Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Perk Number One: Fun Fun Fun

I've spent the past two posts complaining about the excess people living in my room, but there is a reason these people gained entry to my room in the first place. My roommate Alli and I are people persons utterly and completely. We get lonely and scared when no one is in our room. It is just when our friends feel a little too comfortable that we get irritated.

I love to cuddle, and luckily for me, there are always at least 2 people willing to cuddle with me in my room as I do my homework. With this in mind, I thought I would share a few pictures typical of an average night in Winn 323.
I had to put up a cuddling picture first, of course. I'd like to point out that I am not the size of a whale, as a matter of fact. Those are my friend's legs on top of me. You can see that she was clearly originally studying Psych, but chocolate always come first. I think that this is a very good sentiment to have. Now I know that this is a blurry picture, but I thought that the model pose was just too good to waste. This picture isn't necessarily flattering to anyone in it, but I thought it was a nice representation of the sheer mass of people usually surrounding my bed. There are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 people total on or around it, including me. Oh whoa, he is actually doing work in this picture. That's just weird. Who really does work in Faith and Alli's room? My lovely roommate herself. And of course the disco ball, which I think shows the character of our room very well.

There you have it. Life in the party room can be difficult at times, but overall it is a very fun life, which I wouldn't trade with any other person in the dorms.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Negative Number One

One of the most unfortunate aspects of living in the party room is the issue of sleeping. For some inexplicable reason, my friends do not understand the concept of leaving my room late at night when I want to sleep. For instance, I will ask everyone to leave at, say, 1 a.m., yet no one will make any indication that they are leaving. Hmm. So, I will ask again. Nope, nothing happens. Now my roommate, Alli, gets in on the action. "Hey guys, Faith has asked you to leave. We want to go to bed now." Instead of leaving, people start complaining that they don't want to leave; that their rooms are boring, etc. Excuse me, but I want to go to sleep! Eventually, about an hour after I originally started kicking them out, my friends leave.

Ugh. How can this bad situation be fixed? Last semester my roommate and I weren't sure of the answer to this, and, as a result, got much less sleep than is necessary to function properly. We were a cranky pair of girls. But this semester Alli and I decided to be, as we term it, "hardcore". This means that we will not stop at anything when it comes to making people leave, even if that means physically dragging them out of the room. We've had some people get angry at us for not being "consistent", but, it worked. Being hardcore is no fun, as it means being seen as the boring mom-types. However, our friends have started leaving when we kick them out. Some people even leave immediately. Whoa!

Thus, a word of advice to those with clingy, late-leaving friends: hardcore is the only way to go. Don't try being nice, it doesn't work. Sometimes people need a firm hand.

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