Friday, August 29, 2014

Off Topic

I would love for someone to invent a device that keeps you air conditioned at all times and in all places.

27 comments:

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

I just start panting.

FrenchGirl said...

It names "open the windows"

Gayeld said...

Not in California in the summer. Unless you're trying to fry an egg on the window sill.

Anonymous 5%-er said...

@FrenchGirl, you mean,"It's called open the windows." No offense. Of the three posters on here who speak English as a second language, you do much better than Enty.

I live in Miami, where the afternoon temperatures in August can hit the high 90s (35-36 degrees c). I'm used to it, but no, I won't open the windows. However, I hate A/C. Recirculated air is bad.

Kat has left the building said...

Don't they sell those dorky personal air coolers at Brookstone that you wear around your neck? Those are just punch magnets lol

auntliddy said...

That wld be awesome!! Wish i had it right now!!

caydian said...

In Houston? Are you kidding?

Blasie said...

You would like to have a personal micro-climate that would automatically adjust itself to keep you in your comfort zone...can't! Avoid the consumption of alcohol and sugar. Drink lots of water/iced tea loaded with ice cubes and hold the cup or glass between your knees. Keep to shaded areas. Dress in loose-fitting garments made from natural fibers. Stock up on re-freezable ice packs to hold in your hands and to apply to back of the neck or lower back, wrists etc.

AKM said...

I liked what I call the "magical misting machines" all over Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe. Wish someone would be smart enough to put them here in STL, where it's hot as balls and deathly humid 5-6 months out of the year.

shakey said...

Ent, you and pre-menopausal and menopausal women everywhere.

B. Profane said...

Peltier cooler suppository powered by a body-mounted solar panel. He, it would work. The ladies could go for a dildo version. Keep your coochie cool!

Yoj said...

I HATE air-conditioning and central heating, they're so unhealthy. However, I realize they're a necessity in extreme climates.
How do those of you living in Miami or Houston get anything done? I don't even think I'd be able to move. You ever see a panting little pug collapse mid-walk? That would be me.

Seven of Eleven said...

You could go jump in a bathtub-temperature friendly lake....

skippy said...

Anonymous does that mean you sit in a stifling hot home?

skippy said...

Blasie, sounds too much like hard work! There is the other option of dumping a load of ice over your head...

Prunella Buggerweeds said...

Device already exists. It's called San Francisco.

GatorGirl said...

Hell no it's crazy how it's always cold everywhere. Work is always freezing us out and the freaky guy in the next cube won't allow the blinds open. I get that Georgia is hot but I don't mind being non frozen out by AC all the damn time

Cee Kay said...

Oh dear god yes, somebody invent that. It's only super hot for about eight weeks here in Edmonton, but for those eight weeks it's HOT.

K.T. Verclempt said...

Not just pre/meno women. Ppl with MS have to be careful about being in the heat as it triggers attacks and or symptoms. It sucks, but you can't live your life inside all the time so whatever you can do to stay cool when you go out, you do.

Clark St. said...

NASA had it way, way back in the 1960s.
It was a total bodysuit, with little tubes sewn into it. They were filled with water & the entire thing was connected to a portable A/C unit.
If you watch the Apollo astronauts walking from the trailer to the launch tower, you'll see them carrying the portable unit.
They wore it during launches & landings, because those get real hot.

All Lace no Leather said...

@ KT, I'm pre and just had my 1st meltdown in an overheated Costco. Not fun! I've been runningy AC at home since.

AKM said...

Oh, my fellow pre/peri/post/whatever ladies! I'm only 39 and things have gotten WEIRD in the last year! I'm taking black cohosh, but I can't tell yet if it helps. I keep meaning to get some evening primrose oil, too.

To add to what K.T. pointed out, it's hard on fibro and arthritis, too. Actually, what kills me is the STL humidity. (Yoj, you wouldn't believe how bad it is!) When I was in AZ last year on holiday, the 105-degree desert July days were delightful compared to 95+humidity in STL. "It's a dry heat" really DOES make a difference. Anyone in tbe Southwest got any social-worker-job connections?! Oof. :-/

Stinkyfeet said...

Ya"ll need to try living in NOLA

K said...

It's called a hand fan.

Bee Haven said...

One of those hats w the little fans attached. It's not yet spring here, but mostly Mr Haven and I nude it up around the house.

califblondy said...

My car showed 120 when I left the mall today, but cooled down to 116 by the time I got home. I can't take it like I used to, but whataya gonna do?

CanadianMiss said...

@Cee Kay Yes!!!!!!!!!!!
But now I want the heat back. Eff an early fall.