Dan

I hate summer :(

Recommended Posts

Ooooh, I love the hot weather. Of course, we rarely get days above the low 90s here in the Northeast - but deal with humidity. When we built our home, we opted not to put air conditioning in it - just lots of windows and doors. We almost always have a breeze and even in the high humidity, sleeping under a ceiling fan is heaven. The only change now, after getting my tattoo, is that I have to watch my tanning so laying in the sun is now changed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have 115-degree days here plus major humidity. Living without air conditioning is not an option. You would actually die from heat stroke—people do every year. This may explain why I HATE SUMMER.

Edited by oboogie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lynn and I both hate AC - even when we lived in Northern VA we rarely used it. Generally, we turned it on for visitors. :1_grinning:  The only Heat Pump we have is for the pool.

The house is heated using a radiant heat system that uses a boiler to heat water and then push it through lines in the floor. It is a nice steady heat source without drafts or dust. The only downside is that you can't adjust the temp upward quickly if you are cold.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

crap ! sophistre ! that sucks,

 

and oboogie and polliwog ,I love my central AC,it costs a lot to run it,but it sure is worth it,we only have this bad heat for a month or two a year,and it's not constant like that,

we get an onshore breeze that's called the "delta breeze" that cools down the area,as you can see nature's AC is coming this week fortunately

forecast.jpg

 

 

and DeVious6,I could never hate my AC LOL

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, SStu said:

No agreement here. Having grown up in Buffalo, and lived the last (almost) 40 years down South - I much prefer a purging sweat to a bone-chilling cold.

If you have proper winter gear, bone-chilling cold is okay.  Those -40 days are brutal, sure, but there aren't many of them in a year.  They can be endured.

 

Whereas with the heat there's only so much you can take off before you start getting into reverse Hellraiser territory.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Summer is definitely my least favorite season.  I like warm (even hot) sunny days like we're experiencing now, but once the real summer humidity kicks in, that's just the worst.  My wife is about the opposite though - she would take a vacation any time to Haiti, the DR, or Jamaica, while I would choose Iceland over all of those.

Autumn > Winter > Spring > Summer  imo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As much as I dislike the summer heat, I rarely use my AC.

The way my house sits on the block, the breeze cuts through the windows so there is a consistent air flow as long as I open them.  I will always prefer the Fall, it's my favorite season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, dcostello said:

It got to like 80 in Oakland yesterday.

We have had a rough go of it.  God forbid it gets to 85-90.

crazy weather today ! it's only going to be 72 here today ! LOL  then back to triple digits by monday. :(

 

I lived in hayward for a few years in the early 90's,love the east bay.

 

and I lived in San mateo and near geary & 25th in the city for a few years in the late 70's early 80's.

Edited by Dan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the heat and humidity. Nothing suits me more than hiking up and down city streets in 90 degree weather. I like A/C at home, but can live without it. I'm also sympathetic to everyone who doesn't like it, and as @oboogie   pointed out it can be very dangerous for some. On the hottest days we used to check in on our elderly friends and relatives. @Graeme is right too about the coldest days up here. There are only a few that are truly brutal, and if you are well-dressed for it, it can be quite a nice experience.                     

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was hot and humid here yesterday. After worl, Lynn and I went out and finished putting up the fencing around her flower garden - just short of 300 yards of fencing - then went out and crewed for a hot air balloon flight. We got home about 8:45 and went down and jumped in the pool to cool off - water temp was 82 deg. Aaaaahhhhh. I love this weather.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Devious6 said:

It was hot and humid here yesterday. After worl, Lynn and I went out and finished putting up the fencing around her flower garden - just short of 300 yards of fencing - then went out and crewed for a hot air balloon flight. We got home about 8:45 and went down and jumped in the pool to cool off - water temp was 82 deg. Aaaaahhhhh. I love this weather.

That sounds like an ideal day. Nice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recent Posts

    • Hey bro, lookin good   I’m not into tribal art on myself but I like looking at others work. You sure went all in for your first tattoo and didn’t go wrong with art or artist I’d say.  Others have answered your question, but I would’ve definitely told you to stay with that artist if you were happy, changing in the middle of a project would probably not deliver the outcome you wanted. One artist one style .. i have 8 tattoos plus my left arm sleeve and I was worried like you were in the beginning, but I don’t even think about it until around 3 weeks for a truer finished product. I just use a lotion with a skin protective active ingredient like lotion from hospital, keep it moist but not overly as that can bring out the ink from my experience. I normally use lotion twice a day until the peeling is almost done then once a day after showering then when needed once peeling is done. Also shaving the hair off will give you the true look oppose to having a slightly distorted look from hair being over it. I shave my arms only after it’s healed about once every 2 weeks so they look the best. Good luck to you  
    • New to the online tattoo world and getting tattoos for the most part. I’ve had one small piece for years and recently started getting more and more tattoos since the woman I’m with now likes ink oppose to my last wife that didn’t approve. I am into monochrome for some reason, I don’t dislike color tattoos I just haven’t seen anything I would like on me and I am very pleased with black ink. My most recent endeavor started as upper arm hourglass, lower arm sword/rock , then all the background fill in. I hooked up with an artist that freehand so I showed him what i liked and let him put his own look into it from starting to the 98% I’m at now. The idea from the start was full sleeve so he knew what was going to go where when it was time. The background is a mountain, sunset with clouds and some stars. It looks good to me so hopefully I’ll get some good feedback from here about it. I only lack on inside upper bicep right at the arm pit and some touch up. The hourglass gets some more detail to make it pop more and it was the first ink so it’s not as dark now. Well anyway, look forward to talking to you all. Also I forgot to mention the stairway, the date on the first step is the date the woman I love and myself will be married!! The puzzle piece was a his and hers tattoo the girl and me got after we figured why the hell not, lol  so he had to work it into the sleeve.  sorry the pics aren’t very good, hard to pose right and get good pics selfie style
    • Hey bro, i hear ya on the sensitive skin areas.  My left arm has been a free hand sleeve project broken into 2 main tattoos and then fill in sessions. Well let’s say after the first fill in session I didn’t wait long enough to try and finish and damn that arm was just painful from the start. I’m 98% done now and had to pull the cord during 2nd fill in session. On the inside of bicep right at the arm pit lit me on fire, lol. Well my point was; try vasocaine lidocaine spray. After you get going on your ink and have broken skin all over, best after outlines, spray the areas and wait 5 minutes and mostly will be numb except in the most sensitive areas. It also helped with swelling, bleeding, and helped afterward not be so sore.  And no I’m not pitching the product, it just really works. 
  • Last Sparrow Tattoo Sponsors

  • Instagram #LastSparrow

  • Recent Topics