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thirteen things not to do your freshman year

thirteen things not to do your freshman year

1. Become addicted to methamphetamine. Everyone wants to come to college and try new things. But be careful! If there’s one thing that will ruin your freshman year, it’s a methamphetamine addiction. You’re at school to learn, not to get high on meth every day until you’re twitchy and weird without it! 2. Marry someone(…)

the actual essentials: dorm room edition

the actual essentials: dorm room edition

bedding A bedspread. Think really hard about your bedspread. Overthink it, probably. Chances are, this is  going to be the biggest thing in your room, so you want to make sure it makes the right statement. Pillows. Both of the sleeping kind and the decorative kind. Accent pillows are the difference between a hospital bed(…)

four reasons life should be more like shoe shopping

four reasons life should be more like shoe shopping

1. No one cares about your size. No one thinks your shoe size is an indication of your attractiveness or worthiness or moral status. Your shoe size is just the size of shoe that fits most comfortably on your feet.  Sometimes I think “I wish my feet were smaller,” but only because I want to(…)

how to turn 21

how to turn 21

1. Count down the days until your 21st birthday. As soon as you’re close enough to be excited, start a countdown. I may have had one going since January. I’d go around saying things like, “Guys, only 74 days until my 21st birthday! It’s so soon!!” 2. Make highly ambitious plans. Make a list of(…)

her story: my roommate was a dirty dirty slut

her story: my roommate was a dirty dirty slut

Y’all, we need to be more actively critical of the media we are fed (wrapped in pink and trendy all-caps). Today we’re going to take a long hard look at HerCampus — in particular, the anonymous post published this Sunday, entitled ‘Her Story: My Roommate Was A Sex Addict‘. (The thing about HerCampus is that(…)

7 ways to cut your morning routine in half

7 ways to cut your morning routine in half

1. Only do half of the things. Take half a shower. Brush half of your teeth. Put on half your clothes. Apply makeup to half your face. 2. Prepare everything before you go to sleep. Check the weather, decide what you’re going to wear, lay it out, decide what you’re going to do for food,(…)

freshman to-do list: update your online life

freshman to-do list: update your online life

Vivian and I, in drag, age 16 (via facebook) So you’re about to start your freshman year of college. Pretty soon, you’ll be assigned a roommate (or worse, have to choose one yourself in a weird eharmony-esque system that seems to be designed so that you will have as homogenous a group of acquaintances as(…)