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lost_nvrfound
09-07-2008, 09:39 PM
So, its 12:30 and there is a knock on our door. I open it to my friends from up the hall wearing nothing but towels with cards taped to their chests (its two guys)

Come to find out, the made a bet with some girls on our hall. They lost playing spades 5 times in a row and their punishment was that they had to go to every room on our hall and knock to make sure that everyone got to see their punishment. It was really weird. And that just totally made my day.

Ryder1234
09-07-2008, 09:40 PM
Hahaha thats fucking awesome! :D Weird, but awesome.

jacknife737
09-07-2008, 09:40 PM
Haha, residence is always fun. I just hope you don't get as many 4am fire alarms as I did.

Thomas
09-07-2008, 09:58 PM
Lucky!

The coolest thing that has happened in my wing of my dorm so far is that someone stole a drawing of a dead fetus that one kid had on his door, along with the rest of his "art". Actually, that was pretty awesome.

Betty
09-07-2008, 10:22 PM
Res was awesome. Some highlights:

-two friends showing up at the door with their faces smothered in peanut butter
-snowman in the hallway
-mudsliding in the quad, Woodstock style
-cementing somebody's door shut
-pig loose in the dorm
-stealing furniture from the lounges for bedrooms
-midnight hide 'n' seek
-finding a shopping cart up in a tree like 15-20 m high
-shaving mohawks on everyone
-midnight brownies
-obviously parties, drinking, etc

jacknife737
09-07-2008, 10:47 PM
I love res shenanigans, some of mine entailed...

-covering a bathroom with purple dye
-stealing furniture from the caf for peoples rooms
-watching friends pass out in bathrooms/hallways
-vomiting in an elevator on the way to class after a night of binge drinking (i'm not really setting the best example here, am i?)
-waking up in random peoples rooms, not quite knowing how i ended up there.
-awesome naps
-forming an "air band", and then blasting the Ramones at 3am in the morning.
-the supposedly "cool" yet terribly awkward/hilarious sex talk, that was accompanied with wooden dildos and condoms.. (you get the picture)
-feeling as if my 1230 lectures were “too early”
-My don (upper year student who lived with us) had this awesome policy of when you knocked on her door, she held out two baskets 1 with condoms, the other with candy and then shut her eyes.
-Century Club and countless flip cup tournaments with my floor
-and on a more serious note, sitting alone in my room, doing assigned readings that have still affected my life today.

Edit: i have my first class of the Semester tomorrow at 10am, i best get to bed.

ninthlayer
09-07-2008, 11:10 PM
I'm a privacy whore so the idea of living in a dorm never really sat well with me. I mean, it sounds like an experience that I'd like to have maybe if I had a single room complete with bathroom and whatnot. Fun fact: I'm kind of socially awkward until I find myself comfortable in a situation. I've lived in Iowa City for a little over a year now and haven't really developed any relationships that I think will stand the test of time. I'm terrible at mingling and use headphones to shut myself off from human interaction in transit (I hate it when the IC homeless ask me for money because a lot of them are fucking dickholes about it).

PS: Look at me being all serious posting from my couch on my MacBook. LIFEIZPAINborn2die.

IamSam
09-07-2008, 11:12 PM
Haha, residence is always fun. I just hope you don't get as many 4am fire alarms as I did.

We had a fire alarm go off at 2:30am during the dead of winter on possibly the worst day. It was -20 degrees F with a windchill approaching -35 degrees F.

Poor people were standing outside in their pj's in groups resembling herds of penguins.

Betty
09-07-2008, 11:30 PM
With regard to relationships standing the test of time:

I feel like the more I move around and the more people around me move around, relationships become more expendable. It's hard to make "lifelong" friends. I've made tons of great friends over the years, but as soon as one of us moves on, we will probably never talk to each other again. It's kinda depressing, but I've started to accept it. One of my only constants is family. And another, hilariously enough, are my online contacts, because even if we were never necessarily friends on the same level, we continue to interact. So I guess my point is that it's not necessarily a problem with the relationships themselves, it's just the nature of moving around at this stage in life. Although I'll admit that some people seem to make "lifelong" friends no matter where they go, so maybe it is me.

T-6005
09-08-2008, 07:32 AM
With regard to relationships standing the test of time:

I feel like the more I move around and the more people around me move around, relationships become more expendable. It's hard to make "lifelong" friends. I've made tons of great friends over the years, but as soon as one of us moves on, we will probably never talk to each other again. It's kinda depressing, but I've started to accept it. One of my only constants is family. And another, hilariously enough, are my online contacts, because even if we were never necessarily friends on the same level, we continue to interact. So I guess my point is that it's not necessarily a problem with the relationships themselves, it's just the nature of moving around at this stage in life. Although I'll admit that some people seem to make "lifelong" friends no matter where they go, so maybe it is me.

