This New Girl

3 October, 2011 § Leave a comment

If you’ve been watching the new sitcom “The New Girl,” you may be thinking, “This show ripped off Kaitlin’s life! Well, part of it.”

If you haven’t seen it, let me fill you in: We follow Jess (Zooey Deschanel) as she goes through some big life changes, needs a new place to live, and moves into a new apartment with three strangers from Craigslist.

Three guys, from Craigslist.

Okay, they probably wrote and began filming the show just before I moved into a new apartment with three men I had never met before. But I’m pretty sure it’s still somehow based on my life. And I’m still waiting for my hair and make-up team to arrive.

Seriously, though, it’s affordable, I have my own room, and there’s space for both my coffee maker and my futon (that would have been a tough decision).

However, I grew up the oldest of 4 girls. Living with boys has been…different. Here are a few things I’ve learned:

  • Men don’t just leave the seat up in sitcoms. It happens in real life. Every time.
  • There is a precise number of pizza boxes that must gather on the kitchen counter before they will form a herd and commence their seasonal migration to the trash.
  • One Axe product is too many. Six is just…I don’t even know what to tell you, dude. The game’s over and you didn’t even make it off the bench.

Actually, what someone keeps in the bathroom can tell you a lot about them. Who hides their fruity Garnier shampoo in the corner of the shower, who’s obviously worried about a receding hairline, and yes, who has six bottles of different Axe products.

So what does that say about me? With my pink shaving cream, straightening iron and Venus razor? I will tell you that no one has asked to borrow anything.


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