Sunday, July 26, 2009

The AC

I'll be minding my own business, and out of the blue, my boyfriend will say "do you feel hot?" This is his way of saying "I feel hot, and I'm turning on the AC", and on it goes. Blasting cold, but it makes him happy. It only stays on long enough for him to feel better (usually 20 minutes) and then I discretely turn it off again. He says that I can be a sweaty hippie as much as I want, but that doesn't mean that he has to. *sigh* He did eat at Le Commensal with me today, and even managed to choke down an organic ginger ale. I'm proud of him. He's even switched from chips and dip to my homemade bread and hummus.

Mind you, when I made my pledge to turn off the AC, I turned it off in the house AND the car, so whenever I'm driving around, I've got the windows rolled down. Driving just feels more visceral that way.

2 comments:

Sandy said...

You're a brave woman! Life here in the Lehigh Valley is so full of allergens that AC is nearly a must, though I am noticing a marked improvement since I've been eating bee pollen and drinking raw, local goat's milk. I admire your standards. You're an inspiration to me!

thegreentrowel said...

Hello! I've just found your blog yesterday while visiting "Crunchy Chicken". Been a fan of green blogs since I started reading Vanessa's book and thanks to them I'm learning a lot.

Congratulations on your project, and best of lucks!