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27 January 2009 @ 07:45 pm
In before heat  
*giggles* I amuse myself.

So, apparently Melbourne's about to have its worst heatwave in 100 years--four days in a row over 40 degrees. That's, *checks*, 104 degrees Fahrenheit. It was 'only' 36 today.

So far my coping plan goes like this:
- drink a smoothie for breakfast every day
- sleep downstairs
- keep the evaporative cooler well iced
- be grateful for aircon at work
- avoid going outside at all costs.

If I'm not around for the rest of the week, I'll be on the sofa fainting.

ETA: *glances at moodicon* Not that kind of hot...
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Current Location: sofa of comfiness
Current Mood: hothot
 
 
 
latteaddict: Sacrifice - b/w revelationslatteaddict on January 27th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC)
I am very scared. The heat is going to kill us!

Your plan sounds very sensible. We managed to keep the house mostly cool by keeping all the drapes and blinds closed but right now there's a lingering heat which I know will only increase as each day gets worse.

I went and bought a fan with a remote control and timer so I can go to sleep at night without worrying about leaving everything on.

How are you going to go with cooking? I'm making everyone eat salads and sandwiches. I refuse to sweat to death in a kitchen.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara/Lee dreamybop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:01 am (UTC)
Too hot! Too hot! *panics*

Yeah, I've got all the blinds down and thankfully our house takes ages to heat up so it's not too bad yet, but I can only imagine what it will be like later in the week.

I pulled the plug on a cooked meal tonight too--I'm not sure I have enough salad ingredients to last the week though. *worries* I seriously can't face cooking though!
latteaddict: Inspector Leelatteaddict on January 27th, 2009 10:13 am (UTC)
thankfully our house takes ages to heat up

You're so lucky. We don't have many trees on our property so the sun hits us directly.

I pulled the plug on a cooked meal tonight too--I'm not sure I have enough salad ingredients to last the week though. *worries* I seriously can't face cooking though!

Cooking will be a nightmare. I can see myself ordering pizzas by the end of the week.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Batgirlbop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
Yeah, this house is probably the best I've ever been in for keeping cool without aircon--where I grew up we were on top of a hill with lots of windows and it was ouchy.

Pizzas are looking likely...
suex on January 29th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
On Tuesday, I wrote on my chalk board that I have in the kitchen, "Too Hot to Cook", and its staying there until this over However, I'm not such a big fan of Take Out. Well.... we had fish and chips the first night, but then I cant handle it any more after one bout of it. Last night it was quiche and salad, tonight it will be cheese and fruit.

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on January 31st, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not that big a fan of take out either, but I ran out of ideas for easy things at home. All the fruit and veg pretty much went off and I can't eat cheese in this heat... even now I'm a bit stumped.
svgurl: clois s8svgurl on January 27th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
104? Wow! That's insane! Your plans sound good though and I hope it helps you stay cool. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clark basketballbop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
Thank you! Here's hopin'.
brokenmnemonic: Spike and Willowbrokenmnemonic on January 27th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
I think your coping plan should involve winning the lottery and flying to the UK, where it's a balmy 6C at the moment.

On a more likely note... I think it might be worth you finding a project (like a vid) that you can throw yourself into with enough determination that everything else can be ignored.

Are you in a position where you can siesta during the middle of the day?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya Raibop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:06 am (UTC)
I have occasionally proposed a siesta at work. Mostly I get laughed at. ;) But honestly work is the best place to be at the moment because it has aircon!
brokenmnemonic: Coldbrokenmnemonic on January 27th, 2009 10:36 am (UTC)
time to prove your dedication in the face of evil publisher woman by working those 16 hour days - purely out of your altruistic desire to see the company do well, yes? ;)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ameliebop_radar on January 27th, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
Sure. That'd be it. :p
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Bellydancebop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:08 am (UTC)
I know, right?! Crazycakes weather! Our heatwaves are usually followed by storms, but they're not saying so this time... I just hope we can hold off fires.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Blair yelloqbop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:28 am (UTC)
Hee! I know what you mean. They're making the usual noises about it being eerily like 'Ash Wednesday' conditions down here, but could anything be as bad as the time a third of our state was on fire?

