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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

26 C with 60% humidity.

Hawaiian Summer.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:07 am    Post subject: Re: [cach0rr0] the dread british winter is upon me... Reply with quote

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In the meantime I have been doing situps in pushups (in my coat of course) to keep warm. will add jumping jacks in the afternoon.


one of my tactics:
fire up the the electric kettle, let it get the water to maybe 70% finished

fill up a bunch of plastic drinking bottyou can see the fucktardery in UK construction from a mile away. We just got a place with no insulation, including the loft (attic).
I see the fucktardery in people buying houses without insulation, or not using that as an bargaining tool to get money off to insulate the place :roll:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, bad weather is always Bush's fault.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: [cach0rr0] the dread british winter is upon me... Reply with quote

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juniper wrote:
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In the meantime I have been doing situps in pushups (in my coat of course) to keep warm. will add jumping jacks in the afternoon.


one of my tactics:
fire up the the electric kettle, let it get the water to maybe 70% finished

fill up a bunch of plastic drinking bottyou can see the fucktardery in UK construction from a mile away. We just got a place with no insulation, including the loft (attic).
I see the fucktardery in people buying houses without insulation, or not using that as an bargaining tool to get money off to insulate the place :roll:


well, I should have tried. but given so many houses don't, it shouldn't work.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This weather is great!!! what would usually take a good couple of days spread out over the week was done in a single day!

Washing that is!!!!

work-school cloths usually on friday and drying over night and sat day. additional cloths on sat drying sat and sun... midweek things like towels and sheets...

oh not not with 26C weather on SAT and clear sky and beezy.... ALL washing dried in one day :)
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject: Re: [cach0rr0] the dread british winter is upon me... Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
cokehabit wrote:
juniper wrote:
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juniper wrote:
In the meantime I have been doing situps in pushups (in my coat of course) to keep warm. will add jumping jacks in the afternoon.


one of my tactics:
fire up the the electric kettle, let it get the water to maybe 70% finished

fill up a bunch of plastic drinking bottyou can see the fucktardery in UK construction from a mile away. We just got a place with no insulation, including the loft (attic).
I see the fucktardery in people buying houses without insulation, or not using that as an bargaining tool to get money off to insulate the place :roll:


well, I should have tried. but given so many houses don't, it shouldn't work.
It's a buyers market. You could have given them some crap about having a caterpillar zoo and got a grand off the price
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's a buyer's market everywhere but London.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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it's a buyer's market everywhere but London.
Ah... You should be pleased that you found a place at all. Shut up and stop complaining :p
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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it's a buyer's market everywhere but London.
Ah... You should be pleased that you found a place at all. Shut up and stop complaining :p


indeed. London is fuct. I've got some friends who are having a rough go of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still too hot.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Still too hot.


ok. today I was a little bit hot. But fuck, I love it. This country is beautiful when the weather is nice. it was 30 in London today. the tube was a bit hot, but you just accept that you are going to sweat and smell like everyone else. otherwise, it's great.

this is the first time since moving to britain (5 years ago) that I have experienced summer. the first time in britain if have felt hot. i love it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was 35 here today, with a heat index of 38.3 (high humidity). Sweaty balls weather.

I'm curious how many of the supposedly "green" people in here are using air conditioning.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It was 35 here today, with a heat index of 38.3 (high humidity). Sweaty balls weather.

I'm curious how many of the supposedly "green" people in here are using air conditioning.


AC is more common than you would think given how cold summer usually is. Even now 30 is pretty much the max (doesn't justify AC in my opinion).

that being said, it isn't that common. i don't have ac, and neither does anyone i know. I can't really imagine why you would have it. I wouldn't have turned it on until this year, so it seems to be needed only every 5 years.

Speaking of green, the interesting thing here is that people still hang out their laundry. I am one of the few people I know with a drier. Of course in the summer I just hang it out.

that's missing in north america. very few people hang out their laundry, even though summers are hot.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hollywood has taught us that if we hang our laundry out, we are white trash or ghetto, so nobody does it unless they can't afford to own or operate a drier. Some municipalities and many private housing authorities forbid it.

