Friday, June 22, 2012

I'm melting

As much as I love summer, I'm not a big fan of oppressive heat. Call me odd, but I prefer to sweat only when I'm actually exerting myself. And no, walking to the car should not count as an exertion. Oh well, at least it'll get better this weekend.....

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  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aopdD9Cu-So

    (I'm melting up in Cold State too. And we were recently in a part of PA where it was 90+ degrees and 85% humidity. WTF, weather? It's JUNE!!)

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  2. I spent most of my life in a state that would reach 100+ for a couple of weeks during the summer, but it didn't seem as bad as postdoc state. Of course that could just be because the heat here is a continual 90+ with high humidity from July (normally) to October.

    Here's hoping my body will adjust soon and I'll start feeling more comfortable :)

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  3. Sounds similar to where I'm at, but change July to May.... and we've gotten some humidity numbers up and counting now so it's VERY hot im opinion. Granted, my <30yrs of age was spent in a country where "summer high" was about 3 weeks with 90F on a very good summer, most often more like low 80ies or 70ies :)

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    1. That sounds like a rough transition! At least I was (somewhat) used to hotter temperatures. Although nothing prepared me for not being able to run errands comfortably - the car heats up within minutes of turning off the A/C :(

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    2. I think it's the humidity heat that kills me tbh. I have spent summers in the 95F range but then's it's been fairly dry and having a sea breeze etc... but here it's some sort of "thailand humidity" (it's what the swedes call it ;) ) and it's just not that pretty. THe idea that you put the seat belt on and then you have sweat mark from it the first three hours of the day ;)

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    1. All I've got to say is that I'm SSSSOOOOO thankful my work is air-conditioned....

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  5. Grew up in the south, now live in the Bay Area. Hallelujah! But that also means the beaches never get warm enough to actually swim in...you can go and admire the views but never go into the water. LAME! Water takes more heat to warm up, so that stifling hot weather is necessary to warm up those beaches! Although if you're in the midwest maybe beaches is a moot point. Anyways, as much as I love this mild weather, it is a sacrifice I'm willing to make...stifling weather for nice beach waters.

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    1. Tough call... But mainly because I'm a weak northerner. I personally prefer 80 degrees for both sun and beach.... Then again, I've also learned never to venture into the water until well into the summer (when up north). Thankfully, the East Coast has warmer currents than you, which means it wasn't all that bad to go swimming in April (first heat wave - 90+ degrees).

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  6. Ok this made me laugh. We just got our internet set up after moving and yesterday I was balancing the checkbook and paying bills online...while dripping in sweat. That's not exertion either! (We can't run the AC...)

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    1. Just so you know, I usually break out into a sweat when balancing my checkbook.pay bills. But that may be for a totally different reason. Have I mentioned that I can't wait to make a bit more money...?

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    2. Oh, and I'm not totally certain I'd survive without the A/C. I'm weak :)

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    3. When it's between no AC or headaches and nauseau from the neighbor's smoke being pumped through my AC, I'll take no AC! I could stand to make some more money too... :)

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