So it’s officially gotten hot here in LA but I’m not complaining. Seeing as how it’s gotten warm at some point almost every year since the last ice age it’s best to just accept it and find a way to beat the heat. All I ask is that when you see me on the street you please stop telling me how hot it is. I live here so I’m aware of the temperature but more importantly it’s not THAT bad. Yeah we get a few hot spells but the average summer day high temp downtown is still in the low to mid 80’s with little humidity, we can make it. If it is too hot you can always move but why would you do that?
To beat the heat at my place I’ve finally, after nine years without one, gotten an air conditioner. I was convinced to get one after last year’s hot spells when my poor dog could barely take the heat (the dog had moved in earlier in the year). While I had managed to sweat through several years with fans and cold drinks I wasn’t about to ask my pup or my new bride to do the same (plus my wife can’t walk around shirtless like I can thanks to a peeping neighbor). However, I can’t help but feel a little guilty about it, after all my portable AC unit is hardly energy efficient, but a more efficient unit is not an option for me (thanks to my 60 year old window frames). Am I the only person who’s ever felt guilty about staying cool? Should I just relax and enjoy the AC? My wife and the dog sure seem to like it and they’re probably both smarter than me.