For my money, nothing beats denim and work-boots. But whatever the case people tend to look at you and judge you differently based upon the cover of the book as it were. I say, ‘Who fucking cares!?”
Sure I think we should do our best to keep ourselves clean, for reasons of health as well as politeness. If you want to attract a conservative person then go ahead and get a square haircut and a clean shave. If you long for a Phish fan, that’s Phish with a P-H… Well, I don’t know what they typically look like but i’m betting its more laissez faire than most, let your freak flag fly friend, do your thing however it looks. Keep the hygiene up, and tell everyone who doesn’t like it to kiss your tattooed ass.
Nick Offerman, Paddle Your Own Canoe
Thrown into the real bizarre social situation that is orientation (and the first somewhat rocky friend-finding weeks), remember to just keep doin’ you. It might sound obvious, but it’s easy to lose track of. Just because you haven’t yet found someone with an enthusiasm for Russian cooking on par with yours, doesn’t mean you have to give up on that and “settle” for who’s around you right now. They’ll come around; you’ll meet them in clubs or classes. You’ll (literally) bump into them one night when you’re looking down at your phone. I’m still good friends with a number of my freshman hallmates, but that’s not always the case, and I’ve certainly met (and keep meeting!) lots more keepers down the road.
- Rina ‘15