Friday, February 08, 2008

The lazybone-paranoid's guide to living alone (Part 1)

  1. Save the movies on your hard drive for when Internet in down and you can't stream off YouTube.
  2. Turn up the music in your room and leave the bathroom door open so you can sing to your favourite song in the shower without fear of voyeuristic housemates.
  3. Never cook for just one meal. Prepare extra portions and keep them clingwrapped in the fridge for when you're hungry but don't feel like cooking. They usually make good packed lunch / snack at work.
  4. Always keep a green bag in your slingbag/suitcase. You never know when it would come in handy when you need to take a trip to the grocer's after work. Environmental issues aside, it makes for a more durable and less clumsy carry than plastics.
  5. Always hang up two ironed shirts of tangential colours in the closet for when you sleep in. That way you buy time and reduce the chances of wearing something that looks like what you've worn the day before.
  6. Unless you have easy access to a power source or a second charger at work, charge your phone/iPod the night before. If your iPod's battery level goes below 20% let it play out an hour or two before you hit the sack and charge it only after the battery's flat to maximize battery life.
  7. If you don't shave everyday take out the batteries of your electric shaver to avoid damage from battery leakage.
  8. Keep extra rolls in your toilet(s) in case you're stuck to the seat realizing that you run out and it's impossible to reach for one.
  9. Drop off rented movies at the store a day before they are due. Penalties can add up and you don't want your membership suspended the week your favourite movie is released on DVD.
  10. Keep two distinct perfume scents for when you're wearing a shirt from the day before out of desperation. At least you smell different.

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