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Thank God it’s only temporary.

January 28, 2007

I hate my apartment. To quote Rachel in “The One with the Embryos” — it’s a boy’s apartment. It’s dirty and it smells. And even though I have lived in smaller apartments with much bigger people, it just seems tiny. I guess I got too used to the 7 closets, extra cabinets, garage and storage closet to keep all my stuff. And I even have most of my belongings in a storage closet! That’s the sad part.

But really, this apartment is not me. I would not have chosen it under any other circumstance. The porch is just that, a porch (where I used to have a nice big patio) with no exterior light, as I discovered when I went to grill my meat this evening. The tub, after having the ginormous luxury soaking tub of the other place, seems like a bucket in comparison. The kitchen is almost impossible to work in, seeing as there is no built-in microwave over the stove, so I have limited counter space, after adding a microwave, toaster over, coffee pot and blender, and the oven doesn’t beep at me to tell me it’s hot enough. And oh, how I miss having a washer and dryer at my disposal. I guess I didn’t realize how spoiled I was by that apartment until I stopped living there.

And have I mentioned missing the garage and not having to scrape the windows in sub-zero temperatures at 6:00 in the morning? I discovered that “huffing” — leaving your car running unattended — is illegal here in Colorado. And I thought when I heard the news teaser about this subject that this act was something involving illegal substances. Good thing I tuned in. I was about to figure out a way to lock my car with the keys in the ignition (one of those idiot-proof features I love about it).

This apartment is not me. It’s perfect for a bachelor that rarely spends any time in it, and does nothing but sleep and shower at that, which is who lived here before. Given the circumstances and the fact that it’s saving me $400 a month in rent more than make up for the inconvenience, but I can’t wait to move again. Hopefully, something with a yard for Alissa to play in.


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