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Thursday, August 03, 2006

it could always be worse...

"Some of the coldest temperatures on Earth brought a rare cloud formation to the skies over Antarctica... A weather balloon measured temperatures at minus 189 degrees Fahrenheit on the day the photos were taken..."

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

happy birthday a/c!

From Newsday: "Air conditioning is 100 years old this year - give or take a couple of years. Willis Haviland Carrier is widely credited with the invention of the air conditioner. He filed for his first patent for an 'apparatus for treating air' in 1902, but was not awarded the patent, No. 808897, until Jan. 2, 1906, according to the Web site of the Carrier Corp., the company that bears his name. In April 1906, North Carolina engineer Stuart Cramer filed a patent claim using the phrase 'air conditioning,' giving the new industry its name."

this is one day i'd like to bow and give mr. carrier a nice big "we're not worthy!!!!!"

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

hot hot hot
so i'm told we could meet or exceed an all-time record of 107° this week. boy i can't wait for that. at least it is always freezing in my office. i have to wear a sweater or 2, and always forget when i go out for lunch, so i walk outside all bundled up and it's like a sauna. oops!

had a great time this weekend up in canada, jason's friends had a gathering at their house on the lake, the weather was awesome and we got some swimming in. then we were treated to music and a mini-fireworks show out on the dock. we also went out for a couple spins on his parents' boat, where jason and his brother entertained us with their skee-doo talents. we also took a tour of the mactaquac dam, it was pretty crazy. we actually went inside one of the chambers where the water comes into the turbines (it wasn't being used obviously!). it was a little freaky but neat!

hope everyone is having an awesome summer, stay cool!