Tuesday, August 14, 2007

To sleep perchance to dream...

After sweating myself to death all day Friday, dropping more F bombs than Samuel L. Jackson, and listening to a grown man scream/sing along with Cindi Lauper while scrubbing my floors, I'm finally moved in and almost settled. I still need to hang pictures, but that can happen anytime as I find it nearly impossible to make a decision.

Does anyone try to stick one in you more than a mattress salesman? Seriously, they moved up the list to right under car salesman as People That Deserve A Special Seat In Hell. I understand that a good mattress costs at least $1000. I paid for one not 2 years ago. It was like sleeping on a cloud. The mattress I have now is like sleeping on a very lumpy rock. Except possibly harder because you're expecting that sweet mattress softness. So when I see an ad for a similar mattress for $300, I run into the store like a guy with a fistful of dollars into a strip club. AND, they're having a buy one get one free sale. I don't need 2 mattresses, but if it's free, I'll sell it to someone for 1/2 of what I paid. BONUS! I'll pause while your anticipation of reality crushing my dream yet again builds.....Ok, now that we're all on the same page.... The $300 is only for the mattress. The box spring is another $300. If you buy just the mattress (who in the hell would do that anyway?) it's even higher. And, that one doesn't count in the buy one get one free deal. To get that, you have to spend $1000. And, the free mattress? Go ahead, guess at the quality of that one. It's very much like mine except with a new tag on it. I wouldn't hit a dog in the ass with it. I mean, if someone's getting hosed on this mattress, I want to be the one doing the hosing....While I know it's worth the money to have a good mattress and get a good night's sleep, and $600 isn't a bad deal, let's be honest here. I fall asleep in front of the tv most nights on the couch. And, for $600 + a couple more, I can have a 52" television to sleep in front of. And, what's gonna get more use? The tv or the bed? Judging by how things are going, the tv's the best bet here in that scenario. I think I'm going to use my Bed Bath and Beyond coupon to buy one of those feather toppers and put it on my old bed and watch a new television while I save money to buy a mattress later in the year ....

In other news, not much. And I love it. I got home yesterday and unpacked some clothes and promptly repacked them to be taken to Goodwill, watched a little mindless tv, made dinner, and went to sleep (eventually in the bed)....Sheer beauty, friends.

5 comments:

Mortarbored said...

I loved the bed I got when I moved out because it was a full size (as opposed to the twin I'd slept on growing up), but I hated it because it was hard as a freaking rock.

Then I bought a $30 "Luxury" mattress pad thingy from Target. It is now, like you said, like sleeping on a cloud. Well, not really, because I imagine clouds are rather humid and wet and don't support you well. But either way, that small purchase made a WORLD of difference.

brookLyn gaL said...

You're fast! It just took me one month to finish unpacking my teeny tiny apartment.

Congrats on the new home!

Hellafied said...

You just said, "Does anyone try to stick one in you..."

I fucking love that and am going to pawn it off as my own as soon as I can.

Ha Ha Sound said...

I've been in my apartment for over a year, and I still haven't finished unpacking. Kudos to you for doing it all so quickly.

country roads said...

The difference is, though, that you guys live in the city and have other more interesting things to do. Me, not so much.