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:: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 ::

Heat waves

I've seen a lot of people complaining about the heat (Steve Gilliard bitching about it in New York, for instance). That is one nice thing about living in Houston -- I'm not only used to insane heat with high humidity, but my home and lifestyle are arranged around it.

I remember, not too long ago, when I was looking for another car and happened to mention it to a relative. He was appalled that I would consider a working AC "a necessity" rather than a luxury. Unlike him, I don't live in Fargo. It gets over a hundred degrees down here half the summer, and it often feels 10 or more degrees hotter.

Of course, my electricity bills are insane (although my new AC cut them almost in half -- too bad swamp coolers aren't a workable solution down here) during the summer, and even the slightest hint of snow shuts down the city.

Still -- my sympathies to those dealing with unaccustomed heat. Make sure you drink a LOT more water than you think you need, and try to stay out of the sun. Heat stroke kills.

In other news -- the Shuttle launched successfully, which means I'm a bit busier than normal. Posting will be irregular until landing.
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