To put into context how hot it is right now, I walked out of the bar, walked upstairs one flight and came back down five minutes later, drenched in sweat. I feel for anyone who has to work outside today; the NYPD, the FDNY, ConEd, cable and phone guys, etc. They are definitely earning their pay today.
Of course, with everyone doing what they can to stay cool, one can't help but to worry about the power situation. All those air conditioners and fans running at the same time. How much of a strain will it put on the city's aging system remains to be seen but one thing is for sure: The last thing anyone wants is a blackout. That would be beyond torture. I would not be that surprised to see folks making a beeline out of the city to escape the heat, that's for sure.
Last night's Pub Trivia was filled with a lot of new faces again, as quite a few of our regulars made their way over to the Meadowlands Stadium for a concert featuring some band called U2. In any case, everyone in attendance had a great time with the theme of the night ("Vacation"), and a new champion was crowned.