freshman year at university of dayton i was matched up with a wonderful random roommate named mary.
we were total opposites in that she was a viola major and actually went to class freshman year while i focused more on not going to class and spending my evenings at the bar. we did have one thing in common though, we liked to smoke lots of cigarettes - along with the rest of our floor, 6 Adele, for that matter.
despite our differences we still got along very well, and i got a kick out of "teaching" her things.
when she came to UD, she had never drank, never had sex, never smoked pot, never wore makeup and never had a boyfriend.
now i don't want to say i was a bad influence on her, but i may or may not have gotten her drunk off of three zima's causing her to puke in our room's sink. not too long after the zima incident mary got a boyfriend, a fellow classically trained musician who was just perfect for her.
we are all adults here, and i don't need to be teaching you about the birds and the bees, but the time soon came when these two consenting adults thought it would be a good idea to start inserting tab A into slot B...
because of this, i had a "talk" with mary about it. telling her to go ahead and take the next step with her boyfriend if she thought they were ready to take the plunge.
the next day we made a trip to the drugstore to buy condoms (because of course our catholic university wouldn't sell them on campus, GASP!). the day of official sexing came and went and the couple was even more in L.O.V.E.
of course i still continued to influence mary throughout the year...
there may have been a couple more drinking incidents, first pot smoking experiences, and more condom buying - if nothing, this classical music playing couple was having LOTS of sex.
a lot more than i was having my freshman year of college, that's for sure.
in a weird way i was proud of my little mary, she was experiencing life, having fun, being a normal college kid.
that is until she got pregnant.
decided to keep the baby, broke up with her boyfriend, dropped out of school and moved back to rural pennsylvania.
um, yeah, no guilt there at all...
to this day i blame myself for taking a 19 year old straight A scholarship student, getting her drunk, buying her condoms and essentially getting her pregnant.
i may as well have gotten her knocked up myself.
but i didn't, she was an adult and not my responsibility..
it may be horrible, but i still can't help but fondly giggle when i think about mary and our freshman year living situation and all the fun times.
on that note, have a good weekend, kids - i'm off to NYC for the weekend to visit my sissy!
p.s. mary is currently happy as all heck living in PA with her two sons.