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Dear Roommate MAG

By Allison Woodworth, San Diego, CA

Dear Roommate,

A few things you should know: I love Christmas music and am prone to breaking it out in early November. I am a heavy soda, water, and Gatorade drinker, but don’t worry, I always recycle.

I read. A lot. Often at odd hours of the night. I know how to work a flashlight so it shouldn’t be a problem. I have zillions of books for you to borrow if you want.

I am an avid Cup of Noodle customer, sometimes having it for dinner four times a week. If I turn into a Cup of Noodle like my mother predicts, please tell her that I didn’t suffer.

I love board games and I challenge you to a Sudoku race anytime, anywhere.

I’ve been told that I talk to myself too much. I promise to make you laugh. My dad gave me a Filipino nose and his passion for pranks. If you find your car filled to the brim with Styrofoam peanuts, forward all hate mail to him. He also gave me terrible eyesight. If I mistake you for a bedpost, please don’t take it personally.

I love answering machines and am known to change the recorded message weekly. I will probably wear socks with sandals at least once. If it bothers you, I’ll make sure not to tell people I’m your roommate.

I am what is known as Not a Morning Person. Not Morning People do not enjoy the hours before 10 a.m., unless there is a football game on. Not Morning People have no problem with other people getting up before 10 a.m., unless said people do something that would cause a Not Morning Person to wake up.

Lastly, I like long walks on the beach and cuddling. Just kidding. If you can put up with all of that – and as long as you’re not a Yankee or Patriots fan – I’d be honored to share my freshman year with you.

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LauriMckee32 said...
on Feb. 9 2012 at 9:01 am
If you are willing to buy a car, you would have to get the loan. Furthermore, my brother usually uses a secured loan, which supposes to be the most firm.

on Aug. 29 2011 at 8:34 am
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 297 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

this is sooo cute and honest. I love it :) i hope you and your roommate get along splendidly :)

on Feb. 26 2011 at 8:38 pm
remembermeplz PLATINUM, Friend, Nebraska
36 articles 10 photos 230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace" -- Jimi Hendrix

I really like this cus it reminds me of my bestfriend Amy. =D

on Sep. 25 2010 at 10:23 pm
Swindlewick SILVER, ..., Washington
8 articles 2 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." ~Voltaire

I love this! I wish you were my roomate.

on Apr. 2 2010 at 11:11 pm
ramnapotter PLATINUM, Toronto, Other
26 articles 1 photo 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow...”

I love it ! It's so original , and ... quirky ? Ahah , and so YOU ! It's amazing , just the way it is ! Kudos to you , and by the way , I would share freshman year with you anytime . (:

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