Things that make life more bearable #1: bamboo sheets

New series!

Life is hard. Like so hard. Why not spend money on some little things that will make it feel, at least momentarily, as though your head weren’t mere inches above the deep dark water?

#1 in this series: bamboo sheets. Asian kids knows what I’m talking about. Your air conditioning probably sucked in your house growing up, or your parents never bothered to crank it up all the way, same difference. Which is why bamboo sheets on your bed will make all the difference in the world.

This is the kind you want:


This is the kind you do not want, because your skin ends up pinched by the crevices:


I live in a rowhouse that’s nearly 100 years old (there’s a staircase in the back that was purportedly built for servants), and there is always something wrong with the HVAC. For the past month, it has been releasing a steady drip drip drip of water through the second floor ceiling, filling up a bucket each day and making my roommate’s life very hard. As a result, we’ve been keeping the AC low (high?), hovering at around 78-82 degrees.

If I didn’t have a fan and a magical bamboo sheet and pillow set that my parents had sent me, I probably would have passed away in my sleep some time in June. But it is now July and I am still alive. All hail bamboo sheets.


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