I admire your heat!zen. Us Melburnians tend to panic when it gets hot. ;) We're not as hardcore!
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Boppybop_radar on January 27th, 2009 11:03 am (UTC)
Woah! That story about uni admin really shouldn't surprise me and yet still does.

She was bright red, and felt quite ill.
HA! Yeah, um... that seems quite likely. Ahem. I hope she got ice and aloe vera. ;)
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: FNL Tyra lolzbop_radar on January 27th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
All told they had to get through the wall of flame or miss being enrolled.
That really goes down as a classic Australian experience. :)

Hee! Caught in the act of snitching on the flatmate! But hey, anyone with such amusing stories should understand that it's par for the course...
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gildinwengildinwen on January 27th, 2009 10:03 am (UTC)
I second whoever said you should come to the U.K, where it's only 6'c.
Though i had to laugh at the comment about the moodicon.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Dexterbop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:29 am (UTC)
6 degrees sounds sooo nice!

(And yeah, srsly, who has 'ohh, I'm attractive!' mood? o.O)
Cris: 30 Rock - Liz - OMGduskwillow on January 27th, 2009 10:08 am (UTC)
Eek, that sounds insane. O_o I hate drastic temperatures.
Why can't it be spring or autumn all the time?
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Flowersbop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:30 am (UTC)
That would be so lovely... I'm a big fan of the in between seasons.
redteekal: CK Odyssey by meredteekal on January 27th, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)
Pfffft!!!!! Four days. Try Perth...we're enjoying our heat wave since Christmas day when every single day has been at least 35degrees celcius(minimum 95F) and we've had at least 10 days of over 40degrees (104F. Ahhh the joys of summer in Australia. Clark may be suffering from heat exhaustion in my icon. I feel the need to offer him cool solace.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Kara can't notbop_radar on January 27th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
WOAH! That's CRAZY. That's not normal for you guys, is it? I thought Perth was still reasonably temperate...

*drips water on Clark's forehead*
daybreak777: pilotsdaybreak777 on January 27th, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
Woot! Heat! I love heat! And yes, wearing few clothes and drinking many smoothies is the thing to do. Naps. Frequent showers.

Every country with heat like that should have a siesta!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: O Sanjaya...bop_radar on January 27th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
Here, have some. *hands heat*
The First Evil: Archie - Why Me - faerie-danceasta77 on January 27th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
And on the other side of the world it's below zero with people freezing to death, literally. Yeah, there's no global warming. :p
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya lanternbop_radar on January 27th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I considered whingeing about that but then remembered our country only has itself to blame. :(
squirrelhavensquirrelhaven on January 27th, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
At my house the other night it got down to -14.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Which would be (thank goodness for google) -26 degrees celsius. This is not the coldest it's ever gotten here, though it's not far off.

This morning it is a balmy 9 degrees (-13 degrees celsius) out. I shall be wearing fleece-lined jeans, wool socks, cozy shirt and wool sweater. And drinking hot tea. And thinking of you, melting on the other side of the world.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: bsg kara eeek!bop_radar on January 27th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
-26!!!! Never have I experienced such a temperature! I think the lowest I've been is -15. So weird to think of such extremes.
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Audrey Tautoubop_radar on January 27th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
That sounds lovely!
Nora Norwich: KK hugsnorwich36 on January 27th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, you have my sympathies!! We get that kind of heat here pretty often in the summer, but I have AC at home--I don't know how I'd survive without it. (Also my house is only one level, which helps--most of the houses in California seem to be built that way precisely because of the heat).

