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Old 03-20-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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Originally Posted by boogie'smom View Post
You can let the natives teach you how to cope with the heat

I was here before air conditioning was the norm. I don't like to be sealed up indoors either. You get up early and work outdoors, have a bath and nap or read in the afternoon. Go out late to supper (no early bird specials).

Open up the house at night and run the fans. Keep the blinds closed on sunny windows. You soon develop a seasonal routine of opening and closing drapes and blinds to keep out the heat, let in the sun, etc..... probably much the same as you all do in the north to keep out the cold.

Young(er) people think window coverings are for decoration and control indoor climate with the thermostat

You plan shopping trips and outings so that you are not out in the heat of the day. Movie theaters and libraries are great places for spending hot afternoons.

You move a little slower..... that one seems to be hard for people from cooler climes to embrace. We are not lazy. We have adapted.
all true.

 
Old 03-20-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Attitude toward "friend" requests

Today I got a "friend request" from someone whose user name I didn't know. I tried to look at the profile, but it was restricted to "friends only". So I accepted the request in order to look at the profile. I also looked at the top five forums for that poster, none of which were forums that I look at, ever. I noticed the person has 191 "friends". Well, I "removed" that friend a couple of minutes after accepting him/her (I know which but I don't want to post identifying information). I did send a direct message explaining that as far as I could see we have nothing in common as far as our interests go, and I also thanked the poster for the friend request.

I am not angry, not even irritated, as I consider it a compliment to receive a friend request. However, I am puzzled. I have eight "friends" right now. I do not seek them out, except in very rare cases where I have a feeling of strong compatibility. In other words, I am not on a quest or a competition to have a large number.

Does anyone see the point of having 191 City-Data friends? Note that I have nothing against it - it certainly isn't hurting anyone if someone has 300 friends! It's more that I don't understand it.

Anyone share my basic attitude about this? All those opposed to my attitude are welcome too!
 
Old 03-20-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by boogie'smom View Post
You can let the natives teach you how to cope with the heat

I was here before air conditioning was the norm. I don't like to be sealed up indoors either. You get up early and work outdoors, have a bath and nap or read in the afternoon. Go out late to supper (no early bird specials).

Open up the house at night and run the fans. Keep the blinds closed on sunny windows. You soon develop a seasonal routine of opening and closing drapes and blinds to keep out the heat, let in the sun, etc..... probably much the same as you all do in the north to keep out the cold.

Young(er) people think window coverings are for decoration and control indoor climate with the thermostat

You plan shopping trips and outings so that you are not out in the heat of the day. Movie theaters and libraries are great places for spending hot afternoons.

You move a little slower..... that one seems to be hard for people from cooler climes to embrace. We are not lazy. We have adapted.
I still do this and rarely use my AC.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post
Today I got a "friend request" from someone whose user name I didn't know. I tried to look at the profile, but it was restricted to "friends only". So I accepted the request in order to look at the profile. I also looked at the top five forums for that poster, none of which were forums that I look at, ever. I noticed the person has 191 "friends". Well, I "removed" that friend a couple of minutes after accepting him/her (I know which but I don't want to post identifying information). I did send a direct message explaining that as far as I could see we have nothing in common as far as our interests go, and I also thanked the poster for the friend request.

I am not angry, not even irritated, as I consider it a compliment to receive a friend request. However, I am puzzled. I have eight "friends" right now. I do not seek them out, except in very rare cases where I have a feeling of strong compatibility. In other words, I am not on a quest or a competition to have a large number.

Does anyone see the point of having 191 City-Data friends? Note that I have nothing against it - it certainly isn't hurting anyone if someone has 300 friends! It's more that I don't understand it.

Anyone share my basic attitude about this? All those opposed to my attitude are welcome too!
What a grump & a meanie.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Originally Posted by AZDesertBrat View Post
Gads, it sounds like you guys are all entering another Ice Age! I sure hope you have a fabulous summer to make up for it.

If our summer is anything like our winter we'll likely feel like we're under a broiler!!
LOL last summer was like Florida, I kept telling DH God was preparing us for the move.

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Originally Posted by Happy in Wyoming View Post
Be sure to visit TN in late July before you buy.

Next summer most of the people who are complaining about the cold now will be longing for it. Summers are only bearable west of the hundredth meridian which runs through the western Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Heat kills more people than all other weather events combined. Think about that.
Thanks, HIW, but I'm just daydreaming. I don't know what's in store for us or even if we will move. Good point about the heat.

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Originally Posted by boogie'smom View Post
You can let the natives teach you how to cope with the heat

I was here before air conditioning was the norm. I don't like to be sealed up indoors either. You get up early and work outdoors, have a bath and nap or read in the afternoon. Go out late to supper (no early bird specials).

Open up the house at night and run the fans. Keep the blinds closed on sunny windows. You soon develop a seasonal routine of opening and closing drapes and blinds to keep out the heat, let in the sun, etc..... probably much the same as you all do in the north to keep out the cold.

Young(er) people think window coverings are for decoration and control indoor climate with the thermostat

You plan shopping trips and outings so that you are not out in the heat of the day. Movie theaters and libraries are great places for spending hot afternoons.

You move a little slower..... that one seems to be hard for people from cooler climes to embrace. We are not lazy. We have adapted.
Yep, that's how it's done. Also taking showers, you can always cool off in the shower.

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I accept friend requests but don't seek them out. I have less than a dozen. Only one is from a username I don't recognize. No big deal.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Originally Posted by Escort Rider View Post

Does anyone see the point of having 191 City-Data friends? Note that I have nothing against it - it certainly isn't hurting anyone if someone has 300 friends! It's more that I don't understand it.

Anyone share my basic attitude about this? All those opposed to my attitude are welcome too!
It's like Facebook.
It's a competition.
"I have more friends than you!"

If I don't recognize a name, I delete the request.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Originally Posted by Gandalara View Post
It's like Facebook.
It's a competition.
"I have more friends than you!"

If I don't recognize a name, I delete the request.
Oops! I guess that makes you a grump and a meanie too. At least I'm not the only one. LOL
 
Old 03-20-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I received my first friend request today, lol. It was from my husband. I don't see the point in it either. Honestly, I didn't even realize there was such a thing until I received it from my husband. Of course, I approved him, lol.
 
Old 03-20-2014, 01:39 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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I would be outta here if hubs was on CD!
 
Old 03-20-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I would be outta here if hubs was on CD!
Really? I introduced it to him. I am always talking about what I've read, or pointed him to a thread I wanted him to read. I am on it a lot more than he is though.
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