Finding an apartment in New York City is one of the most ego deflating, energy sucking, and soul-destroying processes I’ve ever experienced. In case my litany of adjectives isn’t descriptive enough, let me sum it up for you: I had a real bad time recently while trying to find a new apartment.
For the past four weeks I’ve been on an exhaustive hunt across Manhattan and Brooklyn. I’ve searched high and low to find a new home, sacrificing the better part of most my days while hunting to find that diamond in the rough.
So, so, so, sadly that diamond was never found. However I did learn a bunch and I wanted to write it down so that during my next go around I don’t repeat the same mistakes.
I’m gonna call this Harry’s Guide to Apartment Hunting in NYC.
I love new and cool technologies. This ranges from the supreme laziness afforded by an iRobot Dirt Dog to the awesome laziness afforded by a Segway. Yet these two gadgets pall in comparison to my somewhat fanatical interest in a (relatively) new company called 23andMe:
23andMe’s mission is to be the world’s trusted source of personal genetic information.
So exactly what does 23andMe offer? Personal genetic testing for health, disease, and ancestry. In brief they are a DNA testing laboratory that will give you a very thorough and complete breakdown of your own DNA. Sounds awesome to me.
I’ve been interested in trying out their services for a while however I cannot honestly rationalize their $500 price for something that I perceive as an awesome (and somewhat practical) luxury. Maybe I’ll give it to myself as a birthday present, or perhaps someone else will.
I recently found a very thorough breakdown and review of a blogger who bought and used 23andMe’s services. Go take a look at Paul’s write-up of his experience using 23andMe. Looks really cool to me, however it still looks to be a luxury purchase.
The future is coming sooner than I can imagine. I hope the next scientific development is personal body modifications. I would love to have claws like Wolverine. I would save so much on shaving costs.
And here’s the third and final part of my How-To Guide for Selling Your Stuff on Amazon Marketplace. I loved writing this part because here’s where you get paid! Nothing is better then getting cash for your old things. If you have any questions on any of these parts leave a comment with your question and I’ll reply.
How to Get Paid by Amazon Marketplace