Blogosphere, I’d like you all to meet Ray – my new roommate as of December 15th.
I have no pictures of Ray, and don’t currently know much about him at all, but I will share what I do know:
-He has paid his rent on time and not been any sort of nuisance according to any landlord I’ve spoken to.
-He has a girlfriend whom I suppose I’ll meet in fairly short order.
-He’s a self-confessed geek, and “tinkers” with computers.
-He is employed at a fairly prestigious technology institute, because once he finished his education, they just liked him that much and asked him to stay.
-He collects Transformers
-He comes with a rather large (I think 62″) rear-projection television set and a PS2.
Welcome, Ray! I think we’re going to get along just fine.
For those who were curious, the old roommate came by last night to pick up a few last things that she had forgotten, and drop some others off. She replaced a pot of mine that she burnt rice in multiple times, and a curtain rod she bent. Sometimes there are advantages to living with a neurotic people-pleaser.
I was ruthless and insisted on keeping her damage deposit to cover the first half of December, and tried to explain gently that talking about moving out for the umpteenth time over a 12 month period does not actually constitute notice, just because she actually followed through with it this time. I feel like such a hardassed slumlord.