbed people riding the buses - this is going to happen as long as there are smelly and/or mentally disturbed people. And people will always complain about it, and some people who have the option will always avoid mass transit because of it. There are a lot of arguments in Portland, and especially in the suburbs, about making the homeless and overtly disturbed people invisible. I'm against it but I understand why it's something people want.

Ideally the convenience of riding mass transit will be greater than people's fear of people who aren't like them, for enough people for mass transit to be viable.

That's harder in a city like LA, which developed from sprawl, than Portland, which has much less of it. I try to avoid driving in the city if at all possible. Traffic is bad, parking is bad, stress is high, all of these things are worse for me than the possibility of encountering a mentally disturbed person in close quarters. But I am also a luxury space communist, which means I don't expect people to give up luxuries like air conditioning and beef and cars. I certainly haven't.

Un Poco Loco Moco (rushomancy), Saturday, 20 July 2019 21:10 (yesterday) link

some of you seem to be losing sight of the issue here, which is that it's too effing hot

it's 72 in seattle and 76 in la and a lovely dry 80 in portland. go take a pleasant bus ride

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 July 2019 21:21 (yesterday) link

Leave earlier ffs it’s not rocket science

Exactly

calstars, Saturday, 20 July 2019 21:40 (yesterday) link

We'll get a couple of days over 30C again in London midweek apparently although the real feel on a lot of the buses might be 40+ even with the windows open.

nashwan, Saturday, 20 July 2019 21:48 (yesterday) link

the forecasted low here on Wednesday night is 68 and I think the forecast office is smoking banana peels, no way is that gonna happen

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Saturday, 20 July 2019 23:02 (yesterday) link

^^That's supposed to be because of the front that's making things nice in Seattle/Portland rn...IF it gets here.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 20 July 2019 23:16 (yesterday) link

I am not in a summer zone right now, but when I was in the city I would put wet towels and alcohols (vodka) in the freezer in case the power went out and at least I would have something super cold to sleep against at night.

Yerac, Saturday, 20 July 2019 23:34 (yesterday) link

It is not 76 where I am in LA (extreme temperature gradient that correlates closely with income is a particularly Southern California problem as well as a macro global thing)

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Saturday, 20 July 2019 23:50 (yesterday) link

It’s calamitously bright and the air is terrible on the eastside of LA, but relative to New York well I guess it’s a dry heat.

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Saturday, 20 July 2019 23:52 (yesterday) link

nyc doesn't cool down at night and it's terrible.

Yerac, Sunday, 21 July 2019 00:11 (two hours ago) link

I read some asshole nyt or wapo story awhile ago about renters who don't pay their electricity and they just leave their ac on even if they go on vacation for a week or two because it's so nice to come home to a cool place and I lost my mind which I suppose is the point.

Yerac, Sunday, 21 July 2019 00:12 (two hours ago) link

apparently those overnight lows above 80 are actual killers https://www.curbed.com/2019/7/18/20699431/heat-wave-record-high-overnight-temperatures

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Sunday, 21 July 2019 00:17 (two hours ago) link

Urgent New York news you can use btw

https://ny.curbed.com/maps/new-york-parks-splash-pad-sprayground-central-park

π” π”žπ”’π”¨ (caek), Sunday, 21 July 2019 00:19 (two hours ago) link

moose be time for a shower

You know it's hot in Canada when πŸ‘‡ pic.twitter.com/2aGwkxejQw

— Bob (@Bob_Animal) July 19, 2019

mookieproof, Sunday, 21 July 2019 00:51 (two hours ago) link


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