Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

ConeHead Bill?

A friend saw this story and asked what is happening with my own little power bill drama. Since several others of you have also asked, I thought I’d let you all know that I checked my bill status online yesterday, worried that there would be a notice there saying that Harry and Guido were waiting in my apartment to break my kneecaps for non-payment, but I instead discovered that, after receiving a heart-stopping bill for nearly $800, I now owe ..


Well, so far (I am suspicious). My slumlor … er, landlord, the evil vermin-loving and money-grubbing Scott, will be so relieved to know that he won’t have to arm wrestle the meter reader for my rent money this month.




  1. #1 YellowIbis
    January 25, 2006

    don’t worry, they’re just settin’ ya up for next time. 😉

  2. #2 Dawn
    January 25, 2006

    Glad it is straightened out. I knew it would go your way.

  3. #3 Will McKenna
    January 27, 2006

    Wow, 12-50$ average bills. You are pretty energy efficient (and I am guessing your appartment is appallingly small).

  4. #4 GrrlScientist
    January 31, 2006

    Sara; yeah, i am suspicious .. still waiting for the $8,000 bill.

    Dawn; so far, so good. i still haven’t gotten a big bill. maybe they forgot about me?

    Will; when i called the coneheads, they said my average monthly bill was $23. i was proud of that until the lady conehead told me that a refrigerator uses more energy per month than that. OH?? if so, then i owe a LOT of money after all the years i’ve lived in NYC because this is approximately what my bills have always been.

    my current apartment is not that small. it’s rather spacious, by my own standards (there’s enough room for the birds and for my books!). in fact, during my time in NYC, i have lived in several much smaller apartments than my current abode! the UES (upper east side) apartment i lived in for 8 months — where my bathroom sink overhung my bathtub — was especially small, but even that apartment was not as small as several i’ve seen since then. even though i do not miss that apartment, i do miss my close proximity to everything i love in NYC that it provided; the met, whitney and frick museums, central park, AMNH and and a long list of other attractions that i regularly lost myself in.

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