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Old 06-10-2007, 07:32 PM   #1201
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For the past week the temperature has reached 30 celsius and gone over it in Finland. If the weather keeps being too warm like it's now, everything is going to go to hell.
What vastly different worlds we live in.
In the summer here it's not unusual for our nighttime low temperature to be 25 celsius.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:52 AM   #1202
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Now I really do believe 100% in the climate change and the ozone layer disappearing.

For the past week the temperature has reached 30 celsius and gone over it in Finland. For the record, I have never had to use sun lotion in my life, but today I just had to use it for the first time ever.

Yesterday and today, my skin on my arms got burned. It's all bright red and it aches a lot, especially when I went to the shower and warm water got in touch with my arms.

If the weather keeps being too warm like it's now, everything is going to go to hell. At the moment I fear skin cancer (melanoma etc.) very, very much...
We've had the same thing. 30 celcius or more, and really hot sun. And living in Oslo, everything gets even warmer, since the sun warms the street, and the street gives out heat too. And no wind. I'm constantly sweating and feeling jucky, and even feel like I don't breath in enough air. I don't know how you handle it in warmer countries.. I'm just not "made" for warm weather. Fortunatly it's going back to normal after today. Meteorologists predict 25 c tomorrow, and stabilizing on 20 c the next days..

Any ideas how I can make the heat less unbearable? (We don't have air condition, not many in Norway do, we usually don't need one. We are keeping the door open for air, but that's not very effective..)
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Old 06-11-2007, 09:32 AM   #1203
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I'm constantly sweating and feeling jucky
Precisely one of the reasons why I can't stand Summer (well, a lot of it) all that much myself. Clothes and body all wet, smelly, icky, yuck, yuck! Ok, sure, as long as you're allowed to just lie naked in the sun and enjoy the warmth that's cool. But modern life isn't like this, unfortunately. If your room is located underneath the roof the nightmare continues at night.

It's also the reason why I don't understand each and everybody's obsession from here to go on holidays in the South, except the attraction provided by pretty beachlines. I mean, normally there's weeks on end with really warm weather like that here too, four years ago when I was working during my semester holidays the temperature constantly reached up to 35 degrees (and more than that occasionally) for weeks. Meteorologists said it was the hottest Summer in 500 years and I swear, I wanted to take my bed down to the cellar. I just hate Summer heat interfering constantly when you don't need it at all.

I'd mostly prefer holidays in Scandinavia any day.

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In the summer here it's not unusual for our nighttime low temperature to be 25 celsius.
And you still live to tell? HELL! I guess you just adopt to the climate. Human nature and all.
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:05 AM   #1204
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In Sweden (right in between Panthera's and Kolzig's countries) we've had nice and hot weather as well. See, I love it!
I have the advantage of being on holiday almost the entire summer which means I can enjoy the warm and occasional hot weather without having to endure workhours in the heat.
Mind you, I would not make it in areas with crazy heat like in Bulldog's and Sage's South. I've never experienced really hot weather (imo 35-38 C/95-100 F )for more than a week.

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I'd mostly prefer holidays in Scandinavia any day.
I was actually thinking about you today as Mr J and I went for a walk near the sea. I told Mr J about this German guy who probably would go nuts from seeing the views we just passed.
And Sam, I would probably go nuts from seeing the views around your home. South Germany looks incredibly beautiful!
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:54 PM   #1205
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Today I learnt that I'm not a coward.

Three teens were occupying four seats in a completely stuffed train on my way to work - someone tried to sit down. I really just caught the tail end of what happened - there was a huge debate. I noticed it was about the seat, rolled my eyes, pushed across, and gave them a good telling off for their braindead behaviour. "Do you realise this train is crammed chock full? You're blocking the seat."

Morons got off the next stop after trying unsuccessfully to "defend" themselves verbally. Not enough grey matter there to do much discussion, of course, so the conversation quickly ended with things merely responded to in the sarky "Thanks, you too." fashion.

Anyway, I only noticed then that they'd not simply been rude. They'd smacked the person who'd tried to get a seat.

I would whine about the deteriation of culture, but it's nonsense, of course. I shared my story at work - none of my co-workers had ever even seen something like that happen, even from a distance, even the one that hops on trains at least as often as I do (and, in fact, lives in the same town, and thus takes the same route to work, though we rarely catch each other in the mornings).

This's helped me bunches. It's proven what I rationally think - that people like that don't have any balls to get physical once they (as a pack) have more than one other person to deal with - and I'm certain it'll make it far easier for me to intervene in future.

I'm happy about that.

(The struck person was fine, all things considered - just a slight redish bruise. He was in fairly good spirits and we spoke until I got off.)
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Good for you Pinksie. I carefully judge who it is I can carefully smack-down and do so. Obviously, it's not safe to face the bigger neanderthals unless you have to, but most bullies will back down when you counter them.
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I was actually thinking about you today as Mr J and I went for a walk near the sea.