It's kind of like how wearing overalls or playing a banjo means you are a hillbilly who likes to eat the faces off lost college kids and fuck their corpses. This is also why cokehabit is afraid of Alabama. :lol:
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Hollywood has taught us that if we hang our laundry out, we are white trash or ghetto, so nobody does it unless they can't afford to own or operate a drier. Some municipalities and many private housing authorities forbid it.

It's kind of like how wearing overalls or playing a banjo means you are a hillbilly who likes to eat the faces off lost college kids and fuck their corpses. This is also why cokehabit is afraid of Alabama. :lol:


I lived in a city in canada that had such rules. the province then said such rules couldn't happen. but yeah, that happens for sure. I don't actually see why it looks bad. gives an old world feel to a place.
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Wait, WHAT? You don't hang your laundry outside? I can understand not hanging it in the facade, but what about the inner courtyard? (Well, I don't know if "courtyard" is the correct translation... you know, that hole in the middle of an apartment building.)
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This country is beautiful .


Give me a spring morning - clear crisp, or the autumn - snow is good too, if only on postcards, since I have to work.

This heat is no good, just feel like sitting around drinking vast amounts of something cool and possibly alcoholic.

Edit - one plus point. Me French beans are coming on a treat.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great weather, it is 19:25 and I am still sitting in the backyard :)
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Wait, WHAT? You don't hang your laundry outside? I can understand not hanging it in the facade, but what about the inner courtyard? (Well, I don't know if "courtyard" is the correct translation... you know, that hole in the middle of an apartment building.)

When I grew up, back in the 1970s, it was pretty typical for a home to have a clothesline in back of the house, where it wasn't highly visible from the road. I'm not sure when dryers (apparently that's the correct spelling) became dominantly popular. I think it came hand-in-hand with Women's Liberation. It's a lot less work, and a lot less time-consuming, to just throw the stuff into the dryer and press the button.

The growing prevalence of synthetic fabrics around that same time may have had something to do with it. That started in the 1950s but grew right through the 1970s before there was a sort of trend back to natural fibres. I remember my parents both wearing polyester and nylon clothing, and pretty much everything I had was a cotton/polyester blend, nylon, rayon, dacron, etc. They were obviously synthetic, but that was cool. It was sort of high tech. The robust fibers handled machine washing and drying very well, provided the heat wasn't too high, and they even fixed that eventually.

Somewhere along the line, though, at least in America, the image of clothes hanging on the line became associated (probably through movies during the post-war suburban migration. If you had enough money, you bought your wife a dryer. That made you better than the Joneses next door. Only hicks from the sticks hang their laundry out for everybody to see. I'm sure Ricky Ricardo and Lucille Ball didn't hang their clothes up to dry outside on I Love Lucy.

Today, some people may be moving back to it because it makes sense. Dryers wear out cotton and similar materials, sunlight kills mildew, and electricity is increasingly expensive. Still, we have a lot of suburban (and upscale urban) settings where that, along with many other things, is not tolerated. My brother gets fined if his grass gets longer than five inches or is more than 15% brown, and he's not allowed to park his boat trailer in his own driveway (so he has to put it diagonally inside his two-car garage, taking up both spaces). In the high-rise that was my last residence, all you had was a balcony, but hanging clothes or even pool towels out to dry was verboten.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This country is beautiful .


Give me a spring morning - clear crisp, or the autumn - snow is good too, if only on postcards, since I have to work.

This heat is no good, just feel like sitting around drinking vast amounts of something cool and possibly alcoholic.

I like getting some color and feel healthy after some good sweating, but I think Autumn is my favorite season.
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This country is beautiful .


Give me a spring morning - clear crisp, or the autumn - snow is good too, if only on postcards, since I have to work.

This heat is no good, just feel like sitting around drinking vast amounts of something cool and possibly alcoholic.

I like getting some color and feel healthy after some good sweating, but I think Autumn is my favorite season.


do you live in the north east? north east autumns are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. great weather, beautiful scenery. I make sure to go to a number of parks in the autumn.
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This country is beautiful .


Give me a spring morning - clear crisp, or the autumn - snow is good too, if only on postcards, since I have to work.

This heat is no good, just feel like sitting around drinking vast amounts of something cool and possibly alcoholic.

