Friday, June 24, 2005

Egg, meet sidewalk

The weather dude is calling for a high of 34 degrees Celsius (93.2 Fahrenheit) and a humidex somewhere well into the 40s (104). The humidex and smog alerts are already up, and as I look out my window before leaving for the office, I can literally see the air.

Somewhat stupidly, I'll be riding my bike today.

Yeah, silly me.

Your turn: What little tricks do you have up your sleeve to keep cool?

27 comments:

Stationery Queen said...

Ice cream. Eat lots of ice cream. And we keep our air conditioner on 65. Aahhhhhhhhh.

Oh, and have I mentioned we're headed to the beach? Nothing better than dipping in the ocean in the heat! Woot!

Trillian said...

I second stationary queen - we're going to the beach tonight. I've got a swimsuit this time, though.

janie q said...

mine involves some ice cubes and long island ice tea;)

Howard Muhlberg said...

Lawn chair, sprinkler, cold beer. Nuff said.

Heather said...

Swimming!

CanEragon said...

I learned this on a hiking trip, if you get too hot, wear short sleeves, and go to the nearest sink and run cold water over your wrists, and it will bring your body temperature down.

The little refrig. ice packs always come in handy too and a water tank (they come in little packs) for your backpack are useful as well.

A trip to the pool upstairs is nice as well.

See ya
Jeremy

Crazy Single Mom said...

AC...cranked up as high as it can go....and the ice cream thing hehehe!! It's supposed to be around 100 tomorrow with high humidity ugh!!!!!

puremood said...

Our weather is about the same....

When I get to hot, I just chill in the AC.

Actually, I spend most of my time outdoors... so usually just park myself under a shade tree with something cold to drink.

No good tips, sorry.

Michele said hello - here from the weekend M&G :)

Dawn said...

I love ice!!! Drop in down my shirt or just grab a cup and start eating ice:)

Dawn said...

BTW Michele sent me

PΛUL SVEDΛ said...

Yeah, it wasn't good in the city today . Fortunatly it was my last day so I wont have to head into the core. Its funny to see a brown stripe hanging over the 401 as you approach along a country road. Its faint, but its there. Depressing to be honest. Here via Micheles today..

cheers

P.

abrowncow said...

my trick to stay cool - no sleeves! harharhar i crack myself up!

Hello via Michele's!

~Cathy~ said...

Nothing creative about this one... I stay in the air conditioning! Humidity does awful things to curly hair! LOL

mw said...

Riding the bike is good as long as you ride.

Get stuck at a traffic light over heat radiating tarmac between a couple of massive SUV's and you will slowly melt and puddle.

My secret? Never, never, stop moving..

janey said...

Beach isn't an option right now. We're in rainy season now (read hurricane). As soon as it clears, I'm off on my bike too. Love the heat. And Michele says hi.

Tammy said...

Yep, you are silly!

I live in Florida...the only way to stay cool is to stay inside, in the AC...therefore, I'm hot and sweaty alot!

Visiting via Michele tonight...glad I wandered thru!

Indigo said...

milkshakes, lemonade (not together!), ice cream, swimming pools and staying indoors with all the drapes shut.

Michele sent me!

PΛUL SVEDΛ said...

Thanks a whole lot for your positive words when you stopped by today. It means a lot in a time that will be filled with change and I just want to say I appreciated it..

Hope you keep cool this weekend! :)

cheers

P.

kenju said...

Drinks lots of sweet tea, and if that doesn't do it - drink beer. Then I won't care about the heat!

Michele sent me this time!

Suzanne said...

Air Conditioner my friend. in the house, in the car, in the office,...
air conditioner. ice cream is also handy. :)

Lynda said...

It's very hot here in Houston, too, which is why we are known as the Air Conditioned Capitol. Know it, love it, live it ;-)

thequeen said...

cucumber lots and lots of cucumber:)

Raehan said...

A shower always cools me down. Was it really that hot yesterday?

L said...

I try to avoid going outside, period :)

notyourtypicalsouthernbelle said...

I just imagine a cool, frothy drink on some balmy beach somewhere at sunset...when it's not too hot. It doesn't really cool me off that much, but the thought is still a nice one!

Lisa said...

an air conditioner, definitely, and maybe some frozen mixed drink.

Tammy said...

Hot. Ow. Ow. Ow.

Ok...enquiring minds must ask.....

is that really your picture?

~~~~running and hiding, I didn't ask that, really I didn't~~~~~

Michele sent me....I think.....