Friday, February 18

Things I've Learned from Living with Stangers

College brings some interesting stuff.
One of the most fascinating things to me is how we move in and share rooms/houses with complete strangers.
There are a few things that I've learned over the past 3 years.
Things that I now can't believe I never knew.
Here is my ultimate list.

1. Always bring your key when you step outside.
Even if you are just taking out the trash, odds are you'll get locked out, someone will pretend deafness, and you will wind up sleeping on your friend's couch.

2. The best way to get rid of your roomie's boyfriend that is glued to the couch is to walk out in your underwear.
Your roommate will not bring him back for a while.

3. No one will ever clean the bathroom or buy toilet paper.
So invest in a Costco sized amount of tp and 409 and swish and wipe each morning.

4. Four roommates with long dark hair = white carpet looking brown.
Invest in a good vacuum cleaner and/or make sure to live with someone obsessed with vacuuming.

5. If you decide you like a boy, odds are that your roommate is going to start liking him too.
Date people she doesn't know.

6. Most girls only like chick flicks.
So they are not going to respect your Star Wars/X-Files/Doctor Who marathons.

7. Your cold is someone else's hot and vice versa.
You could fight over the thermostat, but it is better to invest in a small heater or sleep with your window open.

8. Edit what you say if you don't want it to wind up on the quote board where everyone can see.
I am still trying to figure out why people are shocked when I'm naked and in love with gay men.
{Curse Johnny Weir's loveliness!}

9. Sleep is for losers without a social life.
Actually, I am the only person who goes to bed before midnight most nights.
So making smoothies for 6:00 am breakfast is not an option.

10. If you make a treat and do not offer some to your flatmates, you are a selfish b--.
Not my words.
Doesn't matter if you made it for an upcoming activity or a boy that you like.
Treats are property of anyone who resides in the house.

11. You can learn to hate someone you once loved based on their pathetic music tastes.
Rap and Emo should not be played so loud.

12. Some people hate animals.
So don't buy a pet snake without consulting the people you live with.

13. Spiders are a life and death situation.
Never take your eye off them until they are dead.

14. Some people can survive on the strangest food.
I had one roommate that I never saw eat anything besides ramen noodles, scrambled eggs, and mountain dew.
Another never ate at all.
And yet another was obsessed with potatoes.

15. Nothing is better than movies in blanket forts.
Musn't forget the blanket forts.

16. Sharing a room is wonderful.
Conversations at 2:00 am with the person in the bed across from you are fabulous.

17. Showers are better with loud music playing on the ihome.
Preferably country.

18. Costco water bottles are the only thing worth drinking.
Way better than Smart Water.

19. Finals week is fun week.
Pull all-nighters, eat tons of sweets, and watch massive amounts of silly television.

20. Brownies are the foundation of the food pyramid.
Never be without them on the counter.

21. When you wreck your car, they will come.
Regardless of recently removed wisdom teeth and the flu.
That is what friends do.

22. Pictures are awesome.
Document all fun events.
Specially road trips.

23. Scary things can be fun.
The Boomerang at 7 Peaks.

24. Games are fun!
But always have the strongest person on your team.
{I am very weak...}

25. Laundry need not be done every week.
If you plan it right
{and have enough clothes}
you can go all semester with only doing laundry once.
{Also in that picture, a pumpkin that sat by my bed for months. Pumpkins don't go bad.}

What is on your list of things that you have learned from living with roommates?

My first set of roommates (and one extra...who is that girl in the tie?)

Wednesday, February 9

Missing: The Best Shirt Ever

Once, I had the best shirt ever.
It was magical.
I bought it when I was 15.
It never wore out.
I lost it awhile ago.
{Not sure when...}
I want it back.

Because where could it have gone?

I am sending out a blog cry for help, because I am sure that anyone who might have seen it last {aka borrowed it or something}
probably reads my blog.

It was white.
The collar bone up was a crocheted lace.
The neckline came up in the back.
And down in the front.
It was soft.
It was lovely.
I miss it.

Have you seen it?
Do you by some miracle have it among your things, misplaced in an apartment move?
If you do, please bring it to me.
If you do and are embarrassed, just leave it in my mailbox.

Here is a picture of me wearing it when I was 16 or 17.
The crazy hairs are obviously in the way of your view,
but if you've seen it, you might recognize it.
This was a fun day, by the way.
The Florida Aquarium with friends.
It might have even been a date or something.
Who knows.

Sunday, February 6


I am always doing that which I cannot do,
in order that I may learn how to do it.
~Pablo Picasso

Thursday, February 3

It's been so cold lately that all I really want is something fuzzy to cuddle with.
Any of the above would do.

Reason #546 why I should have been a hippie

I mean, look at that!
I want to drive around the country in that car with my little hippie babies and my adorable hippie husband.
Too bad I'm in college!
Who thought that was a good idea?

Oh yeah.
I did.

Well, maybe when I graduate I can do this.