They never let me anywhere near the studios but I'm sure I'd have the best "one hour - all request hour" if they did!
Hi! I'm Mike The Web Guy. My boss told me that I should start one of these blogs, even though I'm not "on the radio." After being told that it was a "good idea," I figured, "why not?" I could always use another thing to do. Things about me... I'm a HUGE San Diego Chargers Fan (Any SoCal Locals who want to get together for a game - COMMENT back at me and let's HOOK IT UP). I live in Clifton Park. I'm all about APPLE (sorry PC people). I have a woman who lives upstairs in my house who is related to me by marriage. We have two kids who pretty much run our social life.
Remember what your Dad would tell you when you complained it was too cold in the house? "Put more clothes on!" Unfortunately, Dad does not control the thermostat at work. In our building we can at least access the panel, I love the office's who have a lockbox on their A/C controls like there are nuclear launch codes in there or something! No, in our building, the settings are programmed by one man - The Heatmiser who keeps our building at a constant 75 degrees.
While that may sound comfortable, keep in mind that I work around computers all day, plus my office has no windows for ventilation. I litterally start sweating the second I sit down every monring at 8:30 to start my day. This week I swore, "I'm going to wear short sleeves to work tomorrow," and today I finally kept that promise.
No sweating. But I have been getitng plenty of looks from people wondering if I lost my mind wearing a polo shirt when it's 32 degrees outside and snow falling. I tell them to step into my office and they'll understand why.
Apparently wearing warm clothes when it's cold and cold clothes when it's warm is not a new trend. A lot of office workers are now becoming "counter seasonal dressers" to deal with the HEAT in the winter and the frigid A/C in the summer.
It's also a GREAT way to extend your wardrobe. Here's some tips from ClosetCoach.com:
Since the goal is to add warmth to otherwise not-so-warm garments, most of these tips involve a variation on layering. The more you pile on, the warmer you get!
Switch your footwear. If you’re easing from summer into fall, the temperature difference isn’t as great. Sometimes all you need to do is add tights and boots to an otherwise summery cotton dress to make it weather (and season) appropriate.
Layer on top. Wear your lightweight garment as the top layer over several warmer pieces. Think of a sundress over a turtleneck on the top half of your outfit–and maybe even skinny jeans or leggings on the bottom half. A cotton top you used to wear with shorts can be paired with warm cords and a long-sleeve T-shirt or even a thermal tee.
Layer underneath. Take the opposite approach; put the summer wear under the winter. Your dress becomes a skirt with a jacket or sweater over the top of it. Worn as a layering piece, a hot weather tank top becomes an innerwear item.
Here’s a bonus tip: All of these ways of layering are also really useful when you’re traveling; the more you can create outfits by layering, the fewer individual items you have to pack.