Tuesday, November 25, 2008
the boy (and girl) in the bubble
When we moved into our apartment, one of the things we were most excited about was all the light we get from the big, sunny windows. Unfortunately, when the weather changed, things started getting a little chilly in here. Which caused us to take advantage of one of the things I’m most excited about. Calling the maintenance guy to do something about it.
Thankfully, they were all over it, giving us two options to keep our apartment nice and toasty. One option is weather stripping, a kind of thick, sticky tape drawn across cracks and small openings, which is meant to keep moisture out, and interior heat in. I’ve used this method before, and found that it doesn’t work that well.
The other option, apparently, is a hermetically sealed, biologically stable bubble, meant to provide a sterile environment with the added benefit of expelling pathogens. In addition to keeping us warm, it seems the bubble will protect us from disease in case both of our immune systems fail.
I mean, I’m not complaining here…Crissy and I are very excited about staying warm in the winter. But judging by the looks of things, we’re assuming we’ll never again be able to taste a Coca Cola, smell the beach, or experience direct human contact. Tomorrow I think I’ll go down and ask them if they can install the rubber arm attachments, so we can feel the patter of rain on our thick, biologically stable, gloved hands.
Oh, and if they ever make a made for TV movie about us, we’d like John Travolta to play both of us.
Posted by s. moe at 2:57 PM