8 Things You Learn From Living With College Boys
Start writing a post

8 Things You Learn From Living With College Boys

Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.

8 Things You Learn From Living With College Boys

Rent is cheap, I get to stay in Iowa City for the summer and I'm still pretty close to downtown, why wouldn't I chose to live in this house? Well, my best friend and I moved into this house....with four boys. They're our friends, of course, but over the past month they've taught me a lot about what it's like to live with a guy, or four.

1. Boys Are Messy.

At this point, I think it might just be in their DNA. My roommate, Steph, and I keep the room we share very clean. But, I can't say that for the rest of the house. Honestly, I'm not sure how they survived the entire year before we moved in and did a little cleaning of our own.

2. There's Hardly A Time With No One To Talk To.

With six of us living together, someone is always bound to be home. You want to watch TV with someone, yell at them upstairs and tell them to join you. Or, maybe 'bro-out' with them in your room, they're always there to talk.

3. They'll Convince You To Go Out.

Even when you give them a list of 15 reasons why you can't go out, you're still going out. Though I can say I haven't yet regretted going out with them, and I'm flattered they ask me to.

4. More Time For "Family Dinners."

And by 'family dinners' I mean picking a bar to go eat at and have a few drinks. So far, we've only had two but the summer is young. And on special occasions, I can convince one of them to drink a Guinness with me.

5. They Help You Grill.

This is such a girly one, but I wasn't sure how to use the grill two weeks ago. Thanks to one of my roommates, I feel pretty comfortable with it now. (After it shot up flames and burnt the sh*t out of my brats the first time I used it).

6. They Talk About Girls.

All. The. Time. I'll admit when a girl is pretty or does have a nice butt, but it's literally all we hear about. Or, when we go to the bars I constantly catch them checking girls out. I guess that's why they bring us along though, right? Wing-women.

7. Shockingly, They Can Yell Like Little Girls.

Two weeks ago my roomie and I were laying in bed when we hear the boys run up from downstairs yelling and screaming about a bat.

8. They Make Some Of The Best Friends.

At the end of the day, I wouldn't trade living with them for the summer. Our friendships are only growing stronger, and we all don't have that much time left together before we get our 'adult' jobs.

You really can't live with the boys and you can't live without them. It's made for an interesting summer, but now is the time when we're making the memories that we'll look back on in 10, 20, 30 years and be telling our children. I'm cherishing these moments as the summer is flying by and soon we'll be back to our full class schedule and rarely see each other. Thank you boys, for letting us move in and most of the time bitch about you not doing dishes. We love you.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lots of people sat on the cinema wearing 3D glasses

Ever wonder what your friend meant when they started babbling about you taking their stapler? Or how whenever you ask your friend for a favor they respond with "As You Wish?" Are you looking for new and creative ways to insult your friends?

Well, look no further. Here is a list of 70 of the most quotable movies of all time. Here you will find answers to your questions along with a multitude of other things such as; new insults for your friends, interesting characters, fantastic story lines, and of course quotes to log into your mind for future use.

Keep Reading...Show less
New Year Resolutions

It's 2024! You drank champagne, you wore funny glasses, and you watched the ball drop as you sang the night away with your best friends and family. What comes next you may ask? Sadly you will have to return to the real world full of work and school and paying bills. "Ah! But I have my New Year's Resolutions!"- you may say. But most of them are 100% complete cliches that you won't hold on to. Here is a list of those things you hear all around the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

The Ultimate Birthday: Unveiling the Perfect Day to Celebrate!

Let's be real, the day your birthday falls on could really make or break it.

​different color birthday candles on a cake
Blacksburg Children's Museum

You heard it here first: birthdays in college are some of the best days of your four years. For one day annually, you get to forget about your identity as a stressed, broke, and overworked student, and take the time to celebrate. You can throw your responsibilities for a day, use your one skip in that class you hate, receive kind cards and gifts from loved ones and just enjoy yourself.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unleash Inspiration: 15 Relatable Disney Lyrics!

Leave it to Disney to write lyrics that kids of all ages can relate to.

The 15 most inspiring Disney songs

Disney songs are some of the most relatable and inspiring songs not only because of the lovable characters who sing them, but also because of their well-written song lyrics. While some lyrics make more sense with knowledge of the movie's story line that they were written for, other Disney lyrics are very relatable and inspiring for any listener.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments