Maybe I will post a few to give you all a general idea of the wonderful people that I´ve come to know here
First, he had a party last night and the whole house was pretty much trashed. I came home at 4am after working 9 hrs at the bar and there were bottles and garbage everywhere. The floor was so sticky that I could barely walk on it because my shoes kept slipping off.
I decided that if he cleaned the whole thing up, that I´d forgive him. We´re supposed to have a massive house party next friday for my roommate Olivia´s leaving drinks and our neighbors really hate when we have parties so now they really have a right to complain.. 2 weekends in a row? Great planning..
I heard him cleaning up this morning and decided to go get some breakfast, so I moseyed upstairs and he was just starting to mop.. without sweeping first of course because hes a boy… I´m pouring some cereal when I looked down and realized that there was a lime wedge on the floor. When I went to put the milk back in the fridge, I looked and sure enough, the limes that I had bought for ME were gone. EFHNIKFNAEKFCNKSDFJSFKHJE
This may seem like a tiny crime to you all, but this is not the first of the things that he has taken, eaten, ruined etc. He throws all of his ash from his cigarettes down the sink, so when you´re in the kitchen making food, all you can smell is nasty cigarettes. He smokes in the house when its raining. He keeps using my milk and eating my food. He never cleans on a daily basis or takes the trash out. ITS SO ANNOYING.
Worst roommate award ever.
or as they call them here, flatmate or housemate.
We have been searching for a new person to move into the front room of our house for at least 2 weeks now. The Aussie guy living there moved out and we haven´t had any word from him at all (weird.. ) so we needed to find a replacement asap to pay the rent etc.
Now we´re not just looking for anyone, we don´t want a dud roommate, but I think so far we´ve been too picky. We´ve interviewed like 20 people and none of them have worked out… SO ANNOYING. There have been some that we absolutely loved but they didn´t love the house.
Why didn´t they love the house? I dunno.. Maybe because its a million years old and a sh*t hole. Maybe because the shower curtain is all black and somewhat moldy, maybe its because the bathtub is discolored, maybe its because the kitchen floor is full of crumbs and there are dishes in the sink. More likely because the bathroom is outside.. but that´s neither here nor there.
We thought SOMEONE might take it, even in its current state, but I should have known better because I´ve watched my fair share of real estate shows on TLC and Bravo and I know that you need to sell the property by making it look as nice as possible. (Kinda obvious right?)
Well, I took it into my own hands and cleaned the house from literally top to bottom. Swept everywhere, was on my hands and knees scrubbing the bathtub with a little tiny brush (the only one we had), cleaned the whole kitchen etc.
Today, in my productive zombie state, I went to the store and bought a new shower curtain (in real estate beige), to at least make it look like the rest of the bathroom is nice.. A moldy shower curtain is suuuuch an eyesore, not to mention incredibly disgusting to shower next to.
I´m contemplating buying some plants to put on the balcony and in the living room to make it a little more like a home. If we don´t find someone soon, we will be paying rent on an empty room and I don´t wanna do that at ALL.
Yup. Me. Running.
It IS odd, I know, but I need to do something good for my body because I feel like lately I´ve been destroying it a bit.
I´ve purchased 2 livingsocial deals for working out and I haven´t started either of them. I almost purchased a 3rd one today and then I realized that I need to stop buying and start DOING!
My run didn´t last long, but at least I got out there. That´s whats important right?
I forgot how great it is to feel my muscles burn. Makes me feel alive.
My roommate Ben has a friend who he told me has this theory about bartending. Whenever she wore her hair up, she made significantly less tips than when she wore it down. I was a little skeptical at first because I didn´t think that it would be noticeably significant.. maybe it was just a coincidence!
I also have a bit of a problem with serving food and drinks with my hair down because of the amount of hair I lose each day.. someone is bound to find one in their food and then I would feel really bad. Especially because I´ve had this germophobe mentality from the US drilled into me since I was little.
I decided to suck it up and try it.
Turns out, its completely true and if last night is any indicator, I will be wearing my hair down every shift for the rest of my time here.
Last night I worked for 2.5 hrs (really 3, but the last half hour I was cleaning and not making tips) and I made almost $40 in tips. I think I would make maximum 15-20$ before on a Saturday night and that was a longer shift and also before the 25% of our tips that we have to give to the bar backs.
I´m trying very hard to take my Grandpa´s advice and pay myself first, even out of my tips, because I could have some real money when I come back to the US if I´m smart about it.
MONEY MONEY MONEY