Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Major drama

And I'm not just talking about the fact that one 5th grade girl spread a rumor today that another 5th grade girl was a lesbian (and if you don't think THAT'S drama, then you've been out of 5th grade too long. Hell, I didn't eat lunch today because this rumor had hit MIDDLE SCHOOL and I was talking the target of the rumor down from a freakin' ledge--seriously, girls are just HORRIBLE to each other).

No, this is Jen Drama. And I mean for realz. See, my roommate went gone on vacation last week. I totally dug having the place to myself for the first time since I moved in....

...until today, when he STILL hadn't shown back up. Mind you, when I didn't see him yesterday, I didn't think TOO much of it, I just figured he was taking an extra vacation day. But when I still didn't see him TODAY, I finally called him to see if he was still alive.

Turns out, he quit his job (hence the "vacation" last week--he had already quit and just didn't tell me) and has been across the state, staying with friends and looking for a new job.

Now, this could be good OR bad for me. Keep in mind that he OWNS this place (not rents; owns). He swears up and down that he's not getting rid of this place until at LEAST next year (because frankly, with the housing market the way that it is, he probably couldn't even if he wanted to). He said that if I'm still here paying half of rent and utilities and all that, he'll keep it. So basically, I pay half the rent and get the place all to myself--a sweet deal, right? It just makes me nervous knowing that he COULD call me next week or whatever and tell me I need to find a new place to live. He promised me that even if he DID get rid of it, he'd give me at least 60 days notice--but again, he stressed, it's not something we'd have to deal with until at least next year. However, I'm much more cynical than I used to be, and what if he's just SAYING that to keep me here until he DOES have a buyer lined up (which, again, even if he's trying to, could take a long ass time)? Should I start looking for a place now, or believe him when he says I'm good indefinitely?


**Interestingly, this "crisis" has kind of bonded Steve and I (Steve is the guy I've been re-dating (yes, "re-dating"--it's a word if you're single) for a few weeks now. I called him in a tizzy and we talked and he helped me out a lot and it's kind of like the movie "Failure to Launch", a reference that won't mean any thing to you if you haven't seen it--but suddenly, we're more couple-y now, which is an interesting plot twist. In fact, as we speak, I'm trying to organize plans for St Patrick's Day--which isn't for a freakin' WEEK--because 1) he's Irish and 2) he's from BOSTON so, as he says, this is like "his New Year's Eve"--and he goes, "And I'm trying to tell you that I want to spend it with YOU but I also want you to understand that this is a pretty big deal for me!!" LOL. Because I've always been very take-it-or-leave-it when it comes to the crowds and green beer and all that crap. And he was having a heart attack because I kept saying, "Yeah, dude, we'll hang out, let's figure it out next week," and he's literally trying to line shit up like it's NYE. Luckily for HIM, one of my friends at school is engaged to the morning DJs at one of the top radio stations here in town, a DJ who happens to be doing a live remote both this weekend AND on the actual holiday, so Steve is about to get the hookup--hell yeah!).


Nik said...

Jen, I applaud you being cynical about roomie's promises. He's good people and he may be telling you the honest truth, but if the cards fall, you get fucked. Unless, he'd consider selling to you and you bring in a roommate, then you won't have to try and find someplace to go. Not sure if it's something you'd want to do. I generally distrust most people, so I'd definitely be looking for a new place.

Steve? Is this the no spark when we kissed guy? St. Patrick's Day is one of my favorite holidays, you gotta go and have a kickass time w/ this dude. Oh and he's Irish, so he's already a badass dude in my book. lol Isn't it weird that they don't even celebrate it in Ireland? lmao

Renee said...

Not the no-chemistry guy... I think maybe Steve is the electrician or something? Who she liked but they were both really busy and just didn't see each other very much...

I also applaud your cynicism. Not saying he's lying, but sometimes shit can happen and if the right opportunity arises for him, he's gotta look out for himself first, so you just never know... Good to be on your toes, at the very least.