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I haven’t stayed at my apartment in over a week now. I love my roommate to bits though, and I have certainly missed her presence. Late night talks, a reliable buddy to eat meals with, and somebody who has the key to your apartment when you’re on campus and you have forgotten something really important… yeah, my roommate is the bomb dot com. So naturally, when I don’t see her for over a week, I start to wonder a little.

1. Did Criminal Minds happen?

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My roommate has been watching Criminal Minds recently and I definitely had a moment where I wondered if she was going to get sucked into her laptop, be stuck in the world of Criminal Minds, and potentially never make it back out. I have a wild imagination though, so the more realistic scenario would be that somebody broke into our apartment. See, my roommate and I don’t text each other much because we live in the same damn place. Most of our conversations get put off until we see each other at home…which means that when I’m away for a week, the apartment could have suddenly become invisible and I wouldn’t know.

2. Did we get a puppy?

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Look at the cute faces. No, really, look at them. Look at them again. Who wouldn’t want one of these faces to nudge them awake every morning?! I just don’t want to have to take care of the puppy. I can barely tie my shoes properly – I have no business taking care of a puppy. But every time I come back to my apartment, I really hope that my roommate has brought home a temporary puppy. And I mean a really, really, temporary puppy.

3. Did the apartment get taken over by flies?

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This one applies to the summer in particular. See, one September when I came back to the apartment, there were about two dozen dead flies hanging around. I mean, if it weren’t for my mom, I would have vacuumed up fly carcasses and then been too afraid to clean out the vacuum (thanks Mom!). So now, whenever I leave my apartment for a while, I’m always momentarily convinced that my apartment is chock-full of flies.

What do you look forward to most when you see your roommate?

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