Thought Catalog

32 Embarrassing Things You’ll Do When You Live Alone

  • 0

1. Watching terrible TV shows at top volume while you get unreasonably emotionally invested in what is going on. “Say yes to the dress!! SAY YES TO IT, BITCH.”

2. Cooking in your kitchen naked, which seems like an awesome idea until you realize how often you come in contact with scalding hot things during the cooking process.

3. Proceeding to eat whatever you made naked while sitting at your table.

4. Realizing how many meals can be successfully eaten in bed, and not considering the repercussions until you are literally sleeping on a pile of crumbs.

5. Grabbing things with your toes and transferring them to your hands instead of bending down to pick them up.

6. Having brief existential crises over how lazy one person can actually get, because it seems like the toe-grabbing thing must be near the top of that category.

7. Conducting interviews with yourself out loud, giving extremely humblebraggy answers, in preparation for the inevitable moment when you become an enormous celebrity/icon/hero.

8. Eating gross-yet-delicious food combinations that are an affront to civilized society. (If you’re here to judge me about my love of Hot Fries dipped in hummus, you can just leave right now.)

9. Beyond just singing in the shower, conducting full-scale operas while washing up with multiple voices, rich instrumentals, and out-of-nowhere guitar solos.

10. Dancing seductively in front of the mirror at length and marveling about how eminently bangable you are.

11. Standing directly in front of the refrigerator and eating out of it, as plates and cutlery are for people with way too much time on their hands.

12. Crying for basically no other reason than it feels really sweet to cry, or maybe you saw something really moving and emotional and profound, like a Snuggle commercial.

13. Getting drunk by yourself whilst browsing the internet and laughing maniacally at your computer screen.

14. Drunk solo photoboothing!

15. Rearranging things in your apartment because you feel that you could always have things placed in a slightly more sensical order, even though it always winds up looking exactly the same.

16. Allowing your eating schedule to become so backwards as to border on the surreal. “Oh, it’s 2:30 AM, time for breakfast! I don’t want to miss the lunch hour at 10 AM, followed by a snack-dinner that stretches on for two hours in the late afternoon.”

17. Eating an entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s in one sitting and not even giving a fuck.

18. Realizing the amount of activities that are made infinitely more enjoyable by being performed naked.

19. Starting to lose all sense of propriety with regards to what your neighbors might be able to see through your window.

20. Developing a special, almost spiritual relationship with the various delivery guys.

21. Thinking about how badly you want a pet, because at least having another living thing around to keep you company would somewhat delay the spiral into absolute insanity.

22. Killing plants.

23. Remaining in the same pajamas for such an extended period of time that you think the fabric might actually be adhering permanently to your skin.

24. Becoming extremely good at impromptu plates/bowls/utensils in case of laziness re: washing dishes. Eating cereal out of a tupperware bin with a ladle is more than acceptable now and again.

25. Getting into bouts of cleaning/organizing that seem to put into question your mental health.

26. Having to answer the door when you are in full “hermit” mode and have therefore not seen the business end of a brush or clean shirt in a few days.

27. Listening to music that even a 13-year-old scene girl would be embarrassed to admit to.

28. Choreographing dances to said music that you do repeatedly in front of your mirror until you briefly convince yourself that you could join the Russian Ballet if you put in a little effort.

29. Making a space on your bed all nice and comfy for your laptop and cuddling with it from time to time.

30. Constantly thinking of all the magical things you could do with this space you have all to yourself, including painting an accent wall, none of which you ever do.

31. Air-drying after a shockingly high percentage of showers.

32. Feeling sincerely afraid from time to time that you’ll never be able to live with another person again, because who would ever want to give up the immense liberation of being the creepy half-human, half-animal that you get to be when you live alone? TC mark

You should follow Thought Catalog on Twitter here.

Powered by Revcontent

Poetry Lovers! 💖

Love a soft person. The ones who are positive, even in the worst of circumstances. Someone whose strength is not in bravado, but in their quiet. Someone who is strong for others because that is what is needed in that moment. Someone who is the moon that soothes instead of the sun that burns. Someone who sees the very best in people even when you think they aren’t worth it. The kind of person who always wants to do the best for those they love.

“I bought this on a whim to read as I was resting for the night, and I do not regret it one bit! Everything about the poetry in this book is amazing, heart breaking, and soul searching. It will lift your spirits on your darkest days. I want to thank the author so much for writing this, as it’s something I will be rereading a lot! Always remember, everything about you is important. You matter.” —McKayla

Click to heal your heart

More From Thought Catalog

32 Embarrassing Things You’ll Do When You Live Alone is cataloged in , , , , , ,
  • http://www.itmakesmestronger.com/2012/10/32-embarrassing-things-you%e2%80%99ll-do-when-you-live-alone/ Only L<3Ve @ ItMakesMeStronger.com

    […] Thought Catalog » Life Add a comment […]

  • http://itsyowyow.com/2012/10/07/thought-catalog-roundup-19/ Thought Catalog Roundup « Yow Yow!

