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Friday, July 29, 2016

An Open Letter to My New Roommate

So I've only just recently found out your name. Since come September we're going to be sharing a dorm for seven months, I might as well tell you a little bit about myself. 

First, let's start with the basics. My name is Claire. I'm from St. Lawrence. I have brown hair and green eyes. I think I'm a pretty friendly person, and I hope we get along and become friends. You'll most likely learn a lot about me, but here are a couple things you should expect:
My best friend Mel and I,
 you're probably going to meet her at some point

#1 I'm talkative

Yes, I'll be shy at first and nervously laugh during that first initial meeting, but once I warm up to you it'll be hard to get me to shut up. I'll want to learn about your interests, your hobbies, what you do for fun, things about your family and friends, and what brought you here in the first place. Don't get me wrong, if there's stuff you don't want to share I'll respect that. I really enjoy talking, as complete silence can be eerie sometimes.

#2 I love to play my guitar

By the time we live together, I'll have been playing the guitar for about a year. I practice a lot, so I hope you don't mind the sound of an acoustic fender. I know a handful of songs, a couple being good sing along songs. I hope it'll entertain you, and it will be a bonus if you play an instrument or sing as well.

#3 Home is where the heart is

I'll be making our room as homely as possible (considering my home town is about four hours away). So expect to see a bunch of trinkets and photo frames in my bedroom. If you wanna have a lazy day and just chill out in your pjs all afternoon or evening, go ahead. I'd like our room to be very comfortable and cozy.

#4 I like snacking

 I'm not much of a big plate person during meals, because I like to snack throughout the day. Every couple hours you'll find an apple or a granola bar or something in my hand. Oh and I'll also have a mini fridge, which you're welcome to share with me if you want.

#5 I'm a night owl

(I know we're on the quiet floor, I won't be loud I promise) and I'll probably be up late studying. If you hear anything go bump in the night, it's just me tripping up over something on route to go pee. Also, if you hear quiet sobs, I'm frustrated with math.

#6 Doooo weeeeeeee dooooooooo

If the caption didn't already tell you, I'm a huge geek/nerd/bookworm. I like talking about shows like Doctor Who and Sherlock, and I'm sorry if you get tired of hearing about it. I love to read too, and if a character dies I will probably tear up and look like a mess. I enjoy playing video games, though I'm not overly competitive or good at them. (Unless it's Just Dance or MarioKart, then I will not hesitate to kick your ass). I hope we share a little bit of interest in at least one of those things, and if not; no worries fam.

The facts above give you a little look into the kind of person I am, and I hope I didn't scare you away or give you second thoughts about living in res. I'm looking forward to meeting you, and maybe you're looking forward to meeting me too.


  1. Awesome Claire! You're mother just gave me the address to your blog. It's very honest and well written from what I've read so far. Keep it up! I was tickled pink that you were eager to have me know you started a blog, so rest assured I will read the rest.

    Cheers, good luck in university, and keep on writing,


  2. Oh yeah, I was also happy to hear you have taken an interest in the social sciences. Given our class chats, I'm less than surprised. I think it's a great choice. Law or public office as a career, perhaps?