My roommate and our porch
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_space_pumpkin_
4 days ago
My roommate and our porch
baltimoretom
328
4 days ago

I have a similar style of porch and never considered adding a lamp. That’s going to change today.

seeingglass
145
4 days ago

Depending on the weather, you might consider a different lamp or maybe hanging lights you can tuck out of the rain. A lamp like this would not survive the weather where I live. I’d expect it to be blown over and smashed one day or to find mold on the lamp shade.

baltimoretom
54
4 days ago

The significant difference in my porch is that the far side has a wall so that there are only two open sides. It makes all of the difference weather wise. Nothing gets wet or blown off, fortunately.

SwingJay1
16
4 days ago

Velcro is your friend.

feistyrooster
2
4 days ago

Perhaps also a type of lampshade that won't catch too much wind? Like one with less surface area

zqillini4
65
4 days ago

I have a similar style roommate but haven't considered adding coffee. Going to get a Keurig today!

maevealleine
44
4 days ago

Don't get a Keurig. Such awful coffee. Get a stainless steel french press (secura makes nice ones) and make better coffee while saving money and being less wasteful.

baltimoretom
25
4 days ago

I gave up mine and went back to a traditional drip and couldn't be happier.

whiskeydumpster
13
4 days ago

I like setting the timer on my drip so I can wake up to coffee brewing. Helps get me out of bed.

brit_jam
11
4 days ago

I got an electric kettle and French press. Great coffee and super easy.

Inferi
8
4 days ago

Seriously, I spent a whole $15-20 on a basic French press off amazon, and now I have the best coffee in my life whenever I want it.

slo_seal_rescue
3
4 days ago

Coffee produces almost no waste if sustainably sourced and paper filters are used. I don’t understand the selfishness involved in deciding to use plastic pods instead.

ArchaeoStudent
15
4 days ago

I’d be afraid of it attracting bugs if it’s on at night.

somaliandvdpirate
20
4 days ago

It would, but the alternative is sitting around in the pitch black, which would be a bit odd.

baltimoretom
11
4 days ago

Good point. I believe there are some yellow bulbs that don't attract bugs. Need to look in to it.

Beagle_Bailey
15
4 days ago

I have yellow bulbs. There are still bugs, but not quite as many.

Also, the yellow light is far softer, instead of that harsh blue-white light. So my porch light is far easier on my eyes when I turn it on in the dark.

regeya
6
4 days ago

I know people who'll make fun of an Illinoisan for weighing in on this, but in my defense if you go due East from where I live, you eventually get to Eastern Kentucky University. Plus two other things: I live closer to Nashville than I do to Chicago, and I live close to the northernmost tupelo swamps. (In fact, part of U.S. Marshals was filmed here, the "guy with the least teeth" part.)

Anywho...yeah, that's a legitimate concern, but the further south you go, the more likely people are to have screened-in porches. Those are exactly what you think they are: they're porches totally enclosed with screen wire like your windows have. The reason I chimed in on this is because where I live, lots of houses have them, too, because where I live is the place . There's a close cousin called a "Florida room", where it's not quite a room, and not quite a porch. Mine's got windows that cover half the walls, with the other half being screen windows. Because it's still Illinois, we have plexiglas windows we can use to cover the screens in the winter.

tl;dr I wouldn't use a lamp on an unscreened porch.

ArchaeoStudent
5
4 days ago

Yeah, I grew up in southeast Texas. My grandfather lived out in the woods in the swamps and had an open porch. When we’d sit on the porch as night, bugs would swarm around us. Do not recommend.

jsparker77
3
4 days ago

Is a Florida room the same as a 3 seasons room? In the midwest we have those, and they sound the same. It's an exterior room that's surround by large screen windows. Great for sitting in during spring, summer, and fall.

regeya
2
4 days ago

I guess; I've always heard it called a Florida room. Like I said before, I put Plexiglas in mine in the winter. On those warmish winter days, it's almost a greenhouse.

whiskeydumpster
2
4 days ago

Thats why you get the lamp but put it in a corner away from where you sit. Bugs go to lamp.

DickyMcButts
1
4 days ago

get a bug zapper

2340859764059860598
4
4 days ago

Where I live, a lamp outside is like a signaling beacon attracting every single stingning bug within a 10 miles radius.

engineeresse
235
4 days ago

Where is this?! 😍

ReverendDizzle
183
4 days ago

The "haint blue" ceiling on the porch gives it away, definitely somewhere down south.

thamthrfcknruckus
77
4 days ago

From GA, thinking the same beacause of pollen pods from an Oak tree on the neighbor's roof.