    […] 32 Embarrassing Things You’ll Do When You Live Alone […]

  • http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/10/tuesday-things-70/ Tuesday Things. | How Sweet It Is

    […] did when I could 1. drive and 2. live on my own. Oh and while we’re at it, how true are these 32 embarrassing things you do when you live alone? I don’t live alone per se, but my husband spends such a good chunk of time on the road that […]

  • http://www.antijenx.com/2012/10/random-wednesday-87.html Random Wednesday | antijenx

    […] only thing I’ve ever done on this list is pick up things with my toes.  Which I still do.  All the time.  I have freakishly long and […]

  • http://lemonlab.cl/2012/10/11/estupideces-que-haras-o-haces-cuando-vivas-solo-admitelo/ ESTUPIDECES QUE HARÁS (O HACES) CUANDO VIVAS SOLO (ADMITELO) | Lemonlab

    […] Estas son TAN SOLO ALGUNAS de las estupideces que ya haces o harás en algún futuro, si quieres leerlas todas (están en inglés), y darte cuenta que no eres el único, puedes hacer clic acá. […]

  • http://www.theliveinkitchen.com/2012/10/14/the-sunday-brunch-buffet-10142012/ » The Sunday Brunch Buffet 10/14/2012 The Live-In Kitchen

    […] I lived alone for a brief period in college. Take a peek inside my life. […]

  • https://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/im-over-being-overly-attached/ I’m Over Being Overly Attached | Thought Catalog

    […] be honest, I thrive on alone time. I need it in the purely human way we need red wine or oxygen — it’s centering and […]

  • http://www.itmakesmestronger.com/2012/10/i%e2%80%99m-over-being-overly-attached/ Only L<3Ve @ ItMakesMeStronger.com

    […] be honest, I thrive on alone time. I need it in the purely human way we need red wine or oxygen — it’s centering and […]

  • https://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/what-it-feels-like-to-love-you/ What It Feels Like To Love You | Thought Catalog

    […] you feels like not being embarrassed the first time you discover I’m a toe-grabber, or the time you catch me going in on that Britney Spears song when I thought you were out of the […]

  • http://www.itmakesmestronger.com/2012/10/what-it-feels-like-to-love-you/ Only L<3Ve @ ItMakesMeStronger.com

    […] you feels like not being embarrassed the first time you discover I’m a toe-grabber, or the time you catch me going in on that Britney Spears song when I thought you were out of the […]

  • http://www.branappetit.com/2013/04/22/weekend-wrap-up-2/ weekend wrap-up

    […] Embarrassing Things You’ll Do When You Live Alone. Um, yup to 5, 7, and 9. What does it mean if I do those things and do NOT live […]

  • Thought Catalog

    Reblogged this on Pillow thoughts ♥ and commented:
    Terrible TV shows, check. Air drying stark naked, check. Never ate while naked, but in a towel, check. Dammit, this IS going into my bucket list.

  • http://comfyhobo.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/32-embarrassing-things-youll-do-when-you-live-alone-thought-catalog/ 32 Embarrassing Things You’ll Do When You Live Alone | Thought Catalog | While there's still time...

    […] 32 Embarrassing Things You’ll Do When You Live Alone | Thought Catalog. […]

  • http://chocolatedazed.wordpress.com chocolatedazed

    Reblogged this on Chocolate Dazed and commented:
    I wasn’t exactly a hermit but I did some of the things here when I lived away from home. I realized na namiss ko rin gawin sila. And I want to try the others (bwahahahaha) except killing plants.

  • SkankAngel

    Reblogged this on SkankAngel and commented:
    So 27,28, and 32 have all happened within the past couple days thanks to Mr. Sailor Jerry… Anyone remember the band CLEOPATRA? Little black girls? Brits? Anyone? See….

  • http://cowgirlruns.com/2014/03/22/link-love-322/ Link Love: 3/22 | Cowgirl Runs

    […] 32 Embarrassing Things You Do When You Live Alone via Thought Catalog <– ummm. No comment. […]

  • https://thedisplaceddebutante.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/live-alone-and-love-it/ Live Alone and Love It | The Displaced Debutante

    […] 32 Embarrassing Things You Do When You Live Alone […]

  • http://cowgirlruns.com/link-love-322/ Link Love: 3/22 - Cowgirl Runs

    […] 32 Embarrassing Things You Do When You Live Alone via Thought Catalog <– ummm. No comment. […]

  • http://hellogiggles.com/things-shouldnt-ashamed-live-alone/ 10 things you shouldn't be ashamed of doing when you live alone

    […] is, there are some rather embarrassing things you do when you live alone, but we’re here to help liberate you from the shame. (LOL, who are we kidding? You […]

blog comments powered by Disqus