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I told Mr J about this German guy who probably would go nuts from seeing the views we just passed.
And Sam, I would probably go nuts from seeing the views around your home. South Germany looks incredibly beautiful!
We could swap places for a week or so. I take your room, you get mine. Not sure if your family would approve of that though.


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Mind you, I would not make it in areas with crazy heat like in Bulldog's and Sage's South.
I've never experienced really cold temperature (there's not many ice and snow around here anymore in Winter), but what can I say? There's just nothing worse than heat. You can't escape it, it can make you tired within just a couple of minutes, make you feel like you have to choke on it, cause it's really everywhere. Additionally it can hit you like this pan and no central heating or comfy blanket will save you from any of it. What I truly mean to say is: Bulldog, Sage? You are my heroes.
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:57 AM   #1208
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AWW! I've never experienced really cold temperature (there's not many ice and snow around here anymore in Winter), but what can I say? There's just nothing worse than heat. You can't escape it, it can make you tired within just a couple of minutes, make you feel like you have to choke on it, cause it's really everywhere. Additionally it can hit you like this pan and no central heating or comfy blanket will save you from any of it. What I truly mean to say is: Bulldog, Sage? You are my heroes.
Seconded. I utterly loath heat.
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Today I learnt that I'm not a coward.

Three teens were occupying four seats in a completely stuffed train on my way to work - someone tried to sit down. I really just caught the tail end of what happened - there was a huge debate. I noticed it was about the seat, rolled my eyes, pushed across, and gave them a good telling off for their braindead behaviour. "Do you realise this train is crammed chock full? You're blocking the seat."

Morons got off the next stop after trying unsuccessfully to "defend" themselves verbally. Not enough grey matter there to do much discussion, of course, so the conversation quickly ended with things merely responded to in the sarky "Thanks, you too." fashion.

Anyway, I only noticed then that they'd not simply been rude. They'd smacked the person who'd tried to get a seat.

I would whine about the deteriation of culture, but it's nonsense, of course. I shared my story at work - none of my co-workers had ever even seen something like that happen, even from a distance, even the one that hops on trains at least as often as I do (and, in fact, lives in the same town, and thus takes the same route to work, though we rarely catch each other in the mornings).

This's helped me bunches. It's proven what I rationally think - that people like that don't have any balls to get physical once they (as a pack) have more than one other person to deal with - and I'm certain it'll make it far easier for me to intervene in future.

I'm happy about that.

(The struck person was fine, all things considered - just a slight redish bruise. He was in fairly good spirits and we spoke until I got off.)
And you wonder why we carry weapons in America.*snicker*



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Old 06-12-2007, 08:45 AM   #1211
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Seconded. I utterly loath heat.
Sage and I rock . I don’t know how he feels about the heat but I can’t stand the heat….. Today it is (80.1 F OR 26.7 C) and overcast with 63% humidity. The air is very still, there is no breeze blowing at all.

Oh yeah hurry back rlpw…….we will miss you
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Sage and I rock . I don’t know how he feels about the heat but I can’t stand the heat….. Today it is (80.1 F OR 26.7 C) and overcast with 63% humidity. The air is very still, there is no breeze blowing at all.

Not as bad as in Norway and Finnland at least today, aparentally. What I'm wondering though: These shifts in climate zones, they can surely result in a change of fauna and flora as well?

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I SHUDDER to think of the day I wake up next to a tarantula which crawled through the window at night.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:19 PM   #1213
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Then make sure you don't ask me to come up to your place the night before.
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Dear diary,

Where did today go? And why am I still writing this really short essay six hours after I originally planned to finish it?
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Dear Forum,

Why am I being referred to as "diary" now?

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Hello all (and sorry dear AGCB, but really, you have been a diary in disguise all along),
I think I'm off to bed now?
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I SHUDDER to think of the day I wake up next to a tarantula which crawled through the window at night.
*shutters*

I hate spiders of any kind..... kill all the spiders
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Old 06-13-2007, 04:45 AM   #1219
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Please decrease thineself, the constant heat over hither is making my adolescent mind go insanely filthy.
Please stopeth.

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Old 06-13-2007, 08:45 AM   #1220
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Entering our local pharmacy is a sure way for me to get my adrenaline pumping and anger rising.
I don't think I've ever been in there without having to wait in line at least 30 minutes. And because of my daughter's medicines I go there regularely. Today was of course no exception. I had put in money for 40 minutes in the parking meter, but was still a couple of minutes late back to the car. No parking ticket thank god!

Sorry for the ranting, I just had to let it out of my system.
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