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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 (eighteen 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 (eighteen years ago) link

what abt ice cream maura?

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

it is summer, it is meant to be hot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

five years pass...

Cheezuz christo, los angeles.

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

KILL ME NOW

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

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

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

three weeks pass...

do not want

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

I got pretty used to it being in the 110-115º F range, but now it's in the high 80s/late 90s. If it were 5-10º 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 (twelve years ago) link

fuck this shit

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

I think this shit is supposed to be fucked tomorrow.

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

THANK GOD

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

uhhhhh
bleah

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

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

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

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

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

BITE YER TONGUE.

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

Think of those of us who MIGHT DIE.

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

But then again it isnt blindingly hot.

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

it should not be 86 degrees f right now, here

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

I am on frozen water bottle rotation, mist spray bottle in fridge, cold salad for lunch and ice cream later to reward myself for working all day in this hell miasma.

santa clause four (suzy), Friday, 7 August 2020 11:43 (one week ago) link

We had a really nice 10-day cool stretch but it's back to the (ab)normal August starting today.

Scampi Runamuck (WmC), Friday, 7 August 2020 11:57 (one week ago) link

miserable pissy rain here at lunch time

||||||||, Friday, 7 August 2020 12:45 (one week ago) link

But it occurs to me...can my body really tell the difference between 30C and 36C?

I'll bet it can. It was very warm when I left to walk to work this morning, by the time I got there - 40 minutes later - it was stiflingly hot.

Udo Starmer (Tom D.), Friday, 7 August 2020 12:49 (one week ago) link

High for tomorrow keeps getting revised downwards, was 34 now 30. 🤞🏻

let them microwave their rice (gyac), Friday, 7 August 2020 14:03 (one week ago) link

It's lovely!

plax (ico), Monday, 10 August 2020 12:53 (five days ago) link

it's hell

Joey Corona (Euler), Monday, 10 August 2020 12:58 (five days ago) link

Maximum temperatures today are expected to reach between 30 and 32 degrees Celsius with Humidex values near 41

hell yeah let's fucking go

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Monday, 10 August 2020 13:13 (five days ago) link

Same here, more or less. As it should be.

pomenitul, Monday, 10 August 2020 13:16 (five days ago) link

good day to add some sprints to my run :)

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Monday, 10 August 2020 13:16 (five days ago) link

I assume you hell lovers have aircon at home? all I can do is keep the blinds down and the windows closed (even at night it only gets down to 26) & so each day this drags on, it gets hotter inside, with no way to relief, save destroying the planet

Joey Corona (Euler), Monday, 10 August 2020 13:22 (five days ago) link

my new place does not have AC but I suspect every other unit does cause it's quite temperate

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Monday, 10 August 2020 13:23 (five days ago) link

29.5 inside my apartment right now

Joey Corona (Euler), Monday, 10 August 2020 13:25 (five days ago) link

We've only got AC in the bedroom, so when I'm not sleeping I'm in the hammam. As it should be.

pomenitul, Monday, 10 August 2020 13:26 (five days ago) link

no AC here. i sleep in the loft. it’s.... interesting

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 10 August 2020 13:27 (five days ago) link

I feel for you Euler, having it this hot in an apartment in Paris is indeed hell.

No airco here, inside it's up to 28. There's a bit of a breeze though, we've been opening all doors and windows after 22.00 to get some of the heat out. It brought it down to 26 last night.

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 10 August 2020 13:33 (five days ago) link

yeah opening the windows doesn't help when outside it's staying 26+ all night. it's the heat effect of this glorious concrete capital. there was some wind last night with all the convection but during the days, like now, just stillness.

Joey Corona (Euler), Monday, 10 August 2020 13:35 (five days ago) link

Yeah, and like you said, it's the city that retains the heat. Saw the metéo on F2 last night. Only place of refuge you can go to seems to be Bretagne.

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 10 August 2020 13:38 (five days ago) link

yes, Bretagne is ok, and the southeast isn't that bad, Marseille to Menton. but the major part of the country is just sunk under this humid glove. Even Madrid is doing better.

Joey Corona (Euler), Monday, 10 August 2020 13:43 (five days ago) link

Lol no I have never had Aircon except on holiday

plax (ico), Monday, 10 August 2020 15:14 (five days ago) link

It's way more common in North America. Ours is a cheap-ish window AC that only covers a single room, nothing fancy.

pomenitul, Monday, 10 August 2020 15:17 (five days ago) link

window ACs literally don't exist in the UK. search amazon uk for "air conditioner" for a good time.

i think there are also UK building regulations that haven't really caught up with global warming that make it particularly tricky to install AC in residential buildings.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 10 August 2020 17:14 (five days ago) link

thank u for your service combating global warming :)

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Monday, 10 August 2020 17:15 (five days ago) link

Today is hideous, worst yet, other days have been hotter but it's the humidity that's killing me.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Monday, 10 August 2020 17:18 (five days ago) link

oh god yes /london

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 August 2020 17:39 (two days ago) link

So much better today in Paris

Joey Corona (Euler), Thursday, 13 August 2020 19:03 (two days ago) link

Never so glad to see grey skies and a sub 20 degrees temperature back in effect.

calzino, Thursday, 13 August 2020 19:06 (two days ago) link

Humidity is very bad today but it’s cooler and continuing that way. We haven’t had a big blowout storm to clear out the stale air, ugh.

