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roommates

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

I have a roommate for 3 weeks. I love it. My roommate will never see this nor will anyone she knows, I’m sure, so I’m not just saying that to suck up. I seriously do love having her around.

I had roommates, lots of em, all through school, but in 2005 I moved into a one-bedroom apartment by myself to never look back. Roommates are no good, I’ve paid my dues, I need my own place, so dagnabbit, I’m on my own. I would visit my friends who still had roommates and feel self-congratulatory pity for them. They would complain about what a drag their roommates are and I would pat them on the hand knowingly. My friends who live alone and I would have exclusive club meetings where we discuss how fabulous living alone is. Having to share a bathroom and a kitchen? no thanks! Having someone around all the time making a mess? forget it! Not being able to do what I want, when I want, to my own stuff? never again! I’m an adult now and adults DO NOT have roommates. Grown-ups live in isolated situations or with their families, they do not co-habitate with friends, acquaintances or distant relatives. Those are the rules now.

But then my boyfriend’s friend’s girlfriend had a three week elective in a Toronto hospital coming up in July and she really wanted to stay with people she knows so I thought, hmm… well I guess… But we barely have enough room for our own bikes. We only have an extra small room with a couch and no room for another bed. We have a teeny tiny bathroom. Are you sure there’s enough room? Well, if you’re really sure…

Now I find it’s so so wonderful. We cook together delicious full meals! We go on walks and get ice cream and gummy candies! We watch all sorts of movies and the rest of season two of True Blood (which gets pretty ridiculous but not in a good way fyi)! We stay up past our bedtime gossiping about boys, careers, and deep life questions/philosophies! I get to show her all my crafts I ever made and she is very impressed and supportive! We go on fun bike rides (not yet, but we will soon)! And so much more! It’s so very awesome!

I really love having a roommate and it pretty much is my new favourite thing! I guess I’ve matured or maybe it would suck if it were longer than three weeks and it was more permanent, but now I think it’s the greatest!

Lost is so stupid and I like boys

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

I gotta watch it now though cause I succumb easily to peer pressure of those who watch with me. So dumb. They don’t even like it, they just watch cause they have to after investing a million hours into it I bet.

Check out this awesome spam from “Hemroids Home Remedy”: Have you ever considered adding more videos to your blog posts to keep the readers more entertained? I mean I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good but since I’m more of a visual learner.

Spam comments are so awesome in a way I can’t even describe! I don’t know why or how but they are so super sweet! I wonder if anyone else appreciates them like I do…

Sooo… I’ve been thinking lately about boys. I have two brothers, an awesome dad, and all-boy cousins, so I’ve always gotten along better with males. My mom is awesome too, but growing up I had way more in common with my dad. I hung out pretty much exclusively with boys in grade school. They just seemed way cooler to me than the alternative. As we entered puberty and things got “complicated,” I learned many times over that girls and boys can’t be friends. No matter how hard we tried, things got awkward and/or romantic and it just wasn’t as fun anymore. Also, I felt weird and like I was missing out on great girly friendships; and I was right. In my late-teens I started, at first consciously then later it came natural, to cultivate more friendships with girls. Feminism is correct and we have to support each other and be awesome together. Over the years I’ve made amazing girlfriends and kinda let my boyfriendships fall away a bit. Lately however, I notice the boys in my life are coming back with a vengenance. Awesome! Boys in general seem like simpler, lower mantainence friends and that is more my style for whatever reason. Don’t get me wrong, I love my girlfriends so much and get along with them better than anyone. It’s more of a balance of influences of both I’m finding I think I need. As I get older and everyone gets more mature and chilled out, I find I can hang out with boys again without it being weird. That’s nice eh? It’s called being an adult probably.

Sarah & Andrea

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Andrea and I made a brutal-on-purpose video when we were at school in Singapore for our Basic Audio Video class. You can now watch it online!! See it YouTube embedded above! We lived together in that dorm room for an entire year!

I Love You, Man (As a Friend)

Monday, June 29th, 2009

masculinity and friendships!! Fascinating!! Masculinity is a riddle I hope to understand perhaps one day…

Relationships Between Gay and Straight Men Are Moving Beyond Stereotypes from the NY Times