Thursday, November 08, 2012

A short list of things I am REALLY not into*

*list is not all-inclusive

1. Being cold in my apartment.
2. Being cold when I wake up in the morning.
3. Being cold while getting dressed in the morning.
4. Being cold in the shower.
5. Being cold after a shower.
6. Being cold indoors, ever, really.
7. Being cold in an apartment/climate where there isn't even any heat source/system (apart from the sun) because it's not really supposed to be that cold.
8. Being cold on a boat on the Yangtze River.
9. Being trapped in a meat locker, with or without Bobby Brady.

Most of the above have happened to me. There is one exception. I bet even the least among ye can pick it out. But did you also know that the first seven are happening to me right now?

I heard that Tropical Storm Rosa in the Pacific was to blame for our rain-filled weekend, but this whole cold front thing? So not OK. What am I supposed to do, light a fire on our tile floor? And the way our apartment is built, apparently the warm afternoon sun has no way of reaching inside to eradicate the damage of the overnight cold. So I'm sitting here wearing a sweater and hat inside whereas if I walked outside I could be in a tank top and shorts. What the huh...?! This tells me I need to either: a)buy a new laptop battery so I can go work outside  b)leave Mexico before it gets any colder.  Oh, guess what? One of those things is in the works....

Just to end on a positive note, I would like to point out that I have been generally grateful for our overall temperature-consistent apartment (everyone knows that the temperature is SO not the real flaw of this apartment building) and I would also like to point out that I am very appreciative of cold things, often, including but not limited to: snow, skiing, wintry Christmases and iced coffee. But when one is inside one's shelter, one should be warm. Period.


linda said...

Leggings. I love to wear thick, soft, black leggings. They work under all sorts of dresses and skirts, but definitely better when it's not hot, eh? I appreciate coldness and cute outfits with black leggings. But I should not have to freeze in the morning in the space between the bed covers and the leggings!

Anonymous said...

Each citizen or other resident of the USA should spend a week or more in a non-USA / non-Canada country. I believe that person's perspective on the USA would be affected. Next time that person wants to protest or gripe about utilities, power plants or transmission & distribution lines or municipal water / sewage treatment systems, perhaps the experience in the other country will come to mind. It takes awareness of what is not the norm to appreciate the abnormal conveniences here in the USA. Dad