I was talking with Lee yesterday. I mentioned that Mo and I have differing ideas about the ideal living arrangement. She would love to get a house sometime reasonably soon, just a typical house that we would make a home. I on the other hand have less achievable ambitions. Although the sharing of bathtubs and kitchens wasn't so great, looking back, living in a big semi-communal arrangement in the Big Yellow House with 4 or 5 other people was a really fun time. It was great to have different people to talk to along with your SO, and it was trivial to get various multiplayer games going full tilt. Now it's a lot of work. So my ideal would have us with our own apartment of sorts, but within trivial walking distance (like, right down the hall) from a lot of friends. And if there wasn't communal space per se (ala common areas in dorms), there would still be a lot of unnanounced visits. But then, as I said to Lee: "F***-- I just realized I'm describing the set of Seinfeld, or Friends."
Quote of the Moment
"Well," the Goddess said, "your heart didn't heal straight the last time it broke. So we'll break it again and reset it so it heals straight this time."
--Diane Duane, Door into Shadow