Sunday, January 6, 2008

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY: 100% ...(OR NOT!)


5 TOP TIPS TO AVOID SLEEP DEPRIVATION ON HOT SUMMER NIGHTS (Based on true events endured last night.)

1. Don’t under ANY circumstances get sunburnt during the day that the weather bureau forecasts hot conditions overnight. Do you have any idea how much heat radiates from sunburnt areas?!!
It was worth it for all the fun we had boogie boarding at the beach yesterday! Oh yeah, and I FINALLY bought AND WORE shorts for the first time in 10 years...the lilly white legs were always going to be an easy target for those nasty UV rays!

2. Boot your husband out of bed BEFORE you try to go to sleep in these conditions. You are already generating enough body heat to power a small country town and you don’t need any help thanks very much.
I promise that Raymond J made his own decision to try to sleep outside on the lovely new Sun (or should that be “moon”?) lounge that I gave him for Christmas.

3. DO NOT give in several hours later and try to join your husband outside, as the mosquitos have already sucked him dry and are looking for their next victim.
(This one is self explanatory.)

4. Don’t think that a lovely “cool” shower at 2am will make any difference at all. It only makes you wide awake and the cooling effect wears off the split second that you turn off the taps.
(Did I mention that this was based on true events?!)

5. Sleeping with your feet at the headboard and your head at the foot end makes absolutely no difference to either your body temperature or the temperature of the room. Neither does sleeping on your back, or your side, or your tummy, or……

Hense the sleepless night in Melbourne. Arrrggghhhh! Yeah, don’t worry I really CAN hear all of you parents out there screaming “welcome to my world”! All I can say is how the hell do you do it?
(And NO I AM NOT PREGNANT!!)

20 comments:

Tony LaRocca said...

Don't have that problem here in NYC at the moment, but I'll keep it in mind! :)

sheree said...

LOL - that is truly funny - not for you of course --- and the illo is priceless!

and i concur with tony, NY is cold!!!

mrs. b. said...

Ditto here in the midwest, although we're supposed to hit 50 in Chicago by tomorrow! Love your illo, hope you all get relief very soon!

a : )

Shannon said...

do you not own a fan?

Alicia Padrón said...

ohhh poor you Dan! Can imagine how awful that is. It happened a similar thing to me in florida during the summer and the air conditioning died... it was awful!!
Hope you sleep better tonight :o)

Love your illo!! :o)

Danielle McDonald said...

No we do not own a fan! We have an industrial strength air conditioner on the roof of our brand new house, (that we had to hire a crane to put up there) and it's not connected!....umm, and we cancelled the air con guy that was supposed to come and connect it tomorrow as we decided in our widsom that the arm and a leg he was going to charge to connect was better spent else where at the moment....WHAT WERE WE THINKING!!?

Bobo Cat said...

We have hot summer throughout the year in Malaysia! But I managed to live with it with my fur coat on me! Hehe!

Very funny illo, and it's fun to read your story, too.

ultravioleta said...

hehehe very funny... odio los mosquitos!!! :)

Reeko said...

I yes, I vaguely remember sun... London in January truly is the most depressing place in the world! Great drawing by the by!

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donna said...

Oh, to be at the opposite end of the world...although we are expecting a January thaw...wont get that warm!

Danielle McDonald said...

We are watching on the news here how cold it is on the other side of the world! I actually hate the cold more than the heat! I guess that's why Melbourne suits me so well! Hot one day and cold the next! I had to have a jumper (sweater/pullover etc!)on last night in complete contrast!!!

And Bobo Cat - I could NOT live in Malaysia dealing with the heat all year! Great place to visit though no doubt!!

rbaird said...

While it's not quite that hot in Houston right now, I did just swat a mosquito that got in! Clever illustration.

Kelly Medina said...

Great illustration and humorous (though painful) write up. I love the striped wall and polka dot pillow case - nice detail.

michael said...

nice illo. it does get damn hot here dont it. personally i cant live without my fan. it has to be my favourite appliance. anywho good stuf on this blog - keep drawing!

irvine said...

ohh! pesky mosquitoes! shooo shooo...

{{HUGGSS}}

Faruffa said...

Much fun! now here is winter, but I remember my hatred for mosquitoes

nina seven said...

funny illo and I love your style!

sketched out said...

Cute illustration and your tips are hilarious, although I'm sure the inspiration for the tips is not.

I feel your pain though. Valencia, CA summers get up into the triple digits quite often...but it's a dry heat, y'know (0;

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