THINGS I'M UNABLE TO DO NOW THAT I LIVE ALONE
Living alone provided a wonderful opportunity to do all the magnificent things that were unavailable while living with roommates (100% control over streaming TV, for example). But living alone has also provided some unexpected challenges and, dare I say, things that are just now not possible.
- •Finish any quantity of milk everThis could be a pint, it could be a gallon; regardless of the quantity, I will never be able to finish it by myself and will end up pouring it down the sink to make way for my newly bought container of milk.
- •Not have a freezer full of bananasSimilar to the milk epidemic, but instead of pitching the quickly rotting bananas I throw them into the fridge with future hopes of using them for banana bread. Exactly who would eat the banana bread is yet to be determined.
- •Get a full load into the dishwasherA few problems here: 1) I simply don't own enough dishes to get this to happen, 2) I'm not patient enough for me to use the amount of dishes that would load up a dishwasher, and 3) I'm much more content to use it as a drying rack for my dishes (as crushingly depressing as it is it actually works well)
- •Make any reasonable amount of food everWhat seems like a reasonable meal for one quickly turns into three tupperwares of leftovers and a crippling fear that they won't "keep"
- •Commit to plansSo much easier to sink into my IKEA couch with one of the 24 beers in my fridge and be sucked into Netflix (sidenote: also unable to purchase a reasonable amount of liquids for one person)