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It's Too Hot - A Whinge

 
JoHarrington
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on 07/18/2013

Dear Blinding and Hot Orb in the Sky,

I'm not a morning person, but with my bedroom facing east, the sun has lately turned me into one. This is against nature and probably human rights.

Once I'm actually up, then I'm a writing person.  But my writing room is at the back of the house, which faces West.  This means that by this time in the afternoon, the sun has chased me all around the house and it's now found me.  It's too hot to write!

I'm also a British person, which means that we don't get to see the sun very often.  I have no precedent to dealing with extreme hotness happening in my life. 

Please go back to California, where they like you.

yours

Disgruntled from Britain.

xxxxx


LizM
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on 07/18/2013

I've grown up in the heat (southeastern US) and I still fight with it.  Don't feel bad!  My writing room has wonderful Wast facing nearly floor to ceiling windows across one wall.  LOVE it in the winter.  HATE it in the summer.  Two ceiling fans, a dehumidifier, and the A/C can't keep it cool in the summer.

BrendaReeves
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on 07/18/2013

Being a sun junky from California, I just can't believe that people don't like the sun. It wasn't until recently that I realized that not every place is sunny all the time. Although one of my best friends, hates the sun, and she has to live in the CA desert due to her asthma.


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PeggyHazelwood
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on 07/18/2013

Ugh, the sun is overrated, especially here in Arizona where it's accompanied by heat. I loved living in Colorado, where it's sunny but the higher altitude kept the temperatures more tolerable. We can live through it (I hope) and hope for cooler days to come!


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Ragtimelil
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on 07/18/2013

Right now I love overcast days. Camper gets wicked hot in the sun, like a tin can. I'm a cloud lover!


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RupertTaylor
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on 07/18/2013

From the land of the frozen North (Canada) let me tell you about heat. Our friends to the south have sent us a heat dome that's been stuck over us for days. Yesterday it was 35 C, (can't remember what that is in old money) and hellishly humid making it feel like 44 C.

The only sensible thing to do is get inside a cold shower and outside a cold beer.

WordChazer
Posts: 412
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on 07/18/2013

 

JoHarrington: 07/18/2013 - 10:03 AM

 

Please go back to California, where they like you.

yours

Disgruntled from Britain.

xxxxx

Here here. I'm also a Brit whose Grunt has been seriously Dissed. While I enjoy about 17* as it is in the morning, by lunchtime it is hot enough to make me melt if I do venture out and by the time I come to leave the office it is pleasant outside but less than welcoming in the bus or indoors.

I can only consider hot food in the small hours and ironing or washing up is a no-no thanks to the heat thus generated.

I do love the fact that I can wear T-shirts and skirts/shorts instead of long sleeves and trousers, but really UK, if you want us to love heat, you have to embrace the aircon culture as exhibited by California. We don't do the lovely dry heat of some places, just the dripping, smelly-human humidity that makes my joints ache as badly as the winter damp.


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WordChazer
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on 07/18/2013

 

RupertTaylor: 07/18/2013 - 02:49 PM

From the land of the frozen North (Canada) let me tell you about heat. Our friends to the south have sent us a heat dome that's been stuck over us for days. Yesterday it was 35 C, (can't remember what that is in old money) and hellishly humid making it feel like 44 C.

The only sensible thing to do is get inside a cold shower and outside a cold beer.

Holy Joker, Batman! That's some heat, Rupert. Last time I was in heat this strong (30*C) I ended up with third degree burns and race car drivers rubbing aftersun into my neck to stop it hurting.


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BrendaReeves
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on 07/18/2013

 

WordChazer: 07/18/2013 - 03:27 PM

 

RupertTaylor: 07/18/2013 - 02:49 PM

From the land of the frozen North (Canada) let me tell you about heat. Our friends to the south have sent us a heat dome that's been stuck over us for days. Yesterday it was 35 C, (can't remember what that is in old money) and hellishly humid making it feel like 44 C.

The only sensible thing to do is get inside a cold shower and outside a cold beer.

Holy Joker, Batman! That's some heat, Rupert. Last time I was in heat this strong (30*C) I ended up with third degree burns and race car drivers rubbing aftersun into my neck to stop it hurting.

95 Farenheit isn't that hot by CA and AZ standards. It's when it reaches 110 and climbing that we complain.


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WordChazer
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on 07/18/2013

80*F (26*C) in Santa Monica on New Year's Day afternoon-early evening will do me, Brenda.

So it was when we visited CA in 2011-2012.

I'm happy with that. Those are the kind of temps I can tolerate, without the humidity which comes later in the day here.


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BrendaReeves
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on 07/18/2013

 

WordChazer: 07/18/2013 - 05:59 PM

80*F (26*C) in Santa Monica on New Year's Day afternoon-early evening will do me, Brenda.

So it was when we visited CA in 2011-2012.

I'm happy with that. Those are the kind of temps I can tolerate, without the humidity which comes later in the day here.

That sounds like a good temp. I don't love the heat like I used to, but I need the sunshine.


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RupertTaylor
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on 07/19/2013

What's perfect for me is 28 C, which is the reverse, 82 F with low humidity. I like it probably because I can convert it easily. Toronto had a severe thunderstorm last week and got something like 140 mm of rain over two hours. I've no idea how much that is in real measurements but it was enough to cause serious flooding and shut down the transit system.

BrendaReeves
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on 07/19/2013

San Diego, CA has the best weather in the world.


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nickupton
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on 07/26/2013

Ha! 

I find that the 33-40C heat and 100% humidity I have to work in when I am in Bangkok slows the productivity! 

Now I am back in UK and enjoying these "cool", dry temperatures of 28-32C.

Somewhere around 25 would be better though.


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WordChazer
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on 07/26/2013

 

nickupton: 07/26/2013 - 06:58 AM

Ha! 

I find that the 33-40C heat and 100% humidity I have to work in when I am in Bangkok slows the productivity! 

Now I am back in UK and enjoying these "cool", dry temperatures of 28-32C.

Somewhere around 25 would be better though.

I can live with 17-25*C easily as long as the UK doesn't throw its darn humidity at me...That has the same effect on my arthritic joints as the damp in winter.


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