|Re: the latest
||Mon, 11 August 2003 20:00 |
Registered: October 2002
Location: Heart of Texas
|pquinton wrote on Mon, 11 August 2003 10:57|
Perhaps us British haven't got the stomach for heat
I must admit I do prefer the cold
I always find, you can heat yourself up, but stuggle to cool oneself down.
Yes. Only thing is if you bang your finger with a hammer it hurts like hell when it's cold.
There are many little extra things you can do to stay cool:
Try to get everyone to stay in separate rooms, as each person adds more body heat to the room. If others are in the same room don't talk much.
Offer to get everyone cool refreshments for them often. That way you get to spend lots of time in front of the refrigerator while you take your time looking for the drinks with the door open. If the others complain that you are taking so long, ask them "what was it you wanted again?".
Wear lots of clothes. They are ideal for cooling off. When you get hot just start taking them off and you will begin to feel cooler and cooler as each item comes off. But leave your shoes on, as the soles act as a good insulator if the floor is hot.
If you smoke don't light them. This will reduce average room temperatures substantially. Just suck on them and blow out a lot. The extra air movement will also help give the impression of coolness. It also blows heat out of your body. Suck, cool air in, blow, hot air out.
Watch your animals to see what they do. They use natural methods to stay cool. For example, you can hang your tongue out and pant like your dog. If you let saliva run down your neck that helps even more. That helps cool your body also. Just make sure you don't do this when your wife or girlfriend is present and you see a good looking young lady on the television or somewhere.
If you have a tail, wag it. It also will help to cool you off. Just don't let your wife or girlfriend wag her tail, as that will surely heat things up again and all you have done so far will be for nought.
If you have a drill, you can drill a hole in ice cubes and with some string make a cool necklace to wear around your neck. Don't talk about this to others though.
Most of all, don't move. Move as little as possible. If you have to play Stars! just use one hand. Don't even type. Just use your mouse and cut and paste letters if you have to send a message to someone else. That way you can get by with just a little wrist movement and index finger pressing.
Take cold showers. Thirty minutes in, ten minutes out, in succession. And when you are done with shower, don't dry off. Just get out and again watch your dog's technique. Shake like crazy, roll your eyes straight again, and be on your way.
I hope these tips can be helpful in the hot weather over there.
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