The latest news: our apartment, which is barely large enough for four girls, now has a total of 7 females living within its walls. We have one bathroom. Our kitchen is, on estimate, no longer than 6 feet in any direction. This shouldn’t be happening. One of my roommates has one guest staying indefinitely in which I am hoping that ‘indefinitely’ actually means until early this week. Another roommate has two guests that are hopefully staying only until Wednesday. Up until the day before the two arrived, we thought that only one person was coming. And we also didn’t know (that is, the other roommate who has no guest staying and I) that these guests’ stays coincided. Also, can I point out how having any guest stay in our apartments is illegal by some Italian terrorist law? And plus, a scorpion was found on our floor just a few days ago and two girls have to sleep on the floor because we have no other place for them. It’s just a bad situation all around.
I’m really thankful to have my roommate Mallory here. We’re both upset about this invasion of our home. We’re not paying for this apartment so that everyone can come here and crash and use our limited utilities and take up our limited space. I got mad today when twice one of the guests knocked on the bathroom door while I was inside getting ready for the day. The second time she said, ‘oh I didn’t know if someone was in here’ and I wanted to reply, ‘if the door is completely shut, someone’s in here’. I know it sounds petty but I don’t like being rushed out of my own bathroom by someone who doesn’t even live there. She’s also the one who I’ve said hi to at various times only to receive a blank stare in return. And she’s also the one who ignored me three times when I asked where she was from. I’m finished being polite.
Meanwhile, the jazz bar across the street is currently playing Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun, only it is jazz remake of the song and a man in a mellow tone is singing it. It cracks me up. Instead of electric guitars, a piano plays smoothly in the background.
Finally I apologize to anyone who has written me an email and I have not responded. It’s hard because I don’t have a lot of time on the internet so I always have a long list of things I want to do on there in that short amount of time. I’ll try to be better about writing back. In the meantime, you should check out my photos to see what I’ve been up to!