In this week’s special university-centric video, we answer one of the most popular questions we’ve received: What the frack are you supposed to pack for your dorm room?!(We also talk a bit about how to deal with homesickness when you leave for school.)
If y’all have any favorite to add, feel free to reblog the video and let us know! (We’ll reblog some of our favorite posts here all week.)
P.S. There are a few bonus suggestions in the video’s description. Huzzah, super thoroughness! :D
SUGGESTIONS: Tool kit. You never know when something’s going to break. Also a small vacuum (at least four different people borrowed mine over the course of freshman year). If your room has its own bathroom or shares one with the room next door, you should have a plunger (if you need one and don’t have one, the results are SUPER UNPLEASANT).
Author Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) recounts a bloody memory of MythBuster’s Adam Savage, and Adam puts Gollum on the phone for a performance of “I Will Survive” at Minnesota Public Radio’s Wits.
If you haven’t seen this, you should see this. It will cheer you up, if you need cheering up.
Today I met Tamora Pierce, whose books I’ve loved since I was eight years old. (Unfortunately my copies of my favorite ones live with my parents - I get them from the library if I want to reread.)
“No more excitement for me. No more parties. No more boyfriends. No more husbands. I just want some peace. I want to sit on the beach with a martini. No, not a martini— a glass of wine. Because wine is what they drink in Spain, and I want to be in Spain. I want a house on the beach in Spain where my kids can visit during the summer. Well, not the whole summer. I want a house on the beach in Spain where my kids can visit for two weeks every summer.”