Wednesday, March 14, 2007


I need to know something.

WHY IS IT, that all winter long, I keep saying things like, “@*^&@ it, that’s IT, I’m turning the thermostat up to 78!”

And I wanna do it.

I wanna do it bad.

I’ll dawdle past my thermostat and glare at that 68 setting with sheerest loathing. Because I want to nudge it up a full ten degrees. Because I’m freezing, FREEZING I TELL YOU!

78 degrees sounds like heaven. 78 degrees is what I want, more than anything else in this world. My kingdom for a 78 degree domicile!!

Well, guess what temperature it is in the Den right now? And guess how I feel about it?

Yes, that’s right!

“Hot…so hot…it’s hot in here…is it just me, or is it hot in here? Why is it so hot in here? Seriously, I’m boiling. That’s it. I’m putting on the air conditioner!

And now I’m cruising past the thermostat glaring at the 78 degrees it is proudly displaying with my fingers itching to turn it on and bring it down to a more sensible 70-ish.

Inquiring minds really want to know: Is it possible for me to be happy with the temperature of a place? I’m always that person who is whipping out a sweater when everybody else is exclaiming about how warm they are, or running around fanning herself in a bikini just as everyone around her is comparing the relative merits of fleece v. wool.

For Pete’s sake, what would it take – I ASK, WHAT WOULD IT TAKE – for me to be content with the ambient temperature?!

The world may never know.


Anonymous said...

Cheerio my dear, just wait until you hit menopause. It is all they say it is and more. Hot flashes and sweat dripping off the end of your nose. Occasionly you also get the shivers. Women feel the subltes of temperature variations much more than men. Hope you can find some sort of semi-comfortableness today. Best - Hester from Atlanta

froggiemeanie said...

We must have been separated at birth. I am the exact same way. DH says that I am only content at 22.5 degrees Celcius and that I can detect a change of less than a quarter of a degree and run off to bundle up or strip accordingly.

Very Herodotus said...

78 degrees *is* hot. Is it humid too?

Just turn your AC on to 74 or 75. You'll feel loads better and it won't cost you that much.

Anonymous said...

obviously, it's not the heat, it's the humidity!
(actually, that may be right...)

Amy Lane said...

It doesn't help that the temp in our area goes from 65 degree days to 90 degree days in the span of an overnight...seriously...who wouldn't whine? (NOT me...I've been doing my fair share of whining, yessirree...)