That’s right, people. My brand new, shiny, beautiful Toshiba laptop came in today. This will be my third laptop since high school. I’m not sure if that’s normal or if I have terrible luck. Regardless, I hope I don’t have to add Toshiba to the list of Companies I’ll Never Buy From Ever Again – a list that seems to be growing every second.
Anyway, I’m currently engaging in the tired process of transferring all my important files from my old computer (cursed thing) to my bright and shiny new baby.
Other than the acquisition of a new laptop, I’ve had an extremely productive and glorious day. What causes such a chipper mood in one who usually maintains a more docile appearance? Well, a few things.
First, I want to say hello to all the new followers. I’m happy to say that I now have 32 followers! This is amazing because I remember having only 14 less than a month ago. So hello to everyone who is reading. And if you haven’t been commenting – I don’t bite! I love getting feedback on how I’m doing over here.
Today, I also had two more roommate interviews. Yes, that is still going on. For newer readers, read this post to catch up on the ongoing roommate debacle. Here’s an overview of the new candidates..
Candidate #1 – Deceptive Girl
I’m not sure what to make of this girl. We interviewed her Sunday afternoon. Before that, we’d been talking with her a lot on Facebook. She seemed pretty in sync with our living style, so we assumed that she’d be the one. She seemed upbeat, happy, and normal.
Then we met her.
And I don’t know. Maybe she just felt extremely awkward by coming into an apartment and meeting two girls who know each other as well as Hollie and me. And I understand that. But this girl was completely different in person than she seemed online.
She was quiet and seemed kind of unsure about the apartment. She didn’t like “the distance” between the place and the college. I put quotes around “distance” because I find it to be a minute issue. Maybe it’s because I’ve lived here for awhile, but I don’t think the drive is bad at all. It’s about 15 minutes (8 miles) from the school and 90% of that drive is on the highway. The apartment is located in the city and it is convenient to several shopping centers and a Wal-Mart. This girl (and a few others) act like we live in the middle of nowhere. Not the case.
Deceptive Girl was also a bit strange when it came to other possibilities. She asked if we were talking to anyone else about the place. I wanted to be honest, so I told her that there were a couple other girls who seemed interested in the place, but that we hadn’t met with anyone else at that point who seemed like they’d work out. She didn’t seem like she liked the idea of us talking to anyone but her. She then mentioned that she was going to look at other places.
Hollie wondered if she was trying to play a mind game. Like if we wanted her, we needed to hurry up and decide because she might go somewhere else. I’m not sure if that’s the case, but the whole conversation left me a little confused. She doesn’t want us talking to other people, but she’s going to look at other places? And maybe she didn’t mean it that way, but whatever.
Candidate #2 – The Chill Girl
Today, we met with a girl who Hollie and I really liked. Of all the interviews we’ve done, this girl is definitely the one who has ‘clicked’ the best.
When we met Cassandra (our current roommate who is moving), everything just felt right. From the first time we met her, we knew our personalities wouldn’t clash. We were able to have legitimate, non-small talk conversations. It didn’t feel super awkward. It’s hard to explain, but it felt right.
That’s how this girl felt. She seemed totally chill and at ease. She talked about her current place and why she needed to move, as well as how her room compared to the room we’re renting. We talked about work a little bit (she’s a waitress) and Hollie even got to the point of discussing her current work situation (some drama involving the Bitch Queen of America).
Most of these interviews only last about ten minutes, but this girl stayed forty minutes. And she only left – awkwardly – because our second interview showed up. Which leads me to..
Candidate #3 – The Pretty One
I don’t use the term “pretty” lightly. This girl wasn’t just attractive; she looked like a freaking model. Perfect hair, perfect make up. Gag me. I’d hate to be seen in public with this chick even on my best days.
Regardless of her extreme attractiveness, she was also super nice. She currently lives at one of Lynchburg’s newer, very expensive complexes. We don’t live in a dump or anything, but this place pales in comparison to those places. She didn’t seem to mind that fact, though. She thought it was cute and she was happy we didn’t have any weird house rules (her current roommate doesn’t like the idea of boys staying the night).
I don’t think our personalities would mesh as well as with The Chill Girl because it seems like we have vastly different interests, but she’d be a very solid second choice.
I also did some shopping today and got a lot of free stuff. So overall, good day. We can hopefully stop searching for a roommate and my new computer seems to love me so far. Let’s hope I’m right on both counts.