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Thursday, October 12, 2006

The pros and cons of living in the driest, biggest little city in the World

This post is devoted to a few things I have learned so far about coping with the very dry atmosphere in Reno. I believe that Nevada is the driest state in the Nation, and that Reno is the driest city (above 100k) in the US. Driest, in this case refers to the humidity content of the air, not necessarily the amount of precipitation that falls each year.

Here's the beginning of my list of the pro's and con's of living in a parched city, feel free to suggest any additions

1. Drying machine is absolete. In addition, bath towels dry is approximately 213 minutes.
2. No bugs. Guess even they can't find a source of H2O.
3. Bread never goes moldy, rooms never go musty
4. No need to worry about chips going stale. In fact, opening a bag of chips in the Reno air will actually crispen them right up!

1. I go through as many pairs of lips each week as I do underwear. Now you could take that the wrong way, but let's just say that the chapstick buisness is booming here.
2. Dehydration. When I was first getting acclimated, I'm pretty sure I pissed out something resembling Sunny D.
3. Bread goes stale. However, as a pro, no toaster is needed.
4. Dryness coupled with too much time spent staring at computer screens...and my eyes are already dressed up for Halloween.
4. Need to drink, a lot. Fortunatley, people who drink alcohol here say the stuff is real cheap - wonder if the casino people are in cahoots with the alcohol people...

BTW, this week's link o'week is a bit ironic...do a search for Reno on this page and you will find out http://web2.airmail.net/danb1/usrecords.htm

Needless to say, the webmaster didn't do a great job fact checking.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello John,

We miss you in the neighborhood. We are enjoying your new digs. Thank you for the nice note you wrote. We sure do hope you have the other half of your shower curtain by now.

Mount Rose is a great place to ski, if you get the chance to take up the sport.

We miss you..but happy that you are in your place now.

See you at Thanksgiving.
Here's to good Weather!

Jean and Jeff

Mon Oct 23, 07:30:00 PM 2006  

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