Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nirvana

Oh people. It is truly an amazing feeling, this "warmth" of which I had heard tell.
Last night I sat on my couch with a hat, scarf, blanket, long underwear, sweater, polarfleece over my sweater, and three animals who were all pissed off at me.

This morning I woke up with a cold, snot filled nose and said "No more!" I turned the furnace on. That's right. I was done being cold. Done.
A started to protest, then fell over frozen solid, so I flipped the switch. Within three minutes there was this strange sensation...

I could feel my toes.

39 comments:

  1. Are you sure it was time to flip the switch? I mean, it's so early in the season and stuff. :P

    Hope you are warm and snuggly now. :)

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  2. Dude, seriously? You have THE coolest blankets in the world. Really dig the orange one.

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  3. Ha! I think Charlie has goosebumps in that picture. :-)

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  4. lol. Maybe our next UTERUS can go for heat for your place? ~wink~

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  5. The animals obviously need sweaters. Then they could be even more annoyed at you.

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  6. I like the way your cats are sitting just close enough to make their glowering felt but not so close as to keep you warm. Very clever.

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  7. I know that feeling well. Just last night I had my very same ritual! I concur that sweaters for the creatures is a must- if only because cats especially hate them!

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  8. You are hilarious! That is the cutest picture ever! Your poor little fingers look freezing!

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  9. Forget a wine exchange, we need to do a weather exchange-somehow.... Ok,maybe a house exchange. We both live in the ghetto so it will be an even trade?

    All I can say is - it better be chilly (and by chilly, I mean in the 60's) on Turkey day. This weekend we are supposed to reach 97,here in hell - I mean Riverside.

    Urghhh.

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  10. I love you. Although you looked awfully cute sitting all bundled up, I hope you can feel warm now in more ways than one.

    And yes, your comment translated. Or maybe we think alike and no one else understands. But it translated for me. Does THAT make sense? :)

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  11. I'll admit that I was tempted to turn the heater on and instead grabbed a sweater because thoughts of you and A sitting in sweaters was such an inspiration.

    Toes are overrated.

    Hope you are still enjoying the warm apple cider though. Please tell me you are still enjoying the warm apple cider with caramel syrup and vodka and whipped cream and cinnamon.

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  13. Sorry - just saw a typo in my comment. Here it is again...

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    You look like a Bundle O' Io.

    My husband and I bought a house last year and after running the heater for a few months, we decided to buy portable heaters instead. It cost too friggin' much to run the (gas) heater. $220/month and the house wouldn't even end up being that warm.

    You should try getting little portable floor heaters to take to whatever room you and/or A are in. No sense in heating the entire house when you're in one room at a time, right?

    I like your Macbook btw. I have a 15" Macbook Pro - the only way to go. We are big time anti-Windows. BOOOO!

    - Stacie, CA

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  14. Funny to see that pic as I'm sitting here naked with the airconditioner on!

    (Cats always look pissed off).

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  15. we used to leave our heat off too, plus it was broken a lot anyway. I got so used to bundling up in our old house that having real heat was sublime. toasty.

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  16. Good for you....the cats are gorgeous too!

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  17. Heat is indeed a beautiful thing. Live it up!

    (my word verification is "catsky" how appropriate is that?)

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  18. I have a little space heater I turn on at night. I know they're akin to start fires but it's sooooo worth it.

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  19. I see a murderous glint in those half-lidded animal eyes. You turned on the heat just in time. Never underestimate the deviousness of a feline.

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  20. V caved around mid October when our temperatures dropped to near 0C/32F. We've had it on since but only high enough to take the chill off the air. When the temp goes up as it did a few weeks ago, we turned it off again. However, we're back down to the 5-10C/39-48F and the heat is on again. I still sit on our couch with a blanket and sweatshirt which I repeatedly take on and off all evening.

    (if you come up I promise to keep the heat on :) )

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  21. You funny. As you know from prior comments, I caved weeks ago, but I have been refusing to use the heat when I'm home during the day, instead either working out to raise my body heat level, or attempting to use solar heat to my advantage (aka sitting in a sunny window). But now, I'm sitting here in the coldest room in our house (the office) and freezing my butt off 'cos I haven't changed out of workout clothes, so I've just lost all the heat I generated by running. Damn.

    (And I find it funny that my verification word was "suffer". Good one, blogger-bot...)
    Kara McB has suggestively sold me on a Calgon bath anyway, though, so I'll heat up that way. Though it must have just dropped below 59 degrees in here because the thermostat just kicked the heat on... dang.

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  22. I cannot even fathom how you went this long without turning on the heat, friend. Holy cow! Stay warm!!

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  23. We've had our furnace on for weeks. Living in an 85 year old house in Wisconsin requires it. I did bust out the wool blanket last night and wow, what a difference. Fleece sheets, fleece blanket, and a quilt, but just add the wool blanket and ahhh.

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  24. LOL!!! ... he fell over frozen! haha! Hope you are all warm and cozy now!!

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  25. Hey, I don't see any frost forming on your eyelashes yet! Turn that damn heat off!

    Please tell A we need you to have all your fingers intact so we can read your bloggy thoughts.

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  26. Oh my god, that's so impressive. I live in balmy DC and I flipped the switch WEEKS ago. (I'm a big wimp, in case you hadn't figured that out yet.)

    I have a friend who keeps her apartment on the cold side so her cats are forced to crawl under the covers and cuddle with her at night. I guess your cats have more pride. :-)

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  27. I just found your blog through another blog that I found through another blog, you get the picture.
    Anyway, your blog name is freakin' hilarious... I think someone might have shot ours too. Bastards.

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  28. hahahaha. That was me when I lived in frozen NY on my own and had no money. 100's of dollars a month for heat? I didn't THINK so!

    Now we decide if we can handle sweating buckets or not. Unfortunately, the pets can NOT handle it.

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  29. LOL...I know that feeling all too well. I keep telling DH that if we EVER have children, we'll have to actually turn the heat on/up.

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  30. That pretty much looks like my lifestyle in general these days. Nice!

    Now I have an electric blanket, and there is pretty much a permanent dent in the couch where my butt goes...

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  31. ROFMLAO!!! Move down here and you guys won't have that problem! You crack me up!

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  32. Ditto on the cool blankets! Groovy hat, too. Fortunately we're now getting some Indian Summer here so it's warm enough not to freeze my ass off...

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  33. LMAO!

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  34. It is hard to type with gloves on, isn't it? Hope you are staying warm.

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  35. LOL, I soooooooo understand this posting. I have also put off turning on the heat for as long as possible. I have a space heater to heat up the bathroom quick before a shower and that's enough - aside from wearing clothes and snuggle in sleeping. But I can honestly say I've not layered up as much as you have in that photo. Maybe I'll turn the heat on this weekend. The critters are beginning to protest and burrow.

    Happy ICLW and Happy Heat!

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