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Curses, Foiled Again!

Ok, someone explain to my obviously deviant, perverted brain how the naked human body is "gross". Seriously, I really want to know. Does my roommate think that accidentally catching a 5 second view of me hopping from bed (alone, of course) to closet or chair to grab bathrobe will infect her with teh ghey? I don't get it.

Note the first to roommate: It's hard to hold the moral high ground when you wander around in practically nothing (tiny sport bras and shorts, the latter of which she all but falls out of) much of the time. You don't leave anything to the imagination, either, and you walk around like that in public.

Note the second to roommate: It's also hard to hold the moral high ground when you're horrendously hung over from the night before, and therefore bitchy about things. Babe, try asking nicely, would you? Would go a long way to happier relations in this 8x10 cinderblock cell, I promise.

The worst part, I think, is the fact that I tried not to be visibly nude when she was in the room, even before she brought it up, i.e. tossing on a bathrobe if I got up before she'd come back to the room, camping out under the covers until she's left if she beat me back here. But it seems that even my bare shoulders repulse her, because they imply that I'm nekkid under the sheet and thick comforter. Just can't win, can I?

If I were a passive-agressive shit, I would wander around naked more often than I already do, but I'm not that kind of passive agressive, her boyfriend is in here almost as often as she is, and I still have to live with her until May or early June. I have learned to pick my battles, I swear.

Any thoughts?

It must be noted that I now need an icon that says "The best things in life should be done naked" or something like that. (Also need on that says "Puritans ruined my sex life", but that's a long story.)

In other news (a segue from Puritans, so that should explain part of the story), Crucible rehearsals move to the stage starting Sunday. This means that the set, props, and lighting crews are working overtime today to get the thing finished, and that the other SMs and I were at the school until midnight after Friday's rehearsal hauling set pieces, props, and costumes down two floors (thank God for elevators) to the Kay. The set itself, even half-costructed, is awesome: raked, "unfinished" wood floor, enormous plank walls, and live trees hanging upside down from the ceiling (the stage managers still don't under that one). I, as costume manager, am responsible for stage right, so that means actor wrangling and taking all the line notes, though Amy and I are figuring out a system to get them all typed up. And we tech in a week.

Also, I made a mistake on the date of the Shakespeare Fest thing, so not only did I get up some four hours before I had to today, but I also may have wasted $5 because I'm not sure I'll be able to go to it next weekend, and even if I can, I'll probably have to skip out early. Not cool.

[We are not talking about Wednesday yet. Is too fresh in my mind to be able to deal with it. Sorry.]


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Feb. 18th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
Boofor. I mean, I don't really like it if someone showers with the curtain open, but shoulders are definitely not offensive in my mind. My roommate and I always put our clothes back on when we get to the room, and just turn our backs or don't look. Maybe tell her to cover her ass next time she wears those shorts.

Why the hell are there upside down trees???
Feb. 18th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
All due respect, this kind of begs the question as to why you were sleeping naked.
Feb. 18th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
Because I can?

I had the room to myself, since she was sleeping in the boyfriend's room, and I like to sleep naked when I can.
Feb. 18th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
Tell her that sleeping naked is much more comfortable. I don't know if your dorm is like mine, but if it is, it's always too hot anyway.
Feb. 18th, 2006 08:41 pm (UTC)
I decided it wasn't worth the effort of trying to argue, since it's a rare-enough occurance, anyway. Definitely applying for a single for next year.
Feb. 18th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
Good luck with that. :) Singles rock.
Feb. 18th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
Aww. Yeah, singles are da bomb. I have recently discovered the joys of sleeping only in underwear; this pleasure was heretofor unknown to me, as the parentals were prone to barging in every morning and waking me up by ripping off the sheets. (Not the most gentle parents, are they.)

Although I did have an issue at the beginning of the year with changing in dorm rooms. Suffice to say, at home my room is on the second floor, and removed enough from other houses so that it never occurred to me that pulling down the drapes when removing one's apparel might be a good idea, especially if one is on the ground floor and one's window faces the heavily-trafficked courtyard.