Of course, the rest of the U.S. seems to be having constant ice storms, whereas we're unseasonably warm here and having a drought. :-(

Edited at 2009-01-27 04:31 pm (UTC)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: DW Sally Sparrowbop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we're really not very smart in Melbourne. Aircon is not standard in our homes, I guess because it gets cold in winter and it's only hot for a couple of months, but it's pretty annoying.
serenographyserenography on January 27th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
"evaporative cooler?" I've never heard of such a thing. I assume it's an air-conditioner of sorts?

Well feel free to send a few of those degrees this way. I'm getting sick and tired of having to bundle up - scarf, gloves, down coat, boots - every time I go anywhere. I don't mind the snow, but I hate the bitter cold!

*sending cooling thoughts*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Ericabop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
An evaporative cooler is a device you put water and ice in and it blows cold air out. Kind of an icy fan? Advanced models built into houses are brilliant, better than aircon because they don't dry the air out (big problem here--very low humidity). But ours is just a little portable unit--it cools one room down well but that's about it.

I'll have some of your ice for my cooler and send some degrees your way. *trades*
Blue: Blue!blue_meridian on January 27th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
*huddles under covers with pups*

I am definitely not in Australia.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Sally Sparrow coffeebop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Aww! All these cold people!
Allison: Kara - Wut?frolicndetour on January 27th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
*boggles*

Normally when people from warmer climates talk about their heat problems, I have trouble sympathizing completely. But that's crazy. Yikes - be sure and don't go out!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Blair yelloqbop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Apparently Perth is worse. I didn't know. I wouldn't mind if I was in the red centre, or something, but this is Melbourne! We're supposed to be temperate!
Ms Cranky Pants of the Depresso Blogbofoddity on January 27th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
40 degrees?! Summers are awful enough for me when the temperature is around 25 degrees, so that sounds like a nightmare. Hope the outside stays outside!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on January 27th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
It's a nightmare for me as I get all floopy in the heat, but so far hiding indoors is working really well. :)
katiebugs18: Snowflakekatiebugs18 on January 27th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
I've been watching the Australian Open (happy belated Australian Day!) and I can't believe they're letting the players actually play in this heat. And that the players aren't collapsing on the court.

If it helps mentally...it's snowing here.

Good luck!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Clex here with youbop_radar on January 27th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Well... some of them are! They moved the Aus Open a week later this year and many people thought it was a big mistake because the weather always gets worse at this time of year. And sure enough!

*imagines snow* That sounds glorious!
Christi Rose: Christi Rosechristirose on January 28th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
Dude it rarely gets above 25° where I live and the last time I had to endure 35° and above weather, I was looking constantly for aircon. I don’t know if I could survive 40°.
suex on January 29th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
So, apparently Melbourne's about to have its worst heatwave in 100 years--four days in a row over 40 degrees. That's, *checks*, 104 degrees Fahrenheit. It was 'only' 36 today.


I tried the smoothie the first day, but now the fridge isnt keeping the milk cold enough. How are you coping? I am not coping very well. Said refrigerator, which has a fahrenheit reading on it, yesterday said 108 degrees. I get up this morning and its dropped to 98 deg. Woohoo!!!

I picked my son up from school yesterday and it was 47C. I dont ever remember it being that hot here before. That's what I loved about San Diego's weather, not too hot, not too cold.

My plan for today is I'm going to hang out in a shopping centre and we received some Gold Class tickets as a present over Christmas, so tomorrow night..... Gold Class here we come.

Why didnt we put the air conditioning in back in November when I wanted to. :( Oh that's right, my hubbys's been up in the Highlands of New Guinea all week, therefore not realising how DAMN HOT it gets here.

K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on January 31st, 2009 07:37 am (UTC)
I didn't cope so well... I was lucky for the first few days because I was at work and they have aircon. The evenings and nights were hard, but at first I was ok. The final night (last night) really broke me... I think I actually got heatstroke. Even when it cooled down our house was like an oven, and I wound up really sick. I'm recovering today, just taking it easy and drinking buckets of water. But it was really too ridiculously hot--I hope it doesn't happen again.