Thursday, May 12, 2005

On my own.

This Sunday I will be an official single person. Not just in terms of relationships, but in terms of living arrangement. At the age of 35, I will finally be living on my own on a permanent basis for the first time in my life.

No parents, no sisters, just me in a bedsit on Kenton Road, not far from where I live now. It's a nice place, I admit - quiet, cosy, furnished, bills inclusive except for electricity (on a meter); no PC of my own so no Internet (yet). It was going to happen eventually, and it's to the immense relief of my very caring if sometimes naggy and whiny big sister that we're finally separating after more than 10 years of my lumbering her with myself.

Additional virtues:

No more having to go off to watch the smaller TV when The O.C., Charmed or something else that I want to watch is on.

No more having to endure the moronic conversation of the smug twit Sharon calls a boyfriend.

No more having to worry about getting my own place.

Unfortunately, it also means less access to The Place That Jen Doesn't Like, and no more AOL chats for the foreseeable future. But that's what e-mails were invented for.

And since I've always been more comfortable by myself than with other people, this is probably the best thing for me.


The Archivist said...

Is bedsit another term for a one bedroom apartment?

Sisters (especially big ones) are a godsend. This I know, even though I don't have any kind of sister.

I hope that this new place becomes all you wish it to.

MuffinMan said...

Good luck with your new arrangement; hoping it works out very well for someone who lives with two roomates, I know the pluses & minuses of sharing a place with others (no home computer is a non-advantage for me as well). Glad to know there's always e-mails (as well as our blogs) to communicate with...

Jen61377 said...

Congratulations, Victor. Hope it works out well for you (and you can get a PC ASAP...if you can, can Rachel and I move in? ;-))

Cindylover1969 said...

K's S:

Yes; Amen; and thanks.


It's going okay so far (apart from the address trouble); I know I've been slipping email-wise, but I'm still better than Mr. B is. :)


They've offered me a second-hand one at work, but I haven't decided yet. You and Rachel can come by anytime, but you'd have to leave before nine... :(