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Offline I'm NOT Carl

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Bachelor Pad
« on: June 30, 2014, 07:51:42 AM »
Had a BBQ over the weekend with some friends over. It was commented by a woman that my house doesn't look like any bachelor pad she's ever seen before.

Puzzled, I commented, "I don't know whether to be insulted or complemented. What do you mean?"

Apparently she's been to guy's pads where the place looks like the typical bachelor pad. Clothes strewn around, beer cans stacked on the end tables, dishes stacked in the sink. One recent visit she made was a guy who had Anime posters up on all the walls in the living room (this is what prompted the comment I guess).

I like to think we're not all careless about our abodes. Personally I prefer to put things where they belong. Then I can find them when I need them. I also keep things picked up. Nothing like stubbing your toe on an out of place chair :) I clean up after myself in the kitchen putting dishes in the dish washer, cleaning the counters, putting stuff away. Weekly I clean the house and work in the yard. Sweep, vacuum, empty trash, bathrooms, mow, pull weeds, etc. Monthly I clean the house and work in the yard. Mop, dust, occasionally clean the windows, trim bushes, etc.

Perhaps I'm just a touch picky about having a relatively clean house, especially when guests are coming over. :)

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Re: Bachelor Pad
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 08:19:56 AM »
Oh, I thought you finally got your own iPad?

Good ideas though.

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Re: Bachelor Pad
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2014, 08:33:24 AM »
Sounds like you know a thing or two about a thing or two.
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Re: Bachelor Pad
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2014, 08:48:02 AM »
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Re: Bachelor Pad
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 09:13:39 AM »
It was more of a 'Huh' thing. "Your place doesn't look like a bachelor pad."

"Huh, I didn't know there was a style guide for bachelor pads" :D

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Re: Bachelor Pad
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2014, 10:09:28 AM »
lived with 2 other guys years ago, it was a true bachelor pad by reputation. but, always clean and tidy. we had a couple girls that cleaned and did the laundry every Saturday... I kind of miss those days..
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Re: Bachelor Pad
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 10:12:12 AM »
Apparently she's been to guy's pads where the place looks like the typical bachelor pad. Clothes strewn around, beer cans stacked on the end tables, dishes stacked in the sink. One recent visit she made was a guy who had Anime posters up on all the walls in the living room (this is what prompted the comment I guess).

Wow, I would be creeped out if I went to an adult's house and it looked like that. 

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Re: Bachelor Pad
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2014, 01:42:48 PM »
It was more of a 'Huh' thing. "Your place doesn't look like a bachelor pad."

"Huh, I didn't know there was a style guide for bachelor pads" :D

But then you say:

Apparently she's been to guy's pads where the place looks like the typical bachelor pad.

Methinks you know more than you're letting on  ;)  But anyone who's read half of your posts on STO/N wouldn't be surprised that you keep a tidy house. You've been stereotyped!
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Re: Bachelor Pad
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2014, 03:11:55 PM »
It was more of a 'Huh' thing. "Your place doesn't look like a bachelor pad."

"Huh, I didn't know there was a style guide for bachelor pads" :D


But then you say:

Apparently she's been to guy's pads where the place looks like the typical bachelor pad.


Methinks you know more than you're letting on  ;)  But anyone who's read half of your posts on STO/N wouldn't be surprised that you keep a tidy house. You've been stereotyped!


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Re: Bachelor Pad
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2014, 04:12:09 PM »
Oh, I thought you finally got your own iPad?







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Re: Bachelor Pad
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2014, 10:51:26 PM »
Oh, I thought you finally got your own iPad?







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Well played......Nice. But I don't think it will be in my wish list.

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Re: Bachelor Pad
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2014, 10:29:46 PM »
It's definitely a stereotype of sorts...to the point that, if you don't have a "normal" (i.e., sloppy, trashed) bachelor pad, people think something must be amiss.

Case in point....when I was a bachelor, my apartment was spotless....and I can cook a bit too. First time I had my future wife over to my place, I made her dinner. She went home and told her roommate that she really liked me, but between the spotless apartment and the great cooking, she was pretty sure that I was gay.  :lol:
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Re: Bachelor Pad
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2014, 08:59:20 AM »
Obviously Carl needs more milk crates and plywood for furniture, cinder blocks and plywood for shelving, and a giant cable spool for a coffee table.

One guy I knew had a set of wheels and tires from his truck sitting in the living room, with glass on top, acting as end tables next to the couch.

VERY bacheloresque.
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Re: Bachelor Pad
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