Thursday, November 1, 2007

Freeze Yer Buns

Crunchy Chicken is hosting a challenge at her website asking people to turn down their thermostats this winter.

I admit, I love having my heater on. When I lived in Chicago, I used to do all my studying, sitting on the windowsill with my legs dangling over the old-fashioned heater.

But, I think I am willing to sacrifice my love for heat. So far, I have yet to turn on my heat at home. Okay, I live in Los Angeles, but I HAVE been cold a few times, and I've just tried to bundle myself in sweatshirts and blankets.

I am contemplating responding to her challenge, by not turning on my heat at all this winter. Am I out of my mind? Maybe. Is the challenge of non-consumerism enough? Maybe. But I do live in freaking LOS ANGELES. It never really gets that cold here.

I don't know. I'm not sure if I am mentally ready for another challenge, but I'd like to think I could do it.


Bart said...

That's a hard challenge. We like it toasty at our house. My parents' house is freezing, and keeping our house warm is a way of exerting independence. :) Maybe we'll tone it down a degree or two this year.

ScienceMama said...

Yeah, you won't find me taking this challenge. Our place gets ICY. And I've got a little babe to keep comfy.

But then again, I don't live in L.A.

ruchi said...

Yeah. I've decided NOT to do this. I'm still going to try and use blankets and sweaters as much as possible instead of turning on the heat. But I just don't want to make any hard and fast rules.