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Poll #845392 Questions unrelated to one another

(For my serious consideration.) If you were in the fiction section of the bookstore, or even the YA urban fantasy section specifically, which title would you be likelier to pick up?

Heaven Universal
15(37.5%)
The Angel of Death Valley
25(62.5%)

(Just because I'm curious.) How high do you set your thermostat for regular at-home hours?

60-61 F / 16 C
2(4.1%)
62-63 F / 17 C
2(4.1%)
64-65 F / 18 C
6(12.2%)
66-67 F / 19 C
9(18.4%)
68-69 F / 20 C
10(20.4%)
70-71 F / 21 C
8(16.3%)
72-73 F / 22 C
4(8.2%)
74-75 F / 23 C
3(6.1%)
76-77 F / 24 C
3(6.1%)
78-79 F / 26 C
2(4.1%)


Body type would have something to do with that last question, I'm sure; but I don't think it's as simple as "big people are warm; tiny people are cold." In fact, a lot of skinny people are skinny because they have metabolisms that burn like rocket fuel; therefore, they are comfortable at lower room temperatures than the average person. In addition, I'm betting it has to do with what you're used to. Those from toasty parts of California really can shiver and pile on sweaters when it's 62 outside. I have seen this personally. Meanwhile, Alaskans often wear shorts when it's 45. Again, personal witness.

Comments

gillen
Oct. 15th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
As I live in Seattle, it doesn't usually get cold enough for me to want to turn on the heat. It's only a question of whether I have the windows open or not. In general, I'll turn on the heat if the outside temp is going to drop below 32degF and I'll think it overly warm if it's over 72degF or so.
mollyringle
Oct. 16th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
True, we live in a pretty temperate zone. Agreed on "overly warm if over 72"--that's why I live here. :) But I guess I'm wimpy the other direction as well, since if it were 50 inside, I'd consider it much too cold for an interior temperature. Granted, we do need better insulation, and are working on that...