I never thought I would care much for the finer things in life, however after the first week of fall in my modern condo, I could absolutely get used to this, then the place I’m currently calling apartment has a few of the finer things, which my roommate mostly demanded, but I played along because she’s my best friend, among these finer things is an awesome fireplace in the living room. To be honest, I’ve just thought this entire time it was some kind of section oil furnace in disguise, a fake fireplace that’s absolutely just an electric block which lights up, and but when I came up from task yesterday, there was a bit of a chill in the air, and not enough for myself and others to want to turn on the gas boiler, so I figured what the heck, I’d supply the modern fireplace a try. Not only is it not a section heater, however it’s real fire! All I had to do was throw a light switch, and fire happened, but i was baffled; I’ve never seen anything like it. I grew up with wood burning fireplaces that were consistently a pain, however necessary when you had no money to throw towards a higher heating bill. The gas fireplace lights via a pilot light, and according to my roommate it doesn’t even need electricity to turn on, however she says that has why she picked this place, so we could have heat in case we lose power during the winter–which happens often where we live. I will never doubt her judgement again, but curling up with a glass of wine and a book by the fireplace is my modern number one past time.