Re: Core temperature

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Is there some hormonal link or something else related to having babies that might be part of it? I have no idea how it actually works.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:17 AM
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50 degrees is great because I don't get as sweaty walking to work in a t-shirt.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:26 AM
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Right, it feels great to me, too, now. Even in a t-shirt. I now have the thought, "Parts of me are cold-ish, but it a refreshing way!" which I never would have had before.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:28 AM
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I guess maybe I was pregnant at some point.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:29 AM
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If you moved to some place with drier air and found that 50 degrees was now more comfortable than 50 degrees where you lived before, it may be mostly the humidity difference.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:30 AM
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I did move 30 minutes south of Austin, from Austin, about seven years ago.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:32 AM
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still two little chicken legs sticking out below

You... really shouldn't stick chicken legs there.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:38 AM
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I'm sometimes cold when just sitting about, but yeah, when moving around I'm basically always hot. I am pretty fat, but I was basically always like that, even when thing. I've always sweated a horrendous amount when exercising. It's unpleasant to do the walk to work from the station and arrive clammy half the time.

Ironically, more core temp, when you measure it with a thermometer, is on the low side of normal.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:39 AM
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You... really shouldn't stick chicken legs there.

It seems cruel to detach them from the chicken, though.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:40 AM
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Actually 8 is me too. I've always sweated buckets when exercising, and my resting temperature is around 97.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:41 AM
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9 wins.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:44 AM
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But... women are generally more susceptible to feeling cold than men are. (sample size: everyone I've ever met)


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:44 AM
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I read somewhere that sweating easily and profusely is a sign of fitness. I never bothered to check, because I sweat easily and profusely.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:45 AM
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12: That's my conventional wisdom, too.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 7:46 AM
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I've been a "warm" person my whole life, but am noticing that decreasing somewhat in my dotage. I would not be surprised if it is not circulation-related. And my hands get cold as shit these days, especially if they get even a little bit wet.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 8:06 AM
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I wonder if, related to blood circulation, my blood pressure has risen. My blood pressure used to be faint-worthy, and now it's closer to normal, I think.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 8:08 AM
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12: Oh boy is my marriage the opposite of that stereotype.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 8:14 AM
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16: And I went on BP medication several months ago, which seems to be working to some degree (systolic down 15-25, diastolic 10-15), so there's that


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 8:18 AM
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re: 16

Mine is consistently normal or lowish normal. I can't remember now what it was last time it was tested, but it's usually around 110-115/70-75.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 8:30 AM
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It seems cruel to detach them from the chicken, though.

Fair enough. Did it make your cold go away?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 8:34 AM
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12 is definitely true; women need to aim off about 10 degrees for things like sleeping bags ("comfortable to minus 10" = "or to zero if you're female").


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 8:34 AM
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...which is a good thing for blokes because it motivates women to snuggle in cold weather.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 8:35 AM
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22: Until the bloke gets too hot and has to ask the now-resentful lady to move away.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 8:38 AM
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20: what? I was trying to get the chicken laid.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 8:43 AM
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23: I get plenty of heat at home.


Posted by: Opinionated Rob Ford | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 8:46 AM
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I'm chronically hot in the summer, but seem to have a fairly reliable homeostatic system at other times of year. I'm not usually feeling too hot or too cold when other people complain about it.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 9:13 AM
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Hey, let's not violate the sanctity of off-blog communications here, buddy.


Posted by: Opinionated Chicken of Rob Ford | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 9:14 AM
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I've started running warmer than I ever used to before as of this year. Not sure if the extra 15 pounds has anything to do with it or not.


Posted by: J, Robot | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 9:16 AM
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Until the bloke gets too hot and has to ask the now-resentful lady to move away.

By then it's TOO LATE.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 10:13 AM
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I really wish I could run warmer. Every year I get a little colder. I used to make fun of my mom for being intolerant of cold weather and now I'm becoming just like her. The weird thing is, it all started when I lost a ton of weight. But I gained most of the weight back and I'm still cold.


Posted by: LizSpigot | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 10:22 AM
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But I love wearing jackets and layers! I miss winter clothes.

