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Anthony rants about Air-conditioning

This post has been months in the making.  Something that has been on my mind for a long time that I think is absolutely retarded.

What is the deal with the Air-conditioning being on in a library when its only 73 degrees F or 23 degrees C outside.

Its not even hot outside!!!!

Is this an isolated incident?  Noooo. Not at all!  This summer in Washington DC has been pretty weak as far as summers go.  And yet people are so desperate to make it cold everywhere i go, whether its at the library, on the bus in stores, practically everywhere.

Seriously.  I understand that being outside on a 90 degree day can be extremely uncomfortable especially when you are wearing a full suit for example.  The sun just seems to beam down on you with an intensity that is nothing to be reckoned with. So it is quite understandable that you don’t want to be covered in sweat as that feels absolutely disgusting.  Yet, rather than adapting business attire to the local climate, which is in this case Humid Subtropical, we try to shoehorn clothing that was designed with a much cooler climate in mind.

Intelligent I think not!!!

Washington DC like many cities in various latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere gets hot in the Summer. It just does.  Thats the long and the short of it, and while I understand that one doesn’t want to be hot, I feel as though the term “Air-conditioning” or the shortened form AC is a misnomer.  Why do I say so?  Well for one thing, everywhere I have been that has the AC on isn’t merely cooler than the outside temperature which would make perfect sense, the problem is that its cold.

Do you seriously mean to tell me in 2014 that we cannot have a better way of regulating our temperature?  I seriously doubt it.

So please, people give me a break and stop the nonsense already.  Besides I hear that Greenland is nice this time of year. Not to mention plenty of space to stretch out in as well.  🙂

 

 

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Frozen Potomac

Wow!

Wow!

I am probably gonna sound dumb for saying this but here goes:

I have never seen the Potomac River frozen over like this.  It was just interesting to me to see it while I was on the subway.   I was able to quickly pull out my iPad and get some pictures of it.

In case your wondering, this was not today……it was a few weeks ago and the daily heights were struggling just to get to 20 degrees F.     They called it a “polar vortex” and to be honest, it was really, really annoying for it to be so cold for so long.

I didn’t think I I would say this but the temperature is 33 degrees F and it seems warm.  Comparatively speaking, that is.  Don’t be fooled into thinking that I will be wearing hot weather clothing.  I’m just not doing that, no no no.