June 09, 2009

I'm a spoiled American - get me outta here!

For those of you who haven’t been watching I’m a Celebrity Get Me Outta Here (you must have a life – or at least cable) the general concept of the show is taking a group of pampered celebrities and put them in the jungle for a month. They live outside, eat rice and beans, and participate in food challenges that typically involve some combination of spiders, rats, ants, or snakes.

The celebrity that survives the longest is crowned King/Queen of the Jungle, and gets money for his/her charity. If at any time the celebrity doesn’t want to participate, or wants to go home, they just say “I’m a celebrity get me outta here.”

I don’t think of myself as a pampered diva. Sure I have a walk-in closet full of clothes and own a couple of designer purses. Yes, my family of 2 does own 3 vehicles. However, I truly don’t believe I’m spoiled.

I would like to take this opportunity to say “I’m a spoiled American – get me outta here.” I have reached my limit. With temperatures in the high 80s, and our lovely home at 84 degrees I just can’t take it anymore. Unless the rain cools things off this afternoon, I’ll be turning my air conditioning on when I get home from work today.

I’m proud of myself for making all the way through May, and at least attempting June. But it’s more than I can deal with. Jay is still comfortable. Although he’s not the one coming home after running 3 miles, over the hot stove cooking dinner, and over the steaming hot dish water.

Our exchange last night:

Me: We’re not poor! We can afford a little a/c.
Jay: What if business dries up, we could be poor.
Me: Even poor people have their a/c on at 84 degrees!

So farewell electric bill under $40, it was nice knowing you. I hope to see you again this fall.


  1. A/C? Hot weather? Whats that??? Our heat ran last night and this morning :(
    ~ Katie

  2. We're all spoiled in some way. I don't have a designer purse, but we've had our AC on since April.

    Then again, I live about 250 miles further south than you do. :)

  3. HAHA! I've been trying to keep our air at 80 during the day at 73 at night...sometimes, though, I'm like, "Um....it's time to put it all the way to 70."

    Wow. I just realized that's a full 14 degrees lower than what your house is.

    Tell Jay to turn on the AC!!! lol

  4. I don't know whether to be impressed or concerned. Haha! We are hot natured folks here, and the humidity makes it so much worse! Our thermostat LIVES between 70 and 73!

  5. I'm impressed. We actually turned on our AC in April (on and off). I think that was the earliest for us.

  6. We had our a/c on in April for a week during a heat wave, but it's been off since then. Even so, our lowest bill has been in the $50's! You're so lucky that you're is under $40!!! It got up to 83 in our place last night, and if it goes any higher I'm caving and turning the air on. I'd love to be able to make it through all of June without though...we'll see.

  7. Yep, I vote for air, you can save somewhere else, maybe on deodorant!

  8. No AC here! It's a beautiful 68 degrees, so we can wait awhile. I don't blame you at 84 though!

  9. No AC? who? where?

    I havent heard of that in so long!

  10. I'm glad to hear you are frugal, not crazy!

  11. Ha! We seem to be in opposite world. Every morning I wake up and say to myself "Don't turn on the furnace. Don't" Then I do, just long enough to take the chill off the house and feel guilty about burning expensive natural gas in JUNE!!!!
    I want summer doggone it!!!


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