Edit - one plus point. Me French beans are coming on a treat.


i am a high twenties boy myself.

by the way, if you like that kind of weather you are in the PERFECT country. never leave.
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two rasberry bushes are filled with berries, strawberries are coming along (blueberries are worse for wear mind). Toms are good

and DAILY washing on the line dry in an hour!!!
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When I grew up, back in the 1970s, it was pretty typical for a home to have a clothesline in back of the house, where it wasn't highly visible from the road. I'm not sure when dryers (apparently that's the correct spelling) became dominantly popular. I think it came hand-in-hand with Women's Liberation. It's a lot less work, and a lot less time-consuming, to just throw the stuff into the dryer and press the button.

The growing prevalence of synthetic fabrics around that same time may have had something to do with it. That started in the 1950s but grew right through the 1970s before there was a sort of trend back to natural fibres. I remember my parents both wearing polyester and nylon clothing, and pretty much everything I had was a cotton/polyester blend, nylon, rayon, dacron, etc. They were obviously synthetic, but that was cool. It was sort of high tech. The robust fibers handled machine washing and drying very well, provided the heat wasn't too high, and they even fixed that eventually.

Somewhere along the line, though, at least in America, the image of clothes hanging on the line became associated (probably through movies during the post-war suburban migration. If you had enough money, you bought your wife a dryer. That made you better than the Joneses next door. Only hicks from the sticks hang their laundry out for everybody to see. I'm sure Ricky Ricardo and Lucille Ball didn't hang their clothes up to dry outside on I Love Lucy.

Today, some people may be moving back to it because it makes sense. Dryers wear out cotton and similar materials, sunlight kills mildew, and electricity is increasingly expensive.

Interesting, thanks. I don't think I know anybody with a dryer around here. Nothing better than the sun to dry clothes.

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Still, we have a lot of suburban (and upscale urban) settings where that, along with many other things, is not tolerated. My brother gets fined if his grass gets longer than five inches or is more than 15% brown, and he's not allowed to park his boat trailer in his own driveway (so he has to put it diagonally inside his two-car garage, taking up both spaces). In the high-rise that was my last residence, all you had was a balcony, but hanging clothes or even pool towels out to dry was verboten.

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When I grew up, back in the 1970s, it was pretty typical for a home to have a clothesline in back of the house, where it wasn't highly visible from the road. I'm not sure when dryers (apparently that's the correct spelling) became dominantly popular. I think it came hand-in-hand with Women's Liberation. It's a lot less work, and a lot less time-consuming, to just throw the stuff into the dryer and press the button.

The growing prevalence of synthetic fabrics around that same time may have had something to do with it. That started in the 1950s but grew right through the 1970s before there was a sort of trend back to natural fibres. I remember my parents both wearing polyester and nylon clothing, and pretty much everything I had was a cotton/polyester blend, nylon, rayon, dacron, etc. They were obviously synthetic, but that was cool. It was sort of high tech. The robust fibers handled machine washing and drying very well, provided the heat wasn't too high, and they even fixed that eventually.

Somewhere along the line, though, at least in America, the image of clothes hanging on the line became associated (probably through movies during the post-war suburban migration. If you had enough money, you bought your wife a dryer. That made you better than the Joneses next door. Only hicks from the sticks hang their laundry out for everybody to see. I'm sure Ricky Ricardo and Lucille Ball didn't hang their clothes up to dry outside on I Love Lucy.

Today, some people may be moving back to it because it makes sense. Dryers wear out cotton and similar materials, sunlight kills mildew, and electricity is increasingly expensive.

Interesting, thanks. I don't think I know anybody with a dryer around here. Nothing better than the sun to dry clothes.

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Still, we have a lot of suburban (and upscale urban) settings where that, along with many other things, is not tolerated. My brother gets fined if his grass gets longer than five inches or is more than 15% brown, and he's not allowed to park his boat trailer in his own driveway (so he has to put it diagonally inside his two-car garage, taking up both spaces). In the high-rise that was my last residence, all you had was a balcony, but hanging clothes or even pool towels out to dry was verboten.

lol


yeah, it's bullshit if you ask me. A lot of suburbs have silly restrictions like you can't park on the street over night. basically, you are forced to waste energy and space.

the funny thing is that this takes place where it is hot and sunny too. where it would make complete sense to hang your clothes out.

canada and the US are accused of being wasteful for good reason.
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