A year after our assignment to Mather House, Tara and Tiffanie have moved off campus; I have transferred to Currier; Allegra has transferred to Quincy; Jason, for all intents and purposes, lives with his boyfriend in Kenmore Square and is transferring to be with me in Currier senior year; and Megan is the sole Matherite remaining. Alas, perhaps my blocking group was just not meant to be confined between concrete walls.
“‘Weâ€™re oversexed,’ said Tara over breakfast. Well, thatâ€™s certainly one explanation.
Iâ€™ve recently determined that I shouldâ€™ve probably blocked with less amazing women. Because of our combined beauty and charm, it took us approximately two weeks into sophomore year for our living situation and love lives to devolve into utter madness. In the past seven days, blocking group 240 has faced challenges including, but not limited to: running into exes we have not seen in months, having sex with exes we have not seen in months, unintentionally compelling boys not interested in us to ask us out when we ourselves are not interested (got that?).
‘You know what I think it is?’ I said to Tara. ‘Maybe weâ€™re just not very good at this college dating thing.’
Or maybe Mather and the men here just donâ€™t like us very much. Leave it to us to promote rampant dormcest. Over dinner one night, we went through all of the Houses in an attempt to find a place where we could reside without awkward run-ins with former hookups. Off the list are: Adams, Eliot, Kirkland, Quincy, DeWolfe, Claverly, Lowell, Leverett, Winthrop, Dunster. Clearly, we kept busy freshman year.
‘You know, Mather was fine before we moved in,’ said Tara. Sheâ€™s right. How long did it take us? Not even September? Weâ€™d probably screw things up anywhere.
Basically, weâ€™re moving to the Quad.”
– “My Miranda, Charlotte, & Samantha” October 29, 2006