When all that’s left is the sound of one hand clapping

Posted: November 11, 2007 in Blog

The house I’m living in has been a constant hive of activity throughout my stay. At one point we had 16 people living in the house.

The last month or so it’s been me and eight Dutch students living together and generally having a good time. But in the past three days they’ve all gone home and it looks to be a while, at least three weeks, before a new group comes to the house.

So what used to be a busy, jammed kitchen is now sporting some pretty bare cupboards. What used to be a bustling living room is now an oasis of tranquility.

There are no longer line-ups outside the bathroom that resemble the returns desk at a department store the day after Christmas.

That part of it, I could get used to.

Having some quiet might be nice for a while, but on evenings when the power goes out and there’s nothing much to do it is nice to have some people around to chat with.

But in the meantime I’ll try to avoid the temptation to pull a Tom Cruise in Risky Business.

Tom Cruise dancing to ‘Old Time Rock ‘n Roll’ in Risky Business

  1. Trish says:

    Sorry — I couldn’t resist. There’s something just so lame/hilarious/awesome about this sequence….

  2. cmason2 says:

    Trish, you must have a twisted sense of humour to post a link to a YouTube video on the Web site of a guy living in a place where Internet moves slower than a broken-down car with four flat tires.

    But thanks, it’ll help illustrate it for everyone else!

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