Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Apartment Hunting Sucks.


Ugh. As you may recall from the other week, I’m slightly depressed about my predicament, where apartment hunting is kind of like this:


 My mom came to visit last week, and we checked out some apartments together.



It did NOT go well. Let me illustrate this to you in chart form.


Or maybe you’d rather see it this way:

Eventually it became like this:


I saw Boyfriend, and he tried to comfort me. Kind of:



I really do not want a roommate.



Yes, I let Boyfriend keep his testicles. Needless to say, I’m still looking for somewhere to live. Yes, it’s stressful. Sigh.

42 comments:

  1. All the best in your hunt. It doesn't help that apartment managers are slightly more predatory than used car sales people. Here's a strategy: Bring a roach in jar, and when you find an apartment you like, bring the price down by unleashing the roach at a strategic time. Boom, $100 off per month.

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    1. Brilliant!

      I'll have to rememeber this one. =P

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  2. I empathize. I am trying to lease purchase a home. Every seller is all for lease purchase until you make an offer and they realize that *gasp* you want all or at least a large portion of the rent you pay until you buy to go towards the purchase. I mean, otherwise,what is the point? I am currently 0 for 5 on offers. I am looking at three more this morning and if I can't make something happen,I am going to chill and just rent a house or apt for a while. Yeah, that's what I want to do, move twice. I dislike landlords as most are evil,snoopy people who are just waiting for you to mess up something. Hope things look up for you soon.

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  3. Based on your illustrations, I'm guessing that you look like your mom.

    Sorry to hear about your predicament, though.

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  4. Thank god Boyfriend was allowed to keep his testicles! That's such a heart warming thought. I'm surprised at his suggestion though - a flatmate would make sexy time not as fun. (Or maybe more fun depending on your point of view lol)

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    1. Boyfriend and I would respond to that last line differently, I imagine.

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    2. Yes, somehow that so often seems to be the case ;-)

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  5. so. . . he wasn't offering to be the roommate? or he was?

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    1. Oh no no, Boyfriend owns his home where his kids are. He meant for me to find someone else who is going to drunk eat my food and never wipe down the kitchen counter (like my roomie now). She's not SO bad, but I want out.

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  6. I'm with you! I can't handle a roomie. I had one...once. It would never happen again. The day that I left work early on a beautiful day to head to our community pool, went in the fridge and saw that all of my poolside beer was gone...that was the day I started looking. NO ONE drinks my beer and leaves me with none!!
    Good luck! Wish I could help find you a place.

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  7. Your angry face is one of my faves!

    I remember you saying in the original post that you want to be closer to Boyfriend. Is that something you're flexible on? Apartment hunting definitely sucks. Sometimes I want a roomie, but 99.7% of the time I LOVE living alone.

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  8. I faced this situation a while ago. I ended up cutting out cable, internet, gym, shopping for wonderful things and eating so I could afford my own (nice) place. I used the internet at work, made Manfriend take me out on dates where I ordered massive quantities of food so I could eat for the rest of the week, watched my Teen Mom episodes online (at work) and walked my dog a lot for exercise. I eventually gave in and moved to a less nice apartment and got internet. Also, my best friend moved to Italy and gave me her treadmill. (unfortunately it mainly is used to dry clothes.) Good Luck!

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  9. If you go for the affordable option, I advise pre-emptive shanking. Make a bigger shank - maybe out of a pitchfork or something - and charge down anyone in your way. Soon you'll have the trembling falling-on-knees please-don't-hurt-me respect of the neighbourhood, I guarantee it.

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  10. OMG. I'm married with 3 kids now, and that's still not as bad as having a roommate. I don't think I could live with another adult that I wasn't fucking. Sorry.

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  11. no roomates, Gia. really no fun. i had one straight from the deepest hell.
    if you are here, i'll let u in mine. nice and affordable :) all for yourself.

    hope you are able to find one real soon.

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  12. boyfriends can be roomates. he's old, he probably has money. work that out.

