How to Survive Living With a Roommate for the First Time

For most of us, going off to college and living in a dorm room is the first time we have a roommate (at least one that isn’t a sibling). It’s a huge adjustment! It was an even bigger adjustment for me because I don’t have a sister, so I wasn’t used to living with another girl (besides my mom). All in all, I loved living in a dorm. I loved bonding with a roommate and having another freshman there who was also brand-new to college and nervous. I loved it even more my sophomore year when I chose my roommate and became really good friends....more
My freshman year roommate in college was crazy, but sophomore year I chose my roommate (and ...more

Suggestions for Dealing with a Difficult Roommate

We all have had, or know someone who has had, THAT roommate. You know the one: they make Lindsay Lohan look sane, Cruella de Vil look considerate, and live like they are expecting Hoarders to show up any minute. They drive you crazy; constantly borrowing your clothes without asking or leaving dirty dishes in the sink or are always, somehow in the process of doing laundry in your very small living area, and (insert your personal pet peeve here) the list goes on....more

If Jess Can Do It, So Can I

New Girl has become my guaranteed laugh of the week. No matter the day, the busyness, the drama or the like, New Girl manages to raise my spirits, forcing the belly laughter for a solid twenty-two minutes....more

Prince Charming Not So Charming: Chapter 2

* See previous Post, Prince Charming Not So Charming, for the beginning of the story *...more

Prince Charming Not So Charming

There comes a time in every girl’s life when she desperately longs to be a princess. Whether fulfilled through family trips to Disneyland or flowing prom dresses, the wanna-be-princess appears in us all at some point of our lives. This is very true in 27’s life. She was bestowed with princess nicknames at a very young age, and the desire to live among shimmering jewels with gold crowns and elaborate kingdoms has never escaped her....more

What Does "Hell" Look Like?

I cannot believe I wrote this article in 2006! And, yes, we're still friends:) Roommate From Hell! By Clara B. Freeman Sept. 12, 2006 I remember having experienced it, almost like it happened yesterday, when in reality, it happened two years ago; the week I spent my nights sleeping next to the roommate from hell! That painful time burns like a lighted candle inside the matter of my brain cells....more

Dr. Romance Video: How to Deal with Partying Roommates

(View accompanying video here.) Dr. Romance: [My roommates] are loud, they're drunk, they keep me up or wake me up at night.  What can I do? Dr. Romance:  The best way to have a good roommate situation is to talk about your arrangements in advance, including writing them down so they're clear. It's important to go into detail....more

Segment 20: When a Third World Came West

Blog Directory We were packing things in the U-Haul that Sam had rented for $49.96 and he was setting everything out into a nice order onto the flatbed and I was hefting up the wooden fold-up chairs and drawers to the dresser, the bathroom blue trashcan, and his black duffle bag onto the lawn....more

Segment 17: When a Third World Came West

Blog Directory I left my linguistics class to go over to the Liberal Arts meeting which was up two flights of white painted wooden stairs, across campus, on the other side of the fountain in Lovett Hall....more

Ten Things That Changed In Me When I Moved

Before I begin, I would like to briefly describe how I wound up on this farm, and to state that I am, by no means, a farm girl, but merely a city girl that loves to get her hands dirty. This is not intended to be a 'downer' post or a self-centered "poor me" one, but a few life lessons that I have learned in my 19 short years of existence, and possibly some tips for those that aren't coping so well with moving out....more