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You're alone in the house...

Started by Paul Calf, January 10, 2022, 05:40:25 PM

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Paul Calf


Butchers Blind


Sebastian Cobb

at this current moment I'm listening to The Psychedelic Furs and thinking about making a post-work brew.

seepage

Drinking red wine in the vicinity of a cream carpet. Naughty seepage.

JamesTC


Listening to Steve Lamacq on 6 Music.  He's playing Totally Wired, so all's good.

monkfromhavana

In the window between me finishing work and my girlfriend getting home, I have:

Washed the dishes
Fed the cat
Listened to some jungle
Drank some lemonade
Ate a soured gherkin
Been informed by my brother that I'm going to have to be the main contact for social services.

Only one of these is a euphemism for wanking.












It's the last one.

Sebastian Cobb

Quote from: monkfromhavana on January 10, 2022, 06:03:55 PMIn the window between me finishing work and my girlfriend getting home, I have:

Washed the dishes
Fed the cat
Listened to some jungle
Drank some lemonade
Ate a soured gherkin
Been informed by my brother that I'm going to have to be the main contact for social services.

Only one of these is a euphemism for wanking.












It's the last one.

I did less than all that during the time I was off last week. I didn't even open the door for 6 days it took some serious deliberation into whether I actually needed bread before I even did that. 10/10 would loaf again.

Endicott


Buelligan



Paul Calf


flotemysost

When I lived on my own briefly I didn't nearly make the most of it. Should have taken up rapping or the dulcimer or eaten something delicious yet inevitably resulting in a violent bout of food poisoning.

As it is, I normally have the place to myself during the day when I'm working at the moment, but I don't do anything very exciting, just lots of pacing and cleaning. I always feel like three is an optimal number of tenants for a flatshare because statistically there's a good chance you'll all get the place to yourselves at some point any given month, but at the same time it feels a bit more convivial and sociable and less intense than just living with one other person. (This is based on living with nice people, of course.)

Glebe


monkfromhavana

I'm alone in the house and have just eaten half a pack of double-pack Tesco own brand Custard creams and now I feel sick and have spoilt my lunch.

PlanktonSideburns

Quote from: monkfromhavana on January 10, 2022, 06:03:55 PMIn the window between me finishing work and my girlfriend getting home, I have:

Washed the dishes
Fed the cat
Listened to some jungle
Drank some lemonade
Ate a soured gherkin
Been informed by my brother that I'm going to have to be the main contact for social services.

Only one of these is a euphemism for wanking.












It's the last one.

All of social services? Isn't that going to be a lot of work?


icehaven

Quote from: flotemysost on January 10, 2022, 10:42:18 PMI always feel like three is an optimal number of tenants for a flatshare because statistically there's a good chance you'll all get the place to yourselves at some point any given month, but at the same time it feels a bit more convivial and sociable and less intense than just living with one other person. (This is based on living with nice people, of course.)

I lived in a 7 person houseshare a while back and I don't think, in the 3 and a half years I was there, I was ever alone in the house even once, even when there were a few vacant rooms. Absolute hell.

When I'm alone in the house now I tend to mostly watch/listen to something with earphones in, maybe while doing something else like washing up, tidying round etc. I like the immersiveness of earphones but it feels somehow rude to have them in when there's someone else in the house, even if we're in different rooms, so being alone is a good chance to shut the world out for a bit.   

the Fallen

Tuning to A432hz until the drugs wear off

flotemysost

Quote from: icehaven on January 12, 2022, 08:59:35 AMI lived in a 7 person houseshare a while back and I don't think, in the 3 and a half years I was there, I was ever alone in the house even once, even when there were a few vacant rooms. Absolute hell.

When I'm alone in the house now I tend to mostly watch/listen to something with earphones in, maybe while doing something else like washing up, tidying round etc. I like the immersiveness of earphones but it feels somehow rude to have them in when there's someone else in the house, even if we're in different rooms, so being alone is a good chance to shut the world out for a bit. 

I remember you posting about your nightmarish former houseshare! I viewed a seven-person flatshare a few years ago - the house looked fine, and the housemates seemed friendly enough but still had their own lives and different schedules etc. but I went for my tried-and-tested triptych in the end (and they turned out to be lovely people who I often hung out with and still talk to now and then, so it was a good decision).

I know what you mean re: headphones in shared spaces. One of my current flatmates often sits in the kitchen with headphones in listening to podcasts while she eats, which is obviously totally fine, but generally if I'm in a shared room (cooking or whatever) I like to be able to chat if someone else is there, it sort of makes you feel like you're getting in the way a bit.

And I used to live with someone who would have hours-long calls with their family (who were in another country) from the kitchen or living room, which again of course shouldn't have been something they had to always banish themselves to their bedroom for, but it did sort of put the kibosh on socialising in those rooms at the time.

touchingcloth

Quote from: seepage on January 10, 2022, 05:51:25 PMDrinking red wine in the vicinity of a cream carpet. Naughty seepage.

Which, ironically, is the excuse I'd use. Spill red wine on your carpet? Me? No, I've just had a bit of a naughty seepage.

seepage

I did once spill some Duck Muck over the wall and hid the stain behind the sofa. When we redecorated the builder loudly announced he'd charged an extra £500 'cos no matter how hard he tried, the stain kept seeping through. I could have bought another bottle of Duck Muck for that. 

Midas

drinking gin out of a mug. gonna water it down. splitting headache.

bgmnts

Watching YouTube videos about people who were murdered in their house until I am so afraid I can't sleep.