You never quite realize how empty a place feels until you are the only one standing in it. My apartment is hardly cavernous. Its just a big box, really. Three rooms, two of which are called bedrooms, and a larger rectangle which contains my kitchen and living room-in-one. When I'm the only one there I become even MORE paranoid than usual. The slightest noise will send me into a cat-like state of awareness. There's also nobody to watch the stove while you go out and carry two huge bags of laundry down the block to the laundromat. I was wondering if I'd step out of the place and look down the block to see flames shooting out of my window. My soup was happily simmering away. Yes, I know you should never do that. =P And my bed is so big. And so quiet. At least this will only last until Sunday.
Oh yeah, to the bitch who owns the Laundromat on Broadway, fuck you.
You've been washing people's underwear for twenty years. Congratulations.
i SO know what you mean. my studio apartment was one room, a kitchen, and a bathroom, with the main room 14' on a side. i lived alone. i used to triple-lock the door and i covered up the peephole so people couldn't see whether lights were on or off in the apartment from outside the door. i would worry that, if there were an earthquake (it was los angeles), it might possibly happen that i'd get buried under rubble and no one would know to come save me. at night i'd idly wonder if it was possible for the refrigerator to blow up and slice me into little people-shreds. i'm living with my parents again right now, but ironically, i'd do it all again.
by jean at March 27, 2002 11:45 PM
Do you find that the you sometimes feel more a lone is when you go out.
by Charles at December 17, 2003 7:47 PM
Sure... "people are strange, when you're a stranger." If you would like to see newer posts, Charles, click on the logo at the top.
by jean at December 19, 2003 1:13 PM
Quicksilver: All apts. and houses are basically boxes (in Spanish "casa" means box or house).
by DENNIS at September 12, 2006 3:28 PM