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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

  Is marriage a survival trait in the North?

I am thinking that marriage is a survival trait. If nothing else, back before the days of central heating (which really wasn't so long ago in America and Europe), having another body next to you at night kept you warm! (this also explains a predilection for large families)

Single people freeze to death more often than couples.

I've been sleeping under 3 sets of blankets, which I left in disarray last night so lots of heat escaped.

This morning I woke up and put on a hat, two extra layers of shirt, long pants and two pairs of socks - and if I could type with gloves on, I would. And it's only 60F in the house this morning. I'd be completely non-functional below 50F, I'm sure.

The heat is out, the fireplace is faux (is there a law against real fireplaces in Colorado?), and I'm still freezing... I've been eating at least 50% more calories than usual, not exercising, and have actually dropped a half pound in weight. The 35 degrees difference between here and Nicaragua seems to make a real difference in my personal heat engine....

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