Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cutting off your nose to spite your face

As you are all aware, I think that things aren't going to turn out all that well. So when the "opportunity" arose the past couple of days, I took the chance to see how operating under extreme weather conditions went without the air conditioning turned on.

Well, I will have you know I did reasonably well. I lived through two or three days of 105-degree heat up here and survived easily. Granted, nothing much got done, and I would have been a hurtin' unit if I had to go out and do a lot of work. But for the current workload and structure of my life, it was nothing but mild discomfort.

So the lesson today is that you can get by easily without what a lot of folks consider basics.

In a very real sense, this is just the converse of my North Dakota piece a while back. Surviving heat just takes a different strategy that surviving cold. I would recommend that you all do this occasionally in order to assure yourself it is doable. Good training that.

But I think I have made my point to myself now. Yes I can live under these conditions and even operate at a decent efficiency, but now the question is, will continuing the lesson actually add anything to my knowledge base?

Fuck it, the answer is no...the air conditioning goes on so that I can sleep comfortably.

Yes, I am a puss.


HermitJim said...

I have to admit being a puss when it comes to a fan or the ac this year! Man, it's just been way too hot to even consider doing without on purpose...

In a have-to situation...I think I could do it, but I'm in no hurry to find out!

Shy Wolf said...

LOL... this is too sweet to pass up!
Very akin to going out at 30 below and working for a day, knowing it's going to be 30 below again the next day. And am I going out the next day or staying beside the old wood stove and absorbing the heat?
You got it: the stove is gonna win every time. Unles, of course, I have to go out, then it's a different story.
Personally, though, I'd much rather work out as 30 below than 90 above, let alone 100+. That's just plain crazy.