Sunday, August 06, 2006

Random furniture/ where I live post

I've been here a month now and we still don't have a table and chairs. We have two stools we can sit on and eat at the kitchen counter, but it'd be nice to have a table and invite some peeps over for dinner. Of course, the open space does provide room for dancing. Any of you seen the dance move I lovingly call the "rabble"? I'm not sure how it came to be, it just happened one day when an old roommate and I were feeding off each other's hyper-silly moods. It consists of putting your pointer fingers up to your head like a bull and shaking around really fast till your hair is in your face and your other roommates are convinced you need medication. Ya, it's dumb, but fun. But I digress.

We need stuff, and not just a table and chairs, our front room is almost empty excepting my gold velvet plush rocking chair that was a cheap and lucky find at the Provo D.I. a few months back. We also need a couch and a floor lamp. One roommate swears she's got a couch at her parent's house, but there's no word on when or if that'll get down here. Another roommate swore she'd buy the table and chairs, but now she's moving out with her boyfriend's girlfriends (girls that are his friends). She swears it's not cuz she hates us or anything but it may actually have something to do with the fact that I'm constantly bugged by her mess (and am vocal about it) and the fact that the first night I was here her boyfriend spent the night and I told her I wasn't ever going to be down with that. We currently have someone's dirty rag on the dining room floor, someone's big empty box is there as well. It doesn't seem to bother anyone else, but stuff like that bugs the crap out of me...but I still am waiting for the other people to do something about it, hoping one day it will bug them, too.

Many times I've thought of moving, and I wasn't crazy about the ward at the beginning. But then I realize I never like the ward when I first get there (singles wards are always weird, I just forget that over and over again). My old roommate and I spent an entire night lamenting about my last ward when we first got there and then it turned out to be really great. Actually today I was thinking about this and I'm starting to maybe get used to my new ward a little bit. I just need to actually go to the activities and get to know people. And I just painted my room (very poorly I might add, it was my first attempt at painting walls and there were just a few things I didn't realize needed to happen in the process). But the effort I put into that sort of solidified my reasons for sticking around and giving this place a chance...for at least a little while. But I'm still not sure how committed I am to buying furniture, even though we really need to get some stuff.

5 comments:

Steve said...

Totally off subject....

Now that I've seen more pics of you, I think we perhaps met or at least I saw you in person. Did you ever go to either of the Colonial Wards that MJ does(did) from August 05 til you left of SLC?

SJ said...

Nope, I left in early May of 05, but I was there for about 2 and a half years before that.

Scully said...

Just tell everyone you are waiting for IKEA to open before you buy furniture.

Steve said...

Duh! I actually had my years messed up. I meant Aug of 2004, man I've been working too hard and forgot what year it was!!! I went there, Colonial 2, from Aug 2004 until I left for Germany in Aug 2005. So I'm pretty sure we did meet or I saw you. Hmmmmm....

SJ said...

probably we did meet, or at least saw each other. I left dc in May of 05. I did go to Colonial II for a short while when I was living near Old Town. I also went to Institute and am pretty social so you maybe saw me at a few parties? I'd have to see a more head-on picture of you to recognize you I think.