Monday, July 19, 2010

Orientation Day 1


Firstly, if anyone wants my postal address whilst I'm on the programme (no spam etc please), let me know (comment below, e-mail, FB etc...) and I'll send you the address. :]

Right now I have the apartment to myself and its lovely and cool. I have music going and its quite relaxing.

Anyway, here's what happened today....

At 8.35am we had to meet at the Vista meeting place and get on a bus to the Commons.
After we arrived there we had to fill in some paperwork. Then we were subject to several long presentations.

Can I just say that if I have to be as enthusiastic and cheesy as the people on the videos or the door guy, yeah, this is going to be a looooong year! It was even to the point of scary.

We got some time for lunch and then had to go to the pavillion to get checked by TSA people (at least I think that's what they were?), fill out more paperwork and eventully get our picture taken for our Vista Way (our apartment complex) ID. We have to show it to the security people whenever we want to come back into the complex. I didn't realise that you had to have 'disney look' for that (the schedule for today said casual dress), so I had to take my earrings out. :/

Every second official Disney person asked us all where we were from. It probably would have been good if they had had some kind of briefing on the fact that we were all on the same programme, all from aussie and NZ and don't have cars...

After that I dropped all the paperwork off at the apartment and then met Michael outside my apartment building. He wanted to go to Wendy's for lunch so I tagged along to keep him company.

Then we went to the housing people. Michael wanted to upgrade his internet speed, and I wanted to complain about some of the things in the apatment. I told them about my 2 drawers that are broken (one is't even useable), a clogged sink and some stove elemets I thought were dodgy and would liked to be checked for safety reasons.

Then I was like this place is messy and I can't deal with it.
So I cleaned the sink, dishes and stove tops.
I used the dustbuster thing and vacuumed the floor as much as I could.
Then I did our bathroom (the other flatmates door was closed so I didn't go in there).

After that I attacked the pile of stuff in the corner.
It's like this huge pile of leftover things from previous tennants.
I started going through stuff and couldn't believe what I found.
It was GROSS.
These bags have obviously been here a while (how did they pass apartment inspections?) and there was rubbish and food and eeeeeew. It smelt terrible and I promptly got rid of all that disgusting stuff. Everything else I put in bags, because I wasn't sure what I could get rid of. Hopefully all of it, because I hate all this junk just sitting there. I'll wait till they are back from work to ask them.

I'm trying to be as tolerant as I can about living with others, but when they aren't as tidy as I would like, I get kind of irritable.
It really doesn't take much, for instance, to wipe down the stove top after you've finished rather than leave rice everywhere, you know?

There's just so much STUFF around here. I really wanted to get rid of a lot, but it's not mine so I couldn't. When they move out I'm doing a major clean. Less clutter = happier kimmie.

I hope the flatmates don't mind that I arranged some things to make it tidier.
It would be nice if it stayed that way too... But who am I kidding?

On a more positive note, I'd have to say that although I was hesitant about telling housing about the problems of this place, I'm glad I did. They were all nice and the plumber guy has already come to fix the sink. Yay. :)

Tonight there's something on called Cool Bean Cafe. It's practically a place to hang out, have kareoke and free coffee. I don't like coffee, but it sounds like it could be fun, so I might check it out.
Also want to go for a swim at some point.

Anyway, I'm going to go have a shower and then watch a DVD.

Laters :)


  1. hey, if you had to live in it, you might have done the same thing.... ....might. ;)

  2. Lol, I might ;P. It depends on who I live with. Last year one of my flatmates was a clean freak, and the rest of us liked having a clean flat, so we cleaned regularly. This year my flatmates are kinda lazy when it comes to cleaning, and I gave up cleaning up after them pretty quickly.