(I'm not sure anyone saw...it just dawned on me about a week or so into my college experience when I was standing more or less topless in front of my window. Boy, was I mortified.)
Feb. 18th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
this pleasure was heretofor unknown to me

Can relate to that. At home, my room is Grand Central Station, especially since the brat's computer lives in my room (long story). Is part of why the roommate's behaviour rankles so.
Feb. 19th, 2006 08:18 am (UTC)
I frequently leave my shades open. No one gives a flying fuck. And if they do, they're cunt suckers.
Feb. 19th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
Buck Naked
Note the first. Someone may wonder why you would feel it appropriate to be naked when you share the room with another person. If you do not don the real world naked then why would you feel sitting in a dorm room where a roommate can let themselves in with friends at any time a realistic expectation? Although you may be fine with yourself or others being naked, no one can argue that the majority of people are not as free. As for tight shorts or bras, if the dorm is as hot as you state maybe this a better way to deal with the situation rather than a full frontal. If the boyfriend makes frequent appearances, wouldn't this be cause to cover up in case of unknown male, not simply whine that he is present?
Note the second. Has your roommate ever expressed displeasure regarding your sexuality? If so, a separate issue. If not, implying that said roommate is bigoted against homosexuals is offensive and perpetuates the idea that all straight people carry a vendetta against gays. Further more, rumors going around that you've slept with Steve. Last I checked not the typical gay action. Thoughts, comments?
Other thoughts. If the roommate is hungover/ still drunk, we can't truly expect miracles as to behavior or decorum. Understand the outburst, maybe she was hoping her roommate would pick up a few social skills after time, then simply hit her limit before these social skills were ever demonstrated. If it is drinking habits that bother you, we once again arrive at the fact that this is a separate issue from the nakedness of you.
Good luck to you and the issue. I suggest you cover up. Not only do you live with another person, which requires many adjustments, but it's cold out, and windburn can be a bitch.
Feb. 19th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
Re: Buck Naked
Well, sir or madam of no name, it must be noted that I had the room to myself last night, I didn't think there would be a problem with it; she merely came back before I expected her to. I also waited to get out of bed until she had left the room again, thus saving her from actually seeing anything other than head, shoulders, and arms. And I don't go out into the "real world" naked because that would get me arrested. I, personally, don't find the dorm to be that hot, usually; I choose nudity for reasons other than temperature-related comfort. But again, I only do so when I am pretty sure I won't have...guests.

My roommate has never expressed any overt issues with my sexuality, granted, but her response, even with the factor that she was hung over, was rather extreme, so I was merely thinking out loud about a possible reason. I never said that straight people carry a vendetta, a fact you would be aware of if you knew me personally.

On that same vein of sexuality, I am aware that the rumor mill has labelled me a lesbian, but that isn't quite the case. I'm going to assume, since you cited the rumor mill rather than my journal, that you are on campus somewhere, probably in my building, so you probably found this journal through my Facebook profile. If this is the truth, you should have kept reading: I'm openly bisexual. I don't prefer to wave a flag, though, whether it have a rainbow or the red, purple, and blue.

My main problem with this whole situation is that my roommate never expressed a problem with this before. "Social skills" are all but irrelevant in this issue; I don't wander around the room naked, nor do I sleep in the nude when she's in the room. I allow a certain amount of leeway when hung over (which doesn't me, by the way; I don't care what she does as long as no one throws up on me), but if she had a problem, she should have come to me earlier; we have been living together since September, after all.

I won't say that your feedback was helpful, exactly, but it has let me know that other people are reading this thing. Thanks for that eye-opener.

Oh yeah, and just a suggestion, but it's rather cowardly to comment like this and not even leave your name. If you were so sure of your position, why not admit it's yours?
Feb. 19th, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
a "The best things in life should be done naked" icon eh? Any ideas for a base image?

( ::ebil:: You should buy a strap on~ I'm sure after seeing that, she won't mind the nakedness so much...)
Feb. 19th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
Already have a few, haven't decided yet.

Re: the strap-on, I have it from a reliable source that good ones are expensive as hell. And, to be honest, Alex doesn't seem to have a problem with the whole non-straight thing, so why cause trouble?
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