Friday, December 04, 2009

for the last several weeks

I've been sharing my apartment with three other people, none of whom (for various reasons) have to get up and go to work in the morning.

You can imagine how sad it is at 7:45 in the morning, sitting in my common room in only the rainbow glow of my beatifically winking Christmas tree, lacing my shoes in the dark to the choir of snores from three peacefully sleeping people.

It makes a girl feel justified in eating pudding for breakfast.

27 comments:

Falen said...

oh that stinks. It makes me want to eat pudding for breakfast FOR you.

moonrat said...

you probably should, in solidarity!!

Maria said...

I will have a peanut butter bar (topped with chocolate of course) on your behalf!!!!


Maria

Majo said...

Tears! Tears! This is such a sad story I'm going to have to go eat a brownie.

Rachel said...

Mmmm...pudding. That's a delicious thought. I hope it was chocolate.

CKHB said...

Brutal. Want my toddler to come visit and wake everyone up at 6:15am?

Bruce said...

As someone who knows the pain of trying to sleep while your significant other is up dressing and switching on all the lights in the house at 6AM, I would like to offer this conjecture: Maybe they are all working on their novel until 4AM.

magolla said...

Hmm, it makes me want to give you a phone call at 6 AM just because. Oh, well, as long as they don't keep you awake late at night, I guess it works.

Ralph said...

Pudding for breakfast needs no justification. Neither does pizza.

Ann Finkelstein said...

Pudding, the breakfast of champions.

Rebecca Knight said...

You should loudly eat pudding next to their ears so they dream about it, and are jealous :). Justice is served!

Whirlochre said...

Maybe you should hire an unruly mule to prowl in the early hours.

Laurel said...

Just so long as you eat ALL the pudding. Might as well drive home the point that the early bird gets the worm...

Genie of the Shell said...

Hey, at least you don't need to compete for shower time! And you can eat whatever you want for breakfast, and no one will judge you. Unless you blog about it. ;)

I have a husband who gets up before me (at 4:30 a.m. to work at the airport) and a roommate who sleeps until after noon (who works at a restaurant until late into the night). There is never a shortage of hot shower water for any of us.

The Sesquipedalian said...

So, just how loudly can you slurp pudding?

Watery Tart said...

Oh I wholeheartedly agree! Do you at least get to be DONE with your work day before them?

jjdebenedictis said...

It makes a girl feel justified in eating pudding for breakfast.

So it's not all bad, is what you're saying.

Keith Popely said...

And with the time zone difference, think about how many of your faithful readers on the West Coast are still asleep at 7 EST. Heck, I'm just having my first cup of coffee right now.

Bernita said...

I like pizza for breakfast.
Or cake.
DID you slurp the pudding?

Lily Cate said...

Ugh. I've had jobs that required me to get up at 3 am, and jobs that kept me out until dawn.
And always with someone at home that had the nerve to complain.
At least your mates were quiet!

brionywilliamson said...

I have the same thing going on in my house. No pudding for breakfast, but I have been tiptoeing through the lounge room like one of those cartoon villans holding a sack with a dollar sign on it.

Nora Lumiere said...

I thought everybody in NYC shared an apartment with 3 other people and ate pudding for breakfast to compensate.
Except on Park Ave. where they only share with 2 people and eat caviar for breakfast.

avni said...

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Cid said...

Totally been there! Pudding very much deserved.

lexcade said...

lame.

i always hated that when i was in college i felt like i was the only person awake at some ungodly hour.

then i started working the morning shift at a hotel, and i pretty much was the only person awake at some ungodly hour. but i never had pudding for breakfast... i missed out.

you need to play a trick on your roomies. that's your only option now.

Demon Hunter said...

Eat whatever you want to. And put the coffee in the grinder too. :-D **insert evil laugh**

You're a great roommate. I had neighbors (in my apartment days) who played disco music all night long accompanied by a bright strobe light.

Ulysses said...

So: 3 people sleeping over = pudding for breakfast.

Ipso facto, if I convince my extended family to crash in my basement, I should be able to down an entire Black Forest cake before noon.

Hmm...