That feeling of hope is what I miss the most.
I find a hot water bottle to be quite a serviceable alternative.
Good grief, you're right! It is!
Who knows from whom I had acquired the ridiculous notion that hope was some sort of basic human need, without which one's very existence would be meaningless and futile. Whoever it was knew not from hot water bottles!
2009-01-18 17:39 (UTC)
Now it all becomes clear. Barack Obama is a hot water bottle for the entire country. And here I thought politicians were full of hot air...
And Biden is a big itchy blanket that smells of mothballs, which no one uses and the dog sleeps in.
i got some awesome warm clothes in iceland. i walked the dog tonight in a light icelandic jacket, a polarfleece hat, sheepskin boots, and polarfleece overpants over long underwear.
i get cold really easily, and i hate it, but the technology exists!
2009-01-17 17:50 (UTC)
Re: and mock our building's heating system
Makes typing bloody unpleasant, too!
And yet you say you like the cold, and would prefer even colder than the weather you already get! That is just ... weird.
You actually enjoy the feeling of being on the edge of hypothermic shock? The sensation of your life force running out and your body going into shutdown turns you on? Because myself I'm having a very hard time indeed finding anything to like about this whole shivering and turning blue programme, if I didn't know better I'd actually say it sucks.
One of the most useful presents I received this Jul (as opposed to Christmas, which has religious overtones I'm not comfortable with) was an electric heating pad. It warms the parts that need warming, and very effectively. I have also received a full-spectrum lamp to give me light that is so dreadfully missing at this time of year in the northern parts of the world. I don't know that these are cutting down tremendously on the hopelessness that accompanies this weather and these grey skies, but they give me something to keep me busy, at least.