Monday, June 6, 2011

The End

I have all my stuff packed up. I finished my last final exam yesterday and am now officially done with my freshman year of college. Although some parts of the experience were tough, annoying and darn right WEIRD, I am happy I had the opportunity to have a chinese roommate. I wouldn't have traded it for anything.

Signing out for probably the last time...


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Roommate bonding

Hello all,
It is finals week and you can just feel the stress in the air. All the procrastination that occurred this semester is finally catching up to me and all the other students. People are not only spending every waking moment in the library studying, but they are also sleeping in the library!!

Anyway, the main reason that I think I got paired up with a Chinese roommate this year is because I put down on my college application that I was a state champion ping pong player. (I say that I am a state champion at ping pong, but really my team of 10 people won the state tournament)

My freshman dormitory is set up so there are 10 floors. The ground level floor hosts the cafeteria, some study rooms, and an entertainment area that has a pool table and a ping pong table. My roommate and I enjoy playing ping pong against/with each other because it is fun to actually have some good competition. I can honestly say that out of all the games of ping pong I have played in college, no one has ever beat me in a set of 3 games. However, when I am playing my roommate or some of the other Chinese students, it is usually a close game.

Back to finals... It is 2am and my roommate and I are both writing papers for the classes we were each taking. We both just got done with a long paragraph of typing and both leaned back in our chairs at the same exact time and made eye contact with each other. At that moment, we both knew that we needed a study break to go play some ping pong. I grabbed my paddle, he grabbed his and we dueled it out for the next 30 minutes.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Craigslist Ad... I SCREWED UP!!!

Great news: Someone actually responded to my craigslist ad and was willing to pay $500 to sit in my dorm room and watch the game.
Terrible news: I didn't see this person's response/email until after the game happened.

I am normally really good at checking my email, but I forgot to check my junk mail!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Craigslist Ad

An NCAA lacrosse tournament game is being held at my school. Tickets for the game were sold out within the first 30 minutes and people are desperate to get tickets. My roommate and I have a great view of the lacrosse field from our dorm room, so we decided to put our room on craigslist for the big game. Here is the ad:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fortune Teller

I just had an experience similar to the prostitute story, but it was with a fortune teller. Today, my roommate called and invited a Chinese fortune teller to come to our dorm room. My roommate mentioned to me that he wanted to find out about his future...

I'm kind of busy with school work, so I'll keep this story short.

My roommate guided a short Chinese man (about 5' 2") walked into my dorm room. The man was carrying what looked like a poker chip case but actually housed "fortune teller" equipment. after being traumatized by the hooker incident, I didn't really want anything to do with this, so I left the room. This chinese fortune teller thought it would be a great idea to park on the sidewalk of our dormitory, so while my roommate was getting his fortune read, police were called and a tow truck towed this Chinese man's car away. I live on the 8th floor of my dorm, overlooking the street, so I was able to see every step the police/tow truck took to steal this man's car. It was glorious and hilarious!

The fortune teller was going to cost my roommate a mere $150 but the guy made my roommate pay $150 to get his car back. Sounds like $300 too much to find out that he will get married at 30 and die at 88...