Completely agree on cold being preferable to hot, though it seems like I'm the only one in my family who believes that. I follow the logic that 'if you're too cold, you can always just put on more clothes. If you're too hot, you can only take so much off before you're charged with indecent exposure.'
Thing is though we get too cold pretty fast. We Southerners just weren't built for this kind of thing, four hundred years of putting up with constant humidity and heat will do that to you eventually.