Good roommates are hard to come by. My biggest nightmare is a dirty roommate who doesn’t drink and has anger issues. Fortunately, I live with the opposite of that. Here are a couple of things about my Roommate that you should know:
– When we met, I had had it with roommates. I wanted to live alone or with a guy. A mutual friend introduced us and told me she was the closest I would get to living with a guy. And it’s true. Especially now that I don’t have a job. Roommate wakes up and goes to work every day and I sit around and sometimes cook, rarely but sometimes clean and wait for her to get home to tell me what the outside world is like. It’s a great balance that I think I enjoy a lot more than she does.
– She’s super organized. I don’t really believe in organization because I think it’s easier to find your clothes when they’re already on your floor. Once, she sneaked (again – snuck, not a word) into my room and put together a shelf and organized my shoes. When I load the dishwasher she waits until I leave the room and does it again – and never even complains. It’s great because she would prefer I didn’t unload the dishwasher so she doesn’t have to re-do the Tupperware drawer. This is the difference between our rooms when we pack:
– She loves to drink. She’s not the type to come home at night and open a bottle of wine because she had a rough Tuesday. But I am. I’m the type to come home and open a bottle of wine no matter what kind of Tuesday it is. But I never have to worry about drinking alone because she will ALWAYS drink with you. We’ve hit the point after all of these years when I say “do you want a glass” and she laughs and rolls her eyes. Which means yes. On the slim chance that she says no, I pour it anyway. We live by the firm belief of no wine left behind.
– She’s really creative. Whenever I need to cut something in a straight line, she does it for me.
– She’s a great listener. When you put a glass of wine in front of her and start venting – she’ll sit there for hours. Between listening to me complain about my job or dating, she deserves an award.
There are some things wrong with my roommate that you should know too:
– Her clothes are better than mine. She’s been fashion forward since she was a baby…
– She eats the most random meals so there is never food to steal
– She’s obsessed with reality television to the point that she’s winning her Bachelor Fantasy League (yes- that is a thing)
– She’s a natural athlete. She runs faster than me. Once I accidentally missed a mile of a 5K and beat her but other than that she would win in a race.
– Darcy likes her more than me. She thinks Roommate is the cool-aunt and I’m the un-fun mom. It brings out a jealous side of me that I’m not proud of.
What I’m trying to say is , it’s hard to find an organized-handicapped animal accepting-semi alcoholic who needs a place to live at the same time that you do. I guess I just lucked out. Happy Birthday Roommate! I can’t wait to celebrate you being two years older than me for the next 25 days!