Sunday, March 8, 2009

Roomates, Banjos, and thee Watchmen

My roommates left town for Florida, yesterday! I know it bad to say this, but I cannot help it - I feel liberated! Finally! I can prance around the house naked! I can play music as loud as I would like! I can stay up late without worrying about Clinicals or their jobs or their sleeping-patterns or their judgments - There are no guilt trips this week, no sir-ee! I can breathe this stale basement air without worrying if I will be scrutinized for it....!

....It is a little hard for me living here. I love Patrick (I love him so much)..... And our roommates are great roommates (they really are, they do all the stuff roommates should do).... It is just that I feel as if they do not like me very much. Not sure if it is my job? Or the fact that they run marathons and I type on my computer all day? Not sure what it is - All I know, is that I am pretty good at reading people (it is part of my job) and what I read off of them is that they wish that I was somewhere else...

Keep hoping that when Pat and I move to Austin in August, we will find some silly childish roommates that love life - and take nothing seriously... that would be brilliant. Icecream socials! Fingerpainting extravaganzas! Tea parties on someone's pavilion! Perhaps, I dream too big....

Hey hey! My new 5-string banjo came in the mail yesterday! Whooo! It is SO beautiful! This is the first time I have bought myself something in months.... Been adamantly watching Youtube tutorials all morning, trying to become a Master-Banjo-Player! - Got the Earl Scruggs roll down ....moved onto learning some simple chords that do not tear my fingers apart. My goal is to locate a Banjo-teaching guru out here in Cleveland... it would get me out of the house and perhaps I could meet some musical types... tutorials can only take you so far, you know?

Loaned Matthew my Sookie Stackhouse novel set that PD got me for Christmas.... Just got an email from his this morning, here is what he had to say:

"I am addicted to sookie stackhouse. I am on book 4. I cannot sleep. I cannot eat I can barely get myself to work because I want to see how my new friend is fairing in her fictional life. I had my roommate, Sarah, read the first one and she fucking made fun of it mercilessly for being so stupid but guess what shes on book two so that is that. Florida! I am just excited to be something different for awhile, in the sun. I love you! Florida is like two days away its fucking crazy I am so tired I cannot think I love you i love yOu I love you..........matthew"

And that is correct - Florida is in two more days.... Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando, New Smyrna, Miami, Key West.... all hail the sunshine state! Adventure is about to ensue.... : )

8 comments:

Deanna Deadly said...

are you coming to Austin,Texas?!

JRtist said...

I've been in situations where people didn't want me around, yet weren't willing to voice their views... I just told myself at the time... I have every right to be here... It's not that I do anything wrong or am annoying... They don't like it... deal with it. If they don't have the balls to voice their opinion to you, then their opinion doesn't count. I kinda have that same philosophy to this day... but not as extreme.

Have fun in Florida btw

PD said...

Enjoy the freedom and space. Nothing wrong with dreaming big. I think it gives you hope. I know it does for me. Cant wait to see Watchmen myself. Frank Miller's stuff is great.
I had no idea those Sookie Stackhouse books were that addictive. I have some friends my mine reading them now. Makes me think, what am I missing. You & Matt enjoy the Sun!
:)

Bowman Wanser said...

Congrats on your liberation and the banjo. Just look things will brighten up for you with you new instrument.

I used a Londonism to find a silver lining to my cloudy weekend. I am getting over the flu and thought to myself.

"I will look so much better by the time I get to Tucson."

Have a great day!!!

London Andrews said...

If everything goes as planned... yup... as soon as the lease runs up for Cleveland. P and I are moving to Austin in August. : ) It was the one city we could agree on - For me it has nice weather, lots of things to do, big skies, a good economy, young people, music, yoga - for Pat it was 200 music venues, bike trails, and lots of fun bars to check out. I am super excited about it - but I don't want to talk about it too much or it won't happen. I know the drill. : )

Yea, but I don't voice my opinion to them either - so I guess that means that neither of us count in the roommate situation... : ( I just wish I could be comfortable in the house.... it sucks...

Sookie Stackhouse is for addicts... haha

Topless New York said...

Oh my God, New Smyrna Beach... I'm so freakin' jealous right now. If you go to New Smyrna Beach and don't eat at least one meal a day at J.B.'s Fish Camp, the terrorists will have won and I'll never forgive you!

Duff Man said...

Now, you air drying naked... that is TOTALLY what I needed for this lazy tuesday. I wanna give u a call this week. xox

London Andrews said...

I LOVE JB's!!!!!! My grandparents have been vacationing in New Smyrna for the past five years now (I think I made it down four out of the five).... Anyways JB's, is my absolute favorite to grab dinner. Everything on the menu is both affordable and to die for.... fresh seafood... mmmm...

You can be sure that Matt and I will spend a few evenings down there... fo sho... : )