the wrong side of the bed

Thursday, November 01, 2007


i want to write a post about an amazing hat, but i keep putting it off. it's okay, i just have to get to it before thanksgiving. this, though, is something i need to deal with right now. my roommate is completely great as a roommate. i'm not in love with her quite as much, or at all, as i was when we moved in together. she is still almost everything a person could want. quiet. about as clean as i am. tolerant of my moods. but there are three things about her that have been making me crazy. i am a bad person for telling you, but here they are:

1. she hangs the toilet paper so that the sheets come down in the back. what is the advantage of that? the end of the roll is not always apparent. finding the roll requires awkward, unnatural hand positions.

2. she wears a faux hawk. why?

3. she decides that some things are recyclable that clearly are not. styrofoam. envelopes with plastic bubbles inside (the kind you pop!). take out containers. she doesn't even always break down boxes. okay, so the madison recylopedia doesn't say that you can't recycle packing envelopes, but how would they be processed by recycling facilities? i guess that other envelopes with plastic windows get recycled. maybe whatever soaking processes lets them extract all of the plastic after the paper is already mulch. still, i wish she had looked in to it.

she only eats oatmeal. every bowl in the apartment is sitting in our sink by the end of the week. she often puts dish towels in the bowls as if to hide the contents. it is quite odd. i can't get mad at her about this because i take ever glass in our house to my bedroom so that i can have water to take my pills. i never bring yesterdays glass back down. so, okay, i will let the bowl thing go.


7:12 AM


You and I have a standing agree-to-disagree on the faux hawk, which I find awesome.
Blogger Constance, at 9:36 PM  
I cannot stand having the toilet paper come off the back. It's weird and I don't like it.
Blogger Gwen, at 2:50 PM  

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