Surviving the Heat

Do you know that feeling when you haven’t slept in weeks and you can’t keep your eyes open? Well, I feel that way all the time thanks to 100 degree weather plus 80% humidity. And no matter what I do, I never have energy, so yesterday I steered into the skid and ate pizza and break-sticks for lunch and dinner.

If you want to tip on how to survive the heat, start by not doing that. But here are some real tips for surviving the heat of Daefrica:

  1. Stay indoors if possible.
  2. Buy a fan for your house, office, and hand for when you are walking to the office.
  3. Drink water, obviously. This is a no brainer, but I recently had a friend suffer from severe dehydration. You know who you are friend. (She also refused to go to the hospital so don’t follow her example.)
  4. When looking for an apartment, make sure to get one with the Air Conditioning in the living room so the air actually gets to the entire apartment and not just one room. I’m talking to you, idiots that put my air conditioning facing a window in the back room.
  5. Take the subway everywhere, even if your “friends” say it’s close.
  6. Popsicles are your true friends. Buy a popsicle any time you pass a store, and you will be happy.
  7. When forced to walk places, stop in stores to “shop.” That way you can escape the heat and make the shop owner very nervous about the possibility of having to speak some English.
  8. Use the underground walkways as much as possible. These walkways are often temperature controlled, at least a little, and there’s usually a water fountain and bathroom for refreshing yourself. Swamp ass is a real problem out there.
  9. And finally, when you arrive home, immediately take off the clothes that are covered in sweat and get into a shower. That way, when you sweat all night, you’ll be forced to shower again. Showering is fun.

For more tips about surviving the heat, do your own research.

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