Sunday, January 13, 2008

My Top 10 - The Unexpected Meme

While there is almost nothing I would change about my life right now, I recently read a question that's had me remembering fondly. The question was "What did you love most about being single?" Here's what I came up with in no particular order.

  1. Living alone for five years. You really get to be best friends with your roommate. Actually, the next three are variations of a theme.
  2. My apartment. Four sunny, big rooms in a great college area, in a house owned by an elderly couple much more interested in a good tenant than a good rent. Hey! That's me! I paid $450.00 a month -- including heat (for anyone reading this outside of the Northeast, this. is. unheard-of.) .
  3. Having a bathroom all to myself - and never shutting the door.
  4. Wherever I left something, that's where it was when I went looking for it.
  5. Buying a brand new car without consulting anyone because I knew more about the subject than any of the men in my life at the time.
  6. Having the time to read a lot and take classes because the topics interested me.
  7. Spending far too much money on clothes or shoes, all for me.
  8. Sleeping 12 hours a night (or sometimes four, if I was having fun).
  9. Traveling so much for work that I saw some great places but none I liked enough to leave where I grew up.
  10. Meeting Andy and falling in love.

So what did/do you love most about being single? Helena promised to blog more in '08, so we'll tag her, as well as the estimable, Mrs. Chicky.


suburbancorrespondent said...

You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone....

Mrs. Chicky said...

Okay, I just saw a commercial with that lyric that suburban correspondent wrote.


I shall do my best with this meme!

Phoenix said...

I love that when I buy something, be it ice cream or wine or a bag o' cookies, that no one eats it while I'm not looking. And I love cleaning in my underwear.

~ Denise said...

I definitely loved your #5 and #7 as well. That was the best! I also liked not having to be responsible for anyone but myself for a while!!


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