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Ancient Mexican Secret, huh?

Mir's trick to getting to sleep in her stifiling 100 degree apartment...

Margaretias the size of my head!

Saving graces of the last few days
+the shade in Cal Anderson Park
+the air conditioned theatre


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Jul. 30th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
Is it wrong that your pic makes me drool. God I'm thirsty for a big honkin' margarita!
Jul. 30th, 2009 03:49 pm (UTC)
Hey, there's no shame in craving a delightfully refressing summer cocktail. :) *cheers*
Jul. 30th, 2009 11:01 am (UTC)
*is green with envy*

I sure don't envy your confinement in a hot apartment, Mir, but having that heatwave-sized margarita to enjoy is another matter.... I've got (a) water and (b) coffee, period, due to this being The End of the Month.

Yesterday evening I watched a commercial-network television news broadcast - a rare event here at Castle Haran - and beheld a small report on this "heatwave in the Northwest." To Eastern Seaboard media big-shots, "the Northwest" means Seattle; so I watched in bemused incredulity as your high temperature of 102º Fahrenheit was touted as perilous, whilst at that very moment our air temperature sat at 109º.

Regardless, this heatwave sucks. I wish weather forecasters would stop lying - they persist in insisting the next day's high temperature will be in the 90s when they know damned well it'll be more than 100º - and just say either (a) the Earth is falling out of orbit or (b) the Sun has increased in temperature by a factor of ten.

Jul. 30th, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
Bloody weather...
Oh GAWD. I mean I knew PDX had it worse than us but I didn't realize it was 109 degrees! That's awful. 103 it hit here yesterday and we're melting.

The heat wave has been expensive for me. I can't be at home, eat the food in my friendge (couldn't cook in the apartment anyway too hot) so I'm trying to stay out of the appartment in air conditioned places. Once this heat settles down, I'm going to have to be a home body for a while to ammend the damage.

Stay cool, hang in there. We shall get through this.
Jul. 31st, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
That's a really cute pic.

I actually got a bit lucky yesterday. I was down on Mt. Rainier with my mom and a couple of friends. At the top of the mountain it was about 70. It did suck that we got ran out by mother nature because a thunder storm moved in. I'm usually down for thunder and lightning but when it seems like they are both happening just barely over your head, you get the fuck out. Top of the mountain = 70. 30 minutes later at the bottom of the mountain (according to the thermostat in the Zipcar) = 106.

Since we had to leave early we got back early and decided to stop off at Alkai. Great idea for everyone but me. The zipper on my chest is not healed enough for me to go swimming. Damn.

One thing that sounds really weird but helps a ton are the blue ice packs that people usually put in ice chests. Put one under each arm pit and try to put a couple in your pillowcase and they will help you cool down enough at night to get to sleep. I usually put them in ziplock bags (in case they leak) and wrap them in a small/thin towel (so they are not too cold to have next to your skin).
Aug. 4th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh good. I'm glad you got to go out to the mountains. I thought about you stuck in the apartment through the heat wave and thought that would have sucked. Although being more toward the bottom of the hill I imagine you get more evening relief than Raye & I do at the top of the hill (even though we're not westward facing).

I *heart* thunderstorms, but, yes, being directly underneith one (as I was in Hawaii) is more frightening than refreshing. When the tunder shakes the ground, it's too much.

Alki is still a nice place to go on a summer day, even if you don't go swiming. It's good for sunbathing and people watching.
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