Never have I lived with a female other than my mom until I started college. Sure, I had friends in high school and we would sometimes have sleepovers spanning a few days, but never have I spent almost every waking moment with girls my age. I remember being excited for college and thinking living with a girl would be all sharing clothes, braiding hair, and talking about boys; I wasn't wrong, but I wasn't right.
1. Clothing is optional
With the summer we've been having so far and without the luxury of AC in our room, walking around in a sports bra and your shorts from 6th grade is a-okay. Walking into the room and finding your roommate passed out for a nap in their bed too lazy to change out of their towel after a shower is completely normal, too.
2. No question is off limits
From asking if gluten is in about every other food to asking if I'm being a psychopath in a situation, nothing is too stupid to ask. (And trust me, we don't hold back.)
3. Weekend recaps on Sunday mornings are a must
Waking up surrounded with empty Domino's boxes, 17 outfit options and owning the "last night's makeup" look can be a little discombobulating sometimes. So, Sunday mornings always entail cuddling up together and piecing together a series of unfortunate events.
4. Calling each other out on our BS is okay
Passive aggressiveness is a no-no. Lying is a no-no. Taking showers longer than 10 minutes when the whole suite has 9:30's is a no-no and we certainly let each other know it.
5. You become telepathic
Just sitting as I was writing this article, every time I would look up at Adele with her back facing me, she would tell me to stop staring at her. We finish each other's sentences and we have a 6th sense about knowing when you shouldn't go back to the room.
6. If one of the roommates is being overly nice, something is up
I live with 3 of the MOST sarcastic SOBs I have ever met in my life. We are constantly screaming at each other or whacking the crap out of each other with pillows. If one of us is being really nice to the others, an intervention is much needed.
7. The bathroom becomes the common room
When your two rooms are connected by a bathroom probably nicer than your actual room, it becomes the hangout place of choice. Having chats while someone is in the shower and someone is putting on their makeup is the norm.
8. If you don't want your food eaten, hide it
Even though the dining hall is a staggering 30 steps away, lazy college kid syndrome takes over frequently and any food in sight will be eaten.
9. My wardrobe doubles at school
Living with not one, not two, but three girls is every clothes fanatic's dream. Never do I not have anything to wear and it's not that odd to find myself not wearing any of my own clothes.
10. Even though to the average bystander we look like we hate each other, I love you guys to death
People walking onto campus from the parking lot probably hear us screaming lovely names at each other or hear screams of sheer terror after one of us burns the other. Without a doubt, if I saw us, I would think we all hate each other. I mean, we only tell each other that approximately 4,869 times a day. We're just so close that, "I hate you" has become, "I love you" and, "I love you" has becoming something so much more than that.
That being said, I hate you losers -- so, so much.