Monday, August 30, 2004

meet jessica

so i bet you're wondering by now... what's the new roommate like? as you may or may not know, kim graduated last spring (but no use, she's back doing undergrad, civil engineering this time), so i got a new freshman. last time i got a freshman it ended disasterously, we never spoke to each other and i ended up moving out. this time, however, i think it'll be fine. meet jessica.

jessica is an undeclared engineering major who plays the clarinet and bassoon who was drum major at her school for the last two years. we were emailing this summer, and when i got that information i formed a jessica in my mind. i figured short, long-haired burnette, athletic, and mean, loud, and in-your-face enough to be a drum major. i was really surprized. wrong on all points.

jessica is tall with short blond hair (although not as short as mine, since i cut off eleven inches this summer). while she must have incredible endurance to be a drum major, she doesn't have a particularly athletic build. the most surprizing part is that she's very soft spoken. she's not mean at all, not even sarcastic. she's very nice and already has several friends here, and she's from farmington, so she knows a lot of the same people mike knows. one thing that really impressed me is that she's not trying really hard to present this image like most freshmen do (and like i did). most of them are trying to be cool or crazy or impressive or snobby or rebelious or whatever. and she doesn't go that way.

and one more thing, she's totally cool. she brought these pretty cork boards that she made, and she has a desk calander that has a shoe for every day of the year. and she brought sparkley power-puff- girls handsoap. that's awesome!

we haven't been like super-bonding or anything, but i think we'll be just fine.

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