I recently bought this condo in Encino, and since it has air conditioning and my old apartment in Venice didn't, it's probably more comfortable here than there..

Posted by: Bob Morris at September 2, 2002 03:56 PM

Matt, now you know what it's been like in New York City for the past two months!

Posted by: Sasha at September 3, 2002 05:40 AM

SWAMPCOOLER ALERT If you run a swampcooler you will maximize the humidity in the area where you run it which can be alarmingly destructive of tools and I would imagine also pretty hard on electronics etc.

Posted by: anonymous at September 3, 2002 10:13 AM

It was so freakin' hot in the Bay Area this weekend that I was leery of turning on the computer. I almost checked into a hotel so that I could get a decent night's sleep. And all I kept thinking: how the freak did people live in New Orleans (or anywhere in the South) before air conditioning?

Great news about the wine, though. I'll be going back to reds when the temperature drops. Right now, I'm favoring ice cold beer.

Posted by: Peggy at September 3, 2002 10:47 AM

Matt, I feel your pain. It has been hot as blazes the past few days here in the Bay Area, and as someone who grew up with climate control, the above average absence of AC here is disturbing.

When I moved here several years ago, all the rental and real estate agents said that "it never gets hot up here for more than one or two days a summer." You know what? It's been 90+ degrees in my apartment for several dozen days each summer that I've lived here. Either these people up here are severely delusional as to what hot is, or I'm just a big wuss from DC who can't take the heat. I'm going with the former, because swamp heat is more stifling than dry heat.

Posted by: Brian at September 3, 2002 12:08 PM
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