Ariane: The Bathroom Mate
Start writing a post

Ariane: The Bathroom Mate

Meet Ariane, we share a bathroom and a million memories.

Ariane: The Bathroom Mate

Meet Ariane:

My bathroom mate who may be small in size, but not in personality. This 23-year-old French girl is one of the funniest, sweetest, sassiest people I know on this planet. No exaggeration. Ariane is a talented singer, songwriter (she had a great song about procrastination coming soon!), dancer, and How I Met Your Mother fanatic. We often have tea and cookies at midnight and watch HIMYM and have conversations about politics and corruption. Many times we find ourselves fixing the world's troubles in the courtyard after hours; other times we just sing Disney songs in the kitchen and reminisce about simpler times. Most of the time, however, Ariane just comes into Nancy's and my room and complains about having to write her thesis. We're past the point of knocking, she just peeps in and if we're both awake it becomes a procrastination party. We'll go from our room to the kitchen for tea time, which does happen nearly every day, and there we stay gossiping and laughing until dinner. Time flies when you live in Holger.

My favorite moment with Ariane happened during the beginning of the semester, back in February. February was cold and dark, and when I say dark I mean we all became vampires for a month. The sun would regularly rise after 7:30 am and it would set around 4:30 pm. In Denmark, that means that the sky would go from pitch black to gray for about 9 hours. We did not get direct sunlight for 3 weeks. 3 WEEKS. At this point, my spirit was down. I was blue with seasonal depression! So, to solve my issues I went to Netto, our closest grocery store, and I bought red wine, strawberries, and Nutella. Then I marched myself to Macke and Annabelle's room (their profiles are coming) and I was ready to have a calm, quiet girls' night. A few minutes after the three of us had set up their room for enjoying strawberries smothered in chocolate, Ariane knocked on the door. We opened up and she popped her head in, just like she does before entering Nancy and my room, she assessed the situation and hurried away. A minute later, Ariane came back to the room with a guitar in hand, and night was the end of my seasonal depression. I was in a room with three strangers and I felt right at home. Ariane sang Here Comes the Sun, and for the first time in three weeks, there was a light that filled my heart and warmed up my soul. I had not felt so at home in a while before that night.

I love you Ariane, thanks for practicing my French with me and for speaking in Spanish to me and for singing with me even though I can't sing. I promise I'll come to improve with you...eventually.

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

8 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Your Long-Distance Partner

Looking for a gift idea for your long-distance Valentine's date this year? Here are some creative, thoughtful gifts for you!

Photo by Ben Collins on Unsplash

As Valentine's Day approaches, I realized that it's the first Valentine's Day I have had with my boyfriend that we're more than 6,000 miles apart. Despite the distance though, my mind has been reeling over what to get him, as one of my main love languages is gift-giving. So here are some ideas that I've seen that I think would be perfect for any relationship, whether you're together or apart.

Keep Reading... Show less
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

To be perfectly honest, I wasn't sure how to write this article.

In the past, I've written about the lies we tell ourselves. I've written about how thoughts can be destructive, how they can have power over who we are.

Keep Reading... Show less

Put Down Your Phone And Read These 8 Statistics About Texting And Driving You Wish Didn't Exist

We text all the time, so it's no surprise you may find yourself wanting to pick up your phone even when you're driving.


You're driving to the grocery store when your phone buzzes in your pocket. You instinctively reach to check it, but it can wait until you park. These are eight statistics to read before you text and drive because they'll change how you view your time on the road.

Everyone's made the mistake of looking at their phone while in the driver's seat, but not everyone gets home safely afterward. Learn why it's better to avoid distracted driving so you don't become one of these statistics this year:

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Have An Eating Disorder And I Refuse To Let It Kill Me

Even at my lowest, the number on the scale never seemed low enough... but was it ever worth the risk of losing my life?

Trigger warning: This article discusses topics that may be triggering for some readers.

I looked down at my thumb today. I know haven't been eating enough. I told everyone I would get all my vitamins and calories in. I totally wanted to eat more of the guacamole I bought the other day, but I counted what I had eaten and those numbers seemed a little too high. I decided I didn't need the extra helping, so I went to bed and the guacamole went bad.

Keep Reading... Show less

When pursuing a degree that most deem 'useless' or a 'waste of time' there happens to be a lot of self-doubt and fear, especially with the pending doom of graduation around the corner. I remember when I was about to graduate from college with a Bachelor's in Acting, I was absolutely terrified.

Keep Reading... Show less

TikTok Made Me Buy It: Flawless's Skincare Fridge

I bought and tested one of TikTok's popular products so you don't have to.


I spend a lot of time on TikTok and I never know whether the products I see are worth it or not, especially when I'm looking at the price. For Christmas, my aunt got me a gift card to Ulta. I didn't know what to buy. I have way too many palettes and lipsticks. I have my essentials. What else could I need? Then it hit me that I saw a lot of people these past few months showing off their skincare fridges. So, the second I thought of it I went on the Ulta app and bought it. So, here are my thoughts.

Keep Reading... Show less

37 Cute And Unique Pinterest Board Titles

Let's be real, the hardest part about Pinterest is thinking of a cute title for your board.


I don't know about anyone else but I have recently become re-obsessed with Pinterest. Like, I am spending a stupid amount of time on Pinterest daily now. While I have been binging Pinterest I have found that I love making cute and aesthetic boards but it is SO hard to come up with a name to match it. So, I scoured the internet and my brain for you. Happy pinning!

Keep Reading... Show less

This Is What Type Of Person You Are Based On Your Favorite Cereal

Your cereal preference reveals more than you think.

Photo by Nyana Stoica on Unsplash

Whether you eat cereal for breakfast or a late-night snack, you probably have a favorite. Little did you know that what you prefer says a lot about your personality.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments