Coolest Roommate Contest Entry #8


“This is Mo. Mo is the coolest roommate in PoPville for more reasons than just her hair, though as many people know, her hair is the raddest on the block. It’s so rad, it has its own ego. The real reason she’s the coolest roommate ever is that she’s one of the most supportive, generous, and downright hilarious people I have ever met. She shows her supportiveness in many ways, such as sincerely and enthusiastically complimenting my cooking, even when said “cooking” involved heating the contents of a can/jar/box. On top of that, a day never goes by that she doesn’t tell me how great I am! (As a result, my ego nearly matches that of her hair.)

Mo is one of those folks who is very generous with her friends. Whether it is with her time and affections or more material things, she can not be accused of stinginess. She’s as likely to get a random present for someone when she’s out shopping as she is to buy for herself, and you never know when you’ll be surprised with a hug (an especially good remedy for bad days).

I’m struggling with how to properly contain her hilarity in text. She’s one of those

people with completely contagious laughter, and she spends most of her day laughing. As our brains were spawned in the same jar, we are able to transmit our many inside jokes with a mere glance in each other.

Due to her good humor and general charm, she is also an easy person to spend a lot of time with. She’ll happily nerd it out with me at nerdy conventions and conferences, laze on the couch playing video games, or head out to trivia at Nelly’s. We have a baby apartment which would be (more than) unpleasant with anyone else. It’s hard to imagine living without her!

All of this is true, and ought to be enough to win her coolest roommate alone. But something that I think will appeal to all people who have lived with others, and not just to me:

She always does the dishes.”

11 Comment

  • For the love all imaginary gods, please stop this series already! The sugary love makes me wanna puke!!

    Hmm.. begs the question why did I read even one sentence of it.. oh well.. 😀

  • nice teeth

  • I agree with anonymous, really, this is a terrifically boring contest and the sugary love is just yuk

  • please make this be over.

  • All these people saying how much they hate this feature when they totally have to the option to ignore/ not read any posting with a title of “Coolest Roommate Contest”. But apparently, they don’t do that. Rather, they are clearly having hard time living with themselves as they read each line with ever greater self-loathing. Give it up, people – you’ve done been had so ease up on yourselves.

  • Having had my share of crappy roommates, I think it’s great that there’s so much roommate love going around. As an aside, I think I own the same cookbook as this submitter. 🙂

  • I’m just really p.o’d that no one has nominated me. I’ve never passed out in the bathroom, I make killer brownies and I’m the one who always fills out the weekly color coded chore wheel chart.

  • i keep reading yes, hoping for an average nice fun roomate with foibles and good qualities, not some conglomeration of betty crocker, alice from the brady bunch and a speedballing cruise ship director. whose discription was self written to complete an assignment on, self esteem issues ,from her “life coach”.of the week.

  • Just marry her already, damnit!

  • I want the contest to be over so all these nagging whiny Pop people will finally shut up. you thnk the contest is bad? you are the worst.

    The roommate on the other hand, seems very cool.

  • Sorry, but it must be said. Anon 2:03’s hatred of roommate of the week doesn’t “beg” the question of why s/he read the post, it “invites” it. To beg the question would be to assume the truth of his or her assertion without providing an argument for it. Pet peeve language misusage.

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