Happy New Year! Let’s all agree to call this year “twenty-ten” rather than “two thousand and ten”. It sounds so much more futuristic that way. Every time I see the number “2010” written on a poster somewhere, I let out a low whistle. I actually made it to the future. I am very proud of myself.
One of the reasons I know I live in the future is because of this:
That’s right, I have rug technology! Oh, what’s that, you do too? Well, if you’ve got good eyes you might have noticed this:
That’s right, I have an electronic rug. I had no idea such things existed.
Actually, it’s called hotto kaapetto in Japanese (hot carpet), which is a pretty accurate name, really. There’s nothing like curling up on a warm piece of carpet on a chilly winter night to read a book. According to the box, it’s four times more efficient than a wall mounted heater, so you can also warm yourself in the false belief that you’re really a kind person towards the environment.
Not only does it heat the floor, but it also nicely takes the chill off the room as the temperature heads down to zero degrees. My previously numb fingers are thanking me for my little environmental indiscretion. It’s hard to type in gloves.