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That’s Not Toothpaste

I crawled home late. So as not to disturb my college roommate, I didn’t turn on the lights. I maneuvered my way through the dark to the sink to brush my teeth. Our room was one of those with a sink in it, a rare yet strange asset for a …

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Is That Microwavable

  At an Ivy League university in the middle of winter in a dorm of over 500 people, it’s bound to happen at least once a semester – the firm alarm at 2am. The screeching sound jolted me awake as I stumbled from bed, having just closed my eyes after …

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Muddy Mystery Man

I have an impeccable memory for faces. So, of course, I recognized him immediately. The five-o’clock shadow, the pensive smile, and the shaggy hair. I resisted the urge to click his dating profile. It had been eight years, but I could never forget him, despite multiple attempts to block that …

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Falafel with a Side of Fire

  An aspiring chef, I am curious about cuisines from other cultures. Sometimes, I am introduced to the food by traveling to a country, yet other times I discover it in my own backyard of New York City. In the case of my love for falafel, I can’t quite pinpoint …

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The Jock and The Physicist

An eclectic crew who co-existed comfortably in a dilapatided house just off campus, my roommates and I have many college memories. With classes scattered throughout the day, our flexible schedules meant we often would be home at random times during the day. While we socialized frequently, we did not keep …

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Cookie Monster, The Roommate

As a child, cookie monster was my favorite Sesame Street character. However, I never thought I would live with an adult version of the muppet. At first glance, they looked nothing alike – my roommate and Cookie Monster. But, upon closer inspection, the similarities between my roommate and Cookie Monster …

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider

It’s a nursery rhyme practically all of us learn as a child: The itsy-bitsy spider. Climbed up the water spout. Down came the rain. And washed the spider out. Out came the sun. And dried up all the rain. And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again I …

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The Post-It Roommate

Sometime between when Romy and Michelle invented the Post-It for their High School Reunion and when Berger broke up with Carrie on a Post-It, my roommate and I communicated solely via the yellow sticky note. Of course, our relationship did not begin this way. We had actually chosen to live …

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Teach Me How to Clean

For me, Weird Al pioneered the pop music parody. Yet, with the rise in popularity of sites like YouTube, the masses have followed in his footsteps. Most recently, unique renditions of “Call Me Maybe” and “Gangman Style” have been produced and uploaded to share with the world. If I were …