I move next month. No roommates. No compromises. What ridiculousness will come?
Since college, I’ve lived with one of my best friends from high school. It’s been fun, but he needs to move in with his girlfriend and I need my own place. Shared living space means compromises and concessions; and now, for the first time ever, I have complete freedom.
I’m excited and have begun thinking about the implications.
- More Nudity
With the prospects of the roommate (or his girlfriend) arriving at any time, I found it good practice to wear pants at all times. No longer an issue, I’ll likely forgo pants around my apartment.
- Less Laundry
More nudity also means I’ll be doing less laundry as I’ll be wearing fewer clothes. Seems logical.
- More Gym Time
More nudity also means I’ll notice how out of shape I’ve become. I’ll likely go to the gym more, or spend more time on my two-cycle.
- More Laundry
Frequent gym time doubles my load, so I guess I will have more laundry after all.
- No Cable TV
My current roommate compulsively watches TV. (He gets antsy without the Trinitron’s warm glow.) I tend to watch shows without commercials on DVD, and entire series in one sitting. I suspect I’ll skip the Cable, Blockbuster and Netflix accounts and just buy an AppleTV.
- No Stuffed Animals In The Living Room
The only fight my roommate ever won was the stuffed animal debacle. Right now, a Mr. Snuffleupagus and a Tux penguin (holding a hand-written “NO LOAFING” sign) [dis]grace the living room. While every girl who’s ever visited the living room thought they were adorable, I still can’t stand them. At least I relegated the stuffed amoebas to the roommate’s bedroom. (Yes, he owns stuffed amoebas.)
- Cups Will Be Stacked Rim-Up
When you live with someone, little lifestyle differences begin to crop up. I stack cups rim up; my roommate does rim down. I won that battle, but he still puts the silverware the wrong way in the dishwasher. (Two years and it still bothers me.)
- Better Music
My roommate discovers music through Volkswagen and Apple ads. ‘Nuff said.
- More Home Cooking
My roommate and I love ordering from SeamlessWeb. It’s our favorite thing. But, with a supermarket next door, I now have no excuse.
It’s like my own magical DisneyWorld. I’m too excited to sleep.