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My Kitchen Table

I was looking for a particular plastic container to put my left over food. I dug deep in the usual cupboards where the containers are usually stored. But my efforts of finding a matching lid and container were fruitless. I think, perhaps, one of my roommates used it for leftovers and took the container to [...]

Should I Start Labeling Foods Items

Yogurt container

The other day I was pursuing through my refrigerator to find my yogurt, specifically the store brand greek yogurt because I like to buy the cheapest one. Normally this process takes no more than a minute, but when you’re living with roommates who happen to be engineers, it takes a bit longer. Let me explain. [...]

Caught Red Handed: Roommates Lying

lies

A few weeks ago, I asked readers if they ever caught a roommate not being entirely truthful in order to gain position as a candidate for a well being roommate. In response, several readers sent back some stores, which ranged from mild to "wow."  I think the following story takes the "wow" prize. There wasn’t [...]

Coffee Maker

One of my roommates moved out on July 1st and a new one moved in that same weekend(this was all coordinated well in advance). When roommates move out you would expect them to take all their stuff, but roommates fail to move all their stuff. Whether it's done intentionally or not, it doesn't bother me because [...]

radpad renting out rooms

[update 8/24/16 deal is no longer being honored: http://blog.onradpad.com/an-update-on-our-no-credit-card-fee-android-pay-promotion/] Radpad is a service that allows tenants to pay their rent with their credit card. How it Works The tenant signs up with Radpad and has the choice of sending you a one-time payment or a reoccurring payment.  The money comes in a form of a check [...]

scams

So, right now I have advertisements up on my usual places because a roommate is moving out at the end of June. One go to place is Craigslist. I've been in the business long enough to know what's a scam e-mail and what's not. It wasn't surprising that I received my first bit of e-mail [...]