Tuesday, June 18, 2013
JV: Hello there Paul, what do you live with?
Paul: Good afternoon James. My wife is very cold blooded. She’s got cold hands, a cold nose, cold feet, and when she hops into bed I’m the complete opposite. I’ve got warm feet, warm hands, and she’s always wanting to nick my warmth. It’s a case of...well I’ll share it a little bit but I don’t want to get freezing cold by her taking all my warmth.
JV: Wow. So she can actually suck the warmth out of you?
Paul: Just about...and I worked hard to get that warmth y’know?
JV: I would have thought the warmth would be constantly replenished. You know, that you’d be a warmth generator.
Paul: Yeah well I feel like I’ve got to do that at times just to balance her coldness. I’ll often put the electric blanket on, just on her side of the bed, to try and warm up that side but that’s still not enough. She’s still wanting my warmth.
JV: Right so it’s the extremities, it’s circulation and these freezing cold hands...they creep around you?
Paul: Yeah they creep around me and it’s like a block of ice coming onto you. Like, her feet are coming out of ugg boots so they’re coming out of a warm boot but she’s just got poor circulation.
JV: Have you tried the onesie?
Paul: What’s a onesie?
JV: It’s basically baby clothes, like when a baby’s just in the one thing with feet all enclosed.
JV: You can get them in adult sizes now.
Paul: Ah! I might investigate that. I’m happy to investigate anything.
JV: Well the onesie could be the trick there. Otherwise, is it not affectionate?
Paul: Oh it’s affectionate. We cuddle and everything in bed but I usually wait until she’s a little bit warmed up because it’s not all that exciting when you’re touching a block of ice.