It’s nice to live close to the city where there is a lot of nightlife and fun things to do. My friends and I work in Chicago, but we live in Alsip, a small suburb of the city about 45 minutes west of the lake. There are lots of fun things to do in Chicago. There is nightlife, bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, and 100 different tourist attractions. Alsip isn’t as busy as the city and I like that. I have to drive 45 minutes each morning and afternoon to get to my job. On the weekends, I hang out with my friends. Sometimes we go to the city, but I really do prefer to be at home in my own apartment. Last weekend my friends called and they wanted me to go to a restaurant in Alsip that is supposed to have the best steak and lobster. I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on dinner, so I talked my friends into going to a different place. We sat at the diner for a couple of hours before we each went our separate ways. I went back home for the evening and my friends went to a bar and grill that serves 241 drink specials. When I got back to the apartment, I turned on the heater in the bedroom. I have a space heater in my bedroom because it can get very cold at night. When I use the space heater, I can save money by keeping the furnace off. I’ll have to run the furnace in January, but I prefer to save as much energy as I can until then.