Sharing a kitchen with five girls that I almost never talk to (because we have nothing in common and four of them speak barely basic English) is an extremely frustrating experience. There’s never enough room in the fridge. They’re nowhere near as clean as I am. If they spill water on the floor, they don’t understand why it might be annoying to your roommates to just leave it there. They move my things and unnecessarily take up counter space.
And then there’s the general shoddiness of the kitchen. The sinks don’t drain properly. The tile is past the point of ever being clean again. It is very possible there are cockroaches just waiting to come play. The gas oven is so old that it has to be lit with a match. And then today the gas oven decided that it did not want to be lit at all. I cannot figure out why. I’ve lit it many times before, but yesterday it wouldn’t light and today I still can’t get it to ignite, so I give up on it!
But the silver lining is that today I learned that you can make brownies in the microwave. And it is insanely fast. And a little explody. But totally worth it.