Seeing as I was stuck in traffic, in construction, and had no shoulder to pull over in, I tried to figure out how to keep my car from exploding. I quickly shut off my A/C and had a gracious moment when the heavens smiled down on me. I had the brilliant idea of turning on the heater. Someone once told me that to try it in a bind. That the heater doesn't actually generate heat, but instead just blows the hot air off the engine.
Unfortunately for me, today it was a blasting 85+ degrees and on top of that I had my heater blaring. (At least rolling down my windows I got a little breeze.)
I couldn't believe it. My gauge seriously went from being two tiny lines away from the scorching "H" to plummeting down half way. It bought me enough time to get to the next freeway exit and pull into a gas station. After checking my fluids, sure enough I was a bit low so I filled that puppy up and I was on my happy way home! The end.