One of the things I was most excited about college is having roommates and living on campus. I’m incredibly grateful to have wonderful roommates to share my first year of college with. We’ve definitely had our weird moments living in the residence hall with each other as we’ve experienced numerous amounts of fire alarms and bugs that end up on our jackets and hair. Here are some of my favorite weird memories that have happened.
You learn a lot about people living with them every day. If you are anything like me, I love to share my dreams with people. You know I trust you if I end up telling you about what happens in my dreams. My roommates and I always end up sharing our weird dreams together and doing so, I learned that one of my roommates is a sleep-talker and the other a lucid dreamer! We’ve had tons of weird, but funny memories thinking about what happened when we are asleep.
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On the last day of the first quarter, I dream that I’m back home in San Francisco, in bed sleeping. Then, in my dream, someone starts throwing rocks at the window. Somehow, I don’t know how, but I dream that BTS’ Jungkook is throwing rocks at my window (shhh, don’t judge me). I wake up feeling refreshed, but as I lay there I realize that someone is actually throwing rocks at the window. That’s what I think at first, but then I think to myself, “I must be still dreaming”.
I remember it feeling like the entire room was shaking. I look over to my roommate and she’s still fast asleep, so I wonder if I’m delirious. I open the curtain and see my other roommate outside the window gesturing to the door. I climb down my bed and my roommate that is fast asleep finally wakes up and asks, “What’s going on?” Without thinking, I tell her, “In my dream, Jungkook was throwing rocks at my window!” and then I race out the door to open the door for my other roommate. My roommate was out on her morning run. She didn’t forget her keys, but because it was the last day of the quarter, they locked the doors early and she couldn’t get back into the building. I’m really fond of this memory and we still laugh about it.
My second quarter here, my desk lamp stopped working. So I went to the campus store to buy a new one. I end up buying one where you have to screw in its bulb. I bring it back to my dorm and attempt to set it up. One of my roommates is working on a lab report that’s due that day. Suddenly, when I try to turn it on, sparks come out and there’s a “poof” sound! I scream and my roommate looks at me and asks if I’m okay. I say I’m fine and ask, “Is it just me or did the room get darker?” At first, she says that it’s just me, but she realizes that the lights turned off. We try turning them on again but realize that the electricity is not working in the room.
I’m mentally freaking out because I don’t know if I’ve made the entire building’s electricity stop working or just our room. I step out into the hall and notice that the hallway lights are still on so it must’ve just been our dorm room. I text my other roommate to ask what I should do and tells me to go to the front desk. They end up filling a work order for us. As my other roommate is coming back, she runs into our RA who helps us reset the broker and gets the electricity to work. Just thinking about making the electricity go out stresses me out, but I still find it funny.
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Just a few weeks ago, the fire alarm went off in my residence hall at 1:45 a.m. My roommates were fast asleep and immediately shot out of bed. We’ve had a few fire alarms during the day and some around 10 p.m., but this was the first one in the middle of the night. It was a Thursday morning and we stood out in the cold in our pajamas for fifteen minutes on the lawn. The sprinklers were on at night so at one point, people started screaming because the sprinkler hit them. Although it wasn’t pleasant getting out of bed in the middle of the night, it was truly an experience and to be honest I found it fun standing out at night in my pajamas on the grass at 2 a.m. in the morning.
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Living on campus with roommates was one of my most anticipated experiences going into college. It’s been a crazy experience, but I’m glad that I have the roommates I have now. I’m definitely going to miss living in the freshman dorms, but the memories I’ve made will not be forgotten.