Never Be Late To Class
Fact: I don’t really go to class.
I don’t want to wake up for class, I don’t want to take time out of my evenings for class, and I don’t want to waste my time in class while other people ask ridiculously dumb questions that everyone else already knows the answers to. When the syllabus says the paper needs to be 3-4 pages long, don’t take up 30 minutes of class time asking if 3 pages and 2 paragraphs meet the guidelines. Of course it means the freakin’ guidelines, what the hell is wrong with you?
Having said that, there are times when attending class is inevitable. Some subjects are just better learned in person, like calculus, acting, or organic chemistry. Other classes simply aren’t offered in any other format. Damn.
One way to get around dragging your feet, believe it or not, is to get a good clock. And if you consider yourself slightly more unique than the average cookie-cutter college student (which you are, admit it) than the typical Target or Walmart dorm clock may not be the way to go. Boring = boring = super boring = depressing = no way I’m going to class today. Think about it, you want to wake up in the morning!
So go here: http://www.thegoodlifeoncampus.com/Dorm-Wall-Clocks-s/49.htm where there’s clocks that look like old school records, robots, mobiles, rows of books, picture frames and more.
My personal favorite is this one: http://www.thegoodlifeoncampus.com/Falling-Numbers-Dorm-Wall-Clock-p/pt1034.htm which is probably one the most unique and awesome things I’ve ever seen. It’s the one below this paragraph on the left. I gaurantee you arent’ going to find something like that anywhere else. I need to own this clock. Not to mention this one (lower right): http://www.thegoodlifeoncampus.com/Twin-Bell-Retro-Alarm-Clock-White-p/pt1041.htm since anything retro already has my name all over it. And how do you miss this one (bottom center): http://www.thegoodlifeoncampus.com/DIY-Multi-Colored-Leaves-Flower-Dorm-Wall-Clock-p/pt1014.htm a multi-colored leaves/flowers clock?
You don’t. Because it’s awesome. So what say you, blend in or stand out?
Roommate of the Week Intro:
Roommates: can’t live with em’ and can’t afford to live without em’. Frankly, they’re a non-negotiable part of the overall college experience, and as much as it may suck now, just think of it as paying your dues until the day you’ve “made it” and move into that studio loft above your favorite bar. But enough of the future talk, lets address the issue right in front of you.
Fact: some roommates are better than others.
Let’s take a trip shall we? I’ve had the good; those with similar senses of humor and equal habits of sleep deprivation, the bad; those who insist on labeling every single item of food, right down to the individual wheat thins within the box, and the ugly; the chick who wakes you up at 3:36 in the morning wearing a Viking hat and demanding you surrender the Cheetos. (I don’t have the Cheetos, I ate them. Get over it. Maybe buy some with your own damn money next time.)
The point is this; there’s a vast array of people out there you may find yourself stuck with for a semester, and sorry to say, but the roommate situation is one that, in the beginning, you really have no control over. Think you have the system beat? Think you have a friend from high school you’re planning on living with? Scratch that. Trust me, it never turns out well. I’ll go more into that later but, right now? Well, I’m lazy.
So I’m going to try something here, and post a weekly roommate story. From the girl who had her own refrigerator in order to store her massive pickle collection, to the girl who wore a golden cape to school, to the guy who thought doing laundry meant letting the clothes “air out”, I’ve been through them all. I can honestly say though, I’ve never regretted a specific roommate. They’ve always brought something to the table. Plus, I say bring it on, soak up all the “crazy” you can get, because after awhile life just gets too serious for anything else. Besides, in the end, you’re at least left with a fantastic story.
In the meantime, don’t forget to checkout this video to hear Olivia’s tips for getting along with your roommates, and this video to see Mike’s! As long as I’ve been in college there’s one thing I’ve learned; you can never get enough advice when it comes to roommates!