caută tu singur (gyac), Thursday, 13 August 2020 19:11 (two days ago) link

Update for those of you who don't know already from my FB posts: I've finally started experiencing all the symptoms of heat exhaustion, including nausea. Which is good, in a way, in that it keeps me from overindulging and I might end up losing some weight in that regard, but is also bad because there's nothing quite as terrifying as uncontrollable gagging where you feel like something might possibly come out. Eventually I was left no other choice last night but to retreat to my vehicle, turn the air conditioner up to high, and spend a good two hours there cooling down enough to where I stopped feeling nauseated and could go to sleep. I figure I have about eighteen more days of this misery to get through before I can begin to relax, after living in this hell since late May. FUCK. GODDAMNED. SUMMER.

We Live as We Dee, Alone (deethelurker), Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:36 (two days ago) link

sorry dee :(

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:47 (two days ago) link

Fn love summer though, literally melt me

plax (ico), Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:51 (two days ago) link

fped, sick of waking up with damp hair in the morning

caută tu singur (gyac), Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:52 (two days ago) link

been a disappointingly variable summer here. in the 30s for a few days but dreich and rainy and not that hot a lot of the time. hate it.

commiserations for people who live places that are routinely "too hot" mind you

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:54 (two days ago) link

clearly it's time for a "heat: good or bad?" poll

I know which team I'm on

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:55 (two days ago) link

Turn it upppppppp

pomenitul, Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:56 (two days ago) link

I've only been in 40+ degree heat maybe once or twice in my life and it's fucking horrendous.

35+ and humid is also rough as fuck.

anything under that = give it to me please

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:57 (two days ago) link

Doesn't feel like it's been that hot idk

plax (ico), Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:57 (two days ago) link

Some of us are genetically not equipped for heat.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:58 (two days ago) link

I think I had a convincing tan once when I was in my mid 20s.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:59 (two days ago) link

Sorry to hear that, Dee. I forget where in TX you are, the dry bit or the muggy bit?

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:59 (two days ago) link

Here come the thunderstorms.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 August 2020 21:08 (two days ago) link

... and there goes my TV reception.

Young Boys of Bernie (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 August 2020 21:13 (two days ago) link

Deep down, you know you don't need it anyway.

pomenitul, Thursday, 13 August 2020 21:16 (two days ago) link

She's in San Antonio, I believe.

nickn, Thursday, 13 August 2020 21:20 (two days ago) link

sorry dee :(

Ty very kindly.

Sorry to hear that, Dee. I forget where in TX you are, the dry bit or the muggy bit?

It's the "not quite as muggy as Houston but definitely not the arid western half of the state" part of the state. "Humid subtropical", according to Wikipedia. "Featuring very hot, long, and humid summers," as well. Next summer I'm just going to say "fuck it" to being environmentally conscious and am just going to run the fucking air conditioner lest I risk a heat stroke.

We Live as We Dee, Alone (deethelurker), Thursday, 13 August 2020 21:43 (two days ago) link

It's tantalising watching the lightning maps website in central London...It's reached Uxbridge, after dallying on the outskirts.

Today was great if you were outside though... I spent the afternoon in Hyde Park where it looks really wild in parts and the brief heavyish rain was wonderful; and the evening in Kennington Park (most improved park I know of this year)

Luna Schlosser, Thursday, 13 August 2020 21:48 (two days ago) link

xxxp That's what I thought. Less humid than, say, Houston but lil more humid than here in AZ with about the same temp currently. Really hoping this is the last stretch of blistering heat in the southwest, for her sake.
I'm somehow nearly immune to the heat, and in particular, the sun. Whereas one of my sisters and my mom cannot take it. My sister doesn't just get sunburned easily but sun poisoned. Just another thing to make me atheist: what deity would put that fucking thing up there?? Surely there must be a better way! /infomercial voice

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 13 August 2020 21:49 (two days ago) link

It's 39/102 here and I'm about to go for a hike. At least there's some clouds to block the sun today, and sun will be behind the mountains after an hour or so of hiking.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 13 August 2020 21:51 (two days ago) link

xxxp That's what I thought. Less humid than, say, Houston but lil more humid than here in AZ with about the same temp currently. Really hoping this is the last stretch of blistering heat in the southwest, for her sake.
I'm somehow nearly immune to the heat, and in particular, the sun. Whereas one of my sisters and my mom cannot take it. My sister doesn't just get sunburned easily but sun poisoned. Just another thing to make me atheist: what deity would put that fucking thing up there?? Surely there must be a better way! /infomercial voice

Hol' up, since when have you not lived in Chicago?! Also, my late mom and I used to ridicule white people all the time for being the crazy people who were out and about in the middle of a summer's day when normal people are shrinking away from the heat. I've been trying all summer long to brave the heat and be environmentally responsible and just rely on fans to keep cool, but fans don't do shit when the air they're circulating is like an oven's.

We Live as We Dee, Alone (deethelurker), Thursday, 13 August 2020 22:50 (two days ago) link

Moved to AZ end of 2012!
I commend you for trying to limit your use of AC. I try too. I don't use it in my car unless it's above 100F. My home thermostat is set to 81. But if you're having legit health problems from the heat, you gotta crank it.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 14 August 2020 00:52 (yesterday) link


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