Posted by: GeekHiker | April 27, 2008

89.2 Degrees

I’d love to write about the Festival of Books tonight. Really I would.

But it’s 9:00 at night and my un-air-conditioned home is almost 90 degrees, and writing is the furthest thing from my mind.

Maybe tomorrow. For now, I’m just going to go melt into a puddle on the couch…



  1. Get a cold drink and wander about in your underpants.

  2. I say take off all your clothes and lie down in the cold floor. It works for me. 😀

    You’re only a little jealous? Well, what if I told you that I have nothing to do for the coming week, I can sleep late, I don’t have to worry about any sort of anything apart from what book I’m gonna read that day.

    Still only a little bit jealous? Heh.

  3. It was a scorcher last year when we went to the festival of books.

  4. When it gets that hot here in the summer, the computer is off and I am lounging around reading, wearing as little as possible.

    You could always go stand in the shower for awhile. Or, y’know…invest in a small air-conditioner or fan ;o)

  5. From one hiker to another: the best remedy is to buy one of those little neck bandana thingees with the gel beads inside that soak up water.

    My mom bought me one for hiking but I only ever use it as my cool-off implement before bed. I soak it in water so the beads get saturated, then I put it in the freezer for a little while. I go to sleep with it tied around my neck, and although the initial cold is a bit of a shock, it keeps me cool all night (and I live up in the valley by Angeles Crest where it gets really hot!)

  6. Oh dear, that sounds intensely hot!

    How about you order a paddling pool and fill it up with water right in the middle of your room?

    You could even sleep in it 😉




  7. Ugh, not looking forward to that this summer. Not having air conditioner when it hits 90 … i’m cringing just thinking about it.

    I like Mel’s bandana thingie, I may have to find one for this summer. That is the worst, trying to sleep when it is way too dang hot!

  8. I couldn’t imagine a home without air conditioning… especially since I’ve lived in Texas the past 5 years. Texans run their ACs from April to November.

  9. Just a Girl – Heh, who’s to say I didn’t?

    Wendy – Oh, that was just cruel. 😉

    Homer-Dog – It does seem to get that way a lot, for some reason…

    East Coast Teacher – If I had a window where I could mount the small a/c, believe me I would…

    Mel Heth – I might just have to try that…

    Cara – …but that sounds good too!

    dobegil – Worst? Try impossible!

    Gabe – That’s what I get for living in a place built back in the 40’s…

  10. Oh – that’s like my apartment. I’ve lived there for three years, and every time we have a night like this, I think, man, I need to get an air conditioner! But then, the temp just drops again – as it already has – and makes it seem pointless. This will be my fourth summer living here and I swear, this year, it is going to happen!

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