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  13. Good luck on your search. I looked for two years to find my house. It definitely won't take you that long to find an apartment. I just gave you a bright side.

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  14. Roommates suck. I avoid them at all costs. If you're not sleeping with them or if they're not your family, there is simply no reason to make it work... want to end a friendship quickly? Move in together. Good luck on the search!

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  15. It's too much to ask that you don't get shanked. Perhaps you could compromise by living somewhere where you might only get shanked once or twice, or get shanked somewhere unimportant like in your ear lobe or spleen.

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  16. Gia, I don't know the area where you live; is renting a guest house a possibility? Or maybe a duplex? I've seen some really nice duplexes around here and if I was on my own I might opt for that myself rather than an apartment. Keeping my fingers crossed that you find the perfect place!

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  17. One, roommates aren't always horrible. Sometimes they're even nice if you become friends!

    Two, how likely is it that you'll get shanked in such areas that you percieve you may be shanked? Is it really as dangerous as you percieve it to be?

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  18. Good luck! I don't blame you for not wanting a roommate. I love my friends, and it so nice to split rent/utilities, but I LOVE living by myself. You'll find something!

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  19. Urgh NO! Boyfriend is v.v. wrong on this one - no roommates! Bad boyfriend! x

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  20. You should go the roommate route. See if a friend is trying to move out. It makes things a lot more manageable. And by roommate i mean apartment mate.

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  21. Yeah... I'd be kind of scared of getting a roommate as well. So many horror stories out there...

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  22. You just need to figure out how to save some money so you can afford something in the red part of the circle. Try cutting something out that you don't really need. Like no more wine. BWHAHAHAHA!!!! I ALMOST said that without laughing! Good luck with your search lady.

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  23. "An apartment where I won't get shanked." Okay, I nearly pooped my pants laughing at that! Sadly, people that haven't hunted for apartments have no idea how truly hard it can be to find a shank-free apt!

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  24. Is 'shanked' a euphemism....?
    And, on behalf of all men of my gender, I thank you for allowing Boyfriend to keep his testicles.
    I haven't seen mine since the 90s.

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  25. Oh, dear. Maybe something will turn up. You just keep looking in shank-free zones!

    -Barb the French Bean

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  26. I told you to live with Boyfriend. When he suggested a roommate, I bet he meant himself.

    Love,
    Janie

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  27. I know ALL about the apartment hunt. The best finds for me were the ones through friends, family, and co-workers. I ended up picking a great little, affordable apartment after getting a number from my girlfriend's uncle's ex-coworker. Basically, just put the word out ;) lol

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  28. I wouldn't want a roommate either because I hate people.

    Good luck on your apartment hunt. I might do that soon and need your advice. What do you think?

    No?

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  29. I have absolutely no advice on this, but other people do who seem to know what they're talking about :) I hope you find something that won't make you want to jump out the window...unless it's on the ground level, of course.

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  30. No, definitely no roomies. I am a neat freak, and people I have lived with in the past with their shoes in the living room, and dirty underwear on the bathroom floor.

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  31. seriously if you can afford not to have a room-mate do it...maybe invest in body armour???

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  32. try an area that is on the shank-fringe or slowly gentrifying!

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  33. I'm telling you, girl. The husband and I can relate to this one. We really want to move out of this shithole, but you're right, finding a place that's both affordable AND nice is damn near impossible. So we continue the hunt.

    I didn't do well with female roommates myself. I've always gotten on better with the men-folk.

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  34. I guess living in my upside down mortgage house is just fine, then. I forget how shitty it is to look for a place to live.

    Good luck!

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  35. I hate apartment hunting. So stressful! Good luck with your search. I *love* your drawings. they are awesome. And thanks so much for visiting my blog and your comment!

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  36. Have patience! :) You'll eventually find an affordable and nice apartment to live in. Renters like you may also want to do some research like when is a great time to actually go apartment hunting in a particular area. This way, you'll easily find an apartment that fits your liking.

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