by Cameryn Moore
They say you should start your new year as you want it to go on. This is why I don’t like to listen to what 'they' say. Going on that logic, I will be cold and obsessing about show venues for 2014. Now that I think about it, this is how 2013 started, too. Guh.
So I don’t remember Russia being that cold, but here right now in Montreal, everything feels cold. I am still an expatriate, but the two countries’ dollars are still close enough together that it doesn’t get me that much more buying power to be bringing in my scant phone-sex pay in US-triple-Ds, baby. And this cheap-jack, colander-walled flat that I’m in for the next few months has the opposite of central heating, it has laughably ineffective baseboard heaters and a little space heater that I can lug around to make the three feet in front of the heater feel slightly less frigid, like I’m doing now. Last year I had a sublet in a place where it was radiator heating, and that was included in the rent. This year, not so much.