Round 33: March 2037 (Autumn)I just started classes here at Suffolk recently and so far, I’m really enjoying them. Mostly, anyway. There’s this one girl, who seems to be in all of my classes, who has to contradict everything I say. It’s getting really old.
If I ignore Sabrina, classes are pretty great. It’s all theory at the moment but I’m hoping we’ll move more into the practical side of culinary arts soon enough.
Starting university on my own has been a challenge. I’m in the biggest dorm on campus, so it seems a bit overwhelming sometimes.
I’m so grateful that I have a room to myself here. I’m getting used to living with so many other people but it’s still good to have somewhere to escape to. I don’t have to deal with a roommate and I definitely consider myself lucky in that regard!
Anthony and Noah are roommates and they do okay together but they were friends before. It seems like that would make a big difference.
I probably would have ended up in Veronica’s situation, with an inconsiderate roommate who I couldn’t get along with.
Veronica complains about Janette constantly. She’s counting down the days until graduation and the day she won’t have to live with her any more.
Little does she know Anthony has started up a little thing with Janette. His relationship with Joanne fizzled out over the summer and he moved right on with Janette.
Veronica would probably be furious if she knew her twin brother was dating the enemy, so Anthony is keeping it quiet around the dorm for the time being.
Avoiding all that drama is just one more advantage of having my own room! The real attraction though is that it’s perfect for studying. I want to have fun here but keeping up with my coursework is also vital to me.
All I need now is a computer. I could use the ones in the common room…when they’re available. It’s frustrating when I want to type something up and everyone’s playing games or chatting.
It’s easier to do my work in the library anyway. A lot of the older books I need to reference aren’t available electronically, so it’s more convenient to have them close by. It’s about five times as big as the library at Sullivan High School though, so "close by" is sometimes not all that close.
The library is also the meeting place for the study group I joined. A guy in one of my classes, Dean, invited me and I have to admit I wasn’t so interested at first. I usually study alone.
It was the prospect of spending more time with Dixie that changed my mind. She definitely makes study group something to look forward to for me.
At first, Dixie didn’t seem too interested in anybody but Dean. I’m sure you can imagine how frustrating that was for me.
She’s just shy around new people though and Dean was the only one of us she knew. In the last few study sessions, she’s really come out of her shell.
We get along pretty well now. Once our study group ends, we often end up standing outside the library together, just talking.
Once you get to know her, she’s really animated and hilarious to talk to.
Dixie is really very sweet as well, which makes quite a change from the girls I share the dorm with.
Adelaide and Veronica are a lot of things but they’re not sweet. I didn’t really know either of them that well before moving into Novak Hall.
I tend to worry if I see them together. They always look like they’re scheming.
Well, really, it's more Veronica than I worry about. If Adelaide's not with Veronica, she’s usually with her boyfriend Sebastian. They tend to ignore everybody else.
Veronica is another story. She has a boyfriend too but he’s never around the dorms.
Josh is older and is no longer a student, so they meet up elsewhere.
That leaves Veronica plenty of time to flirt with other guys, mainly me. She’s kind of hot, so I can’t say a part of me doesn’t find it fun.
I think she’d just bring me drama though, so I’m sort of trying to avoid her. She hasn’t given any indication that she’s actually serious but I’m playing it safe anyway.
Anthony doesn’t think Veronica does much more than flirt when she’s with someone but he still thinks it’s a good move for me to just steer clear. If her own brother says that, I’m thinking I’m heading in the right direction.
Anthony, Noah and I usually hang out at the campus bar, whenever we’re not studying or in class.
They introduced me to the place and I was a little surprised they went there in the middle of the day. I thought it would be more of a nighttime thing.
It wasn’t long before I realised that’s just how things are here. The bar is often busy, even before lunch time.
Anthony invites Janette down a lot and leaves me and Noah to our own devices once she arrives.
Noah said Anthony used to find Janette as annoying as Veronica does but for some reason this year, after he split up with Joanne, he changed his mind.
It definitely seems like Anthony is all turned around on the subject of Janette these days, that’s for sure.
Going to the campus bar as often as I do now, I’ve realised it’s one of Dixie’s favourite haunts as well. She’ll sometimes come and sit with us when Anthony is off with Janette, so Noah has got to know her a little too.
It’s been nice to spend time with her somewhere other than the library.
I would definitely like to do that more often (maybe without Noah), so I asked her if she’d like to go out.
I haven’t asked anyone out since high school, so I was feeling kind of nervous but thankfully, Dixie said yes.
We met up that night, just to play some darts.
That was Dixie’s idea. She loves darts. She’s not very good at darts but she likes to play regardless!
We had a lot of fun together and made plans to see each other again soon.
I really like Dixie, so I’m hoping this might go somewhere. She’s made it a great start to college for me so far.
- Title is from Less Than You Think by Wilco.
- Next year, we're back to three college updates in March. I have five students coming in! Eek! I could fit three more in here and have Eddie and Louisa live separately and not blog about them but eight Sims in one dorm is insane to try to write about. So the first household will be this dorm, minus Mitchell. The second will be Mitchell, Tim and Eddie and then I'll have Emma, Jessica and Louisa on another lot together.
- Anthony rolled no wants for Joanne this round, so she's out of the picture. She moved out of the dorm when Mitchell moved in and Anthony couldn't care less! He rolled a want to fall in love with Janette, his sister's nemesis, instead. So yeah...I guess he's nothing if not a loyal brother. ;) I don't have any expectation that this will last long, seeing Janette is currently sleeping with three other guys in the dorm!
- Veronica has 3 bolts with Mitchell and she's fairly keen. So much for Josh, huh? Mitchell is not so keen on Veronica, because I suppose he knows what's good for him!
- Or maybe he just likes Dixie better. ;) Mitchell and Dixie only have two bolts (attraction score 52) but Mitchell is rather smitten already. That's Family Sims for you. ;)
- Grades: Veronica, 3.8; Anthony, 3.8; Adelaide, 3.2; Noah, 4.0; Mitchell 4.0.