To My Future Roommates

To My Future Roommates

I hope this doesn't scare them away.
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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a roommate as one of two or more persons sharing the same room or living quarters. Urban Dictionary defines a roommate as a person that you are forced to live with in a tiny dorm room; someone who the university will ensure that you will not get along with; someone who will make your life hell, no matter how nice you are; and the reason college students don't get any sleep. During the time that I have spent living on campus, I have learned that roommates can go one of two ways. Roommates can become your best friends: dinner dates, every. single. night., joining you in your trashy procrastination habits, helping you with your homework and even occasionally buying you Chipotle (hint hint). Roommates can also be your worst nightmare: yelling at you for having friends over, telling you that you are not allowed to do your homework in YOUR OWN BEDROOM after 10pm, inviting a maintenance team into your bedroom while you are fast asleep, or covering your freshly made bed in uncooked rice. (Still not entirely sure about that one??) Let's be real, I can't be THAT bad, but to my future roommates... I'm sorry.

I'm sorry for the times that I will be up long after you have all gone to bed attempting to finish a paper. I am also sorry for complaining that I stupidly waited until the last possible moment to being writing said paper. Additionally, I am sorry for making you all read all of my papers. I am a writer, but sometimes a little reassurance can make a huge difference. (My grades thank you for this one, too.) I'm sorry for all eight of my alarms.. And the fact that they go off at all hours of the day. I work mornings, and I'm also just super lazy and naps are my favorite. Please don't judge me. (Feel free to join me, my bed is always open.) I'm sorry for shedding, and the fact that you will find all of my hair, all of the time. I'm sorry for all of the times that the full trash is entirely my fault, and I say that I'll take it out, and then I become the trash when I forget for a day and a half and one of you end up taking it out for me. And on the topic of trash, I'm sorry that you guys are finding out that that's what I am via this article. I'm sorry for doing the dishes....... three days later. I'm sorry for not changing over the toilet paper roll. I'm sorry for my constant group chat messages asking i anyone wants to get dinner. I'm also sorry for my constant group chat messages asking if anyone wants to get dessert. I'm sorry for eating your snacks, and I'm sorry for asking you all approximately a hundred times if the outfit that I am wearing makes me look fat... It's not that I don't trust your response, I just eat a lot of ice cream. I'm sorry for asking you for your opinion on something, and then casually disregarding it as I continue to make my own idiotic decisions. I am incapable of making up my own mind and just want to know your thoughts on it. I'm sorry for all of the bad movies that I'm going to make you watch, and I'm sorry for making you re-watch them a few weeks later. I'm sorry for every single one of my meltdowns that you will experience this year. I'm sorry for how often I leave the door propped open and all of the times that I forget that I left the door propped open. I am also sorry for all of the times that I knock at the door because I forgot my keys. Or I'm just too lazy to get my keys out of my bag. I'm sorry for not telling you that I'm having people over, and I'm sorry for all of the excuses that I come up with to party. As you will quickly learn, I have many flaws. After all, I am only human. But it won't be all bad. I make a mean buffalo chicken dip and I'll share my Netflix account.

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3 Reasons Why Step Dads Are Super Dads

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I often hear a lot of people complaining about their step-parents and wondering why they think that they have any authority over them. Although I know that everyone has different situations, I will be the first to admit that I am beyond blessed to have a step dad. Yep, I said it. My life wouldn't be the same that it is not without him in it. Let me tell you why I think step dads are the greatest things since sliced bread.

1. They will do anything for you, literally.

My stepdad has done any and every thing for me. From when I was little until now. He was and still is my go-to. If I was hungry, he would get me food. If something was broken, he would fix it. If I wanted something, he would normally always find a way to get it. He didn't spoil me (just sometimes), but he would make sure that I was always taken care of.

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2. Life lessons.

Yup, the tough one. My stepdad has taught me things that I would have never figured out on my own. He has stood beside me through every mistake. He has been there to pick me up when I am down. My stepdad is like the book of knowledge: crazy hormonal teenage edition. Boy problems? He would probably make me feel better. He just always seemed to know what to say. I think that the most important lesson that I have learned from my stepdad is: to never give up. My stepdad has been through three cycles of leukemia. He is now in remission, yay!! But, I never heard him complain. I never heard him worry and I never saw him feeling sorry for himself. Through you, I found strength.

3. He loved me as his own.

The big one, the one that may seem impossible to some step parents. My stepdad is not actually my stepdad, but rather my dad. I will never have enough words to explain how grateful I am for this man, which is why I am attempting to write this right now. It takes a special kind of human to love another as if they are their own. There had never been times where I didn't think that my dad wouldn't be there for me. It was like I always knew he would be. He introduces me as his daughter, and he is my dad. I wouldn't have it any other way. You were able to show me what family is.

So, dad... thanks. Thanks for being you. Thanks for being awesome. Thanks for being strong. Thanks for loving me. Thanks for loving my mom. Thanks for giving me a wonderful little sister. Thanks for being someone that I can count on. Thanks for being my dad.

I love you!

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12 Songs That Embrace Warm Weather

If it's not snowing, it's raining, and if it's not raining the wind speed is 40 mph, the real experience of season shift here at UConn.

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Check out a playlist with these songs and more like them here.

1. Feels Like Summer

*Me when it's more than 45° in Storrs*

2. Blister In The Sun

To embrace that sunburn I'll inevitably end up with.

3. Talk Too Much

This is a good one to blast with the windows down.

4. Santeria

References that one RiFF RaFF vine --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP3F1GH-a80

5. Sail Into The Sun

Speaks for itself.

6. Island In The Sun

(((Yeah I know more Weezer, but what can I say? They love warm weather!)))

7. Oceans

This one is for my beach lovers.

8. Malibu

Surprisingly not the Miley Cyrus one, but that one is a bop too.

9. Sunflower

Rex Orange Country just has such a soft, flowery voice.

10. Reachin' 2 Much (feat. Lalah Hathaway)

Anderson .Paak released this album just in time for summer and I am quite hyped.

11. BOOGIE

Night party anthem? Probably.

12. Amber

And finally, a kick back and chill song.

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