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Truffle Oil on Ramen, Seasoned with Roach

  When you’re 23, starting your first job and paying rent you can barely afford, meal time frequently consists of pasta, PB & J, and ramen. So, when my roommate (who was making less money than me) began coming home from the grocery store with truffle oil, caviar, and other …

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No Speaka English

When three best guy friends from college move in together, the bond is inseparable. So, one moves away, whoever takes his place has big shoes to fill.  Knowing no one could ever live up to our expectations, we took a gamble on a Craigslist chick – for the purposes of …

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What Would Santa Give Your Roommate? 12 Gift Ideas

With holiday season gift giving in full swing, don’t forget about your roommate! Whether you are best friends or worst enemies (let’s hope not), why not buy or make a gift to share together. We asked Santa for his top recommendations of what to get that special someone who you …

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Call Me, Maybe?

For the people who know me well, I’m constantly on a mission to find the next best roommate story. My friends are always contributing and extremely patient with me, even when it’s a Saturday night and I’m sitting in the middle of a party scribbling notes to capture every detail …

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My Year of Living at The New Yorker

After quitting my job, I prioritized travel abroad. For the past few years, I had been chained to a desk, working non-stop insane hours as an investment banker. I began my months of freedom by booking a hiking adventure at Mt. Everest. Before I left, I needed to have a …

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Cranberry Cocktail with a Splash of Roommate Love

  So, if your roommate isn’t your BFF, this postcard definitely epitomizes how you might feel about the prospect of spending Thanksgiving together - the secret ingredient is resentment. But, let’s pretend, in the spirit of giving thanks that you are turning over a new leaf this holiday season. While Thanksgiving …

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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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Are Your Spider Bites Contagious?

Moving from a brownstone in Brooklyn to a doorman condo in Manhattan, I never would have expected ten days into my new apartment to suddenly be faced with a serious allergy to mysterious spider bites. Fearful, I wondered, did I make a major mistake –  I had committed months of …

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Housing Wanted

Some people religiously read the NY Times Wedding Announcements. Others, like myself, derive way too much amusement perusing Craigslist apartment postings. Recently, I went exploring in the roommates wanted section. I found a few postings worth a double-take. Below is what is being offered and how I anticipate readers, myself …

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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 …