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Sunday, October 1st, 2006
11:35 pm
The Ventage Of Spleen
No idea if it is within the realms of the community to vent about the fact that I can't find a flatshare in London. I gave up my last place before buggering off to France for two and a half months because the Landlord had overridden our wishes and allowed a fuckwit of immense proportions to move in. He kept leaving the Iron, the TV, the everything on. Never did the washing up. General dope-smoking waste of space really. His excuse was always 'yeah I'm really stupid like that. Everybody's always tells me that' like that was an excuse.
So anyway - had a nice time in France. Came back.
Can I find somewhere in London to live that isn't filled with either a)designers who look down their noses at anyone that doesn't have a cook job or b)bed-bug infested fleapit of a grotscope with despicable housemates.
I've lived in my fair share of crap accomodation. I've done scruffy ex-council blocks galore. I've told estate agents to go fuck themselves when they failed to get places cleaned with reasonable notice. I've lived with depressed psychos. I had a wonderful flatshare that I called home and loved but that went out the window when my lovelyflatmate left the house one Sunday afternoon and got run-over. I lost one of my best friends and my home and it still sucks over a year later.

So anyway - 2+ weeks of being rejected by Londons snotty and design orientated. I just want somewhere to live with people who don't do all those cretinous things. But can I find it. Can I fuck. Despicable thoughts about wanting the UK government to institute draconian employment laws for non UK nationals run through my head (most of the rest of the EU does it one way or another, why can't we?) because the supply of half decent accomodation seems to have evaporated completely. All the houshares i view are merging into one. Oooh look double bed. Oooh look wardrobe. Oooh look garden. Oooh look generic london professionals to share with.

Enought. It's time for bed - kindly provided by friends because - in a genteel, English, middleclass way - I'm homeless. NFA and getting completely fucked up about it.
Saturday, April 1st, 2006
5:58 pm
Person #09
Right, seeing as this community does exist, I may as well use it.

We seem to have some complete random person moved into our house. Or at least, that's what it feels like. He's a friend of the three gits who live downstairs, he's been here for a week now, and I still don't know his name. More to the point, I haven't actually so far been in the room with him, nor have any of the Gits Downstairs made any effort to introduce him to us or anything.

I know he's been here quite a lot over the past... week or whatever. But it wasn't until one of my other h'mates brought up a very valid point this morning: How long has his car been parked in our drive for, now? She's right; she was whingeing about it at the start of the week, at least, as she couldn't park her car after work (she's a pretty crappy driver but that's another matter). Seems like the only reason he's nicked one of our parking spaces is because he doesn't have road tax. Hmm. But the fact remains, it's here anyway. I don't know what they were thinking: there are four people in this house who drive cars, and only four spaces. So what does that mean? Did any of them volunteer to acquiesce their own space? Did they fuck. Because they're selfish, arrogant, obnoxious people. Rude ones, at that.

May have to bring the landlord into play soon. I've had enough, and a lot of us have had enough. Why do these breaking points always turn out to be in March? Hmmm. I could write more, but that's enough for now. Just felt like giving this a bit of a kick ;)

Current Mood: peeved and ill
Friday, February 3rd, 2006
8:54 pm
Ghost ride - Poem - I'm a shell of life lamented Enjoying the emptiness of this lark But while everything is well in my heart lessened by the radiating dark I cannot put my finger on it But the silence is growing louder and deadlier I am totally helpless now Then just like that, thump! I see an empty void of beautiful peace Transient bliss of the world awake I've landed back on down on this place Anyway back in the world of the living. I have two speakers the size of wardrobes in my living room. I suspect that Sunday and Monday will be hard days, if i see the day. One big mother party looms and there nothing left to do but smile. I weep in thought of hundreds of people coming to use my beautiful home for their divulging decadence. I might let my hair down a little bit too.

Current Mood: Deadly bored
Tuesday, January 31st, 2006
3:33 pm
It's been a month since the kitchen was cleaned, and Ian my flatmate hasn't cleaned up after himself AT ALL in that time. The kitchen can go to hell... like I told him I am not cleaning his mess. Of course, he doesn't clean anywhere else either but if I have company I don't want a filthy lounge, and I personally like a clean bathroom. Might have to find a more evil way of sorting his pubes though. I used to pick them up and leave them in a tissue by his shower gels, but he then got petty and went hunting on the floor for hair that had fallen from my head(!) and would dump it on my stuff or outside my door the wanker. I've been just flushing them down the plughole lately with water but that's bad for the pipes isn't it? Maybe I'll scoop them up on a tissue and shake them out on his bed, hehe. How would he know?

It's a pity really that I might have to leave next year, as it's a really nice flat and the landlord is decent but living liek this is not fair at all. He bitches at me for the slightest thing that's not even his business and never pulls his weight.

Current Mood: sad
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005
7:20 pm
Case Study: Enfants Terribles
This isn't happening to me, but to a friend of mine. Let's call her R.

R graduated from university last year (with a first no less), and wanted a year out doing work to earn some money before returning to get a further qualification under her belt. Now, she was looking for somewhere to live, and eventually wound up in a place with 4 people she didn't know; they were looking for a fifth person to make good on the contract and she needed a roof over her head so it all fitted quite well.

