Big Apple, Small Room

It took me a while to convince my mother that our apartment wasn’t twenty-five square feet. I needed to remind her that if it was, that would mean it was the size of my aunts’ terrace.

Nevertheless, the space is small, the bed slopes, the internet is having issues, the shower-curtain smells suspiciously of new plastic (was there blood on the previous one? Is that why it was changed so recently) and the air-conditioning not so much hums as grunts and complains loudly that its back is hurting. We shut the poor thing off and slept with the windows open.

Does it sound like I’m complaining? Oh, dear me, no! Part of life in the big city is the itty-bitty one room apartments that make up those jigsaw puzzles of lights-in-windows that can be seen anywhere, always, because it never goes completely dark here. I heard something about some legendary blackout that happened sometime, but I can’t imagine it. How would people so addicted to their machines function?

Friends, good food, and fun awaits. Oh, yeah, and then school starts in a couple days. But until then, I’m going to make the most of this place.*

*By that, of course, I mean I’m going to go with my mom to read at the Highline park. But hey, that’s pretty dang adventurous for me!

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4 thoughts on “Big Apple, Small Room

  1. I hope you have a fabulous year at college! That’s funny about your mom’s vision of the apartment size. I think back on when we lived in an apartment (many moons ago) and wondered how we lived in such a small space…it’s simple really we hadn’t lived long enough to collect all the junk we have through the years!

    • Exactly! Small spaces can work out great and feel incredibly comfortable. It’s the accumulation of “stuff” that makes little apartments really feel little. Then again, there’s also something comforting about a cluttered, lived in, little apartment, isn’t there?

  2. Erin M says:

    I’m so glad you’re moved in all right, and I hope you’re settling in nicely!

    So excited for you! =D =D =D . . . And I second what SuziCate said; I wish you an amazing year at college!

    xoxoxoxoxo!

    • Not yet moved into my dorm – this was just the apartment that my mom rented for a couple weeks :).

      Thank you so much, Erin! I hope I won’t disappear off the face of the blog-earth this time :P.

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