Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Great Apartment Hunt

It seems as though I'm always on the hunt for something, doesn't it?

Sorry it's been so long since I've written anything of any substance, but it's been a very busy month for me. I'm finally going to school (college, that is), and I've been preoccupied with jumping through hoops and filling out paperwork. I also got a (very) part-time job driving a (very) large truck. Yes, I've been busy.

Now, it's time for the final thing on my list of things to do: Find a place to live.

And I thought job hunting was hard. Finding a decent apartment at a decent price is impossible. Most property management companies require you to have three times the income as the price of rent and utilites. That means that between my job and my student loans, I can afford a $300/month apartment. Unfortunately, those do not exist. Ok...let's try option two.

A room for rent. Sounds easy enough. Unless, of course, you have a two year old son that's going to be staying with you a few nights a week. I live in a college town. Everyone that's seeking a roommate wants to party hard. I'm sorry, but I never really liked Andrew W.K. I'm sure there has to be an older couple somewhere in this town with a room for rent, but unfortunately they haven't figured out how to use Craigslist yet.

One last thought: If you have a room for rent, and have a preference on the sex of your roommate (which is totally legal, as long as it's shared living space), you should put that in the ad. You could at least tell me when I come over to view the room, or when I'm filling out the application. I'm baffled by why you decided to waste both your time and mine. I guess it's for the better, because I'd rather live in a cardboard box than live with an idiot.

Friday, July 2, 2010

When Are You Going To Learn?

I know that there are a lot of tech-heads out there that will agree with me on this one.

The new Apple iPhone 4 has major issues. This is me being shocked.

A word of advice to everyone out there. Never, never, never buy first generation electronics. Ever. I guess that's more than one word, but you know what I mean. Every company sets a release date for their product, and for some reason they think that meeting that deadline is the most important thing. Screw the bugs, we've gotta get this thing on the shelves.

Most of the bugs in these products aren't even discovered until they're available to the general public, like things not being used properly and exploding (anybody remember plasma screen TVs?).

There is absolutely no reason not to wait at least six months to purchase new electronics, except if you need to be the coolest person ever. Let's look at it this way. You paid $400 for your awesome, state-of-the-art iPhone. I paid $10 for my Samsung "dumbphone" that came with my plan. Mine works, yours doesn't.

Who's the idiot?