LIFE + THINGS

Yours, Mine & Ours.

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This month officially marks one year since I’d finally decided to venture away from home and into a place of my own. And it’s been an incredible experience. I can’t even begin to fully express just how much I and my life in general has changed since I picked up those keys and started a whole new journey that was my own.

Sure, there are some days where the thought of paying bills and being broke again make me want to throw a toddler tantrum when all I really want to do in that moment is to go on a trip or an intense shopping spree or hit the bar with friends and get my Oprah on.

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Because I like showering, walking in lighted areas, driving a car and keeping up with my dose of trash tv cable I choose on Responsibility Boulevard.

Or at times when my family and I are sitting down and enjoying a meal together and they ask me how’s everything in which I reply with a collected answer instead of unleashing my initial inner feelings.can i come homeGrowing up is tough but in the end it makes you tougher.

fix it bossAnd wiser. And possibly more of a drinker.

Along this new road in my life I’ve been approached by a few friends on teaming together, saving a bit more money and becoming those famous nine lettered words.

ROOMMATES.

BAD DAY BLUES

Some days you just don’t like to be bothered. If I had a long day at work or just a bad day all around the last thing I want to do is be surrounded by other humans. Who talk and breathe and move around everywhere touching shit. I want to get comfortable, sulk with a beer, a slice or four of pizza and zone out to something terrible on television in peace.

blackout drunk leave me alone

SHARE THIS

Having a roommate, the top priority is to share.

Share the rent, share the utilities, share the toiletries, the front rooms and even the food.

want my own fries I’m still learning to embrace the concept of sharing food.

But what happens when your roommate doesn’t ask at all–and just helps themselves to your fancy restaurant leftovers or your hidden box of Turtles? Or borrows your new shoes you bought on clearance and haven’t had a chance to wear–but they did, and now your shoes are scratched the hell up and smell like feet jam and bad decisions?

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Or they erase the latest episode of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta or Catfish that has been waiting patiently for you on the DVR because it interfered with their programs they wanted to watch and record.

classlessThis is the shit that will get you cut.

HE/SHE DOESN’T EVEN GO HERE

Living with roommates, eventually you will also have to deal with not only them–but their guests as well.

judging2Their semi-bitchy friend. Their LOUD friend. Their friend that is rumored to be a klepto and always stares at you funny. The asshole boyfriend. The rando. The boyfriend who just won’t leave. And likes to start arguments. And likes to have loud crazy sex with your roommate when you have to get up early the next day.

youre not gonna sleepAll these people will come and not contribute to rent but constantly infest your living quarters and possibly one day bring out the worst in you.

go f yourselfWHO ARE YOU, REALLY?

You don’t really know someone until you live with them. I’ll tell you right now I am the weirdo that will get up at 3am due to insomnia and dance around with a blow dryer, a brush and Britney Spears on repeat.

pj danceI’m not a morning person and I slightly channel Jack Nicholson from The Shining when I am in writing mode.

distracting meI let pots and pans pile up in my sink for days get a good soak in and sometimes my closet is more so on the side of the bed or on full display on the couch.

Living with other people you have to put up with little quirks and antics of their own and it may or may not mesh well with yours. Sure, in the beginning of moving in everything is all good in the Struggle Hood until you find out they’re shady or crazy, have crazy friends, have a crazy boyfriend, are a bigger slob than you’d ever dream to be or just have no money management skills. And that’s not going to fly come the 1st.

Deciding to live with anyone, even your “good friend” should definitely be thought over in every aspect possible.

I don’t think I’ll ever be ready to live with other people again. My husband and kids will have to find somewhere else to stay, I’ll see you guys at breakfast.

all by myself

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29 Comments

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    plainjanemcgough
    July 15, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Love this! 🙂

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    donofalltrades
    July 15, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Ya, a roommate is the last option of a desperate person not wanting to go back to living in their childhood basement. You’re wise to avoid them.

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    Katie
    July 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I could never have a roommate for exactly those reasons. We’ll see what happens when my boyfriend and I move in together…

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    Titillating Thoughts
    July 15, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I don’t mind roommates. As long as I have my stuff and they have theirs. The only thing I am not keen on sharing, and never have, is the porcelain throne and shower.

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    thefashionrealist
    July 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Hilarious!!! i wanna be there when you write something like this hahah

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      Vodka&Cupcakes
      July 16, 2013 at 12:54 am

      Thank you! Haha I’m not a fun person to be around when I’m writing!

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    shoedooo
    July 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Ha Ha. I had the ultimate “Roommate” horror experience minus the murder and ish. I want to save for a house since rent isnt getting any cheaper, So I have decided to go back down that route. I love living alone. It’s the best thing ever, Now If I can get a raise then I will stay put.

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      Vodka&Cupcakes
      July 16, 2013 at 12:55 am

      Glad you got out alive!haha; houses are definitely the better option!

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    Kristin
    July 16, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Great post!! I thought there would be no problem living with a roommate…until college…I tried 3 different girls. One of them was my best friend through college. It was hell!! Also lived with my best friend since the third grade. Lasted 3 months. Horrible. My suggestion is to live with a guy. They’re much less dramatic and so much easier to tell off. lol.

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      Vodka&Cupcakes
      July 16, 2013 at 12:58 am

      Thank you! Oh wow, yeah girls are so much harder to find equal ground with compared to guys!

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    indiereadergirl0329
    July 16, 2013 at 12:28 am

    OMG, I can’t believe how hard I laughed. The gifs, oh the gifs. They were just perfect and I feel the same. I had too many roommates in college, most of them awful.

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      Vodka&Cupcakes
      July 16, 2013 at 1:02 am

      Haha thank you!! Yeah I have some friends with some crazy horror stories of roommates; it’s just so hit and miss it’s not even worth attempting if you don’t have to.

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        indiereadergirl0329
        July 16, 2013 at 1:07 am

        Yes, definitely. My friends, too. And, I did have that roommate that allowed her boyfriend to live with us in a small dorm room. I got no say! A week turned into a whole semester basically. Oh the joy.

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          Vodka&Cupcakes
          July 16, 2013 at 2:08 am

          Ugh that sounds like that was a blast! (not lol)

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    marijadebono
    July 16, 2013 at 5:24 am

    your posts are always so much fun to read, yet so very true! 🙂

    marija from allthingslady

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    Laura Beth
    July 16, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Entertaining gifs sprinkled amongst your insightful input. I treasure my personal space and my alone time. Keep tight hold of it!

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      Vodka&Cupcakes
      July 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you thank you! OMG yes; I most definitely will!

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    CoCo
    July 18, 2013 at 3:01 am

    You are so funny, I love it! I’m going through the roommate thing this summer, and lets just say you hit every possible nail on the head.

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      Vodka&Cupcakes
      July 18, 2013 at 3:18 am

      Thank you! Oh no, bless you!!haha is it just for the summer? If so it’s halfway over! 🙂

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        CoCo
        July 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm

        Yes THANK GOD it is just for the summer!

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    Is Everyone an Idiot but Me?
    July 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Great post, I can definitely relate! I think the only acceptable kinds of roommates are the ones you can be brutally honest with so you can just call them out when they are being weird or annoying

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