Tuesday, March 26, 2013

First things first: 2

I am making an effort these next few weeks to gather my thoughts and work on some creative, well thought-out posts. I'm really going to try to hone in on what my focus is. I'm also starting a weekly series on Sundays called Trend Obsession. See this week's post about my love for all things maxi - skirts and dresses, that is.

Before I get to the rest of my post, I have to share this awesome giveaway Vanessa is hosting over at Ramblings of a Makeup and Shopping Addict. I feel her on the shopping addict thing! I have been eyeing the Naked palette for quite some time. As if I don't have enough eye-shadow already! It's seriously gorgeous.

For today, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to join Halie at Penguins, Pasta, and Polka Dots for the weekly link-up: First Things First.

First Things First

Today's topic is roommates. I had quite the roommate experiences in college. First, I lived with a high school classmate {Allie} who I didn't know very well. My second year I lived with a friend {Kelly} and two other girls, who were friends with each other. One of those girls was certified crazy. At one point we feared our lives. Someone was looking out for us because she moved out quickly enough and we got a really sweet girl that replaced her. My third year was rough. I lived with my brother and a girl I was friends with, and her friend. We had it out with each other quite often, usually my brother and I vs. them. I spent a lot of time at my boyfriend's apartment that year. Fourth year, I roomed with my friend {Kelly} again and it was a perfect experience. Soon enough, if I have a job, we plan to room together again, in our hometown this time.

1. First roommate(s)

A high school classmate named Allie. Our time living together was wild and to this day she is still the only person I have ever shared a room with! I've basically been a spoiled brat my whole life.

2. First time living away from home (when/where/why)

August 2006. Tallahassee, FL at FSU, because I was going to college.

3. First college dorm room (we want to see pictures and read explanations!) 

We lived in Southgate - an "off campus" dorm that set just opposite campus, right along a campus road. It cost more than it was worth to live there but I waited around until past the last minute to apply for housing, so it was this or an apartment off campus and my Mom was terrified of that idea. I don't really have any pictures of the room but here's two shots: looking at the door, and pretty much the opposite view from the same spot. We each had a desk, armoire, and bed. We left room in the middle for lots of activities. The nice part was: our own bathroom to share. No communal toilets or showers. The floor we lived on was co-ed. The air conditioner was either hot or cold and we rarely agreed on what temperature it should be set to. But that girl was great. I wouldn't have traded my college dorm room experience.

Allie and me

Kelly and me, in my dorm

Have you got any horrifying roommate experiences? What about a great roommate experience? Please share with me!

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  1. Awesome! I'm pretty sure that's where my brother lives now! Looks like such a fun time. Thanks for linking up!

    1. Too funny! It was a blast :) Glad to join you ladies!

  2. Looks like you definitely had some crazy times, but mixed in with some fun times as well!! Glad you linked up with us again! :)

    1. It was the perfect mix of fun and crazy. More fun for sure! I love linking up for First Things First.

  3. Oh man I do not miss dorm room ac units...always hot or cold, agreed!
    my first roommate was eh...but it turned out okay as I talked about today in my post...the rest of my roomates were my best friends...I miss them!

    Yay for linking up!

    1. That is so great that you stayed friends with your roommates! Even an "eh" experience is better than a whack job :)

  4. No comment because they all read my blog, I have not stayed friends with my roommates!

    Sparkles and Shoes

    1. I'm sorry to hear that, Kelly. Fortunately the people who are meant to be in our lives are the ones that stick around :)