> i live with three dudes
Yup, that’s right, I live with three dudes!
One of them is Sean, of course, so that’s nothing new. The other two are Giggles and Whistles. These are not their real names. Two tidy German roomies. I know that’s a stereotype, that Germans are tidy, but these two really are.
I still often have people say to me, “Wait–you have roommates?!” so I thought I may as well give them a shout-out here on the blog.
G + W are both interning at a German company. They do. . . engineering. Or is it business? Business Engineering? Something involving spreadsheets and meetings. You get the idea. Giggles is learning Chinese from a tutor named “Ice.” Whistles is an extremely gifted whistler. He says he mainly whistles when he has nothing better to do. Giggles skypes with his parents at least once a week and I get a kick out of trying to decipher snippets of the conversation. I’m not eavesdropping, exactly–he skypes in the living room in earshot of everyone. Giggles also laughs a lot–very jovial. When he says village he says “willage,” which is pretty cute. Whistles taught Giggles the intricacies of cleaning the bathroom properly, and they now keep an impressively consistent bathroom cleaning schedule. Occasionally they stay up into the wee hours to watch football-soccer, and sometimes they go out for all-you-can-eat pizza and return home groaning, having eaten too much pizza.
They are both in their mid-20s and are much better at staying out late than we are. They each have a loaf of bread and a large container of Nescafe on their kitchen shelves, and Whistles was just given a giant jar of nutella by a visiting friend. They like to unwind before a night on the town by watching a few episodes of How I Met Your Mother. People all around the world seem to love that show, and know of MN because of it.
Sean and I met while living in a house of 28 people and three bathrooms, so having 2 orderly roomies in a 3 BR place with two bathrooms (one of which is our own) doesn’t cramp our style too much. Sometimes we all want the drying rack at the same time, sometimes the places smells a little too much like man hygiene products for my taste, but mostly it’s all well and good. And it turns out How I Met Your Mother is pretty funny.
That’s it for today!