It’s all relative.

I have to laugh when, in my daily blog trawl, one of the authors makes a comment about roasting in the heat, then mentions it’s 80 degrees outside. For me, that’s just about perfect.

No offense meant to anyone who lives in a cooler climate. Folks for whom 80 degrees is hot are not usually living with the same concentration of air conditioning that we do in Texas (though not everyone who needs a fan or air conditioner has one). In the everydayness of life, I find it quite easy to forget what ‘normal’ is for other places. Just as some people aren

2 Comments so far

  1. David Combs (unregistered) on October 20th, 2004 @ 9:15 am

    Yeah, but you must admit it is fun taunting northerners with sunny skies and warm temperatures in December and January. Just as I’m sure it’s fun for them to taunt us with how we freak out over our once-annual ice storm.

  2. Rantor (unregistered) on October 21st, 2004 @ 3:45 pm

    Not all Austinites use air-conditioning. They are the people you see on their porches and in their yards during the summertime. Just so everybody knows, speaking as one of those people. There are more of us than most people realize. There’s probably more than a little overlap between those of us without air-conditioning at home and those of us who ride the bus or a bicycle or who don’t bother to get the air-conditioning in that vehicle fixed or who drive a vehicle so old that it never did have any air-conditioning to begin with.

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