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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by mariek » Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:57 am

[quote author=klewlis link=board=6;threadid=256;start=45#2498 date=1059749627]<br />i would think it's actually easier to adapt to a cold climate than an extremely hot one (eg northern africa), because you just stay inside or pile on the clothes... [/quote]<br /><br />I agree. If given a choice, I'd choose the colder climate over a warmer climate just for that reason. You can always put more clothes on. But there's only so much you can take off. <br /><br />I think not seeing sunglight would really drag me down.<br />

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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by mariek » Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:58 am

[quote author=Milito link=board=6;threadid=256;start=45#2508 date=1059779449]<br />Due to budget cuts/problems, courses are being cut, so aren't going to be available, so you can't fulfill the requirements that result in qualifying for the piece of paper. [/quote]<br /><br />That's truly sad. This bad economy has hit everyone. Hopefully they'll be able to reinstate those courses once things pick up again. <br />

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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by mariek » Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:00 am

[quote author=Carola link=board=6;threadid=256;start=45#2514 date=1059784391]<br />And here am I shivering in our midwinter temperature (at about 9am) of about 14deg Celsius! (About 55F??) Well, it almost got down to freezing the other night! [/quote]<br /><br />I'm with you. I get absolutely whiney when it gets that "cold". Guess we won't get any sympathy from Klewlis or Milito when we complain about the 40 degree weather! <br />

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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by klewlis » Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:03 am

[quote author=mariek link=board=6;threadid=256;start=60#2519 date=1059789442]<br /><br />I think not seeing sunglight would really drag me down.<br />[/quote]<br /><br />it drags a lot of people down... that's why we get "SAD" (Seasonal Affective Disorder... basically depression due to lack of sunlight) and in the spring we all get severe spring fever. It's especially bad if you happen to work shifts... it's dark when you go to work and dark when you come home, so you might not see the sun for days... icky. <br /><br />but oh those northern summers! :)

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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by Carola » Sat Aug 02, 2003 11:44 am

[quote author=mariek link=board=6;threadid=256;start=60#2521 date=1059789655]<br /><br />I'm with you. I get absolutely whiney when it gets that "cold". Guess we won't get any sympathy from Klewlis or Milito when we complain about the 40 degree weather! <br /><br />[/quote]<br />True Mariek, but I'd rather be wearing shorts and a T shirt than thermal underwear! Roll on summer! Actually, when you think about it the Roman (men at least) wore a tunic in the summer which was probably about the same as shorts. They were smart - they picked a good climate!
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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by mariek » Sun Aug 03, 2003 8:32 pm

[quote author=klewlis link=board=6;threadid=256;start=60#2524 date=1059793394]<br />It's especially bad if you happen to work shifts... it's dark when you go to work and dark when you come home, so you might not see the sun for days... icky. [/quote]<br /><br />But I experience that it winter already, and don't even live that far north! :(<br />

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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by mariek » Sun Aug 03, 2003 8:35 pm

[quote author=Carola link=board=6;threadid=256;start=60#2532 date=1059824643]<br />Actually, when you think about it the Roman (men at least) wore a tunic in the summer which was probably about the same as shorts. [/quote]<br /><br />Would you happen to know of a website with pictures of what Romans wore? <br />

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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by bingley » Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:03 am

Everything you ever wanted to know about Roman clothing:<br /><br />http://www.ukans.edu/history/index/euro ... home*.html

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Very cool site! 8)

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Re:New teacher = horror

Post by Milito » Tue Aug 05, 2003 6:53 pm

[quote author=mariek link=board=6;threadid=256;start=60#2521 date=1059789655]<br />I'm with you. I get absolutely whiney when it gets that "cold". Guess we won't get any sympathy from Klewlis or Milito when we complain about the 40 degree weather! <br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />This will probably amuse you highly.... because Canada uses the metric system, I saw that 40 degrees, and immediately thought "Celsius", and almost fell over from sympathetic heat prostration...... Easy conversion, Celsius to Farenheit.... double it and add 30, so.... 40 degree weather (Celsius) would be.... 110 degrees Farenheit :o (I hate the heat......)<br /><br />But if I subtract 30 and divide by 2 I get 5 degree weather, which, in August, is a mite chilly, though shockingly warm in December......<br /><br />Kilmeny
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