Thursday, May 30, 2013

I Hope You Have a Big Trunk 'Cuz I'm About to Put My Bike In It

It's happening.
Either I'm "growing up" or the world is soon to be ending.
K started moving in this past weekend.

My feelings are somewhat mixed. I'm super excited, absolutely, but part of me mourns that solitude I had. I haven't lived with someone in over 3 years. Before that I had 2 male roommates who were cool as hell and it was breeze living with them. 3 years is a long time and a lot of wine induced face masks. I'm also pretty sure I failed kindergarten because I'm pissy when it comes to sharing.
Mainly with food and space, but still.

I fully support living in sin. If you've never lived with an S.O., it's definitely a learning experience. I can tell you right now that you will quickly learn about and see the most irritating habits and traits they may have. Are you going to be able to deal with it long term? Living together is a great way to find out. Sure most things can be ignored, overlooked or accepted. But what if they have a habit of sitting naked on the couch, clipping toenails and saving them? Can you deal with that? Forver?
Hell to the no!

 Let's just preface this right now by saying that I'm excited and looking forward to him moving in and blah blah and from here on it's all sarcasm and funny business, okay? Good.

Easy date nights - We may stay in but pjs, pizza, beer and a movie is a damn good date if you ask me.

Goodbye irrational worries - Falling in the shower and knocking myself out cold? SAFE! Actually, this could still happen.

Chubby bank account -  Lezzbehonest, it's awesome. Someone to split that damned cable bill and groceries with!

 Bugs: These ones. The ones that I truly can't stand. There's now a designated killer.

Groceries - Breaking my arms while carrying 10 heavy bags up 3 flights of stairs? It's no longer a one (wo)man job.

Closets/Drawers - See those 3 drawers there? Those are yours. Everything else is mine.
Use your space wisely my friend.

Food - I'm sorry I'm not sorry for what I said when I was hungry. Maybe if you didn't finish my cereal or eat all the chips we wouldn't be having this discussion. 
Bathroom - Maybe you should just use the facilities at your gym? I think we'll both be happier.

Man Stuff - I like skulls as much as the next girl (really, I do) but I don't really want them in my our living room.

Cleanliness - That doesn't go there. Put this away. Why did you leave that there???
 And if that's not enough, this hilarity from The Oatmeal sums it up quite nicely.

Wish me luck. Or maybe wish K luck. 


  1. My boyfriend and I have been doing long distance for almost 2 years while we get our finances/careers settled out. Soon we're hoping to move in though, so it's funny/refreshing to read perspectives on this. I can totally agree on these! I think my biggest thing is that he's going to want to help decorate, but I doubt his taste in decor...

  2. Congrats on the move! You know, I'm with you on this. I think you have to live (in sin!) with someone before you marry them, because it can be a real deal breaker. Dating and living together are so completely different. I absolutely would not have married my wife without having lived with her first. We found out after moving in together that we still tolerated each other, so it must have been love, right?

  3. Aaaaaahhhhh that is so cute. I fully support you and think it is the right thing to do. I got married really young before it was in vogue to live with someone first. Lucky for me we have stood the test of time.


    Here's my advice, for what it's worth: pick your battles wisely, learn to love the faults, and always say what's on your mind.


  5. Hahaha I love this! I totally support living in sin as need to know what you are getting in to! Sitting on the couch naked reminded me of Harry and Charlotte from SATC. God I miss that show!

  6. Good luck with the move. It's a massive step but I'm sure you'll be fine. Remember, if HE moves in with YOU, then everything is yours and nothing is his. Some stuff is "ours" but it's never just his.

  7. this post is brilliant. I was really nervous when we first moved in together, and the first couple of months were kind of hard, but 2 years later I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions.

  8. Well this is an exciting development!!!!! I'm cracking up though! However, sometimes the mister refuses to kill bugs JUST TO TERRORIZE ME! Don't allow that!!!!

  9. haha all SO true! it definitely takes some… adjusting. :) it's also way harder when they move into your space instead of getting a new place together!

  10. Exciting! Let me know how it goes, so I can tell Rob whether we should move in together or not. Lol jk, we have to, we're getting married someday but I'm not gonna lie, I'm nervous and excited about it at the same time!

  11. How exciting! Congrats! I've been living in sin and loving it since 09 haha!

  12. One day Will said to me, "You kind of live here." and my response was, "Yeah. You kind of won't let me go home. Haha" I married him because he's the only person in the world that I can stand to be around 24-7, and to be honest, no amount of time together is enough. I hope it all goes smoothly for ya. Just remember not to sweat the petty things!