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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...
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!
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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!
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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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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. :-(

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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)

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!