Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday's Melt

I don't know what part of the island you live on, but on this side it was very humid today. Tonight is humid too. Might last all week. How do you spell relief? One of my remedies is to munch on a bag of frozen peas and carrots straight out of the freezer. You might prefer soy beans. Meanwhile, the air conditoner doesn't work as well as it should. And why should it? Insofar as our building the rule is that air conditioners must be installed on the bottom, not the top of an exterior wall like the way most every other building that I know of has it. In the process, hot air from the air conditioner's exhaust pipes rises from near floor level and while it's rising, hugging the picture window and jalousies, a volume of radiant heat seeps back into the apartment. Then the air conditioner has to work even harder to cool the regenerated heat. Obviously, this would not be so if the air conditioners were placed at a higher room elevation. Imbeciles. As we speak, there's nothing left to do but to drink hot tea. To open up the pores and release heat. Not to get too techical, tonight's post might be interpreted as a rant. There's nothing on the radar to rave about.  However, in the midst of the humidity, ranting opens up the pores more than raving. What sustains my spirits is the lingering memory of last year's cold winter, when the temperatures decended into lower 70° for days on end. I'll take high humidity any day over cold weather.

6 comments:

OkiHwn said...

I always used to tell people who took cold showers when it was hot and humid that they should take hot showers. Same reasoning as yours - opens up the pores to cool you after.

RONW said...

Nate- it almost seems against logic but it works. Saimin, too.

Rowena... said...

Golly, if I had heat/humidity like that, I'd probably have to replace my camera already. Not that I wouldn't do it now, but my husband demands sufficient reason for large purchases. Hey! How else am I suppose to properly dabble in food porn without mega pixels?

OkiHwn said...

Rowena - Thought you just got a new camera?

Rowena... said...

Eh? The Canon is over 2 years old already! You know how fast technology ages.

OkiHwn said...

Oh sorry Rowena, was thinking of "use real butter" blog. She get dog too.

When you get a new camera, throw the old one RONW's or my way.

And for the humidity here, it's not so bad for me. Working at Wheeler, it's much cooler in the first place and by the time I get home in Kaimuki it's OK.