ObliviousLlama
20
4 days ago

Actually it’s the oaks flower! Botanically called a catkin

FirstTryName
18
4 days ago

Hmmm, we called them "wind shits" for a while now.

DaveTex
8
4 days ago

That could easily be Texas too then.

thamthrfcknruckus
5
4 days ago

Gotta love the South, the blower is useless right now. Don't know where you are but if you are experiencing bad weather I am sorry for ya.

BABarracus
3
4 days ago

I don't know Texas has thunder storms i might need to have a pizza during the next one

VegetableCollege
7
4 days ago

Nothing better then getting high as fuck and watching a Texas thunderstorm roll in.

trekMT7900
16
4 days ago

I have only read of haint blue in a fiction book and I’m super jazzed to lean that it isn’t fiction!

ReverendDizzle
19
4 days ago

Definitely a real and old tradition, for sure. If you look at old home real estate listings you’ll see it pop up a lot in traditional Southern homes.

KateInSpace
3
4 days ago

All of the porches at my house have haunt blue porch ceilings! Edit: my phone/autocorrect doesn’t like this

jdinpjs
2
4 days ago

Haint blue is a thing. Here’s a good video that explains it. https://www.facebook.com/1569947223055893/posts/2414306308619976?sfns=mo

Edited because autocorrect likes “haunt” better than “haint.”

trekMT7900
3
4 days ago

Thanks so much for sharing this- it’s a lovely tradition. And gorgeous as well.

downvote_or_die
2
4 days ago

I was just thinking it reminded me a lot of Atlanta suburbs.

mah_ree
3
4 days ago

was thinking Cabbagetown right away

ul49
2
4 days ago

Same - definitely wouldn't think suburbs. This screams old Atlanta to me.

vainamo-
2
4 days ago

I was just going to make a comment on Haint Blue. Ya beat me to it!

Bigfrostynugs
6
4 days ago

We did it!

Ginandjews31522
25
4 days ago

I’m guessing Athens,Ga

_space_pumpkin_
23
4 days ago

Yup!

Ginandjews31522
3
4 days ago

Looks very familiar,kinda by mamas boy?

Glideslopegear
8
4 days ago

The American south is seriously beautiful.

whiskeydumpster
2
4 days ago

Somewhere where its warm enough to sit outside in shorts :( Lucky.

rijeka1
-17
4 days ago

New Orleans

infinityx-2
-7
4 days ago

Palm street?

novafern
113
4 days ago

Yes, like others have asked, WHERE is this!? It looks so warm, a little humid, sounds of birds. Ugh.

_space_pumpkin_
125
4 days ago

North Georgia! Spot on.

novafern
33
4 days ago

Ugh, lucky! I'm up in Chicago and we just had a fucking blizzard yesterday, for no reason. Today it's mild, but my husband and friends got antsy and booked an AirBNB down in Pensacola for a few days. So we're off to humidity and warm weather soon.

matthew716
23
4 days ago

I thought our blizzard was just marketing from HBO? They really went all out for the premier you know

novafern
4
4 days ago

Lol today is fairly decent, beautifully sunny. I feel the same.

rak18
3
4 days ago

It was coincidently perfect for GoT. There was also that snow/rain mix a few days before. (I'm in Chicago as well)

BloodSoakedDoilies
30
4 days ago
Granny_knows_best
8
4 days ago

Very cozy, love the weathered look.

perpetual_researcher
3
4 days ago

Oooo, I love yours too!

Never_Enough_Nutella
1
4 days ago

Another lamp. Interesting.

justasadtransboy
6
4 days ago

was definitely gunna guess cabbagetown in atlanta lol

Auburn_and_Bourbon
2
4 days ago

Lol Cabbagetown? You talking about Cleveland?

Edit: misread the message. Ignore me, I'm drink.

ul49
2
4 days ago

It's funny you're the second person I've seen say that. I also that it was Cabbagetown. Man, I love Cabbagetown.

lifting_ballerina
4
4 days ago

I live in South Georgia and the bugs would make this unbearable. It looks so cozy!

jeffryu
10
4 days ago

I was wondering that, not sure if you watch hometown but they always remove the bug screen from the front porches and yes it looks nicer, but being attacked incessantly by mosquitoes in the summer would mean id use that porch zero times

ohitsasnaake
3
4 days ago

In my experience (cooler climate but we still have mosquitoes in summer and autumn), screens and glassed-in porches just reduce the amount of mosquitoes anyway. Mosquito repellant smoke (don't know the precise name of the product in English) can help a bit though. And the amount does depends on the weather, mostly temperature, humidity and wind.

