Post # 1
The east coast is broiling today and I see the midwest is not much better.
How do you stay cool during the heat?
For me, I went swimming in the morning, but within 30 min after I was soaked in sweat. I’m psyched to go to work this evening though. Yay to basking in the AC for 5+ hours.
Post # 3
A/C, minimal clothing, lots of water, food that doesn’t need heating (hot days are salad days!)
Post # 5
My AC just cannot keep up with the weather right now, my apartment is about 85 F. I commute 2 miles on foot everyday, and lately I’ve been getting drenched. I deal with the heat by packing gym clothes to walk in and changing when I get to work. When I get home I strip and run myself a cool bath, it really helps me cool down and feel less sticky. I also drink lots of water, eat cold food, keep the shades closed to keep the apartment as cool as possible, and try not to cook anything so the apartment stays cooler.
Post # 6
I stay in the office/apartment and crank up the A/C whenever possible. I was going swimming for a while but after my very nasty sunburn a while back, I’ve tried to stay out of the sun since.
I don’t really do any fun outdoor activities. It’s too hot for that! You best believe that wherever I go better have good air conditioning! Lol!
Post # 7
We just got a notice from our Safety Officer that the heat index here is 106F right now. OMG. I stay in the A/C at work and at home to beat the heat.
Post # 8
A/C, water, light clothing. I’m used to it around here (S. TX)
Post # 9
It feels like 104 in NYC right now, which doesn’t even account for the reflection off the concrete and the deathly feeling of waiting for the subway.
I take cold showers as soon as I get home, wear basically no clothing, spend time in the AC when we are home and spend a lot of time in bars.
Post # 10
Air conditioning… and on top of that, sleeping with only the sheet on top and an ice pack beside me. Luckily where I live it only gets to that point like 2 days a year. Normally a/c is enough.
Post # 12
I just don’t go outside. I honestly can’t tolerate temperatures above 75F for any sort of activity and 85F for existing, so I stay in air-conditioned buildings. The only times I’ve been outside for the past few days (I’m in Madison, WI and the heat index is currently 98F) have been to walk between the bus stop and my apartment/office building.
I grew up in northern Wisconsin right on Lake Superior, so in addition to the heat not being quite as terrible, the lake was always right there if I wanted to go swimming. Heck, I’d wear my swimsuit under my work uniform and take a quick dip in the lake on my breaks! But down here there’s really nowhere to go swimming that doesn’t completely gross me out because I’m used to such clean, cold water. Cool showers just have to do.
People don’t understand how I can dislike summer so much when I’m such an outdoorsy person. Well, I’d like to see them deal with sun/heat-triggered migraines and little heat blisters all over their body! I can’t wait for winter!
Post # 13
I’m in the office, and oddly enough… our A/C is dumping cold air throughout.
This usually only happens in the winter!
At lunch I started daydreaming about iced coffee… and will be making myself one as an afternoon snack.
If things get desperate, we go to FI’s mom’s house and jump in the pool. 🙂
Post # 14
Also on the eastcoast, terrible and humid here this summer. I’ve been living in spandex/workout shorts and tanktops for the most part, and have mastered top knotting my hair.
Post # 15
A/C, water/gatorade…taking my shoes off when I first get into my car…it helps!
Stripping into booty linen shorts and a tank…sleeping naked. hahaha
Post # 16
Does anyone else not have A/C in their apartment/house?
I’m kicking myself for not getting an apartment with it. When I was apartment-hunting, I had just moved and needed a place ASAP that I wouldn’t have to sell my first-born child for. I didn’t even think to ask about it. BIG MISTAKE.
Trying to sleep tonight is gonna be fun.