Pictures of Apartmento (Updated)

posted in Apartment Life on Jan 16, 2008

As promised, I have a few pictures of the place in which I’m currently residing. It’s taken me longer than I expected to upload all of the photos, and this is only because I’ve yet to get my own personal internets. Yes, I realize that it’s wrong to “steal” the internet from people, but if they leave their router wide open to the world, then it’s not really my fault. I have half the mind to put a password on it so that I’m the only one who can use it, but that would be really wrong, so I’m not. My usage on their router has been nil compared to what I’ll be pulling down on my own anyway, so I’m not stressing over it. Now, on to the pictures.

Boxes on the floor.

Here is what the place looked like after the first few hour of moving in. I made sure I got all of the essentials in the first trip: TV and Wii.

My bookshelf is awesome.

What makes my apartment better than the apartments that are actually bigger is that there is one wall opposite my kitchen that has a full sized bookshelf that’s just over six feet. Before, I had two bookshelves and they couldn’t contain the bounty of my books/dvds/games, but now I have plenty of room. The top line in this photo is holding 43 novels and 74 video games. Now that I’ve counted that, I fear I’ve wasted many greenbacks on things not essential to life. But alas, I’m a consumer whore.

Empty bedroom.

Here is the bedroom – that I’m currently sitting in – before anything was put into it. The picture doesn’t really give it a good sense of how big it is (and that may just be a function of my awesome photo skills), but it’s of a respectable size. If it can fit my bed and my computer junk, it’s big enough.

Outside view.

Here is my glorious view from the balcony. I live on the third floor, and this view is to the west – or left – from exiting the apartment. To the right you can see the swimming pool, but as it’s January, there are no hotties in sight. There might not be the cornucopia of ladyfish around this place that a bachelor would gravitate to, as I’ve seen mostly blue-hairs roaming ever so slowly down sidewalks, but we shall see. Rest assured you all will be the first to know come tanning time whether or not this place rolls in the summer like the MTV Beach-house.

Current living room.

Since I have no couch at the moment (I’ll get to this in a second), only half of my room has any pizzazz. Luckily, the cable for this place is still turned on from the previous owner, so I’ve been able to watch TV on the floor for a while. I’m also fortunate is having an old HD receiver my brother let me have a few years ago. I plugged in a standard set of bunny ears and voila: HD channels. I get Fox, CBS, and NBC in HD when they have programming in that format. Now all I need is a bigger television (which I’m working on), and I’ll be all set. To be perfectly honest, I hardly ever watch TV anymore thanks in part to Hulu and general TV sucking, so if I end up only having a few stations here in a week or so, I’m not going to complain.

Fully booked bookshelf.

Now here is what my bookshelf looks like today, with everything that I own that can be “shelved.” Top line currently resides for comics or miscellaneous books, second are all my novels, third are video games, and fourth are DVDs. My DVDs spill over to the bottom shelf where there are some music cds and cds/dvds for my computer(s). I might need a new bookshelf soon.

I don’t have any photos of my bathroom or kitchen. It’s a bathroom and a kitchen, get over it. I do have a lot of shelf space in both places, though, so that’s fun.

So back to my couch: The other day I purchased a nice couch to go in this darned place, but upon getting it to my domicile, I learned that it wouldn’t fit. It was too long by about 3 inches. (FYI: I was going to put down the following sentence: “This is not an uncommon problem that I have. *wink” but I did not. You can thank my better judgement for that.) After figuring out that it was not possible to position this sofa in my apartment at any angle, it was then decided to leave it right outside my door for a couple of hours while the person who was helping me (my uncle) ran to go do some errands. Turns out that afternoon while the couch was hanging out in front of my door, the manager of the place showed off a room across the way. My uncle and I later in the day took the furniture back to the furniture store. So today, while turning in a form for the place, the woman who sold me the apartment commented that I shouldn’t put couches out there. I don’t want to sound like a jerk when I write this, but “duh.” Had not the layout of this place been wonky I wouldn’t have had to leave the darned thing out. I’m not upset, she was just doing her job, but I always get this feeling like they think I don’t know anything, which feels weird, because I’m a super-genius a la Wile E. Coyote.

So that’s my tale of the last week in terms of apartments go. I have today and tomorrow to pick out another couch to try again, but other than that, my weekend should be normal. Now, I also had an interview today for a position I’ve been looking at, but I will get to that in another post. Stay tuned.


I’ve taken some more photos of the place, and here they are:

Kitchen!.

My kitchen is not too shabby. I have all of the normal kitcheny things: a stove/oven, dishwasher, etc. So far everything has been alright. I even have an ice maker in the fridge and I have been giving the cat ice in her water the past few days. She seems to enjoy it.

Kitchen 2!.

My bathroom is also of standard issue. When you walk in you’ll see the tub to your right and the sink to your left. There is also a standing washer and dryer that it not pictured. I’ve done quite a few loads in the machines and so far they are just so so. The dryer doesn’t dry as well as I’d like, but it’s not a huge deal, I just have to put the clothes in there for more time. I was kind of pissed at first, but then I realized that I didn’t have to add money to the machine and that made me happy.

Tub time.

I will say that my tub is awesome. It’s pretty huge. There are no jets coming out, but it’s of a good size. It takes forever to fill up, though, and that’s no fun. I have a huge mirror behind the sink with enough room to put a chair underneath in case I needed to sit and do my make up. Sink time!.Fortunately, that will never happen, so I have a ton of countertop space that is not wasted by stupid crap. Around the corner in its own little nook is my toilet. I didn’t figure I needed a picture of that.

It's so fluffy.And lastly, but not leastly, I finally have a place to sit in my living room besides the floor. It’s pretty boss. I think I detailed above how I couldn’t get a regular sized couch to fit in the place. I had to settle for a love-seat, but it’s all good. I now have a super comfy spot to read, which is always a plus, and we can start doing the show again.

  • No bathroom or kitchen pictures? But how will ladies know if they like the place?! (I dealt with a very sexist realtor once who insisted that ladies make the decision to buy/rent a place and base it solely on the places they spend the most time– the bathroom and kitchen.)

  • Sometimes the truth hurts. Why are you commenting? Isn’t there a kitchen or bathroom that needs attending?

    You’re not the only one to mention those two places, though. I might grab a couple of pics of those tomorrow and upload them. I was just too lazy before; imagine that.

  • I was commenting while waiting for the pie to bake. I know, I know, I should’ve been making a cocktail and a sandwich or two, but I had to take a break. 😛

  • I want some pie.

  • stnbond7

    just a one bedroom apartment?

  • It is indeed.

  • stnbond7

    so actually, i was maybe looking to move to the city sometime soon, and i’ve been looking at apartments online. Any you’d reccommend?

  • I looked at about six places before choosing this place, and the better apartments are up by Quail Springs Mall. You’ll just have to check things out yourself, but those up north seem to be better than those otherwise. I used http://www.apartmentguide.com when looking for things.