Heatwave - What do you do to keep yourself cool?

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Heatwave - What do you do to keep yourself cool?

MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
So, summer has begun, and with the first weeks of summer comes the infamous heatwaves. It's currently 33 degrees celcius where I am, 40 degrees if we count the humidex factor. We're dying hahaha. It's so humid I feel I could drown in the air.

The question is, what do you do to keep yourself cool during a bad heatwave?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Wander around naked
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Drink cool drinks (lemonade, iced tea, etc.)
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Drink hot drinks (soups, tea, etc.) in the hope it'll make me hotter than the air and make the air feel cooler
MistressDandelion , DreamWolf
2
Have cold showers/baths
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Go swimming at the pool (private or public?)
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16
Have hot showers/baths in the hope it'll make me hotter than the air and make the air feel cooler
MistressDandelion , Ghost , Master DarkWolf , FHeemz , DreamWolf , mpfm , Princess Zelda
7
Sleep during days, live during nights
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19
I have air conditionning (Lucky you!)
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40
I have a diet composed exclusively or ice cream, sorbet, frozen fruits, popsicles and similar things
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16
Suffer in silence and hope for cooler days
MistressDandelion , Ghost , Gone (LD29) , little miss kinky , ghalik , GONE! , cryinglightning86 , deltalima , Ouroborean , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , swordfighter
11
Other (Please tell?)
Peggi , Gone (LD29) , little miss kinky , ghalik , darthkitt3n , Geogeo , indiechick , Dreaus , KyotoAngel , pix
10
Total votes: 228 (61 voters)
Poll is closed
06/20/2012
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Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
I often go outside to be in the breeze, and occupy myself with building stuff, so I focus on that.
06/20/2012
sexydelphia sexydelphia
just whatever works!
06/20/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
It's winter here now, but our summers are terribly hot. My place has an air conditioner, my boyfriend's does not. We walk around naked and eat frozen stuff.
06/20/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
I often go outside to be in the breeze, and occupy myself with building stuff, so I focus on that.
Yeah I always try to distract myself too! ^^
06/20/2012
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
although i have air conditoning. we only run it when the temps are over 90 and the humidity is high. most of the time we just suffer through it and be glad we don't live in arizona.
06/21/2012
Arch600 Arch600
We have a/c. Cold drinks help, and I have a weakness for ice cream.
06/21/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Cool drinks, swimming/laying out near the pond, cool showers, staying inside with the AC on!
06/21/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Upper nineties and humid as hell here in OH. I'd die without A/C.
06/21/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
A/C rocks my world in the summer!
06/21/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
take showers- slightly dampen clothing before going into the sun it evaporates off, stay inside
06/21/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
Our air conditioning is currently out of commission, and I miss it! Right now, lots of open windows and fans running. Cool drinks and cool showers help, as does going out to places with air conditioning. I spent much longer grocery shopping than necessary yesterday.
06/21/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I usually just drink cold stuff and lay in bed. I have fans in our apartment so it never gets too hot.
06/21/2012
MaeGal MaeGal
It never gets that warm here. It was about 70 today and we were all super excited.
06/21/2012
GONE! GONE!
I've pretty much turned completely nocturnal for the summer. It's a good thing I don't have too much to do during the day!
06/21/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by MistressDandelion
So, summer has begun, and with the first weeks of summer comes the infamous heatwaves. It's currently 33 degrees celcius where I am, 40 degrees if we count the humidex factor. We're dying hahaha. It's so humid I feel I could drown in the ...
Oh heavens! I couldn't imagine being hot without AC! I remember what it was like a few years ago in the summers when I'd go for a while without AC. These past few years, the summer heat makes me sick and some days dizzy. Last couple years I've made sure to keep ACs around!

Other parts of the house get really hot like the living room where there's no AC. Cleaning can be a hot bitch somedays, but we have a pool. Drinking something cold never has helped me cool off just like drinking warm drinks never have helped me warm up!

Here in Georgia, it's such a nasty humid hot in the summers too. I was just tellin' my partner how I miss Panama City's perfect heat. The sun is so hot and I love the feel of the sun beating into my muscles, but I'm never sweaty, humid, dizzy hot there because the wind blows nicely. I love vacationing there!

