I’ve come to the realization that while I may not be terribly difficult to live with, I probably do some things that are head-scratchers to my past and present roommates.
We all have our idiosyncrasies, no? I mean, Holly just posted about that very thing.
Seeing as I’m a (relatively) full-fledged adult at this point, I’ve taken the time to establish some pretty solid habits. Whether other people consider them “normal” is yet to be seen.
Here are a few selections of my oddities:
1. I rarely have flowers at my apartment, but when I do, I keep them foreevvver.
I don’t know if it’s that I feel bad about throwing away something that was once pretty, or that I receive flowers so infrequently that I want to make their presence last, or what. All I know is that there are some very dead flowers sitting very nicely in a very nice vase in my living room. Creepy? Perhaps.
2. I frequently emerge from my bedroom soaked in sweat.
What? I work out in there.
3. I make things that involve chicken broth and garlic powder before 8 am.
Here’s the thing. I live in the city, but I work in the suburbs. If I buy lunch, my options typically include a salad bar, a freezer case, or a $10 sandwich. I try to bring my lunch most days as a result.
Lately, I’ve been getting home late (or getting home lazy) and haven’t had leftovers to bring with me. So I cook things before work.
This was a pretty simple combo of quinoa, fresh spinach leaves, a chopped up chicken sausage and sriracha. And to be fair, the only actual cooking that took place for this lunch was preparing the quinoa.
A word to the wise: if you are going to make a single serving of quinoa on the stovetop, use 1.5x the liquid than is directed. Otherwise you will be greeted with a very aromatic burned result once you emerge from blowdrying your hair.
Not that I would know from personal experience.
4. I watch Will & Grace every day.
Yes, the series ended in 2006. Yes, I can accurately answer even the most obscure of questions about the show from any of its eight seasons. Yes, I realize that I may need rehab for this some day.
I also realize that this may not only make me a weird roommate, but a weird person in general.
5. I really enjoy bleaching my kitchen sink.
Or whatever it is you do to make stainless steel sparkle. There’s Soft Scrub involved and that’s all I know. Sure, I could be using natural cleaners but the smell and effectiveness of that bleach really does it for me.
Told you I was weird.