Given that my apartment doesn't have any form of air conditioning besides a wholly useless portable piece of crap, it might not surprise you to know that I haven't really slept the last couple of nights. It's been boiling in Sydney, and I haven't coped.
So I want to ask you all: how do you deal with the heat, when the wonders of technology fail you or aren't available?
Drinking a lot of water, staying hydrated, is usually recommended as a good option. I'm a fan of ducking in for a cold shower - twice or three times in an evening isn't a bad idea if the mercury is still above 30c. There's a beach 15-20 minutes down the road from where I live, although I've never been the biggest fan of salt water or beaches (thanks for all those stories about syringes in the sand and contracting AIDS as a kid, Mum).
What do you do? Walk around the house naked? Put wet towels into the fridge? Leave the house entirely and chill at the pub instead? What's your answer to scorching temperatures?