I am hesitant to post a picture of my room for the time being because it looks extremely cluttered. This is largely due to the ginormous box sitting by my door. I have two beds in here (one’s in the box and I’m lying on the other one).
In short, walmart.com has been the bane of my existence in terms of furniture. Almost every piece of furniture I’ve gotten has been somewhat of a nightmare, but I will not dwell on it, because most of it is [finally] done with.
Long story short, walmart.com sucks and I really love Target, and not only because I found cans of Emerald Cocoa Roasted Almonds there on sale! :D!
This is where I currently live!
It’s a 4-bed/1-bath house, so we’re all under agreement to do makeup and hair in our own rooms. Fortunately, I don’t know how to do makeup and “doing my hair” usually goes as far as putting it in a ponytail or brushing it, so I’m good to go. There’s usually lawn furniture, but I took it all inside because we were preparing for Hurricane Irene at the time.
See? (Yes, those are unfortunately our garbage/recycling cans behind the chair.)
I’m currently living with 2 dietetic interns (one soon-to-be RD) and 1 PhD student. We’ve been getting along great because we all love food and understand each other’s freakishly busy schedules.
On long days, this is a typical conversational exchange.
F: (collapsed in a chair after making dinner) I’m too tired to chew.
H: (sitting on the stairs waiting for her food to cook) I feel you.
M: (sitting on the kitchen floor eating pasta) I’m about to pass out.
We live on a pretty interestingly diverse street. There are college undergrads two doors down, grad students next door, an elderly lady across the street, a family on the other side. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned yet that I am once again car-less, but seeing as how I spent the first 22.5 years of my life this way, one could say that I’m very, very used to walking quickly and finding [free] public transportation everywhere. I’m on a self-imposed challenge to use as little money as humanly possible while still living comfortably (by “comfortably,” I just mean eating regular meals that don’t include ramen, and not freezing to death).
There are raccoons that hold congregations in the middle of our street. (Seriously, no joke. One of my housemates saw them huddled in a circle and chattering before one let out a squawk and they all ran off to different houses, presumably to raid their garbage cans.) She’s also seen them building a ramp to get into ours.
My school is surrounded by greenery. :] This was taken back in May/June-ish though, when there was still sunlight to be had.
When it was pouring rain the day before yesterday and I lamented the departure of the sun, my classmates told me I’d have to learn to get used to the ever-present overcast gray and osteoporosis.
Posted on September 9, 2011, in Day by Day and tagged cold weather living, grad school life, moving in, new brunswick. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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