It's so quiet, because my roommate is also not here (though I don't know where she went, and if she's coming back today or not, but I didn't see her laptop in the kitchen).
I've not done much LJ checking since before the New Year, so if I missed a major crisis or occurance, I'm sorry. If you think I need to know about it, send me a link.
I have lots to write about, and some of it may end up being friends-only, so stay logged in kiddos.
For now, I shall tell you about the apartment.
It's a very nice place. There's a piano, which is horribly out of tune. There's a dishwasher, which is very exciting (though I've yet to discover where the detergent is). My new roommate/landlady smokes, which sucks. Apparently, she'd quit, which is why I didn't know about it before I moved in, but then she took it back up. The ceilings are high and my room doesn't smell like it, but still. I have air purifiers running in my bedroom and bathroom to keep the air clean, and they seem to be helping. The bed is nice, although it moves a lot, even just me getting snuggled into bed can make it sound like I'm doing something naughty.
The walls in my room are bare white, but I do have crown molding, which excited Kate. I also have vent heat, and not a stupid radiator, which excites me a great deal, because radiators just suck up wall space. There are three windows, and on nice days I get very nice light in here, esp. in the afternoon, as my windows have western exposure. There are no curtain rods though.
Gabe was complaining about the dryness. It's not terrible, but I do notice it a bit. Which just makes this humidifier all the more tempting.
I'm also doing that thing again where I fantasize about decorating my own house.
My roommate is nice and friendly, which is pleasant. She's in her 30s. Her birthday is two days after mine. She's a consultant, though I don't truly understand what she does. She seems to like to travel and has been lots of places, and she also seems to like to party. She's also a night owl, which was nice when I was moving in because I didn't feel like I was waking her up.
So far, my complaints are:
the grocery store, while heaps nicer, is farther away, which means it takes a bit more time/effort to acquire foodstuffs
I don't get HBO or Showtime anymore
she spends a lot of her time in the kitchen, and I don't really like there to be other people in the kitchen when I'm cooking sometimes. It's not really a problem, just something I need to get used to