So before I say anything else, the title of this post is courtesy of the one and only Mattie. If your blog happens, sorry I stole the title for this post 😉
Anyway, in my first 2 weeks of living in a house, on my own, with this thing called “personal responsibility,” here’s what I have learned:
- My housemates are pretty great.
- Working is tiring (especially with mono, but don’t you thing that anyone would be tired after having to lift heavy items and set tables for hours?)
- Meat is expensive…should I consider becoming a vegetarian for the sole reason of saving money??
- Sunscreen is also expensive– who would have thought it would be almost $10 per bottle??
- One more- when did coffee get so expensive? …This could be a problem.
- You kind of have to buy food every week to avoid eating cereal for dinner on a daily basis.
- Peanut butter = survival
- Parties are messy .
- If there is something sticky on the kitchen floor, don’t ask questions.
- The water in Oxford makes clean dishes look disgusting (and mandates polishing every piece of silverware used at the Shriver center)
- How to turn on the AC in the house.
- How to clean a bathroom.
- How to cook chicken.
Slowly but surely getting the hang of this whole deal. And Mattie, I hope you are learning lots (just like we are).