Signs You’re a Bad Roommate

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A messy roommate isn’t always the worst kind

How’s it going guys?  I came across an article that talks about how to tell if you’re a bad roommate.  Luckily, none of the things it talks about describe me.  Wouldn’t that be funny if I was writing a blog all about bad roommates and it turned out that I was actually the bad roommate?  Anyway, I’ve compiled a list of some of the things they discuss in the article:

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My Current Living Situation

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Tools everywhere!!!

How’s it going, guys?  Let’s talk about my current roommate for a little bit.  We’ll call him George for privacy reasons.  Yep, I live with a guy and he’s not my boyfriend.  He’s a friend of a friend of a friend’s cousin, or something like that.  He bought an old house and was looking for a roommate to help pay for some of the renovations he wanted to do to the house, I was looking for a place to live, and that’s how we ended up living together.

I hung out with him in a group setting several times before deciding to move in with him.  I hadn’t lived with someone I didn’t know since my freshman year in college.  (You can read about my freshman roommate here)  I’ve been living in George’s house for about 6 months now.  I don’t see him that often because I try to stay out of the house as much as possible. Continue reading “My Current Living Situation”

More Strange Behavior from the Freshman Roomie

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My roomie’s best friend

How’s it going, everyone?  So in my last post I told you about my first experiences with my first roommate in college.  I really thought that she was just getting used to living away from home and that maybe she just dealt with stress in a strange way.  I did my best to try and include her in things that I did on campus because she didn’t seem to be making any friends (or at least I didn’t know of any) but she always turned down my invitations.  She went to class I think, but would always come back to the room and play that game on her laptop.  We barely spoke to each other, not because I didn’t try.  I really did try to get to know her.  She just kept to herself and kept her earphones in her ears listening to who knows what.

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Freshman Move-In Day

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Our dorm room before move-in

Let’s go back to the summer before my freshman year in college.  I was working part time, trying to save up as much money as I could before I left for school.  My mom kept nagging me to take care of things like pick out new bedding materials and make a list of all the different things I would need in my dorm room.  Like I had any idea what I needed.  I got a letter from the college with my dorm assignment, my new roommates name (I had chosen to go with the random roommate for my first year), and a bunch of other information I can’t remember.  I immediately pulled up my social media accounts and began to search for “Lindsey McWilliams” (name changed for privacy reasons) to see if I could get any hints as to what type of person she was.

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My new blog

How’s it going everyone?  Just wanted to welcome everyone to my new blog called Gloomy Roomies.

I have a lot of interesting stories about the different people I’ve lived with since freshman year of college.  My friends and family have all urged me to start a blog for awhile now, so here is my humble attempt.

I hope you enjoy reading about all the weird, strange, creepy, and often times funny situations I have found myself in with my roommates.  If you have any crazy roommate stories, I’d love to hear about them.  Leave a comment or contact me here.