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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

kalquessa
Oct. 16th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
I have never controlled the thermostat because I've either lived in a big house with a lot of people and never really get a say (parents, in-laws) or I've lived with just the husband in apartments without central air/heat, so it's a moot question. I just dress in layers and keep blankets around my favorite places to sit so that I can easily adjust to everyone else's desired temperature. I voted for the temperature at which I seem to remember being most comfortable the last time I was actually paying attention to what temp the thermostat had been set to.
mollyringle
Oct. 16th, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
You are a kind soul indeed. I don't mind throwing on an extra sweater, but it bugs me when people turn the heat higher than I'd like. Stepping out onto the deck to get some cool air seems a bit rude or something.