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What’s your favorite way to beat the heat?

Response Percent Votes
Stay home with the AC cranked up
56% 262
Enjoy water activities
23% 109
Enjoy cold food and/or drinks
7% 35
Travel to a cooler climate
6% 29
Go shopping or to a movie theater or other air-conditioned locale.
5% 27
Total 462


tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 11 months ago

Multidisciplinary: "There ought to be a way to make a margarita bomb pop. With a little sprinkle packet of margarita salt."I think we've found the weapons of mass destruction....

ClearSkies 9 years, 11 months ago

There ARE swimming lessons offered in the indoor pool, but they keep it very warm inside the IAC.

gccs14r 9 years, 11 months ago

Sit on the porch in the shade and enjoy the breeze.

tyger_lily 9 years, 11 months ago

Wouldn't it be 'Stay at home with the A/C cranked DOWN' instead of up?

d_prowess 9 years, 11 months ago

I hate that the public pool doesn't open until 1pm on the weekends! I know they have classes in the morning, but do they really need to have them at the outdoor pool? Can't they have them at the indoor pool or only during the week? I am sure it would increase attendance, especially for those that have kids that still nap after lunch and therefore don't go to the pool in the afternoon. I know this will probably never change, but I still needed to rant about this since Lawrence also doesn't have many community pools as alternatives...

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 11 months ago

Pedal to the metal, as soon as the lights appear in my rearview mirror.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 11 months ago

Have a popsicle. It's a cool and fruity treat.

riverdrifter 9 years, 11 months ago

Creede or Lake City. The poorboy's Telluride or Aspen. Won't be long.

Chris Ogle 9 years, 11 months ago

Beer is living proof that God loves us, and wants us to be happy-----Benjamin Franklin

Richard Heckler 9 years, 11 months ago

Keeping the AC off until around 10 PM excites me. Saving energy,less polluting and saving dollars make the warm day slip by like a breeze. Grapes and strawberries go well in warm weather and sometimes I mix aloe vera juice with some fruit juice and bingo a thirst quencher. After all cools off a bit I will sip a brew.

EarthaKitt 9 years, 11 months ago

d_prowess, I've been writing letters to the LPRD for years. When I was growing up our pool opened at 9 a.m. and closed at 9 p.m. Little kids could swim in the mornings before it got unbearably hot, then go home for naps. Sunbathers got the best of the midday sun, and latch-key kids had something better to do than smoke cigarettes in the park or watch TV. When the Lawrence pool opens at 1 p.m., everyone is at the gate waiting, there's a deluge of people running in for chairs and the pool is immediately swamped. It's awful. I've been told that most of the problem is a lack of funds to pay enough lifeguards the salary required to attract a sufficient number of applicants. This baffles me. Back in the day kids clamored for that job despite the fact that the city paid minimum wage -- about $3 an hour. What's the matter with kids these days???!!!?? (Rhetorical and somewhat facetious.)

indythinker 9 years, 11 months ago

with my left hand... OH Wait!!! You said HEAT. My bad...

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