Showing posts from May, 2015

Exam-Time Rants: I Hate my Housemates (Or: "These Hoes Ain't Loyal")

For a student who wants to live off-campus, accommodation options are pretty slim. Finding a place that is reasonably priced (whatever that means), in a safe area and close to public transport is difficult.
I just needed somewhere with a manageable number of tenants and a good bed. After living through the hell that was 60+ rowdy and disrespectful students in a building with  foam mattresses and a bad cockroach problem, I was desperate for something different.

A nice house on a quiet street, to be shared with four other people, seemed like the perfect solution. I could handle four people. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? The first people I met seemed cool, and I had no reason to suspect that they would cause trouble. I came in believing that common decency would prevail, and we would all get along just fine.

Once all five of us had moved in, we had a casual conversation about house rules, and we all agreed on how the house would run. No noise after 22:00 on weekdays, and 23:00 on…

That One Time when my Friend almost Disowned Me. (Or: "Who Let the Drama Fanatics Loose?")

Spoiler alert!
                 It's me. I'm the spoiler.
In fact, I'd go as far as to call myself a Ruiner. A ruiner of friendships.

yesterday, because I was so wrapped up in myself and my deep attachment to Revenge, I committed one of the worst friendship crimes ever. I told my best friend everything that happened in the season finale.

Yip. Mm-hm. Ja, ja. I deserve everything you're saying or thinking about me right now. There is no excuse.

I read a conversation that my almost-former bestie and I had had about the show the previous day as a sign that she had already watched the episode. I had it in my head that she was just waiting for me to weigh in. So when the final credits rolled, I immediately sent her a series of emoji-laden messages, detailing my reaction to all the most crucial moments.

What I got in response was not pretty.

I had ruined her life. Basically.

I proceeded to apologise profusely, begging for forgiveness and using lots of dramatic imagery.

I coul…