As you may or may not know, I have been apartment hunting in Manhattan. Not the easiest of tasks, especially for a 21 year old student who works about 4 days a month. It’s pretty much standard that you make at least 40x your monthly rent in order to sign a lease, if not, you need a cosigner. My parents have always said ABSOLUTELY NOT when I brought up the idea of cosigning. But I just found the most amazing studio apartment (thanks craigslist.com!) that is only $45/more a month than what I am paying now. I currently share a bedroom with somebody, so this studio would be my OWN personal living space. Long story short, I called my parents and my dad was in bed- he said “WE’LL TALK ABOUT IT TOMORROW WHEN I’M NOT SLEEPING. SEE IF YOU CAN GO CHECK IT OUT AND SEE IF IT IS REALLY THAT GOOD, THEN CALL ME BACK.” Translation: he didn’t say NO. That’s all that matters. So I called the apartment people immediately (10pm) and left a voicemail, hoping that they can squeeze me in for a viewing tomorrow morning before my 12-3 class and my 7oclock flight. I hope all goes well!
P.s. Yes I’m leaving town again for like the 3rd time in a month, so no internet access until late Sunday. Everybody have a great weekend in New York!