That was then. Now R has realised just how horrible these people are. And they are vile to her. Any time she starts speaking they put their fingers in their ears. They've told her to never give an opinion on anything. The four of them knew each other as it was, so is that what she was to them? Some kind of body to up the numbers to make good on rent payments? If it were for good reason then fair enough, but from what I see there is none; she's a sweet and lovely girl, and my housemate lived with her last year so it's hardly a fractation on that front. No, she's living with a bunch of idiots with the mentality and behaviour of a bunch of seven-year-olds (seriously, WTF is with the fingers in ears thing? They even do it when other people are around, for fuck's sake). And it's depressing her a lot. She's spending more and more time out the house, crashing at ours quite frequently (which I don't mind; like I say she's a lovely person who actually cleans up after herself and listens to what other people have to say with consideration). Personally I think she's great, and without a doubt a better person than all of those other folk.

She's moving in with us next year and frankly I don't think it can come soon enough, because it's getting to me just how badly they're treating her.I sincerely cannot believe anybody can be that bloody rude. And if they did that to me I'd kick their asses. I'm good at being hard to ignore. So if any of these people would just happen to come accross this site, I would just like to say you suck at life on every level, and deserve to have your heads ripped off whilst you sleep. Good day all.

(Yeah, I figured it was about time I put a rant in here. :P )

Current Mood: irritated
Monday, October 24th, 2005
1:43 pm
Our bathroom is filthy. Our kitchen has parts of it that are filthy. Am I going to do anything about it? Not much. Why? Becuase it's not my turn. However, with winter approaching and considering my less than healthy ability to get over colds I think I will be cleaning those areas that just affect me, like anywhere I keep things like my soap and flannel - I wouldn't want bacteria from all the limescale creeping on to my stuff now. Yeuk.

Current Mood: blah
Thursday, August 4th, 2005
1:16 am
More website content
I was thinking of a couple of pages...

one for contacts if you need advice and legal help,
one for submitting landlords for blacklisting. ;)

As for the main theme of actual housemates... a page for a couple of case studies maybe?

Current Mood: awake
Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
9:46 pm
4:55 pm
I have designed the front page and added a nice guest map thing for guests to use. I thought it would make it a bit more fun and interesting. Hope you like it!

We just need some pictures to complete it really. Ideas?


Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
7:25 pm
I figured I'd give the community a magnolia background. :P
But I've moved house and the new one is very nice. As far as student digs go, it's like the Ritz. Plus we have a crazy woman living in our shed.

The only problem at the moment is that nobody's ever around, owing to the fact that *all* of them are on placements. So it's just me in that big house. Plus they leave their crocks on the rack instead of putting them away, so hopefully that'll change before it gets too bad.

Current Mood: optimistic
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005
3:55 pm
A front page sort of
Do you think it might be an idea to have a webpage to try and attract people to the community? Just a thought. We could list the search words on and have a bigger version of your avatar on it maybe. Nothing complicated - just something to give it a push. :)

Current Mood: amused
Monday, June 13th, 2005
5:20 pm
Some call it 'dishonest'... I call it 'justice'
This is a bit of a confessional, I guess, but...

Two of my housemates have moved out already. We pay the electricity (and gas, though for here that's irrelevant) bills, and share it among us all equally. Now, teh electric bill is in my name, and the name of one of the girls that's moved out. So for all intent and purposes, it's in my name.

Now, in December, we were overcharged horrifically for the electiricty bill, but taking a meter reading last month stuck us £125 in credit. Now, seeing as my name is effectively on this bill alone, what I'm wondering is: should I reclaim all this money as my own, and run off with it? In theory we should split it between all of us, but that can't happen for practical reasons (not that I'd want to). I'm considering taking the money and running because I know I could get away with it.

*returns to this window about 2 hours later*

What was I writing? Ah sod it, I forget.

Current Mood: bored
Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
5:07 pm
...is the day I pretty much move out for good.

I'll feel so much better when I've rid myself of the fuckwits. It's been only 9 months, but it feels like a lifetime in its own right.

I also have a way in which I can swindle them all out of £140. It's not entirely kosher, but should I go for it and call it quits?
Tuesday, May 31st, 2005
5:32 pm
Mean Landlord
Ours totally takes the piss. One of my housemates is moving out soon, and yesterday, my landlord was due to bring her deposit and sort stuff out between 6-7pm. I left to go out at 19:40, and he still hadn't arrived. Elena rang him and he said he was baking and couln't leave the house. When he eventually did arrive and then leave, Elena, her folks and another housemate, Katrin, were finally able to go out for a meal at 21:00. I think he is vile and that sort of behaviour is outrageously rude. He made the arrangement after all. Apparently, Katrin suggested he should apologise, but he didn't. Nasty. We've been good tenants as well.

Current Mood: annoyed
Thursday, May 12th, 2005
5:36 pm
First things first...
I may as well make the first entry here, though this is more of a hello to anyone who's here rather than a rant (though setting off the fire alarm at 2am isn't big and it isn't clever, especially when I had an exam the next day).

So yeah, hi. If anyone can think of any interests I should stick in this here journal, let me know either here, or elsewhere (ie in my actual journal).

Current Mood: tired
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