Sans Meal Plan: Rolling out the Red Velvet Cake

Ah, Saint Valentine, thank you for all you have given us. What would we do without red-foil-wrapped Hershey’s Kisses and poorly written Hallmark cards? Okay okay, I’m not one to be cynical about love and romance, but sometimes it’s hard not to feel a little left out when Starbucks cups and movie night advertisements in the SciLi continuously remind me that I’m (insert cough and awkward eye-contact deflection here) single.

Fortunately for me (and for all of us in college), I cannot complain about the lack of love in my life when my friends and the people I adore most in the world constantly surround me (seriously, I feel like I’m participating in a year-long sleepover with my roommates and I could not be happier). So, to show my roommates how much I love them and how much they mean to me (#sappy), I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a baked treat: red velvet cake. Continue Reading


Leighton Meester helps you with your roommate troubles

We’ve all had experiences with roommates, and inevitably, with roommate problems. Some problems are extreme, like the roommate who never leaves the room except to get takeout from the ratty, or the one who sexiles you nearly every night. But there are also people who have what some might call smaller issues with their roommates. These problems might generally be thought of as petty, like getting annoyed when your roommate messes up your rug and doesn’t fix it or borrows your stuff without asking. Generally, these “smaller” issues concern, essentially, your roommate touching, messing up, or using your stuff.

In this hilarious video from College Humor, Leighton Meester addresses just that. The video is in the style of a PSA, Meester is great in it, and whether or not you actually get annoyed when your roommate, it’s really funny.

And hey, if you do have a roommate who “touches your shit” all the time and it pisses you off, casually email this video to them–subtlety is key after all.

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