I am so sorry that you're burning up. Gosh, I feel very badly for you. It's sickening to be humid and hot. I can't even eat when we've been out in the heat. My partner's job is mostly outdoors and I've worried about him and our old friend who's employeed there too this summer. It's been so hot and there have been times I worry that they're on the verge of a heat stroke.

Have you thought about checking local dump areas for an air conditioner? We have a lot of scrap areas aruond here and a lot of people doing trades in the south. You can usually find one for at least a good price. Try a used one. A lot of people store their old ac's in the garage or barn during the cold months and end up just buying a new one when the heat hits. A lot of times you can buy their old ones or get them free. Do you use Craig's List? Try that site and see if anyone in your area might be gettin' rid of one.

Well, I wish you luck. Take care and drink lots of water.

06/21/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I go through many ice trays on a daily basis. 3 yesterday!
06/21/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
My landlords jack up the temp in my apartment to freezing so it's never an issue, Im always hiding under a blanket in sweats.
06/21/2012
cryinglightning86 cryinglightning86
I tend to hide inside in the air conditioning if I'm somewhere where it's available. If there's none available, I hide in the shade and/or take off as many clothes as is appropriate for the situation.
06/21/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
Oh heavens! I couldn't imagine being hot without AC! I remember what it was like a few years ago in the summers when I'd go for a while without AC. These past few years, the summer heat makes me sick and some days dizzy. Last couple years ...
I don't think I could find any good functionning AC that's energy efficient for a low price. But that's ok, I'm kind of used to dealing with the heat. In fact, I get cold when it's under 25 degrees. My only problem right now is that it's 42 degrees celcius with the humidex factor, the air is thick and I can't breathe. Also, I almost can't physically sweat so I get very unconfortable. Also, I tend not to ever feel thirst, so I forget to drink. I think I might have a heat stroke yesterday night, I felt numb everywhere, cold and felt my heartbeat and a pinching pain to my ribs, but taking it easy I'm recovering.

Thanks for the good wishes
Take care too, and all my wishes for you and your partner.
06/21/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
Thanks for your tips, everyone. I didn't know this topic would get as much reaction as this. It seems summer inconfort touches everyone
06/21/2012
indiechick indiechick
Quote:
Originally posted by MistressDandelion
So, summer has begun, and with the first weeks of summer comes the infamous heatwaves. It's currently 33 degrees celcius where I am, 40 degrees if we count the humidex factor. We're dying hahaha. It's so humid I feel I could drown in the ...
Weather channel says its 95 and feels like 100 I'd say hotter and stickier...get towels wet stick them in the freezer than sleep on them and lay them on me. it helps
06/21/2012
Dreaus Dreaus
Naked in the pool with a beer in my hand
06/21/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
If I could wander around nude I might, but mostly we use fans and my top secret weapon.
...squishy ice packs!
We don't have AC so those things are pretty essential to my summer time heatwave plan.
06/21/2012
Love Obsessed Love Obsessed
I sit naked in front of the air conditioner and have cold water.Like I'm doing right now.
06/21/2012
Michele Michele
Only one of our window units is currently working. I have the others turned on "Fan" mode as well as a couple regular fans.

We like to swim, take cold baths/showers, etc. We also drink a lot of iced drinks.
06/21/2012
ijako9 ijako9
whenever my wife and i get home the first thing we do (if we're not going anywhere or expecting anyone) is take off all our clothes.
06/21/2012
indiglo indiglo
Stay in the A/C, cool showers, cool drinks & nudity when possible all help. I try to keep all yard/outside work until early evening/late afternoon when it's cooler, and just try to be careful. I got a bit sick from the heat today, sometimes there's just nothing you can do if you have to be out.

We've been having an extreme heat wave for the past 2 months - and it's only just now officially summer! I'm scared what the rest of summer will be like.
06/21/2012
Kissy Kissy
These are great poll answers! LOL! I haven't thought of all these before!
06/21/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
Today is the hottest day so far but it'll get worse soon. Today it was around 80 and about 90 degrees in the car. It usually gets to 101 or so on really bad days. I sleep all day and stay up at night, take cool showers, and stick my head in the freezer. lol.
06/21/2012
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