Posts Tagged ‘apartment’
I lasted at least a week with no chair in my living room. Two heavy boxes of DVDs one behind the other weighed enough that it didn’t shift when I leaned back against it. But my butt would fall asleep even if I was sitting on a pillow or two. So yeah, chairs are good.
I saw a LOT more apartments on my second trip up to LA, though a bunch were more of the literal open houses. But after losing the first apartment I was interested in I went up with the intent to put in an application to the best place that I saw. 4-5 hours of driving just to look at apartments wasn’t my idea of fun.
The first trip I took up to look at apartments I saw one that was pretty good especially for the price. It was a studio bigger than my first apartment and with more storage and a nice kitchen. Coincidentally the landlord was Taiwanese too. But by the time I called them the next morning it was taken. While looking at it I had a good feeling, but after I didn’t get it I said to myself that in the future I should’ve just trust my instinct.
Sorry for the late comics! I went back and drew comics for Monday and Tuesday this week too! I’ve been finishing my move to LA and settling into my place so I was without internet for a few days but now I’m basically up to speed.
This is apparently a thing on the West coast, apartments with no fridges. Which means there are basically thousands and thousands of people lugging their fridge from place to place when they move. This seems like a terrible an inefficient system, yet here we are.
Sorry for the late posting! I drew comics for the beginning of the week, so you can go back and read them now! I’ve been in the process of finishing my move to LA and didn’t have a buffer. Back to our regularly scheduled comicking.
From living in NYC my first reaction to any open ANYTHING is “how is there no pee or poo in here?” Actually I think the answer is that public restrooms are much more of a thing everywhere else than New York. Both because the population isn’t as dense as in NYC and also everyone drives everywhere, so there better be a bathroom where you drive because you sure can’t walk to one nearby.
When I started my apartment searching I very quickly figured out which were the areas that I should NOT live in. There are a ton of apartments with descriptions like this in places very far from what people would actually consider Los Angeles. Most of the ad I can understand, but the “bad credit rating acceptable” is super sketchy.
This really weirded me out. The mailboxes are outdoors and even though there are no names or apartment numbers, there’s a hole where the name or apartment number would be. People could totally stick small objects in there. Also, the system for small packages is that there’s a key that the mailman puts into your box and then you use that key to open the small package boxes next to the others. Then you LEAVE THE KEY in the MAILBOX KEYHOLE. Anyone could take that key walking down the street! Why would they want to? I don’t know, because without the key the mailman wouldn’t be able to put stuff in the box, but still it’s crazy to me!
Also in the building, the doors are outside as opposed to having only one door to the entire building that people need to be buzzed into. My mind is so boggled at the idea that I can’t even think of all the reasons that this wouldn’t work in New York, but it all boils down to security. Yeah, so I’m guessing San Diego is a pretty safe city.
There’s a old hispanic guy who works in my building, and during the daytime whenever I see him I usually do the head nod or “good morning.” But his face is usually an impenetrable poker face that doesn’t say much more than “I acknowledge your presence.” When he’s not working he’s usually hanging out with his friends outside of a bodega where they sit around and drink beers. In those scenarios when we walk past him, Anna will wave and he’ll say “Hiiiii!” and give a big wave back. It’s funny and kind of cute in an old man sort of way.
This is a very regional joke, and of course explaining it will make the joke not very funny, but I’ll explain it anyway.
I already explained in this comic how the G train is pure and simply the worst subway line in the entire system. A friend of mine recently put in application for a new apartment and it’s still on the G train. I said to him half-jokingly “Okay, your next apartment isn’t going to be on the G train.” I say this for myself and for him, because his friends (myself included) will be in a better mood when it comes time to visit him, and those occasions will usually be special occasions, because we want to avoid the G train at all costs.