Tuesday, July 01, 2008

From Junuary to Juneburn

For those of you not in the Seattle area, the month started off very chilly. It was so cold, even for us flannel-wearing northwesterners, that everyone not-so-jokingly referred to it as "Junuary".

This past weekend more than made up for the cold start, with blazing sunshine and near-record temperatures in the low 90s. Since Seattleites' melting point is around 85 degrees, that meant lots of flannel puddles.

What this means for a cave-dwelling geek:

  1. Sweating is icky. Standing inside in next to nothing, not moving, and sweating is icky with an exponent.

  2. If you stand in front of the air conditioner to cool down (see #1), you are now basically locked in place. You can't move away from the cold air stream, because anywhere is going to be hotter than where you are right now.

  3. Cold air on sweat (see #1 and #2) cools your skin rapidly, and can make you have to pee.

This is what's referred to as "a dilemma".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but you'll get no sympathy from me: it's been ~115* each day here for the last month! The inside of my car must be 130*, easy.