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Hi, popsicles and furnaces! It’s time for the Friday Open Thread. A time for thoughts and feelings and visual representations of the same.
I am in Montreal right now and relatively spoiled because (1) I live in a relatively large building with many elderly people and do not pay for heat and (2) my apartment is small enough that I can warm it up basically by cooking, which works for me because I am currently only interested in eating eggs in all forms and also cruciferous vegetables and those foods are better cooked. I can wear regular pants and a regular sweater and feel fine unless I eat something cold or go near the windows or get my head wet.
Leaving the house is a whole other thing. As a once and future skier, I have a lot of thermal socks laying around, and generally when leaving the house lately I wear one to two pairs under my thickest jeans. I have tank tops and then sweaters and then hand warmers and then thicker sweaters over everything. I tuck layers into my pants. Sometimes I wear tights under my pants and then I tuck other layers into those. Then I have — okay, my winter boots are three-inch heels, but they have great tread and are waterproof and warm as fuck. And a coat, obviously, and gloves and a scarf. Sometimes two scarves. I don’t wear hats though, hats are for people who can’t take the cold.
The great thing about having to put on and remove a ton of clothing every time I go out or come in is that it gives me a lot of time to think and dream and plan for the future and listen to podcasts (now accepting recommendations). The future feels pretty bright. It also feels pretty warm but that’s probably all the socks.
How are you staying warm this winter? What do you have to wear or do or avoid doing for as long as possible (here’s looking at you, grocery shopping like an adult)? If you have an activity partner, are you the furnace or the popsicle? Have you ever, relatively speaking, been one and then the other? Did it weird you out? I want to hear your feelings about where you are right now and where you want to go and what you want to do when you get there. How will you stay warm on the way?
Also how was your week and what are you up to tonight and this weekend and always? Let’s hang out.
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