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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:16 PM
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New York City is a FURNACE!!!!
*pant*

Good Lord!

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pagerbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:18 PM
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1. Did you get your free iced coffee at Starbucks?
They were giving them away from 1 to 3.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:50 PM
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6. If they were giving away iced apartments I'd be there
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:19 PM
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2. It's that urban dome effect thingy -
too much pavement and buildings amplify the already horrid temps. Gonna end soon isn't it? I hope so - hang in there! :hug:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:44 PM
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3. tell me about it
i postponed b'day parties due to heat
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:51 PM
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8. Oh yeah - Happy Birthday!!!
:party:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:45 PM
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4. You're one of the locals I haven't met yet.
Why is that. x(
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:49 PM
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5. Can't wait for my subway commute back to Brooklyn.
It's oohhh soooo pleasant waiting for the train to arrive.
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Tyrone Slothrop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:51 PM
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9. Me too!
Oooooh! Maybe the trains/power will break down in mid-transit!

:sarcasm:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:17 PM
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16. We'll all have the good fortune to be stuck
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 03:18 PM by ThomCat
in the dark between stations with the air off for about 20 minutes.

Won't that be fun. :eyes:
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Tyrone Slothrop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:50 PM
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7. No shit
I'm just waiting for the power grid to start failing.

Earlier, I heard that Murray Hill had lost electricity.
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:55 PM
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10. East 14th - East 40th were on high alert.
We got this press release at work today:


"Con Edison is urging all customers in Midtown East to discontinue their use of non-essential electrical appliances and equipment until problems on electrical equipment can be resolved.

Residents and businesses between 40th Street and 14th Street, from Fifth Avenue to the East River should shut off any unused or unnecessary appliances.

The company is asking its largest customers in that area to reduce their electrical use.

Company crews are working now to fix the problem."
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:58 PM
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11. WELL, IT SPREAD
Down Fifth Ave. to the Washington Square Park.

It's affecting our Cable.
I just got off the phone with Time Warner---they're blaming it on Con Ed.
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:00 PM
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12. What a mess.
I was on a business trip a few weeks ago when we had a heat wave. My husband said it took him almost two hours to get home because they cut subway service to help Con Ed out. Hope that doesn't happen tonight.
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:12 PM
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13. Hope not!
Isn't this supposed to break tomorrow?

Normally, I wouldn't even take my little dog out in this heat, but I had to go to to the bank,
and my apartment is being painted. I was afraid he'd start eating the paint,
or whatever other kind of mischief he could get into.

So, I took him with me to the bank. I carried him when there was no shade on the sidewalk, as I'm afraid
the concrete heat can burn his tiny paws.
On the way, I saw the fountain was on in the park, so I took off my shoes
and went into the fountain and dunked him.

Some lady started to scream at me.

'There's children in this fountain --There are children here....
The children --- I'm calling the cops".

My dog looked alot cleaner then those kids. What have people got against dunking an eight pound dog
in the water so he doesn't get heat stroke?

Sorry, this is long, but I wanted to smack her.


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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:16 PM
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15. You're a good mommy.
We've been really worried about our two cats. The sublet we just moved into is unbearably hot. We have an air conditioner going and two high-powered fans, and our girls are still struggling. It's hard being at work worrying about our babies.
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:19 PM
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17. Awww . .. . your babies.
They'll be fine, they're smart.
They'll laze by the coolest spot they can find....The A/C.

This will be over soon!
PS; You're a good mommy too :-)
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:23 PM
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18. Last night we caught Suki standing in front of the A/C
for about 20 minutes. Pretty cute.

PS, Our babies have two Dads. :loveya:
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:26 PM
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19. See........ they know what to do!
They'll be good.


You're a good DADDY! :hi:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:44 PM
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21. I would have wanted to smack her too.
As if those kids will be contaminated? :wtf:

Hell, if your dog is friendly with kids they'd probably want to come over and play in the water with your dog.
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:40 PM
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22. Right! I was trying to figure out how
the dog might contaminate them?

Yes, and he's friendly, maybe even over-friendly!
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:54 PM
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24. Um...even if it was an 80lb dog, I don't think it'd be any problem
sharing a fountain with the kids, unless the dog liked to eat kids. Some people are just nuts.
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Karenca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:59 PM
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25. Yes, some people are crazy.
Crazy dog-haters. :hi:
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:15 PM
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14. i read these threads & i feel like i live in a different country
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 03:16 PM by maxsolomon
today in seattle: 70, high clouds, no humidity

hang in there america, the president is ON IT - he'll solve global warming as soon as you get his handpicked think tanks to prove it exists.

till then - turn off your computers! they generate a LOT of heat.
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BigMama50 Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 03:31 PM
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20. Stay safe
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:50 PM
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23. 66 degrees here in Denver
We had a downpour this afternoon and it was really nice. Turned off the AC and opened the windows. Ima sleep good tonight!!
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