Monday, July 8, 2013

The Bathtub

You should listen to this while you read this post:

So for the past little while (it's actually been a few months, honestly) I've been looking at apartments to live in once I move out to Indiana. I'm a fairly indecisive person at times, and that indecisiveness is only exacerbated by me being unable to actually look at the rental properties in person. To try and get a better idea of these apartments and condos and such I do extensive online research into any place that strikes my fancy. And when I say "I do extensive online research" what I really mean is I look the place up on Google Maps, see how far the place is from campus, and do a little neighborhood exploration.

There are a lot of little things that make an apartment attractive to me. Like a place with a fireplace and a bedroom with a bay window where I could put a chair and have a little reading nook. Or a studio loft complete with a murphy bed. Or there's the place with a sunroom. Or there's the awesome Victorian style house (it's the house on the right) that's divided up into several one bedroom apartments. But ultimately, that which is most attractive to me is any place that has a bathtub rather than just a shower.

I know that probably sounds ridiculous, but if you think that's ridiculous it's probably because you've never had to suffer (yes suffer) as I have for the past 5 or so years living without ready, convenient or comfortable access to a bathtub.

So while most people in the real estate game will claim as their mantra, "location location location." Give me a bathtub and some warm water and that'll do me fine.

As a side note, if you haven't seen Beasts of the Southern Wild you probably should. It's fantastic.


  1. Take the Victorian house! So gorgeous!!!

  2. oh it has been so hard apartment hunting from afar. good luck to you.

  3. I would maybe murder someone for rent that cheap. Good luck--make sure a smoker didn't live there before--speaking from experience. It stinks. Literally.