Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Staying Cool

Lucky for you if you have central air during this heat wave we are having in the East Coast. We used to cool the whole house with window air-conditioners before we bought our plastic swimming pool. Electric bill was still lower back then. Now, we only cool the classroom with nine computers in it. And whenever we feel very hot, we just jump in the pool and soak for hours.

A quick tips to those who don't have either pool or window air-conditioner.
  1. Take a cool shower, don't dry yourself and sit in front of a fan.
  2. Wear a wet/not dripping bathing suit inside the house, wet regular clothes will do fine too.
  3. Take a cold shower during the hottest part of the day.
  4. Drink plenty of cold water, "note" I said water, not soda.
  5. Repeat everything until you feel comfortable.
I usually do the number one before going to bed. The fan usually cools me down and able to fall asleep. I cannot fall sleep when I am sweating and having wet skin and hair help a lot.