Monday, June 04, 2007

In which i violate the spirit, if not the letter of my own law

I have a few blogging rules, one of which is that i will not ask for money.

I am not asking for money now. But i am not immune to the appeals of others, despite my cold dead heart. Therefore, i am directing you to Jen's post asking for money for a very good cause. Even the name sounds nice, Open Arms.

See, i didn't really break my own rule. Well, not very much. Okay, fine, i broke my rule, but only this once and i didn't realize what i was doing so it's not my fault.

On a completely unrelated topic;

When it's slightly cool outside, but sunny, i love that frisson of warmth from getting into my parked-in-the-sun car. I sit there for a minute, shivering from the delight of all that heat. Does anyone else do that as well?

23 comments:

Mother of Invention said...

Yes, I do that! It is such a delight after being cold to climb in and just revel in the toastiness of it all! In the hot steamy days of June? Not so much!

I don't even pay for anything online...have maybe done it three times. I think the paid per post blogs are tasteless..they make it a real stretch to include company names/products into what they try to make a regular blog.
I'd probably never donate money online although I may think the cause is outstanding. We donate to tons of things, both local and national, and several health issues.

Bob said...

ummmmmmm.

happiness is a warm gu...uh, car.

ms chica said...

Yeah, I usually take a moment to close my and breath in the warmth. I'm going to Jen's for a quick read....

Melessa said...

I do that too.
And I have to smile at how timely your link to Jen is. A couple of days ago my cousin's wife (who I may like slightly more than him-shh!) posted about wanting to do more for the situation in Africa. I will send the link in her direction too.

Lynn said...

I love to do that too during the winter...however, it's not as much fun when it's 85 degrees outside and 125 degrees in the car.

luckyzmom said...

Well, that probably happens where you live, but seldom (can't remember one instance) has it happened where I have lived, that the car is warmer than it is outside unless someone had turned on the heat. Oh, but now that I think about it I have been in -17 wind chill factor and inside the freezing vehicle was warm in comparison.

I been to jens.

Sober Briquette said...

It sounds like a version of me in the shower. I get it slightly too hot and stand there shivering all the cold out. Feels great.

Lisa said...

No. You're weird.

Then again, it is usually so friggin' hot here that we crank the A.C. up to 11 before the car door even closes.

mrschili said...

Our cars are black, and one of the things I LOVE about them is that they sit in parking lots absorbing heat. I can tell when we're starting to change seasons from winter to spring when I get in the car and it's warmer inside than it is outside.

I have arthritis, and when I was working in a bank full time, I'd be like a little 90 year old by the end of (stupidly over-air-conditioned) work days. I'd hobble out into my car, with all the windows rolled up, and just try to melt a little bit. My coworkers thought I was crazy, but I loved it.

Joan said...

Summer is upon us so it's hard to remember what it was like when it was cool enough outside to enjoy the warmth and comfort of my cozy car...but I know I did.

Sinda said...

I do, even though or especially when it's 100+ in the car. I love coming out of an airconditioned space (and in Texas, ALL SPACES are airconditioned) and getting that hot blast from the sun - nothing better!

QT said...

I do that too! MMMMMM.....

There may be something wrong with liking it so much, tho.

thailandchani said...

I do something similar.. but it is coming back in the house after being outside gardening. (Not now obviously.. when the outside is the place to find the heat.) :)


Peace,

~Chani

Tink said...

It's always cold in my office. On lunch I go and sit in my hot car, with the seat reclined, soaking up the sun. I love the warm shivers so much more than the cold ones.

jen said...

oh, meno. you doll, you. i generally shy away from violations, but in this instance, well, i am all over it. thank you.

AC said...

Ummm, I understand that, or I would if it were january or February.

But here in JuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctober its the other way around. When its really hot outside I almost faint in anticipation of how miserable it is going to be in my parked-in-the-sun-car.

My desire for my daughter to choose grad school out your way is doubled. I keep telling her the weather is FINE over there.

Caro said...

Every Tuesday, I read stories for pre-schoolers. The library in wich the activity is held is very old and damp. I always experience that frisson when I drive back home. It's one of my small pleasures in life...

Toni said...

Aren't rules made to be broken??

platypus said...

I know what you mean about the car but that's the moment when I usually curse getting the sunroof option and not air con... It's nice when it's not too hot in there though!

Maggie said...

I do something like that in the bed. I'm betting my ritual is a lot more common than yours though. See I'm just a follower. But anyways, we have flannel sheets and in the winter there is hardly anything more lovely than stripping down and crawling under the soft warmth. But then in the summer when its sticky and hot, the cool smooth slide in under egyptian cotton is like slipping into a pool at night.

Ortizzle said...

I get that feeling when I have spent a while in a building with air-conditioning like a meat freezer. Unfortunately, the frisson is off the map, because the difference in air-con temperature (probably 68F) and the runnaway greenhouse effect in my car (probably 215F) warms me up a little too fast.

Irrelephant said...

You need to come down here for a summertime visit, Meno. You'll get broke of that pretty fast. *lol* It doesn't GET cold around these parts, and jumping into a car in summertime with all the windows up is a sincere request for a heatstroke.

Lisa :-] said...

I used to do that. Now, I just have to crank open the windows because the sudden change in temperature gives me a hot flash...