You should know something about me.
I am a cheap-ass mofo.
You should know something else about me.
Last year it somehow escaped the notice of People's Gas that they were heating my entire apartment AND CHARGING ME $17.60 A MONTH. And no more.
This has since changed, and believe me, life has gotten a whole lot pricier. Like, ten times pricier ---well, actually, ironically, exactly ten times pricier.
Ergo, the following two photos.
My hallway usually:
My hallway now:
You say hideous decorating choice, I say cutting down on heating an unused chunk of my apartment.
I'm on the search for a lovelier piece of fabric to hang in front of the blanket... and probably something a little nicer than binder clips.
One reason I supported/support Obama so strongly was his honest emphasis on the importance of individual accountability. I guess that's a Republican touch of salt to an otherwise Liberal Democrat souffle. Anyway, I was like, F yeah, and it's about time we realized that in order to actually get anything done, everyone's gotta do something. Even if it is just to lower the damn gas bill.
***update: It's been a couple of days, and it seems like we can now comfortably keep the apartment set to about 5 degrees lower on the thermostat. Huzzah!!!