48 in NYC. It's horrible, but I have what is considered a unicorn among New York apartments. It would take me a lot to leave it.
@honey cowl I actually think it's attractive! I like metal-frame beds, but obviously can't afford the REAL kind that you see in ABC Home and shit. This is also complicated by the fact that I'm a dude. A very faggy dude, but, you know, whatever.
@pissy elliott my whole set up was 350 (maybe), not just the mattress. the mattress i got i believe was the 99 dollar special. "special."
i have a metal frame from Ikea, but a girly princess bed kind (the LILLESAND, if it still exists). it's okay. i got a "mattress foundation" (aka a box spring) because i like sleeping up in the air, and the cheapest spring mattress they had. definitely test your mattress. it was... i want to say 350, including an outsized delivery fee that i did NOT tip on. the bed frame itself is still going strong, after multiple reassemblies to move it from apartment to apartment. the "foundation" is too! the mattress is visibly lumpy and fucked up, but i'm not dying on it or anything. i dream of replacing it and then spend all of that month's "miscellaneous" money on other stuff. but it lasted a good 3-4 years, with regular flipping.
This happened a few years ago to the story producers on America's Next Top Model, and they were all unceremoniously canned. I like to think that's why that show went to such crap. Here's a TWoP interview with one of them! http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/americas-next-top-model/the-djb-interview.php?page=1 The happy ending is that the guy interviewed there definitely went on to produce Rupaul's Drag Race, which makes beautiful sense.
Get rid of your aircraft carrier, seriously, it's disgusting
@BillfoldMonkey So much of why we accept this kind of treatment of "glamour industry"/culture industry employees is because they're a kind of pink-collar ghetto of care workers for the egos of the money people or the artists themselves. Laura Miller said it about book publishing (and better than me), but it applies pretty widely: http://www.salon.com/2010/05/05/men_don_t_read/ When you think that people deserve to be treated shittily because they're in a "glamour job," think about how badly they would be treated doing the same kind of administrative, "caring" work for less glamour.
A friend of a friend did this, and said that she spent a lot of time eating Pot Noodle and listening to shortwave Filipino radio. Sounds pretty cool to me, but stay hydrated, okay? Love, Fictional Mom
@pissy elliott Oh, if it's not personal, cool, keep berating someone in a customer service job in front of your rapt audience of followers! Really nice thing to do!