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With the exception of two power point presentations next week, that's it. I finished my first year of grad school. There's one year left to go.

My housemates - nay, friends - are making pumpkin cookies and chili in the kitchen. Drinking music is merrily stomping its way toward my room. And, oh, this is a lovely room. Once I put up the appropriate wall decor and hem the curtains to fit properly I'll be happy to post some visuals. For now it suffices to say that as lovely as my previous space was, this beats it by miles.

Cap and Whisper and I will be making a vegetable garden in the backyard. I set up a compost bin this week.

This article in the Times reminds me somewhat of the arrangement. This is more of a geek and less of an activist household but I need both things in my life and I had enough of the latter this semester from my classes and internship. At home I just want to relax and have a friend I can turn to in the next room.

The pleasure of communal meals was also a surprise. For someone who grew up with such anti-communist parents this slide into a shared life feels natural. What was it Batille said? Every animal is in the world like water in water? This feels not dissimilar, and just as cool and lovely.

Date: 2010-05-07 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyjupiter.livejournal.com
What is it about living with these friends that makes life seem "shared"?

Sounds like a nice set-up. :-)

Date: 2010-05-11 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rouji.livejournal.com
There's less rigidly defined boundaries around space and property - we have a lot more communal food, more communal meals, and spend more time together watching things in the living room or hanging out. Even with the frantic nature of end of the semester preparation, I've spend a lot of time just hanging out with them and it feels more like a communal set-up that was chosen, rather than several strangers that get along living together.

You should come over and check it out. It is. :)

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