So after living in NYC for a while your definition of normalcy becomes rather questionable and desensitized. So I'm not sure how normal this is but I figured I'd utilize all my options for posting this. Here's a little info about RAWTOASTDESIGN that you might not have known...I'm a renter, live near the East Village in Manhattan, I eat a lot of bread and butter, live in a great 3 bedroom apartment and have two roommates...until this month. One of our roommates has moved out and we are looking for a new one. We're open to the length of stay, but would like at least a 2-3 month commitment and if we all get along and you want to stay it could be long term. Details are on craigslist...http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/sub/1008915636.html -- and if your interested, give me a shout, tell me a little about yourself, and we'll work out the details. And to any out-of-towners I'm sure the price probably seems pretty insane, rest assured, we think so too...but it is NYC and if you understand how great this city is, you'll understand why we pay what we pay. Cheers!