Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Good Grief!

There is some seriously crazy stuff going on around here. Take a look:

Those are heat indexes at the peak of the afternoon. Yesterday, the heat index hit 130 (holy shit) in parts of Iowa. DQ reader Tim Lesnick reported in from his home in Minnesota that they hit 126 on the heat index yesterday.

It's one thing to have the heat index be 105-110 down here. It's been that hot almost every day for months, because we're having a seriously wicked summer. But we also have a stupid amount of air conditioning, and it is overpowered to the point of being ridiculous. I've said this before, but if you're indoors during the summer in Texas, you're probably cold without a jacket. There are plenty of people in the office building where I work that have space heaters because the AC is so ridiculously low.

We've adapted, mostly. We're seasoned. Heat noobs in Iowa are not equipped to handle these kinds of temperatures, and I'm sure the air conditioning can't handle it, either.

Of course, DQ Film Advisor And Nicest Guy In The World Ben Ormand reported that it's 69 and sunny in Palos Verdes, where he's spending the day. What a nice bastard.

So if you're in some other part of the world and have a vacationed planned in the U.S., you better be staying within ten miles of the Pacific Coast. If not, cancel your tickets and just spend a week in a sauna. It's cheaper and there's no airport security.

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