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  1. Sep 27, 2010 #1

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    It was a record breaking 113 F in Los Angeles today. 99 even at the beach! I don't think I would survive the night at my place. I am camping out at a hotel with air conditioning. With my cat.

    I want to live here.
     
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  3. Sep 27, 2010 #2

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    Eheheh. You have a lot of insulation, eh? :rofl:

    Not to worry.. it was 70 deg here today, but 93% humidity :frown:
     
  4. Sep 27, 2010 #3

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    You went to a hotel just for the air conditioning? Awesome
     
  5. Sep 27, 2010 #4

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    *whisper*...seattle....seattle....seattle...
     
  6. Sep 27, 2010 #5

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    This is great. Jelly wants me to have room service send up a bowl of tuna fish, but I said that was over the top.
     
  7. Sep 27, 2010 #6

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    Or maybe the North Pole. Or the South one. Which one doesn't have penguins?
     
  8. Sep 27, 2010 #7

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    Luck you. It's suppose to be in the upper 30s one morning this coming weekend here.
     
  9. Sep 27, 2010 #8

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    Good grief, that's crazy!!!]

    I'm so glad you and jelly went to a hotel!!
     
  10. Sep 27, 2010 #9

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    The north and complex poles don't have penguins.. But their close derivatives, the pengwuinos seem to be spreading everywhere lately.. hmm just noticed how pengwuino sounds like a guido penguin.. penguido.. pengwuino... strange. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Sep 27, 2010 #10

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    Oh, come on, a nice tuna sandwich, how often does she get to go to a hotel. Live it up!!
     
  12. Sep 27, 2010 #11

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    She's still upset that we're not at the Ritz Carlton eating tiny spoonfuls of caviar.
     
  13. Sep 27, 2010 #12

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    With her own cat traner, cat spa, and massuese.

    When is the heat wave supposed to end?
     
  14. Sep 27, 2010 #13

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    It's going to be hot tomorrow, but not as [STRIKE]ridiculously[/STRIKE] ridonkulously hot as today. Wednesday the temps are supposed to start dropping into the 80s. I'll be checking out tomorrow morning.

    I had dinner on the restaurant patio tonight, and watched a stunning sunset over the water. I went swimming. I had a cocktail. It's like a mini vacation. Ooh, now, I should pick a movie from the TV. Maybe "Get Him to the Greek"?
     
  15. Sep 27, 2010 #14

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    Or you could listen to a John and his date doing it in the next room :biggrin:

    Or do the Stewie thing to drug dealers room and yell 'he is wearing a wire!'
     
  16. Sep 27, 2010 #15

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    Stay another day MIH, don't go back to that sweltering apartment, the heat in the walls and floors is going to be like an oven. :cry:
     
  17. Sep 28, 2010 #16

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    Yeah, you don't want to live in Seattle. They have that stuff on the roads called... what is it again... oh yes, traffic.

    113 in LA is horrible! Good call on getting the hotel.
     
  18. Sep 28, 2010 #17

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    Unlike LA? :uhh:

    113 is brutal!
     
  19. Sep 28, 2010 #18
    Wow. That's hot! And in late September, no less.

    The hottest I ever saw in Vegas was 117, but most summer days it hovered around 104.

    Good news - it's slated to be only 97 today, and all the way down to 90 tomorrow.
     
  20. Sep 28, 2010 #19

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    And are you at the beach or do you need to work? :smile: It has been raining here non-stop for the past two months, I found out this morning that a mouse has taken refuge in my apartment and feasted on the trash can.
     
  21. Sep 28, 2010 #20
    Jesus girl. For the money you spent on that "vacation", you could have bought a window-unit and ask a few (3) of your guys friends who are good at that sort of thing to come over and install it for you.
     
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  22. Sep 28, 2010 #21

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    Her landlord won't allow air conditioning units to be installed.
     
  23. Sep 28, 2010 #22

    cronxeh

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    You know MIH I do remember you messing around with air conditioner designs. All you really need is just a fan and a bag of ice.

    I've been thinking of designing a HEPA air filter + UV germicidal lamp + air cooling unit myself. A sort of an air conditioner that you dont hang off a window, but rather that just stays in the middle of a room. I think the total cost of parts to be around 400 bucks, but its worth a project
     
  24. Sep 28, 2010 #23
    We (UK) have portable air conditioning units which sit inside your room and you just put a flexible hose (about 6 inch diameter) out of a window (ideally you have a pre-cut hole, but for the purpose of instant cool you can just stuff it out a window). They go for around £100 - £200 so not that expensive in comparison to a hotel (although I'd hate to see your electric bill).

    Do you not have such devices in the US?
     
  25. Sep 28, 2010 #24

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    I have one of those as well, the only problem with them is where to put the unit the other 360 days of the year when it is not hot.. :rolleyes:
     
  26. Sep 28, 2010 #25

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    Yes, we have them. I've used one before. Two things about it that I didn't like: it was loud, and when the condensation container would fill a loud alarm would sound. Not nice waking up to that every two or three hours :eek:!
     
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