As a part of housing studies, we look at the ways in which people live. We ask, in their home are they living sustainably, affordably, comfortably? In the state of Minnesota where temperatures have been known to stay below zero for a month's time, people better be living comfortably in their homes.
I mention this because in the U of M residence halls, as residents, we need not fear the cold. On Saturday morning, as the temperature outside was -4˚F, I walked from my cozy, warm bed to the dining hall, without having to brace the cold! Now that's living comfortably. Especially since it was brunch too. I was warm, and I had too many yummy entrees to choose from. There were pasta dishes, chicken, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and even made-to-order omelets. I myself had pancakes with peanut butter on them; you can't judge me until you try it :)
I hope you're staying warm and stress free as the holidays roll in.
Stay sharp :D
-Karly, Housing Studies B.S.