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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
The Angel of Death Valley

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

60-61 F / 16 C
62-63 F / 17 C
64-65 F / 18 C
66-67 F / 19 C
68-69 F / 20 C
70-71 F / 21 C
72-73 F / 22 C
74-75 F / 23 C
76-77 F / 24 C
78-79 F / 26 C

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.


Oct. 15th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
My roommate and I keep the temperature fairly high during the winter, because we get cold easily. She's quite skinny, and I'm of average size. My boyfriend, on the other hand, is a skinny skinny elfboy and likes it much cooler.

I've spent my entire life living in southern and eastern Ontario, where things get COLD during the winter. Blizzards, ice storms, whatever - completely normal! It's not uncommon for winter temperatures to be -30 or -40 Celsius (-22 to -40 Fahrenheit) with windchill (and last winter, it even went down to -50C with windchill! THAT was cold!).
Oct. 16th, 2006 12:53 pm (UTC)
-50C is cold, Arctic cold. Are you in NE Ontario...?

Oct. 16th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Yep...
No, just Eastern Ontario, which is still fairly south. I live in Ottawa.
Oct. 16th, 2006 07:57 pm (UTC)
Yikes. Your heating bill is probably higher than mine by quite a bit, given those temps!
Oct. 17th, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
Our heat is paid by the company my roommate and I rent from, so we don't have to worry about it :) Good thing too, because this place leaks heat like nothing else.