Could you be a Coldtarian?

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    [​IMG] Béatrice de Géa for The New York Times
    Justen Ladda revels in the chill of his unheated loft. More Photos >



    January 20, 2010
    Chilled by Choice

    By PENELOPE GREEN

    "SERIOUS cold, Justen Ladda said, is when the sponge in the kitchen sink feels like wood or the toothpaste freezes or the refrigerator turns itself off, as it did one particularly frigid day last winter. Not that Mr. Ladda, a 56-year-old sculptor who has lived heat-free in his Lower East Side loft for three decades, is bothered by such extremes. “Winter comes and goes,” he’ll tell you blithely, adjusting his black wool scarf and watch cap. (Along with fingerless gloves, long underwear and felt slippers, they are part of Mr. Ladda’s at-home uniform when the mercury dips.)
    Mr. Ladda, whose work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, decided long ago to live without central heating. Proper temperature control, you see, would require insulating his wooden ceiling, and ruining its fine acoustics. “I know this sounds really lame, but I listen to a lot of music and it just sounds better,” he said. Also, the rent on his unimproved live-work loft is only $300, well below many people’s winter utility bills. "



    for more - For Some, a Warm Home Is Not a Priority - NYTimes.com
     
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    no way
     
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    chicken!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    There's a thin line between creative genius and cuckoo. He may have crossed it.

    I HATE the friggin cold!
     
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    I've been cold--and I've been hot and I've discovered that being hot is much preferable to shivering my ass off under 50 layers of clothes.
     
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    Here in New England we come from hardier stock. You all are spoiled. :tongue:
     
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    I hate the heat. I hate overheated houses. I do like a sauna now and then.
     
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    I was raised in South Dakota and Minnesota. My "stock" came from Sweden and Prussia.
    Now I bet if they were given the choice like I was they would prefer not to have to chop holes in the ice every day so the cattle could drink.
     

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    Sayeth the Dutch and Dane in me: fucketh the cold
     
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    I have less tolerance for the cold as I get colder. I used to love skiing and now I do two runs and say "what the hell am I doing? To the bar - pronto!" I'm going to be one of those wrinkled alcoholic old ladies in Miami one day. That is my dream. Lol
     
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