Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some Resolution

(Above you see a group of girls assembled in the Party Room to watch the A&E Pride and Prejudice (i.e. the 6 hour one).)

This semester has heralded some pretty major changes in the Party Room. Last semester Winn 323 was the hang-out room on my hall, with no other room on the hall available for socializing when Alli and I decided to shut our doors. In fact, we both went home one weekend, and our friends were reduced to hanging out in the kitchen and study lounge. This was the main reason we had so many troubles with people never leaving. However, this semester my friend group has discovered another room in which to spend their time. Now the Party Room is used mainly at night, after dinner. Alex and Chinnawat's room is used during most days (since Alli and I both work MWF afternoons), when the boys want to play their computer games, and when Alli and I decide to go to bed at the unmentionably early hour of 2. When even Alex's room is unavailable, there's always the possibility of Sarah not feeling much like sleep and inviting the group to her room.

With this new development, Alli and I find that we kind of like having an empty room sometimes. Occasionally it can be relaxing to simply be quiet and bond as roommates. Of course this doesn't mean that we never have people in our room; indeed, it is quite rare for either of us to be in the room without the door open and at least two other people in the room. However, it is nice to have smaller groups in our room, or even no one at all. We get desperately lonely if we go too long without anyone in the room, but we do appreciate the occasional respite from huge amounts of people constantly in our room. Yet we are still the Party Room, and love being the party people.

Viva la Party Room!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Another Negative

Hello, all! Today I thought I would talk a little more about the perils of having massive amounts of people always present in my room. When people enter a room, they generally bring all of the various items necessary for their lives with them. However, there seems to be a rule that whenever people leave a room they must forget half of those items. For example, one of my very good friends is so very affected by this lethean illness that this is the result after a week or two.
That's pretty intense. I mean, you would think that she wanted to sleep on pillows (she didn't have any left on her bed) and use her phone and maybe have a whole pair of shoes and perhaps also use her accounting syllabus and notebook. Whenever I clean my room it looks like I've just kicked my roommate out, as there are always multiple boxes overflowing with items outside my door, waiting for my friend to pick them up and take them home.

I have had instances of people leaving full Coates containers of food on my dresser or floor, and found underwear that was not mine or my roommate's on my closet floor. One thing that is consistently left is water bottles or coke bottles. There is one boy in particular who will bring in 2 or 3 liter bottles of water every night, drink them, then leave them on the floor. Hmm. He knows who he is.

There is not much that can be done about this terrible malady upon my room. I have tried time and time again to get my friends to realize how rude it is to leave their things in my room, but the thing is, they don't do it purposefully or maliciously, they simply forget. So I've taken to reminding them each night as leave to remember to gather up everything that they brought with them. I feel a bit like a nagging mama, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
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