Over the past few days, I've discovered exactly one remedy for the "this house is a sauna because the A/C won't cool past 81 degrees" issue. Eating ice drops the core body temperature enough to make me feel better.
Unfortunately, I was afraid that this remedy would land me in the dentist's office if it caused any kind of tooth damage. So I got something that I've been thinking about purchasing for a while anyway. I got one of those Magic Bullet blenders.
Now I can make a mugful of snow, with or without extra flavoring like juice, and cool off without risking a visit to the orthodontist. :)