Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Apartments and bowling

I've been thinking lately that it would just be better if I got a single apartment. Yeah, it's more expensive and when my loans kick in I'll be making things tight, but it's just so much better to have free reign over my living space. If I were to have company over.. it would just be better to have them over at my place in a more comfortable environment.

Speaking of housing, I checked out the cheap shared home I mentioned in the previous post. It's, well, cheap for a reason. Bad neighborhood, although they live next door to a cop. But the inside was just unappealing and I'd have restrictions on having guests over... so I think I'm going to tell them I will decline. I really do want to tough it out for like a year or two and just use the money I'd save to pay of loans or something, but I don't think I can do it sanely. I just can't expect to meet someone in a relationship and bring them over the house... so I'm going to have to side with the potential of love here over money.

On that note! Tonight I met Anthony at a bowling alley, where we played 3 games. Last night he suggested that we make a non-monetary bet on the outcome of the game, and whoever wins gets to claim it after the game. lol, I think I knew at this point, at least in my mind, that he probably wanted a kiss as his reward. Well, that's what I wanted. So we bowled 3 games and I won every one of them... I kind of felt bad, because I'm not a good bowler at all.. but apparently it was literally the second time he's gone bowling... so yeah. We walked out into the parking lot and just talked. We talked from 9:30 until midnight. He asked me what I wanted for winning, but I just couldn't say I wanted the kiss because there was this group of people standing a little bit away from us, also talking. (Apparently the parking lot of a bowling alley on a Tuesday night is a popular place to hang).

He told me he had something to tell me, but he didn't want to say it in front of the other people, so we walked a bit away from them out of hearing range. He told me that he really liked me... I returned saying I liked him too. So we just kind of continue our conversation and I know we are both just dieing for the other people to leave us alone, but it just got so late that we called it a night. I wanted to tell him that I wanted a kiss, but I just don't think it would have felt right in front of the other group of adults. He want's to do something Thursday... kind of soon given our distance (he lives in RI), but I said ok. He might come to visit me at my apartment, but I'm not sure if it will be a good idea given what's been happening with Josh and me.


  1. You must do what you feel is right of course....

    I think that getting your own place is a great idea, though you may be a little broke because of it, it will be a most liberation experience.


  2. If you think you can afford a decent and cheap(ish) single apartment and pay off your student loans, all without dying, then go for it. If you feel like saving up some money and paying off student loans, even though that means you'd have to share an apartment with someone, that's okay too. It sounds like you're thinking things through pretty carefully so you'll come to the right decision for yourself soon enough.

    I really wanted your story with Anthony to end with a kiss. Alas that wasn't fated to be in this post. Maybe next time? ;-)