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.

4 comments:

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.

Spooky.

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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