Jul 24, 200602:09 PMThe Life
Jul 24, 2006 - 02:09 PM...is somewhat stressed today.
Here in Palm Springs, we're in the midst of our annual temp spike, so everybody's A/C is cranked up to eleven.
We broke Saturday's record temperature (117°F, set 54 years ago) by four degrees.
And according to the California ISO (Independent System Operator), that red line over there indicates how much electricity we're using today.
[Click image for up-to-the-minute readings. But don't expect too much: their website is stressed, too.]
If we reach the green line, we're totally f***ed.
I'm pretty sure that's the technical term.
In layman's language, it's when we'll be forced to fry our eggs on the sidewalk.