Sydney is in the grips of a rather damp summer - every day seems to see humidity over 80%. As one of nature's natural perspirers (I could sweat for New Zealand at the Extremely Gross Olympics..) this is less than ideal.
This morning I walked to work and arrived looking like I'd just been standing in the sprinklers. Fortunately I was in an office that has decent aircon today - unlike my usual desk which appears to be in what could charitably be called a sultry climate, but in truth is probably just dank.
I went to the gym this afternoon (where they don't have aircon - it's like exercising inside someone's lung) and after a couple of minutes of boxing my head looked like a large wet tomato. With bloodshot eyes. After training I stood under a cold shower for about 10 minutes in an attempt to equalise my body temperature - I was shivering at the end. But in the time it took to get changed I was leaking from every pore yet again. Looked in the mirror and honestly wondered if I'd showered with my clothes on.
I'm sitting here on my balcony trying to cool down enough to invite sleep. I'm dripping. I love the heat at this latitude but I'm seriously re-thinking this city. Might have to move to Alice Springs for some dry heat.
Anyway. Have just piled a whole bunch of herbal sleep remedies into me and now must retire to see what happens. If I actually get to sleep I'm expecting some weird-ass dreams...