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Hibernating with Roommates

It’s winter. It’s freezing. School’s cancelled. And working from home is the most logical option (if feasible). With yesterday’s major snow day for New York City, a lot of us in cold climates are hibernating inside until the ice melts and temperatures rise. When polling her friends on Facebook, one …

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Are You Flushing Kidding Me?

This Potty Putter is one of the best pranks my roommate has ever pulled on me. (The charming door handle still hangs on our bathroom as decor). But, sanitation is no laughing matter in the developing world. When I read up on the 2.5 billion people who don’t have access …

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A Chocolate Covered Telephone

In college, I ran around in between classes without lunch. Hungry, I grabbed a Snickers bar because that’s what the commercials/subliminal messages encouraged me to do. As I rushed into a packed classroom, I sat down, only to realize in sheer panic, that there was a giant piece of candy …

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Seeking a Walrus as My Roommate

  This post is dedicated to my Roommate for Rent detective – Arielle! Thanks for finding this gem Hello, I am looking for a lodger in my house. I have had a long and interesting life and have now chosen Brighton as a location for my retirement. Among the many …

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My Audition for Spiderman (the Roommate)

Before this story begins, I would like to gently remind readers that not all posts on this blog are mine. But, they are told in first person to protect the anonymity of the author. That being said, my favorite super hero is Wonder Woman.  Ever since I was a little kid, I …

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My Summer of Bulgarian Television

One summer, I sublet two rooms in my apartment to students who had just finished a semester abroad at Columbia. They were Bulgarians visiting New York City. After graduation in May, they needed a place to stay for for three months. I assumed they would make great roommates because they …

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The Princess and The Pea

In the classic fairytale, The Princess and the Pea, a royal to be is tested by sleeping on top of twenty mattresses and one tiny pea. Despite the soft feathers, she feels the pea pinching the entire evening, proving her pedigree. While the only crown I have ever worn was …

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My Roommate and The Church

Sometimes I walk down West 73rd Street to my apartment on West 74th Street. About halfway down the block, I am greeted by an an elegant gothic church, slightly hidden behind a wrought iron fence with green leaves from tall rose bushes protruding out towards the sidewalk. The church sits …

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Kosher for Passover

  As I wandered the aisles of my grocery store this weekend in search of Kosher for Passover products, it reminded me of my old roommate. Not that we bonded over our dislike of matzah or love for chocolate jelly rings, more than, during our tenure of living together, our …