I'd have to agree with that assessment. I talk to very few people from anywhere I've lived before, and doubt I'll talk to these people all that much when I'm gone - because I already know I will be gone sooner or later.

As for residence life, there's no way to describe some of the things I did my first year. But it's still a fun experience.

lost_nvrfound
09-08-2008, 07:50 AM
I'm also told there was a hall wide party that went until 5am saturday night to sunday morning (its supposed to be a dry dorm). While my neighbor Jeffery professed his love over and over and over and over for a girl on our hall, people on the other end shut themselves into a room and when they resurfaced most of them had underwear or less.

I'm not too sad to have missed that this weekend to tell the truth.

F@ BANKZ
09-08-2008, 08:18 AM
Res was awesome. Some highlights:

-finding a shopping cart up in a tree like 15-20 m high

Has to be my favourite.

lost_nvrfound
09-08-2008, 08:23 AM
-My don (upper year student who lived with us) had this awesome policy of when you knocked on her door, she held out two baskets 1 with condoms, the other with candy and then shut her eyes.

HAHA! That sooo seems like something my RA would do!

Jakebert
09-08-2008, 08:36 AM
My dorming was pretty fun, but I'm glad I'm not dorming this year. Some highlights:

-blocking the elevator with the dressers from the room.
-my neighbor's roommate locking him out of the room because he was jacking off.
-cracking open a coconut by throwing it off of a lofted bed.
-a 2 AM firedrill while my roommate was on crutches. We lived on the 11th floor.
-hearing a loud crash followed by my neighbor yelling "AW FUUUUCK".
-my neighbor having sex in the hallway in front of my door.

But I saved the best for last...

One night the fire alarm goes off, so we all go outside and whatnot. We're standing around like normal and stuff, when I see a huge crowd of people by the back of the building. I go back there to see what's going on, and it turns out that there's a waterfall coming out of one of the windows on the 3rd floor. Turns out some dumbass in that room kicked the sprinkler off the wall somehow and broke it, causing a massive flood on the whole flood.

lost_nvrfound
09-08-2008, 08:40 AM
HAHA! Nice...

My dorm is only three floors (its the smallest one on campus), so there is no elevator.

My bed is right under the fire sprinklers, so if it went off, I'd be the first to get covered in the nasty oil and fire retardent crap they add to it

Rooster
09-08-2008, 08:50 AM
Haha, i can't wait for this school year finally start (even though i have to repeat my first year at university due to too much failed exams - 3 out of 14 failed exams so far - but actually only one third of my class passed into the second year). This year i finally got place in a student's dorm in a campus, and the place is just fantastic. I've heard there are really wild parties every now and then, and every now and then a fridge or something finds its way through a window to the lawn outside...

lost_nvrfound
09-08-2008, 09:18 AM
Haha, i can't wait for this school year finally start (even though i have to repeat my first year at university due to too much failed exams - 3 out of 14 failed exams so far - but actually only one third of my class passed into the second year). This year i finally got place in a student's dorm in a campus, and the place is just fantastic. I've heard there are really wild parties every now and then, and every now and then a fridge or something finds its way through a window to the lawn outside...

for that reason, we can't open our windows... they are screwed shut... that and too many drunk college students trying to find out if they can really fly

IamSam
09-08-2008, 12:10 PM
One of my personal favorite pranks is taking a bunch of cinder blocks and barricading someone in their room. That and tying their door knob to another rooms door knob.

PS: I'm a 3rd year Resident Assistant.

lost_nvrfound
09-08-2008, 01:52 PM
HAHA! Thats brilliant. I've so gotta get my friends later!

I love my RA. (well there are two, but one is on each end for the different genders)

The first party I went to after moving in on campus, my RA brought me to. She was walking up and down the hall banging on doors to see if any of us wanted to go. She's a senior.

Betty
09-08-2008, 07:31 PM
-cracking open a coconut by throwing it off of a lofted bed.


I love how everybody's rez adventures sounds so familiar.

One evening when I was living with some friends in a a townhouse, we spent about an hour trying to crack open a coconut with screwdrivers, a hammer, and some nails. It was much harder than we expected. I had SO much homework. One of the better procrastination excuses I came up with.

Jakebert
09-08-2008, 07:51 PM
Yeah, my situation was similar. It took us at least an hour and a half to get it, and it wasn't even that good.

Betty
09-08-2008, 08:01 PM
Exactly! It was terrible! So anticlimactic.