30 Reasons You Miss Living In House


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Living in house is both the ultimate privilege and most tedious burden any sorority girl experiences. You loved it and you hated it, but now that you’ve moved out, you wonder why the hell you ever wanted to leave in the first place. Sure, you’re significantly more independent now, but you’ll always smile when remember those late nights complete with trashy TV, non-stop chatter, and random heart to hearts for absolutely no reason. No matter how old you get, every time you enter your sorority house, you’re going to be filled with memories of stolen composites, midnight snacks, and your beautiful sisters in not-so beautiful sweats and messy buns. You’re always going to miss it, and not just because there was a new T-shirt order every week. The real reason you miss the good old days, is because living in house meant…

  1. Having fifty closets to choose from when you needed to bring your A-game on a Friday night.
  2. Returning from a night out and realizing that almost everyone is equally, if not more, shitfaced than you.
  3. Watching your sister come home from a date and screaming obscenities when the poor sucker attempted to kiss her goodnight.
  4. Rounds of prank wars that turned deadly very fast.
  5. Whether on a Monday afternoon or a Saturday night, there was always a study party happening somewhere in the house, and you were always invited.
  6. Having absolutely zero personal space, ever.
  7. Always having someone to listen to you cry over a boy and tell you that you can do better, whether or not it was actually true.
  8. Recruitment was ten times easier because of the potential to sneak away and nap in your own bed whenever you had a free minute.
  9. Being close enough to campus that you have no problem getting to class, even while enduring the world’s worst hangover.
  10. Going out in groups of 30, because fuck it, why not?
  11. Watching chick flicks with your entire pledge class, even though everyone was talking too loudly to actually hear the movie.
  12. Getting 50 opinions on your outfit, even if you didn’t ask.
  13. Freaking out every time someone had a hot guy over to “study.”
  14. Loving your house mother just as much, if not more, than you love your actual mother.
  15. Looking ratchet as fuck and having absolutely zero people judge you for it.
  16. The constant potential to get set up for a social, because there was always someone whose boyfriend had a plethora of awkward, single friends.
  17. Random free food would appear out of thin air on a daily basis.
  18. Your roommates eventually memorized your schedule and served as a human alarm clock when you accidentally overslept.
  19. Talking crap on the sorority next door for literally no reason other than their close proximity.
  20. Following bullshit rules that make you feel like a 12-year-old but were probably the only reason everyone made it out alive.
  21. The constant string of drama that made your want to pull out your hair, but also kept you endlessly entertained.
  22. Having a chef that cooks (or at least fries) better than your mother.
  23. Feeling totally comfortable when you dressed like an idiot for themed parties, because there was always one girl who looked even weirder than you.
  24. Having a cleaning lady that doesn’t judge, because she has seen it all.
  25. Occasionally discovering that you and a sister were *talking to* the same boy, and then plotting an epic revenge.
  26. Communal bathrooms that allowed you and your best friend to sing shitty pop music together while showering.
  27. Unlimited access to all the craft supplies you could ever need.
  28. Hearing gossip first hand, because why text about a scandal when you can go down the hall and freak out together?
  29. Living with people who understand exactly how horrible your cramps actually are.
  30. Getting to know all of your sisters on an individual level, and realizing how lucky you are to experience college with such a fantastically bizarre group of girls.
Lucky Jo is much less medicated than her mother and sister, and she tends to think that’s a good thing. She's the newest full-time addition to the Grandex office, which is probably why they gave her the shittiest desk. In her free time she enjoys scaring small children, judging her peers, and condescendingly talking to GDIs at Starbucks. Follow her on twitter for cat memes and complaints. Email her at lucy@grandex.co.

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