WOW, I know it’s only 75 degrees (or so) outside, but I just can’t believe how friggin’ humid it is. I’m constantly wiping and “squeegeeing” (yes, that’s a word, our office “Hoya Boy” just looked it up).
Here I am, in my mid-30’s, and all of a sudden I’m sounding like an old man. I have to walk only about 4-5 blocks to the GSA Building from the metro. However, by the time I get there, I’m totally soaked with sweat. Oh yeah, I’m sweatin’ like a beach full of albinos. For you all doing the math, that’s reciprocates, because at the end of the day, I have to head back to the metro. Worse even, because I’m walking up-hill. Yes, it’s cardio. Yes, I know exercise is good for me.
But, back to my point. I remember bitching and griping when it hits 95 degrees outside. Heck I’ve always done that (even when i was in high school). But, I’m realizing it’s not the heat that makes it miserable… it’s the damn humidity. And, when you’re walking in between the buildings of the Washington D.C. streets, there’s no breeze either.
So, you’re just miserable… and sweating your butt off doing it. You wonder why city-folks are miserable in the city… that’s why. They’re miserably hot!!!
What’s really bugging me, though, is that I’m becoming one of those people who says “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”.
So, here are my questions:
- If the temp is 80, and heat index is 95… then why not just say IT’S 95!!!
- What is the difference between “heat index” and “wind chill”?
- When do the weatherpeople make that changeover? They NEVER talk about both, do they?
- Why do old people head to florida (aka, God’s Waiting Room), when it’s so friggin hot and humid?
- Why not head north, at least there’s a fireplace during the winters?
- Is it the asphalt that makes it so hot in the city?