Yesterday afternoon, I walked back to my suite in Burton-Conner after a day’s worth of classes and found this printout of my blogger bio taped to my door.
I opened the door, stepped into my room, and found my roommate at his desk. After seeing my puzzled look, he said, “Wait, it gets even better!” and pointed to my bed.
So I walked over and saw my blogger photo taped to my pillow.
IT’S A FULL 8.5”x11” OF MY BLOGGER PHOTO WITH HEARTS ALL AROUND IT.
HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA… I started laughing so hard it hurt.
Then my other suitemates came back to tell me that they had waited for me to leave for class, printed and taped up the bio and pics, and then waited some more until I came back to the dorm.
And if that wasn’t enough of a surprise, the next evening, I walked back to my suite lounge after another round of classes and a meal at the dining hall, and was greeted by my other roommate with a surreptitious smile. He walked out, almost for no reason. I ignored him and began pseting for 8.01.
Two minutes later, two of my other suitemates approached the suite lounge, one with a phone playing “Chariots of Fire” on full volume, the other with a pizza box in hand.
My suitemate with the pizza box opened it, and out of nowhere—literally—my blogger photo reappeared—this time with even more hearts and a “I love pizza” speech bubble.
I bursted out laughing so hard it hurt.
Shoutout to my suitemates! Y’all are the best!
And shoutout to you too for reading my first blog post! I’ve had an amazing first few weeks here at MIT, and I can’t wait to share it with you!