Granny_knows_best
3
4 days ago

I live in Augusta and have a pool so in order to be able to enjoy it in the evenings I have to have an exterminator come out and spray every month in the summer. Its not 100% but its close...

lifting_ballerina
2
4 days ago

I live in coastal Georgia. All hope is lost.

deleted_acc0unt
3
4 days ago

As soon as I saw the blue ceiling I figured this was down south

FermSquid
3
4 days ago

Looks like around Piedmont or East Point. Wish I could afford a place around there!

Auburn_and_Bourbon
3
4 days ago

Ugh I just moved to Savannah. Really missing the mountains.

SignalPudding
3
4 days ago

I'm in Chattanooga with a similar but less cozy porch and I knew this had to be close.

tempestasvenit
3
4 days ago

As soon as I saw this I thought “That looks like Georgia.” One of the most beautiful states to live in imo :)

CharismaKR
-1
4 days ago

Depends on where you are in the state, just like with any other. My part of GA looks like garbage.

da_jolly
1
4 days ago

is this athens, ga?!

hardt0f0rget
1
4 days ago

Athens or Gainesville was my guess!

SergTuberq
1
4 days ago

Hey I'm from North Georgia!! I'm over in Woodstock/Canton. But I'm just about to south into Atlanta. Small world

uttfan
1
4 days ago

Athens GO DAWGS

TheAstroChemist
1
4 days ago

Everything about this photo screamed "the south" to me.

TheRBGamer
93
4 days ago

Nobody :

Stoners: I would totally smoke there

maevealleine
14
4 days ago

I came here to say this <3

G_rubbish
13
4 days ago

Me too man, me too. Plus, there’s a deadhead chick on the porch! Makes it look so much more inviting as a safe and pleasant place to have a smoke.

Lynnabis
2
4 days ago

Happy Cakeday :)

G_rubbish
5
4 days ago

Why thank you fellow Redditor...I don’t feel like a 6 year old.

losroy
2
4 days ago

Her t shirt checks out

midiland
47
4 days ago

Georgia is greeeeeeen AF right now. Cozy and springy. Dope shirt.

_space_pumpkin_
21
4 days ago

And strangely not boiling hot yet.

tKNemesis
2
4 days ago

I am not looking forward for the heat waves! It needs to be like this forever.

tempestasvenit
1
4 days ago

The humidity is coming :(

threwnawayed
1
4 days ago

Brent Midiland? Loved your era.

fryfrychickychick
31
4 days ago

I love the blue porch ceilings in the south 😍

timmmmah
31
4 days ago

Yes!! “Haint” blue! Supposedly the color wards off evil spirits, also supposedly is unappealing to wasps. We painted our Nashville porch ceiling this color a couple of years ago. No evil spirits before or after, fewer wasps than before. 🤷🏻‍♀️

z500
16
4 days ago

also supposedly is unappealing to wasps.

In other words, it wards off evil spirits.

fryfrychickychick
3
4 days ago

I didn’t know that about the wasps! I live in NJ but I dream about southern homes; they’re so lovely.

ohitsasnaake
3
4 days ago

Supposedly also repels mosquitoes, at least that's why I've heard it's used also around the Mediterranean.

AmnesiaSock
19
4 days ago

Gorgeous OP, really lovely.

magentanide
14
4 days ago

Yeah, and the porch is nice too

_space_pumpkin_
19
4 days ago

Not too many yet. This weather is giving me whiplash. Was humid as hell this past week, and now it's 67 and breezy today. But that is a citronella next to the deer skull. Keeps at least 3 mosquitoes away.

PrinceAzTheAbridged
12
4 days ago

Everything about this looks like heaven.

railingsontheporch
13
4 days ago

Honest, no shade question: people who do up their porches this way, what do you do during a storm? I love the homey, cozy feeling but I'm too lazy to move things when a storm comes. I'll keep my shitty plastic chairs lol

_space_pumpkin_
20
4 days ago

It stormed this past whole week, and I didn't move a damn thing lol.

dinosaurninja
-1
4 days ago

So everything became a mess and you cleaned it up? 😁

onegirl2places-
1
4 days ago

It rains almost every afternoon in the summer in Florida. It fucking pours for like ten minutes and stops but that's long enough for my whole fucking front patio to get drenched. Any time it rains I have to move the table and chairs I have so I don't get wet. (I'm out smoking a lot)

squackbutt
11
4 days ago

Your porch looks like it would be so relaxing to be on during a warm, raining day with a cup of tea in one hand and a book in the other.

ifeelhome
11
4 days ago

Is your porch single?

essokbaby
9
4 days ago

How much is rent for a place like this?

