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A Typical Roommate

My Almost Roommate at Hotmail Dot Com

She is my almost roommate. I seriously considered moving into her apartment. The location was perfect; the apartment was beautifully decorated; and the building had a 24 hour doorman to accept packages and welcome guests. The only problem — she had a hotmail account. That was not the reason exactly. …

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The No Pants Apartment Ride

Every January for the past  eleven years, thousands of New Yorkers participate in Improv Everywhere’s No Pants Subway Ride. Fittingly, it was on public transportation where I was reminded of the thousands of times my roommate traveled (i.e. walked) around our apartment without pants.  Our roommate experience together could have …

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My Roommate the Robot

I live alone. Except for my roommate the robot.  Her name is Roomba. The manufacturers named her. A gift from my mom who worried I might not clean my apartment, Roomba cleans it for me. All I need to do is push a button, and she takes care of the …

photo credit: Nathan Schwartzberg, Cornell Daily Sun

My Roommate is Famous

Every morning, I receive my college newspaper delivered to my inbox. It’s not the same feeling as picking up a hard copy in the lobby of my dorm when I was a student, but I still devour every story. Today, one particular article resonated with me. The headline caught my …