The fact that we had a record-breaking high of 89 yesterday isn't helping.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 10:25 AM
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I love snuggling in blankets and being warm; she prefers to leave her feet out in the cold until they turn to ice, then seek out warm bellies and legs. Though that's due to the yelp, probably.


Posted by: Mooseking | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 10:46 AM
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But I love wearing jackets and layers! I miss winter clothes.

Me too. It's much easier (in ordinary circumstances) to get warmer than to cool off. And more clothes means more pockets.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 10:48 AM
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I thought that in enlightened topless Europe, men carried murses.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 10:52 AM
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Some do. But I prefer coats. Harder to forget or leave on the train/bus.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:00 AM
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What is a murse? Some sort of marine mammal?


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:03 AM
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A bivalve marine mollusc.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:03 AM
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It's where poets get their inspiration.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:08 AM
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I thought it was short for Murine Souse?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:10 AM
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One vote here for hormones. I'm running hot since the Calabat.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:28 AM
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40: This gives me hope.


Posted by: LizSpigot | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 1:02 PM
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41: OH DOES IT MISS ANONYMOUS?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 1:22 PM
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heh


Posted by: LizSpigot | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 4:10 PM
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It's much easier (in ordinary circumstances) to get warmer than to cool off.

Hell yes. Man hot weather sucks when you're in a damn uniform coupled with Kevlar. Throwing on a fleece and a hat is nothing but once the temperature winds up it's terrible. And we have like no humidity here. Cops back east and in the south must be on the verge of blowing their brains out for months when it gets hot.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 10:55 PM
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You should move up here, gswift. The forecast low for tonight is -2.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:02 PM
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Also I saw a moose crossing the street on my way home from my Yup'ik class tonight.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:11 PM
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One of our lieutenants is now the chief in Juneau. I probably would have had a good shot at a job up there but my wife isn't a fan of the low light this far north as it is so AK is so not going to happen with her.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:16 PM
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Yeah, that's probably for the best then.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:18 PM
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She's a 5'7 natural blonde who's pretty obviously some kind of northwest European bloodline. It's like our peoples colonized the North Atlantic for nothing.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:22 PM
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to get to the other side! where the spices, sugar, and daylight are.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:36 PM
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No, the ones who were looking for that went around the other way. (Eventually.)


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:44 PM
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Alaska mostly attracted settlers from equally cold, dark places like Norway and Siberia.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-18-13 11:56 PM
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Anyway, we certainly need more cops.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 12:57 AM
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As explained here.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 12:57 AM
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It seems cruel to detach them from the chicken, though.

Fair enough. Did it make your cold go away?

The "Chicken Soup for the...." series really hit some hard times, did it?


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 1:22 AM
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Also I saw a moose crossing the street on my way home from my Yup'ik class tonight.

I love that you're taking Yup'ik and that you're living in the credits for Northern Exposure.

Oh hey, it's time for the late late show with Teo and Smearcase. Except I think I might watch tv shows on my phone for half an hour and go to bed.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 1:24 AM
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55 contains an italics fail and really kind of a jokefail if we're being perfectly honest.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 1:25 AM
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I love that you're taking Yup'ik and that you're living in the credits for Northern Exposure.

Seriously, there are moose all over the place up here. This sort of thing happens all the time.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 1:27 AM
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This particular moose was entering the parking lot of a movie theater. I don't know what movie it was planning to see.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 1:28 AM
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Also, the Yup'ik word for "moose" is tuntuvak (literally "big caribou"), in case anyone was wondering.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 1:30 AM
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Wait but what are the other 31 words for moose? Moose in the air, for instance?


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 1:50 AM
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Moose are pretty rare in the Yup'ik country, so there's on the one word, and even that one compares them to a more common animal there.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 1:51 AM
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Moose are generally associated with the Boreal Forest, you see, while the Yup'ik country is mostly open tundra.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 1:59 AM
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Come teo.
Come and write about the environmental and geographic bases for the names that indigenous Alaskans use for local megafauna.

And the blog was happy.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-19-13 5:24 AM
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