Well it's definitely summer now and if you didn't believe in global warming before, surprise, it exists! I say this because Alberta (and other parts of Canada and The States) are experiencing a major heat wave. I've been doing a lot of complaining about the heat, I tend to melt in the sun like a crayon, but I still remember last year when it rained pretty much the entire two and a half months we call a summer. I liked that even less. Turns out, I like summer. I like going to the beach, the farmers market, wearing a bathing suit, going for long walks, and drinking slushy drinks on patios.
Of course last year I still lived at home in my parents basement which is always the perfect temperature no matter how hot or cold it may be outside. This summer, the one with the heatwave, I find myself living on my own for the first time in a semi-air-conditioned apartment. And when I say semi-air-conditioned I mean that there are mysterious vents that you can feel are kinda cold when you touch them but don't seem to be actually blowing air into the apartment, and a thermostat that no matter what temperature it is set at, doesn't actually seem to do anything. Not being able to afford to go out and buy a portable air conditioner, Mr. Nick and I are considering our options and have decided on a few courses of action which should take the heat off us (literally).
Since I'm discovering all these ways to stay cool for the first time I thought I would tell you folks about them in case you have more tips, or would like some of mine.
1. We're going to buy a ceiling fan. Now, we haven't yet, so I don't know how much exactly this will help us, but it certainly can't hurt. Especially since we're planning on hiring an electrician to install it and hopefully will not experience it falling on us.
Of course there are other ways to beat the heat that Nick and I have been engaging in, like going over to our parents houses for dinner and staying until the sun goes down, going to the outdoor pool for an afternoon, and or going to the theater, shopping mall, or other air conditioned establishment.
Well, I hope these tips help you sweat it out. And don't panic! Just remember where your towel is.