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Life After Dating: Marriage For Introverts

Life After Dating: Marriage For Introverts

Pretty much everything about Kale and I getting married was untraditional. But we were actually quite traditional by not moving in together until a few days before our wedding.

Kale and I certainly weren’t opposed to premarital cohabitation on principle: both of us had lived with exes in long-term relationships before. We simply hadn’t been together long enough to move in together: we had only been dating for four months when we got engaged and got married just five weeks after that (yeah, we moved quick). Kale ending his lease in Brooklyn to move into my apartment in Queens a few days before our wedding was pure circumstance.

By cultural standards, the “getting married” part is supposed to be the huge change that occurred in my life. One minute I was filing my taxes solo and then — ba-bam! — I’m legally joined to another person by law. And to be sure, sponsoring Kale for immigration was also a significant event. But the honest truth is that the biggest change during that time, in terms of how it affected my life and how I had to adjust and grow as a person, was acquiring not just a new husband but a new roommate. Keep reading »

Make It Stop: “My Roommate’s Girlfriend Is Disgusting!”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor.

First up, how to handle a frequent houseguest with gross personal hygiene:  Keep reading »

Make It Stop: “My Roommate Keeps Borrowing My Stuff Without Asking”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor.

First up, a woman whose roommate keeps “borrowing” her shit and a boyfriend who does not appreciate the finer things in life, like the “Real Housewives” series:
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$800 Room For Rent In Brooklyn, Must Love Strong Opinions Syria

Roommate Problems?
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Lucca and I have been discussing a possible move to Brooklyn, but have been a little disappointed to discover that the rental market is not that much better than Manhattan. So when I saw this ad for a $800 room in a prime Williamsburg apartment, I was like, Hmm, maybe there are still deals to be had in Brooklyn! CLICK. Shoulda known. As is the case with the majority of real estate deals in this fair city of mine, this one has a catch. The apartment’s remaining roommate loves discussing the situation in Syria. Like, constantly. Weirdly enough, so does Lucca! Too bad this pad isn’t pet friendly. [Craigslist via Free Williamsburg]

A Winner Crowned! See Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever

The-Winner-Is

The day has finally come! After a week of voting, you’ve crowned a winner in the “Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?” tournament.

We saw lots of famous faces come and go—Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart, Aaryn Gries, Teresa Giudice and Kim Kardashian, to name a few— but at the end of the day, there were only two stars left standing.

So was it Lindsay Lohan or Farrah Abraham who was crowned as The Worst Celeb Roommate Ever?

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Vote! FINALS: Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?

Lindsay vs Farrah

We’re down the to final two!

For the past week, we’ve been pitting celebrities against each other in the ultimate face-off: “Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?”

We’ve said goodbye to Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Kristen Stewart, Aaryn Gries, Teresa Giudice and Kim Kardashian, who’ve all proven to make better roommates than these final two contenders. For our last battle, Lindsay Lohan goes head-to-head with rising (porn) star Farrah Abraham.

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