Life With the AC
It’s very tempting for a lot of people. However, it’s not really a game as it is more of a money-saving tactic.
I hear a lot of people brag about how long they can go without turning on the air conditioning at home. I’m not one of those people. That’s because I naturally like it cool. Heck, when I’m staying at hotel rooms, I’ll crank the AC to where I feel cooly comfortable — somewhere near 60-62 degrees.
I hate going outside when it’s over 90 degrees. The sun feels like it is ripping my skin apart when it gets over 90. Ever since getting crisped during a 20-inning softball game back in 2004, I have had problems staying outside for a long time in the heat.
I need shade every chance I get, even when I cover outdoor sporting events. Not even the strongest sunscreen could help me; it gets on my fingers, and thus gets all over my notes, my writing utensil, and all over my face when I wipe sweat off.
I liken myself to a polar bear, where I’d rather go outside in -20 degree weather than 105 degree weather. I’ve had people approach me and wonder why in the heck I panic while I’m out getting fried — and they are not.
I can’t remember when I turned on my AC, but I set it to 65 degrees. Lately, I’m starting to slowly trickle it up one degree at a time to where I’m comfortable with it and can’t notice a difference.
When it gets over 75-80 degrees in a room, I start to feel real irritable both physically and mentally. I’m not sure why this is, but I’m sure it has something to do with my body.
Feeling fine when it’s 95 degrees is how normal people tend to feel, I think .I’m slowly working my way to that.