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Last night was horrific. The temperture got up to 106 during the day, and when I arrived home at six the thermometer said it was 99 degrees in my apartment. I started the AC immediately and made sure it was set to the coolest setting, 60 degrees. For hilarity's sake, I spent the next eight hours documenting my AC's progress through Facebook status updates. Here is the basic run down:

I started the AC at 6:00 PM and the temperature was 99 degrees.

By 8:00 PM the AC had been running for two hours and the temperature in my apartment was still 99 degrees.

The sun finally set around 8:30 or 9:00 PM. No more sun shining directly into my westerly facing window.

By midnight the temp had dropped to 90. Progress, finally.

By 2:00 AM it had gone down to 88 and I went to bed.

I spent another hour tossing an turning, too uncomfortable to sleep. I'd spent most of the evening prior to that laying naked and motionless on my bed with the air vents blowing directly on me, and even then the sweat was running down my back, my stomach, my sides, my thighs. Hell no longer frightens me because now I've been there and I know what to expect.

But, this is what happens when you live in an attic apartment, though in the five years I've lived there it has never gotten so hot that the AC simply could not cool the place down. A lot of people have asked if there is something wrong with my AC, and as far as I can tell there isn't. It works fine on days when it's not 106 outside!

I'm going to spend the rest of the week camped out on my mother's couch.

Date: 2010-07-07 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gender-euphoric.livejournal.com
I saw those updates and felt so sad! my poor roasting friend!

Lol

Date: 2010-07-08 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morrigirl.livejournal.com
I think that is how I'm going to sign all of my letters and emails from now on: "Love, Your Roasting Friend Carla" :-)

Date: 2010-07-09 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] legman666.livejournal.com
"99 degrees."

O.o

BUY. A. FAN.

"Hell no longer frightens me because now I've been there and I know what to expect."

it's like that PLUS celine dion on loudspeakers. so I'd still avoid it.

"something wrong with my AC"

like maybe it's a hollow plastic box with "AC" painted on the front?
do you have REALLY high celings? I wouldn't think so in an attic, but that does make it harder to cool or heat the room.

"I'd spent most of the evening prior to that laying naked and motionless on my bed with the air vents blowing directly on me"

SEXY!!!!!!!!!!!!

"The temperture got up to 106 during the day"

ugh. it's been mid-90's for 3 days here. TOO hot for me. cools down to 80's this weekend though.

I'm actually wearing shorts.

Sharks look kind of SILLY wearing shorts.

Date: 2010-07-11 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morrigirl.livejournal.com
BUY. A. FAN.

What is it with people and fans? Why buy a fan if you have an AC unit? I've never met a fan that had any noticeable effect when paired with an AC. Not to mention the fact that I blow a fuse if I use the toasted and the TV at the same time. I shudder to think how long it would take the landlords to fix the fuses if I were to blow one. I'd probably just have to move out!

And on the topic of Hell, I've always envisioned it as one ongoing rave with horrible techno music, not a drop of water in sight, and never ever being allowed to stop dancing!

Sharks look kind of SILLY wearing shorts.

*imagines*

Yes. Yes they do. Think of how different Jaws would be if the shark wore shorts.

Date: 2010-07-11 08:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] legman666.livejournal.com
"What is it with people and fans?"

I can lay right next to one and feel the nice cool breeze!

I LIKE ac, don't get me wrong, but it CAN make me phlemy sometimes... I don't know if it's the artificial cold, or the chemicals involved (if there are any). Esp. if I'm breathing in near one for awhile. I'M GLAD WHEN THERE'S ONE ON THE BUS THOUGH. talk about something that needs cooling off. and airing out the unwashed humanity.

"how different Jaws would be if the shark wore shorts."

"We're gonna need a bigger bo... AH HAHA! LOOK! HE'S WEARING SHORTS!"

ever seen "Peter Benchley's Creature"? It has a WALKING AMPHIBIOUS SHARK. And Craig T. Nelson.

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