10 Reasons Why I Love My Roommate

10 Reasons Why I Love My Roommate

I love living with one of my roommates and best friends, Lauren; I can't wait to live with her another year!

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We've had so many good times and bad times, so here are the reasons I love her and am glad to have lived with her!

1. We can talk about pretty much anything.

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From cats to politics to old-school references, we can talk about anything and everything.

2. She can finesse the fridge pretty well.

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One of the most skilled fridge organizers I know who can turn a nightmare into an orderly stack of containers.

3. She is truly caring.

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Even if it's just asking if I'm okay or how my day was, I know Lauren truly cares about me and my well-being.

4. She always offers me food.

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Just today I was sad that I didn't have any Mochi ice cream left, so she offered me one of her ice cream bars.

5. She is stronger than she knows, and makes me stronger, too.

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It may sound cheesy, but we do make each other stronger by sharing our experiences and thoughts with each other.

6. We always get up to the weirdest shenanigans.

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We never fail to have some weird times together, but that's a unique bond we share!

7. She always tries to include me in activities.

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One time, I told her I was going to alone Labor Day weekend a few years ago, and she invited me to eat with her family (whens she didn't have to).

8. She will randomly come home with gifts.

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One day in the fall, she showed up with candy corn flavored kettle corn because I had expressed that I enjoyed candy corn. Take notes, ladies and gents.

9. She knows me very well, and can recognize when I'm having a bad day.

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If I seem down or not talkative, she will ask what happened and try to make me feel better.

10. We have a similar sense of humor.

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We tend to want to make the other laugh, and enjoy the same type of jokes and pranks.

Nothing but a long listicle for the queen of listicles! I'm excited to continue our amazing friendship!

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10 Photos You Have On Your Camera Roll Of Your S.O. When You've Been Dating For More Than A Year

A wide range from "Aw" to "WTF?"

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My boyfriend and I just hit the year and a half mark of dating, even though it seems like we've been together forever. Over the months, we've taken many pictures together... from football games, to his track meets, to holidays. Although we may have a lot of pictures together, I definitely have a lot of candids of him in my camera roll. If you've been dating your partner for as long as I have or longer, then you'll probably notice you have these same pictures in your photos as well.

1. The awkward first photos together

We laugh at these now, especially this one. Why am I so pale compared to him? It was July! And also, we noticed not to long ago that I was sweating under my arms and his underarms were sweating on me... what a great first time meeting!

2. The ones for VSCO

Every girl who has a significant other posts them onto their VSCO. VSCO is like Instagram, but more has more aesthetically pleasing pictures and there are no "likes." The pictures that include my boyfriend on my VSCO ranges from him holding a bunny to him holding my hand while we went ice skating.

3. Them sleeping

I have so many pictures of my boyfriend sleeping (I promise it's not as weird as it sounds), I just think he's so cute when he's fast asleep while cuddling with me.

4. The embarrassing ones they want no one to see

He's going to kill me when he sees this... but we all have those embarrassing Snapchat pictures that we start to send each other because we've gotten more comfortable with one another.

5. The ones for Facebook

The good looking pictures so you can keep yours and his family updated on how you two are doing. I took my boyfriend to a baby bird meet and greet since he loves birds and has one for a pet. I posted this cute picture of him and his new friends on Facebook so my family can see our adventures together.

6. Old pictures

One of the best parts of dating someone is finally seeing their old pictures. Although, sometimes they may make you cringe... like the one I posted above of my boyfriend after prom in his sophomore year of high school.

7. Their accomplishments

My boyfriend pole vaults for his college and he's really good at it. He just went to division III nationals in March because he qualified! I'm always at his meets so I make sure to get him on video in case he or anyone wants to see. I always try to snag a picture with him too because I'm always so proud.

8. The straight up ugly ones

He sure knows how to make me laugh. And I know he's going to be mad at me for this one too but I think it's a talent that he can do that with his stomach! Sorry, Adam, I promise I still think you look good when you send me these snaps for the most part.

9. But you have the hot ones too

He may be funny and sweet, but he is pretty good looking too. I know us girls keep some attractive pictures of our S.O.'s so we can remind ourselves of what a great looking partner we have.

10. FaceTime screenshots

If you and your lover go to different colleges like my boyfriend and I do, then FaceTiming happens a lot. Sometimes I get some great screenshots, like the one above, to make fun of him later.

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13 Surprisingly Healthy Airport Snack Options

You don't have to search very hard for the good stuff!

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During my recent travels, my flight got delayed over an hour, giving me a lot of free time to wander around the airport. During my adventure, I was surprised by how many healthy snack options there are available! Of course, there are also a lot of unhealthier options, too. But, you don't have to search very hard for the healthy ones! Below is a list of some of the healthy options I found in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Dallas, Texas airports!

1. Fresh fruit

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Most stands have bananas, apples, and oranges. Many also have fruit cups (also veggies) in the refrigerated sections!

2. Dried fruit and fruit strips

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You can never get enough fruit!

3. Protein/energy/nutrition bars

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Luna, Clif, PowerCrunch, Lara, Nugo, Health Warrior, and more! Most of these bars use relatively natural ingredients!

4. Nuts and trail mix

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Nuts are full of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and plant-based protein!

5. Vegetable chips

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Bare Snacks vegetable and fruit chips are AMAZING! They are completely natural and baked without oil!

6. Smoothie bowls

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I have never seen these before but I think they look pretty sweet. They contain a decent amount of protein and minimal added sugars.

7. Organic Cookies

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Wholesome ingredients are always a plus

8. MORE HEALTH BARS

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Oatmega and RXBARs are full of natural ingredients and super yummy!

9. Instant oatmeal cups

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I LOVE OATMEAL! It is packed with fiber and whole grains. Also, it's DELICIOUS! You can add nut butter and fruit (available for purchase in the airport) for added flavor and nutrients!

10. Organic granola

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Purely Elizabeth granola is completely natural and delicious! It is great on its own OR mixed with yogurt (which can also be purchased in the airport).

11. Organic nut butters

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Nut butters are my jam (pun intended). I can't even express how excited I was to see Justin's and RXBAR almond butter packets for sale.

12. Greek yogurt

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Greek yogurt is always a great snack option! It has protein and healthy bacteria to support gut health! It goes great paired with fruit, granola, oatmeal, nuts, and nut butters (also available in the airport)

13. Bobo's Bars

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Bobo's Bars are super yummy. Again, they are made with wholesome, natural ingredients - which I LOVE!

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