JimboSimmons
11
4 days ago

She needs a bowl of kush and then this would be perfect. Well, turn on Franklin’s Tower and then it’d be perfect.

FoldingUserFerrariic
2
4 days ago

Smoke weed xdd

Lev____Myshkin
0
4 days ago

Drugs are bad

threwnawayed
1
4 days ago

Im feelin' 10/9/76 FT for this pic...

AgentAlonzoMosely
9
4 days ago

Your roommate has good taste in music!

rayashleycharles
5
4 days ago

True dat. Weir everywhere

TheOneWhoCared
4
4 days ago

He has good taste in roommate

B1ppl3
2
4 days ago

/\

SavannahInChicago
9
4 days ago

I would love to see a picture of this at night with all the lights on.

_space_pumpkin_
7
4 days ago

I'll try to remember. Our actual porch lights are purple lol

LilPequena
7
4 days ago

Athens? I pass these types of houses while I’m walking to class lol

_space_pumpkin_
6
4 days ago

Ding ding ding! Waiting around for Michael Stipe to take a stroll.

mgearliosus
6
4 days ago

This is what I want out of life.

A good friend just sharing the moment in the morning.


Also, I used to have that BT speaker. It was pretty good. Did you get it at Target too?

5aligia
6
4 days ago

Holy saturation Batman!

2340859764059860598
4
4 days ago

Vibrance levels to warp 9. Contrast level to warp 8. Sharpness levels to warp 6. Give her all she's got Lt. Laforge!

cjandstuff
-1
4 days ago

I don't think the saturation has been messed with. I've seen plenty of porches painted brightly like that, and early spring in the south, trees do get that green.

Milkquasy
6
4 days ago

This is lovely, but what happens when you have thunderstorms or blowing wind? Doesn't everything get knocked around?

_space_pumpkin_
8
4 days ago

Surprisingly sturdy

NewOrleansNinja
5
4 days ago

We call this "porchin" in New Orleans, and it can sometimes be an all day affair.

Drymiau
3
4 days ago

I can guarantee you that zero pot has ever been smoked on that porch. /S

hopscotchking
3
4 days ago

Ayyy what’s up ATL

crazpidge
2
4 days ago

Hey I have that rug!! I love it!

vmcla
2
4 days ago

Lovely. Looks genuine unlike many porch scenes. I’m looking at you miss soft goods.

Dr__Venture
2
4 days ago

Nice shirt

Aoxmodeus
2
4 days ago

Hey now! Looks like a good place for some sunshine daydreams to me!

nomleD
2
4 days ago

Nice shirt roomie 🤙🏼

phishordead
2
4 days ago

She has good taste in music

AdamClay2Klbs
2
4 days ago

Good ol’ Grateful Dead

owljeep
2
4 days ago

Steal your face right off your head!

adiotd86
2
4 days ago

Weir everywhere

BushWeedCornTrash
2
4 days ago

Good ole Grateful Dead. You seem like nice folk.

bh131313
2
4 days ago

Lol if I did this everything would be stolen off my porch

Kilmor071
2
4 days ago

Your roommate is a cozy place?

Quartnsession
1
4 days ago

That seat doesn't look all that comfy.

Elchalupacabre
1
4 days ago

Wow

HappyLittleTrees17
1
4 days ago

WOOOOOOOOW. That’s a great fucking porch.

alwaysfarting
1
4 days ago

God damn happies

saboor19
1
4 days ago

Nice view 👌

Cloudaholic
1
4 days ago

I have that same rug! This looks dope. :)

rilokilo
1
4 days ago

Looks nice on a breezy day. I have the same flower pot (on rug)!

starryeyed702
1
4 days ago

I love that rug!

conspicuous_red
1
4 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!!!

founddumbded
1
4 days ago

Neon trees. That's new. Ffs.

Spetznaz27
1
4 days ago

Absolutely stunning view. My wife and I are hoping to leave California and go to Oregon.

Beekerboogirl
1
4 days ago

I have the same rainbow carpet on my porch! Walmart. Lol

powerstroke03
1
4 days ago

Ugh. I love the south. I can't wait to move further south, it's so beautiful.

Tastybread
1
4 days ago

Just curious but what did you use to take the photo? Just your phone?

madistea
1
4 days ago

I'm dying over this

fantapants69
1
4 days ago

Is she single ?

_space_pumpkin_
0
4 days ago

Of course not.

fantapants69
4
4 days ago

Have you got a crush on her ?

2340859764059860598
3
4 days ago

No answer, the saddest answer.

