April 15, 2003

Single White Female

Finding a roommate is scary business!! After the crazy freak phone calls debaucle, I've been having my dad screen the calls. Finally, FINALLY, we got a girl.
I met with her last night over dinner. First, she gave me directions to the restaurant, but was about half a mile off and I had to call the restaurant for proper directions. Then I saw her. She's a blond twiggy thing with straw for hair and black eyeliner caked around her eyes. We sat down to eat and I mentioned I just graduated from UCSB. Then she asked me where I went to school and I said "UCSB". She got up to get napkins, sat down and asked me where I went to school and I said "uhh....UCSB."
(She, by the way, graduated from the University of Texas...ahhh, my favorite state. Home of the bestest President ever!)
Apparently she had a fiance but they broke up a year and a half ago...but she's still carrying a lot of baggage on that one as she couldn't stop talking about him. And she was living with a new boyfriend but they just broke up, so she's anxious to "get out of that hellhole ASAP". Okaaayyyy....
But she really wants a relationship! (dude...maybe a break from the relationship thing might be a good idea) Come to think of it, she kept on trying to set me up with the waiter, at least, until I told her I had a boyfriend.
Then she asked me what my sign is (Gemini) and she told me she's a Cancer and that she's not allowed to drive under the full moon. (Where do these people come from?!)
So I took her to my townhouse and showed her around, and she immediately went into raptures about how cute the place is and what "improvements" she can make (uhhh...excuse me?). Apparently she has a lot of cute things from Pottery Barn (a place I never shop at, though could possibly come around to) she'd like to use to "enhance our living space".
Oh yeah, and she's not a heavy drinker...absolutely no more than 2 drinks a night.
In spite of it all, she does seem really nice and she owns her own tanning salon & day spa in Corona del Mar (ritzy, ritzy area) so she's probably financially very stable. So even if there are a few cracked eggs in the basket, it could work out.
I'm planning on meeting with her today and clarifying a few things (e.g. while I want her to be comfortable in "our" home, it is first, and foremost, my home and any "improvements" need to be discussed first). Besides, $700 a month is a lot of money to hold out on just for being picky, especially since I need to save up for grad school and travelling.

Posted by at April 15, 2003 08:45 AM

hmmmm....I don't know what to say. She sounds a little scary but if you think it will work out....Just be careful

Posted by: Nuala on April 15, 2003 09:00 AM

vote no on twiggy.

Posted by: michele on April 15, 2003 09:03 AM

as a year-and-a-half survivor of a crazy roommate, i vote also no.

Posted by: holohan on April 15, 2003 09:22 AM

why is it so hard to find NORMAL people?? she's actually the best candidate after 2 months of searching. i'll try to talk to her and clarify the ground rules a bit and if she seems okay with it and the credit report comes back dandy...i might as well try. it's month-to-month in any case and my family is nearby, so if it's just awful i do have an escape plan.
if anything, she'll make for interesting stories. :)

Posted by: jade on April 15, 2003 09:46 AM