Monday, March 30, 2009

Top 10 reasons why living at home is awesome*

Not my house

We'll start with the obvious...
  1. Free cable, internet, heat, water, gas, etc.
  2. When someone else does laundry, you are often asked if you have anything to "throw in."
  3. You get all the family gossip firsthand, while it's happening.
  4. When something major breaks or goes wonky (like the stove exploding), not only is it not your responsibility to fix it, but unless asked, you don't have to spend hours on the phone with a landlord/super/maintenance person trying to convince them that no, you can't live without a toilet for another day.
  5. Coffee. Guaranteed. Every morning. Without fail.
  6. If mom subscribes to the New York Times or People magazine, that means you get to enjoy it when she's done.
  7. You don't have to travel on holidays.
  8. Space to store all the crap you've accumulated from apartments-past.
  9. You get to enjoy stuff you have neither the space nor money the keep, like a trampoline or Bose surround sound system. Or a German Shepard.
  10. There is almost always food in the house, if not cooked especially for you.
*While all great, these things are only awesome if you are single and haven't already lived on your own for an extended period of time. Moving back home after a divorce, for instance, might not be so awesome. Moving back home when you make diddly and have student loans to pay back, pretty awesome.

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