Inbattery12
1
4 days ago

Had to zoom in. On my phone it looks like the person is smoking from a long thin glass pipe.

pigeonz-z
1
4 days ago

I love the green wall!

Granny_knows_best
1
4 days ago

This is my dream, to have a nice uncluttered porch to sit on and watch the world go by.

One day...

brucenasty
1
4 days ago

I would sit there with 5 fat spliffs and an afternoon

Moose_5
1
4 days ago

I first read pooch and scanned the whole picture for a doggo

maevealleine
1
4 days ago

You're so lucky to have a roommate you can jive with.

rubbing_glue
1
4 days ago

Perfect pot smokin’ porch.

calypsocasino
1
4 days ago

Is this Mandyville in Athens Georgia?

Hrbiie
1
4 days ago

I’m working on buying a house right now and I’m saving this picture for porch inspo 😍

littlepastel
1
4 days ago

Porch of my dreams! I absolutely love it! 😍 So cozy and colorful and lovely.

broomhead
1
4 days ago

NICE FILTER

jeffneruda
1
4 days ago

Lovely!

jericho
1
4 days ago

I know you bumped those colours, and I care not.

A lovely space, there.

lazymilo
1
4 days ago

Hey do you consider taking another roommate? Lol

Cris3tRider
1
4 days ago

Now blur it all little bit, get one of those Music Spectrum Visuals, some chill music and put in on YouTube. Congratulations! You are the most popular Lo-Fi Hip-hop 24h stream channel in the world!

NoiseHarvester
1
4 days ago
cjandstuff
1
4 days ago

Something just broke in me. As much as I want to get out of the South, a front porch like this could convince me otherwise.

Ijustthinktheyreneat
1
4 days ago

Where do you buy those kind of string lights?

jajajamyn
1
4 days ago

Where I'm from we have to chain our chairs to our porches because people steal them, and anything else you leave in your yard

rachelflyfree
1
4 days ago

Now that looks cozy!!

SmartSoda
1
4 days ago

Your roommate's silhouette reminds me of a NSFW poster on Reddit

halbedav
1
4 days ago

The weird ways women can sit is the type of every day or second tier sexy that just makes it great to be a man...that likes women. That calf cleavage is the truth.

Maybe I need help.

apprehensiveabtthis
-1
4 days ago

Gross.

kittyminky
1
4 days ago

PORCH ENVY. Mine isn't covered so can't decorate it quite the same way. You did good!

ManwithaTan
1
4 days ago

That is a fine ass lampshade man.

akcuFuMsihTnruB
1
4 days ago

You guys shop at Lowe's? I just see stuff I got from Lowe's haha

carsickonatuesday
1
4 days ago

It's perfect.

mangofuckbillionaire
1
4 days ago

This is a level of decor that simply cannot be attained at a house full of guys

fadedjadedoutdated
1
4 days ago

*zooms in

AskarrdFaceOne
1
4 days ago

Rug on porch is underrated

pablovelez10
1
4 days ago

Nice cedar porch and vinyl siding

TheDovahofSkyrim
1
4 days ago

Thought I was on r/Austin for a second

s_eskee
1
4 days ago

Omg I love it! It’s so perfect - I just want to come and have Sunday morning coffee and chat

Axilllla
1
4 days ago

This is absolutely wonderful exclamation I love everything you got going on on that porch! Do you mind telling me where this is, I’m digging it!

mbraif
1
4 days ago

The porch ceiling is painted "haint blue." You must be in the South.

NoSalt
1
4 days ago

Trying to get that crotch-shot I see.

moonchildarising
1
4 days ago

I love that your house is green!

apprehensiveabtthis
1
4 days ago

Do you need another roommate? I volunteer as tribute.

Xacto01
1
4 days ago

This is awesome OP but I can't help but think it's humid there

subwaytosaturn
1
4 days ago

I obviously haven't even seen the full view of your home, but I am already thinking that it is beautiful and I am jealous.

throwthatjellyaway
1
4 days ago

I’ve always wanted a suburban porch like this, but I always end up living in cities.

trailerbang
1
4 days ago

Very nice.

AlvinTaco
1
4 days ago

Whoa. This triggered some lovely college memories.

ApolloUltima
0
4 days ago

You can tell her to stop flexing her calf like crazy. We get it

TheGoldenPapi
-2
4 days ago

How much weed gets smoked here?

TheVeeginator
-4
4 days ago

Is she single, hot girl here we go top of Reddit etc. etc.

But seriously, I've only recently realised the power of having loads of plants everywhere to really get that cozy/kitsch look inside or outside the house. Rugs as well. Gorgeous!

humberto_now
-5
4 days ago

Looks shitty