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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

jerusha
Oct. 27th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
My husband and I keep our thermostat set to 57. It's cooler than we really want it, by 5-10 degrees, but even after winterizing our apartment leaks warmth like a seive. So turning up the thermostat accomplishes two things: raising our gas bill to astonishing heights, and attempting to heat Greater Metro Chicago. It doesn't get enough warmer inside to make up for the extra money it costs, so we bundle up and leave blankets where we sit. And we got a heated matress pad last winter, which is wonderful.
mollyringle
Oct. 30th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
I hear ya...our house seems determined to be within 10 degrees of whatever the temperature is outside. But luckily this is only Seattle, which is temperate most of the time.

I dream of radiant-heat floors...