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Old 12.07.2010, 16:58
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Re: Weather rant

...or disgustingly sweaty and grumpy [after 3 weeks of no sleep] babes ? not so great.
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Old 12.07.2010, 17:00
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Re: Weather rant

phil, rich, simon complaining at the same time?
now that's what i call MENstrual cycle synching...
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The mods are here... this thread is going to the trash in 3...2...1... kaboom!
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Old 12.07.2010, 17:01
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Re: Weather rant

Oh, only merged? Phil, you're climbing up the ladder!
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Old 12.07.2010, 17:03
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Re: Weather rant

No - my 'Move Thread to Trash' finger is too hot to function. My 'Merge all Weather Rant Threads' finger is still working though, so I managed to do that.
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Old 12.07.2010, 17:25
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Grilled or Chilled? Extremities of weather.

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Summer and winter, both growing extreme here........
What do you say?
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Old 12.07.2010, 17:26
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Re: Grilled or Chilled? Extremities of weather.

When I lived in MN in the US it would be nearly 80 degrees celsius difference between winter and summer. Now that was extreems
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Old 12.07.2010, 17:32
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Re: Weather rant

exactly, i don't know if in the states we are a bit more used to the extremes of temperature differences or what, but in new york it was just 103.5 f the other day and compared to temperatures that easily go below freezing in the winter the difference i've felt here is minimal. usually i'd say it's cold and cool, but the delicious heat of the last couple of weeks is making me very happy, at least until i get to ny in a few weeks for the heat and humidity, which is, for me, paradise!
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This is what Im doing and its certainly helping :
I half close the blinds during the day, and pull down the shades.
When I get home at 6 pm, I splash the balcony concrete with cold water , till its not sizzling-evaporating anymore. Then I open the door, and the water cools any air coming in.
I sprinkle around a lot of cold water on all the rugs in the house , a few times till bedtime.
I've got 2 table fans , one on either side of the bed, put them on full speed. When its too hot, I keep a shallow bowl of ice in front of the fans, seems to help.
I've been sleeping a lot better with all this.
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Get yourself an office fan. Set it up facing your bed. Fill a garden sprayer with water and, whilst naked on the bed, spray the water up in the air towards the fan. The fan will blow cool water drops over you and cool you down and you will sleep easily.

Be sure to send me a photo so I'm sure you're doing it right.
Evaporative cooling is the "technical" term for this, and it really works. Here's a site with more tips on how to make your own. Edit: Another instructional site.

(Still waiting for the photo, Begga.)

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Well it's pouring down rain, with occasional hail south of Bern. Perhaps you'll get it soon too....

Temp has dropped quite a bit.
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The mods are here... this thread is going to the trash in 3...2...1... kaboom!
Many a true word spoken in jest. Massive thunderstorm going on overhead here. Just saw another flash of yellow forked lightening. Here it comes....3...2...1...kaboom!
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Old 12.07.2010, 18:24
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Re: Weather rant

Nil: Weather now's just like in Ontario, ey?
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Old 12.07.2010, 18:27
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Many a true word spoken in jest. Massive thunderstorm going on overhead here. Just saw another flash of yellow forked lightening. Here it comes....3...2...1...kaboom!
really???? not yet here in lausanne- still quite nice, i've been looking forward to a great boom boom thunderstorm so i'm happy! hubby wanted to go to montreux tonight however, wonder if it'll be worth getting on the train for it tonight?
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really????
Yup really. There's some big storms about in Vaud - though not over Lausanne
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Nil: Weather now's just like in Ontario, ey?
S-h-a-m-e on you to even dare putting me and Ontario in the same sentence!

I am Quebecoise Monsieur! And yeah, the weather is hot there too!

In Quebec, we don't say ey, we say sti!

So yeah, the weather is hot there too sti!

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Re: Weather rant

Bahaha. When my hubby and his brother came to California this summer to help me move out here to CH, it was the first time either one of them had experienced California heat (but it's a dry heat, right? haha).

Poor guys...the day we moved all my crap out of my apartment, it was over 100 degrees F.

Anyway, my hubby had been complaining before (in early June) about all the rain you guys were getting here, and I told him that as soon as I came out here the warm weather would undoubtedly follow. I love the cold, the rain, storms, etc. and HATE hot weather...the past week I've been afraid that I'm going to melt away I am used to hot weather but definitely NOT used to not having an a/c.....
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It's so damn hot

Being from California, I am no stranger to hot weather. However, I'm NOT used to living without air conditioning. It's freakin' hot!! It is SO warm in my apartment right now, and I can't keep the windows at night because there's a very curious neighbor kitty that will come in my apartment if I do.

I can't wait for fall/winter to roll around...
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Old 14.07.2010, 08:43
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Re: It's so damn hot

Yep, I agree. I am a spring and fall girl b/c the weather is more moderate. I hate extreme heat. And supposedly this is "abnormal" for Switzerland, but when I interviewed here last summer at this time, it was the same.

Blech! I hate feeling like I need a shower one foot out the door after just having taken one...
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Re: It's so damn hot

There's a thread out there somewhere about it being so damn cold. Suggest you read that and then post back which you'd prefer.

I think you'll find that it's the humidity that drains you and makes you feel sticky and uncomfortable. I've worked in temps at 50 deg C in the desert out near Edwards AFB and although it's obviously hot, it was a dry heat that seared, but didn't make you feel sweaty and generally unclean.
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I think you'll find that it's the humidity that drains you and makes you feel sticky and uncomfortable.
Yep, I agree. I lived in dry heat my whole life and never felt like I feel in humidity (which is everywhere I have been since then).

And I remember that thread (about the cold). And I always prefer cold to hot. The thing about cold is that there is always something more you can put on. But in the heat, there is only so much you can take off. If you strip down into your birthday suit and you are still hot and sweaty, there is nothing more to do...
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