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post #241 of 6895
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was just about to say this. it is truly horrific weather today.

today's weather was indeed bothersome.

but, personally, id reserve terms like "truly horrific" for things like, i don't know, actual natural disasters.
post #242 of 6895
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today's weather was indeed bothersome.
but, personally, id reserve terms like "truly horrific" for things like, i don't know, actual natural disasters.

sometimes you have to think really hard for reasons why New York doesn't suck.
post #243 of 6895
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

today's weather was indeed bothersome.
but, personally, id reserve terms like "truly horrific" for things like, i don't know, actual natural disasters.

it was 90ºF then torrentially rained, then hailed 1" spheres of ice about three weeks ago in brooklyn. That wasn't horrific. But some humidity on a 75ºF rainy day apparently is.
post #244 of 6895
Duh. The Knicks.
post #245 of 6895
Thread Starter 
What a great day!

It was, according to the radio, 71 when I left my house. I sweat through my cloths--linen shirt and tropical suit--on my 10 minute walk to the train. Then, because the MTA no longer air conditions the trains, I sweat all the way to midtown. I sweat more on my walk to the office. Then, because apparently my office building is cutting costs too, I sweat all day at my desk--with my jacket OFF.

6 pm, time to leave for a banquet. It's downtown. Go to the downtown six, wait forever on platform that is hotter and steamier than the sauna at my pool where the old men sit to feel alive. The train arrives, no AC, then another walk to the venue, by the time I arrive I feel as if I have been soaked with a hose.

The venue is fine old structure, built as a bank. They knew how to build large, cool spaces in those days, before AC. I used to know the formula, but I don’t any more but basically it’s a combination of the volume of air in the space plus the height of the ceiling plus the thickness of the walls. So very large space, very high ceiling, very thick walls = cool space, pretty much at all times. This is why the main hall of Grand Central is almost always cool (though never the platforms).

But it doesn’t work if you put 800 motionless people in there crammed cheek by jowl. No AC. So I sweat through another 3 hours.

I go outside to get the subway uptown. It is 9:30. Guess what! The entire Lex express is … closed! Uptown AND downtown! Closed for construction, at fucking 9:30 on a weeknight!

What am I supposed to do? Walk over to the N-R and take that. Oh, so go blocks out of my way in this stifling heat to take a train to the West Side when I want to go to the East Side? Great.

Fuck that, I will take a cab. BTW, fares just went up yesterday by 17%. Yeah, you read that right. There are no cabs. I walk ten blocks up Broadway until I find a cab. The temp says 67. It feels like 110. I am drenched.

There is no AC in the cab. 20 minutes, $23.50,and ten gallons of sweat later, I am at GC. Missed my train by a minute. Have to wait 30 minutes for the local. Sitting and stewing—even the grand old architecture of GC can’t do anything about this liquid air. Local train also has no AC. All the public accommodations in NY have stopped AC. Obama austerity. Can’t cut bennies to the public employee unions after all and we have to save somewhere!

By the time I get off the train it is after 11. Nominally “cool” but torturously miserable. Some fuckhead runs a stop sign and almost runs me over. I whack his piece of shit car with my umbrella. He stops, apparently contemplates getting out to challenge me, then races off. Hey, this is New York! The city that never sleeps! Or the suburb that never sleeps. If killing you will save me a nanosecond, then you are expendable, asshole!

They say the next three or four days will be “more” humid. How is that physically possible? The definition of that is “pool.” How could anyone breathe such air without drowning?
post #246 of 6895
Sounds like you had a miserable time. Time to unwind with a nice bottle of wine
post #247 of 6895
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They say the next three or four days will be “more” humid. How is that physically possible? The definition of that is “pool.” How could anyone breathe such air without drowning?

^lol... by the way I was being a dick in my post above.

I had today off (but did work sunday and labor day) and decided to do some chores around the house (fix some drawers in the kitchen, vacuum, clean the carpets with my new hoover steam vac)... I was in a full sweat from 8am (when I started) until after lunch.

I even mistakenly thought that it was going to be cool out and first thing in the morning 7am walked the dog for a mile wearing pants, rain jacket and llbean duck boots and was cursing myself half a mile in and drenched with sweat (it was officially 72ºF and 197% humidity). I should of been in shorts and tshirt and let the rain hit me uninhibitedly.

From there I started on the kitchen drawers and was just stewing in sweat to the point that I was too lazy to even cook breakfast/lunch and just ordered in food. After lunch I started vacuuming then cleaning the carpets with a huge heavy cumbersome hoover steam vac and had probably drank 5 vitamin waters in the span of 3 hours.

I sweated through about 4 tshirts today. The shower before sleep was sweet relief along with air conditioning.
post #248 of 6895
New York officially sucks a little more today, but not to worry, I'm only here for a couple of days, then onto CT.

The weather seemed pretty nice last night, but I love warm humid evenings in the City. Mrs. a, on the other hand, starts complaining about the heat when it gets over 70 in SF, so I have that to look forward to for the rest of our trip.
post #249 of 6895
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nice little downpour that followed me from GC to my office, then stopped as soon as I got to the front door.
post #250 of 6895
nobody poops but Manton
post #251 of 6895
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

nobody poops but Manton

post #252 of 6895
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

nice little downpour that followed me from GC to my office, then stopped as soon as I got to the front door.

Would you mind sharing your calendar for e day, so that I can avoid any further downpours? I'll just make it a point to be inside whenever you are out and about. Kthanxbi.
post #253 of 6895
i took a bit of a walk at lunch. Happy to report that I did not break a sweat, not at all (though I did this morning on my way to work. I blame the subway)
post #254 of 6895

Count your blessings. In my town it's raining men.

 

Hallelujah. 

 

lefty

post #255 of 6895
It's 76 degrees here and there is a light drizzle after several weeks of majestic skies.
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