My roommate Madeline and I are very different….yet we love each other just the same!
Me: Super Senior (5th year)
We have to leave by 7:30 to get to the orphanage on time:
Madeline: I need sleep! I haven’t gotten up this early since early morning seminary in high school! I don’t know how I’m gonna do this.
Me: I got this. I worked early morning custodial for 22 months (4am-7:30am) during college. And I’ve been getting up before 7 for most of my college career.
Madeline: Oh, and we can put onions in it!
Me: Or we can just pretend onions don’t exist!
Madeline: We should add that to the grocery list.
Me: Do we really need it? I’m all about the cheap life…saving money….
Madeline: Should we get the blue one or the…oh wait…
Me: PINK!!!!!!!! Get the pink one! Get all the pink things!
Madeline: This is amazing! We may need to get some every week.
Madeline: Okay, semi-weekly then.
Me: I was thinking more like every other week…
Madeline: Ok, well I will buy it every week, and you will just be jealous.
Me: Again, the cheap life.
Madeline: I email my family every night about what happens.
Me: I emailed my mom last week and she still hasn’t responded…and I’ll probably email her next week…I’ll just probably tell her all about it when I get home.
Madeline: I don’t want to cook the chicken since we don’t know how to use the oven yet.
Me: We could learn…or we could cook it on the stove….
[I proceeded to teach her how to cook chicken on the stove]
Madeline: It’s so cool! It has a fridge! And look, our own stove and washing machine and sink!
Me: Is this your first apartment?
Me: Ah. I see. I moved out like 7 years ago…which is probably why I’m not as excited as you are…
The first time rain was in the forecast:
Madeline: I need to find my umbrella before we leave
Me: Don’t worry, I already have mine. It’s big enough for both of us.
[We were out walking, it started raining, so I pull out my umbrella]
Me: Look, it’s rainbow colored!
Madeline: Oh my gosh, I’m doomed. That screams “I’m American!” They told us to try and blend in! Put it away!
Me: Are you for reals right now? It’s raining, and you want me to put it away?
Me: But it’s so pretty! Look at all the colors! You know what, you’re right.
Me: Look, the little shops on our block sell umbrellas! I’ll go buy an acceptable one.
[We go down to one of the vendors with umbrellas]
Me: This one is dark and has flowers…is that okay?
Madeline: There’s a pink one…
[I proceed to buy a plastic pink umbrella, and I am thrilled! Madeline approved!]
[Walking away, her with her black umbrella, me with my pink one]
Me: Thanks for letting me buy the pink umbrella, and letting me use it!
Madeline: You were just SO HAPPY that it was pink. And it’s Romanian. How could I not let you?
Madeline: Short straight pixie cut
Me: Medium length and curly
Madeline: I just LOVE European fashion, it’s so pretty!
Me: I don’t care about fashion, I just do what I want.
Madeline: Oh, let’s write that on the list
Me: Oh, it’s gotta be in Romanian! Where’s the dictionary?
Me: Oh, and let’s add bell peppers!
Madeline: Let’s pretend they don’t exist!
What DO we have in common? We both love the Milka raspberry crème chocolate bars. And Kinder Surprises.
I LOVE THIS GIRL.