Well, it looks like the worst of the heat wave is over, with temperatures for the rest of the week settling into an icy 87-degree average. I spent the worst of the wave stuck outside, wandering the streets of D.C. and waiting for a mechanic to fix my ride. Not ideal.
A lot of people sat in air-conditioned offices, took their air-conditioned cars home, and then sat in their air-conditioned homes the rest of the day. But some of us had blackouts and brownouts, or didn’t have an air-conditioner, or actually respected the NotifyNYC alerts that told us to keep electricity usage to a minimum.
So, to those people: how did you brave the wave? How did you beat the heat? How did you scorn the warm?
Did you go to the movies? Find a public pool? Do you have a special summer diet that prevents you from noticing how absolutely disgusting the world is? Did you sneak into a restaurant’s walk-in fridge (I used to do that when I waited tables)?
Give us some of your tips, so we can prepare for next week, when it jets back up to the mid-90s.