my roommates. the history thereof. i feel like i've done this before. but after checking, i havent.

1. Idaho summer of 1995. House of 6 girls:
-Amy - from Thousand Oaks Cali. She was loud & fun! would run in the mornings, was rich, and had pizzaz! we were the same size, so we shared clothes. She had platinum blonde hair.
-Mindy & Amy (there were 2 amy's in our house) They were sisters from Issaqua Washington. They loved the outdoors. one was blonde & one brunette.
-2 Korean girls. They got me hooked on sticky rice. I sequentially gained my freshman 15 - not on beer, but on sticky rice........
2. Fall & spring 1996 (Idaho). 6 more girls:
-Rachel: Walnut Creek California. Was on the Volleyball team. Taught me about rap appreciation. Had hip California friends. Her father was a surgeon so she had amazing clothes for the time - a ton of doc martens, cool flannels, cool perfume. Every year i try to search her, but can never find her. She is married with kids now to a guy that i actually had a crush on. Jim.
-Kim: was dating rob. he was on the baseball team, she was on the volleyball team. from laramie wyoming. funny, but was always with rob.
-Olivia: we stayed friends for ever. she was from salt lake, brilliant, insecure, and so much fun she made my year and influenced my life. She is now an author in NYC.
-Teresa: hated me. and I hated her because she hated me. She called me fat, and she hated my laugh. I thought she was boring, and ugly.
-Shelly: Bleached her hair, and was in nutrition major. made killer pasta. dated a guy named walter. they are also married now. She covered her hair in tomato paste and horse tail cream in between dyes.
-Wendy: probably a closet lesbian. brunette.
3. Fall & Spring 1997 (Idaho) House of 6 girls.
-Elizabeth: long blonde from michigan. moved to new york with me. she had a rivalry with melissa.
-Melissa: we had the same birthday. her major was outdoor survival. she was the most interesting. made out with the most boys. was crazy fun. wish i knew where the hell she is.
-Sarah: Melissa's friend from Texas. One of the most insecure, skinniest people i've ever met. had a cute laugh, but never let it show. She adored me.
-Joy: half deaf. Elizabeth defended her all the time. I could never understand poor Joy.
-forgot her name. She was from Idaho, had a controlling boyfriend who made her give him blowjobs in his car. She could never break up with him, and then she mysteriously dropped out of college. We think she got pregnant.
4. Summer 1996 - Alaska fishing camp in King Salmon, AK. Amber was my roommate & she opened my world. Taught me about lesbians, auras, and bob marley. She drew my aura, and invited me to Burning Man after the fishing season was over.
5. Summer of 1999 - Italy/Europe with SUNY Purchase. Anna. She was my first Jewish friend. Photographer. Writer. Studied film. Introduced me to the history of film, a bunch of jewish survivors across europe, suffered from anorexia and bulimia! was a cutter and a nympho. does not talk to me anymore. no matter how hard i try. was one of the funniest, most humorous people i've ever met. i would laugh so hard with her that my voice would be horse the next day.
6. 2000 - 14th street Manhattan: The Katherine House. Now. This was a unique situation, because the first place where i lived in new york was an old school womens housing building where young professional women could live and eat for weekly fees. i was able to get my first job, save money, etc. and meet a ton of women like me. so i met:
-becky - writer who was interning at harpers and george plimton.
-bonnie - from n.j. social worker, but was spunky. red hair. she said i looked like charlize theron.
-tara k. - wow. this chick changed my world! she hung out with models, did coke of russians, rode in suv's with berdorf goodman heirs. and for some reason she always picked me to hang with......i still don't get it. she was my "beautiful people" experience. f.i.t., now she works at coach.
-my next door roomie - she was an actress who was like a mini/young bette midler. think beaches & young bette midler. that was her.
7. 11th street Manhattan:
-Hillary. Called her Hill-bitch. from Canada. Fucking knock your pants off funny. chick graduated from Northwestern in acting, so knew a bunch of actors. One of which is now on HBO. She had to leave the US because of green cards. girl could never find any work. poor kid. and had a failed relationship with austin who worked in tribeca at the popular restaurnat there.
-Lauren - wow. intense girl who was only there for a short minute. met her boyfriend at starbucks. moved to hollywood adn was on a show on WB for a couple seasons. was from oklahoma.
-Marcus - greek, intense struggling actor. he was a trainer, and had all of these grand ideas. every year he sends a mucho intenso christmas card. blessing us all.
8. summer 2001 East Hampton - becky. so much fun. we simply laughed our asses off all summer at this house we were managing. she is british. we have stayed friends forever.
9. Laurie - she was my friends sister. she was a lot of fun. breif. she moved to branson to be a singer in a show there. now she is travelling on cruise ships as an entertainer. she was blonde. still keep in touch.
10. James - was my first guy roommate where it was slightly akward because it was just james and i. i think we had a crush on each other in the beginning. but then it went away. this kid was british. he would drink so hard on teh weekends, he would stumble home, and keep all the lights on. 3 times he opened my door and just stood in the doorway. he ended up being one of the best roommates because he had a job in DC where he travelled there m-f.
11. Kelly. Mormon - only a summer on 14th street. i was monumentally depressed. that was the summer the lights went out. i don't remember a damn think about poor virgin kelly.
12. Mill Valley, CA 2005 -
-Mike - was my first roommate crush. we both just moved to the area from the east coast. it was a rainy winter. it was like we were married. he fixed thing, and i cleaned things. all we did was get high, eat burritos adn watch big lebowski. again. and again. and again. and then summer hit, the rain stopped, and we lost our apartment.
-Matt - the most successful stoner i've ever met. kid smoked about 3 bowls a day. kid walked around with a bong in his hand. made 6 figures, and moved to denver.
13. San rafael, CA 2007
I'm still living it, so comments later. but its a interesting mix.