Bachelorhood of a Sort is Behind Me

As many of you are probably aware, a fairly major and wonderful change is happening in my life over the next few weeks: I’ll no longer be living alone! Teisha, the recent graduate (yay!), is packing up and we’re trekking across the desolate Western landscape to my home in sunny Coastal Paradise, California.

I guess I can now longer consider my apartment a bachelor-pad anymore, which means, looking over the piles of filth to see my monitor, I need to make *ahem* a few changes. Beyond cleaning, though, I feel that it’s important to make the place “open” enough that Teisha can really leave her mark on it and feel like it’s her home, too. So I’ve already cleared an entire bookcase for her books and trinkets. But I need to do more still. I’m thinking of re-arranging to make more open wall-space for her posters and such, and I’m working on clearing out a lot of the closet (girls have lots of clothes, right? 😉 ). Teisha, bless her soul, seems entirely unworried about being able to make her mark. But I know first-hand how important a place that feels like home can be, especially when moving far from everything you know. So I’m working on the little touches.

Does anyone have any suggestions for living together and/or decorating that I may be forgetting? I’m not scared about personality conflicts– we’ve already lived together, last summer. But permanent is very different from temporary, and I’m a planner, so I like to think ahead.

Also, feel free to congratulate Teisha and I. Hehe.

Finding enough space will be a problem, I’m sure. Here’s a rough sketch of the apartment:
Apartment Layout

7 Responses to “Bachelorhood of a Sort is Behind Me”

(… Yay!)

teisha - December 19th, 2005 at 3:56 pm

Congrats, guys! I think it’s awesome that you’re taking this step. To be honest, the only thing moving in together did for Gilvoro and I was to force us to see one another and interact with another more often. But it’s still a change.

My only advice is to give one another space, especially if you’re annoying/aggravating/pissing each other off. This should seem obvious from previous family and roomie situations, but it somehow seemed different to me when I moved in with my SO.

Also, I didn’t see the rats on the map . . .

ShortSpeedFreak - December 19th, 2005 at 8:55 pm

Do the rats co-exist (albeit briefly) with the lizards? 😛

Mallorn - December 20th, 2005 at 7:42 am

The rats are in that bottom left little square… Sure, he can fit “bookcase” into the other tiny square, but can’t fit “rats” into that one. They co-exist in the same apartment.. but not the same cage 😛

teisha - December 20th, 2005 at 8:46 am

What’s with you freaks? I ask serious, important questions, and the pressing issue is “where are the rats?” 😉 *chuckles*

Yeah, like Teisha said, they are a block on the sketch, just unlabeled. I got lazy.

That said, they need a bigger cage… they’re so cute and inquisitive, and I don’t entertain them enough!

ShortSpeedFreak– Thanks for the advice. Yeah, space will become an issue sometimes, I’m sure. Teisha and I are both needy people (it’s true!). But we’re both aware of that fact, and we can work it out.

Paradoxdruid - December 20th, 2005 at 9:53 am

I’m sure the rats cheat at the poker games they play with the lizards when PD isn’t around. Now we need to just get some massive radioactive fallout and we can have rodents of unusual size verse an overweight Godzilla.

stephen - December 22nd, 2005 at 9:21 pm

I consider this a battle won. Stephen admitted that my lizards move, albeit only when no one else but the rats are around. 🙂

Paradoxdruid - December 22nd, 2005 at 10:13 pm

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