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Jul. 29th, 2009

Day 234893298 of The Great PNW Heat Wave. I'm dyin' here. 'Twas 107 today, 106 yesterday, 103 the day before. Yes, yes, this is nothing to some of you, but consider that 95% of the people that live here do not have air conditioning, 50% do not own fans.... Yup, quite sucky. The news reported earlier that Portland was hotter today than Las Vegas OR Phoenix. SO NEEDS TO LEAVE.

Evenings have been horrid, too, and haven't cooled off much at all, which is turning everyone around here into a bunch of zombies. Our brains have been poached in their own liquids, we've sweat enough to fill the Grand Canyon, we're all working on about 4 hours of sleep total in two or three nights COMBINED. I've decided that I'm going to take my box fan upstairs and have it and my bedside fan tag team me whilst I [try to] innocently slumber.

In unrelated news, I feel that Kayla, Melissa, Brandon, and Evan should be The Mighty Four.

I would add more here, except I have the thinking capacity of a walnut.

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faetal
Jul. 30th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC)
drugging oneself before sleep on hot nights is totally okay.


also, try to find a spray bottle that can be turned rather misty and mist yourself in front of the fan. you may be able to cool off long enough to drift off, and if you've properly drugged yourself you MAY Even stay asleep for a while.
aubkabob
Jul. 30th, 2009 06:11 am (UTC)
!!!!! I had totally forgotten about my delicious melatonin!!!

"Melanoma?"
"Yes."
....

"No. MelaTONin."
ornotmajestic
Jul. 30th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC)
Oh, 107 is INDEED something....especially without A/C. I poked fun of y'all a bit on facebook, but know all too well what it's like to try and sleep in a house/apartment with: A) NO FANS and B)NO A/C. Miserable. I might be more of a sissy than y'all, because I'd die without A/C. Then again, with our humidity level (often 92-95%), if it got to 107, we'd ALL die.

I made a swamp cooler when I lived in Corvallis during a similar heat wave. It worked decent. BIG BOWL OF WATER + FAN + POINTED RIGHT AT MY FACE IN BED = A few hours sleep.
ecotopian
Jul. 30th, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
Would it help to know that it's 59 degrees in Omaha? And that I have central air conditioning and a window air conditioner that I'm not using?

*L*
hypergraffic
Jul. 30th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
I saw the CRAZY temperatures up there. Al Gore was right :(
machmed
Jul. 31st, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, last night was terrible. I had two fans tag teaming me from two directions, yet that STILL wasn't enough to make my room feel like anything other than a giant oven. Needless to say, I slept like crap. I'm not looking forward to the rest of the week... o__o
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