Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Green Horn

Pttt, pttt, is this thing on? In the St. Nick of time I bit the bullet and bought my MacBook. It's so...cute! And quiet. I was not aware that my poor HP was a major source of noise pollution. Heck, I could even take my MacBook into bed with me!! NO! (Maybe). Kidding. (Not.) Yes. (No.) And with my external hard drive humming away backing up every .37 seconds I am feeling oh so superior. That is if it weren't for the fact that I am still not out of the woods with my old(er) PC. In fact, it's sitting here glaring at me as I type this, so I'm sure smoke will start billowing out of its hard drive at any moment.

[Oh dagnabbit! Note to self...control c followed by control v on a Mac equals the letter v. Must. learn. about. command. keys.]

So I'm glad to be back - the next week or so has me catching up on your comments, my favorite blogs, a SusieJ meme and DC Metro Moms posts. As for Gift of Green, let's start where we left off, shall we? And that would be with Crunchy Chicken's Freeze Yer Buns challenge.

First, let me say that I am always cold, I hate to be cold, and I will curl up on the couch like a cat creating an oasis of warmth from which I will not move. My co-workers tales of her heated *mattress pad* makes me want to cry tears of joy (and envy). I sometimes hop in bed with all my clothes on because...heck, it's COLD! Do I live in Massachusetts? Maine? The Yukon? No. Virginia. Doesn't Virginia just conjure up images of frosty window panes and 6 foot snow drifts? Negatory. I admit that since my upbringing in Massachusetts I have become a weather wimp.

So let's just say I was shocked, nay, horrified, by the average day and night temps in which these fellow Freeze Your Buns off participants were managing to...exist.

But enough of my blathering. Let's do the numbers (Cue "Stormy Weather"):

[Hold please...checking automatic thermostat for night temp in the Gift of Green household]

OH MY JEEZ 72 degrees! I'm so ashamed!

But for some reason that's only on weekday nights. Saturday and Sunday nights I've set the thermostat for 62 degrees starting at 10:00 p.m. (with 70 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.) - as well as during the weekdays. Looks like my thermostat might need some fine tuning...but maybe not tonight.


ames said...

I've become a weather wimp too! I grew up in the frozen land of the north (err, washington state) where it usually hit 25 below in february for a few days. Now? I'm pathetic! This morning I was sitting in my office with two hooded sweatshirts and a scarf on and a space heater pointed at my feet and I still felt cold! Meanwhile my co-worker was walking around in a t-shirt.

I stash blankets in every room where there's a seat I may sit in because of this. I have many fuzzy blankets :)

SusieJ said...

Yeah!! New mac -- That's what I want too! Good for you!

Nini said...

I'm a Mac loyalist. My last one lasted me 10 years, currently have an expensive PC - just broke at 14 months old. Back to Mac I go!

Geggie said...

Hey! I'm in VA too, down in Norfolk. Not the tundra, ya know. I like it cool and to pile on sweaters and socks!

Mary Beth said...

Welcome back, Amy. I'm a weather wimp too, I'm afraid. Good luck with the freeze your buns challenge. Every degree counts, right?