Niagara’s New Girl

Love is in the air

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Niagara’s New Girl

Leaves aren’t the only thing falling this autumn. Love is in the air and the boys are breathing it in.

The beautiful scenery and crisp autumn breeze has proven to bring relaxation during a time when stress starts to build up. With midterms left and right and finals just around the corner (we all know how fast time flies) it’s been nice to come home to a house where the tension of everyday life has slowly started to diminish.

It’s hard not to think the new mood and increased female presence in our house is a direct correlation.

I have gotten used to always being outnumbered. The ratio of guys to girls on a typical night used to be a clean sweep win for the males every time. But this ratio has finally started to even out as the guys sink deeper into this autumn love spell and their girls start to occupy our house.

Being greeted with a friendly “good morning” by my roommate’s girlfriend while making coffee in the morning was a simple five second encounter that instantly did indeed make it a good morning.

Because of the busy lives we all live, it’s hard to spend a lot of time getting to know their significant others, especially when this one in particular only visits on occasional weekends.

Our early morning encounter made it feel as if we weren’t strangers but two girls associated in the same little family.

It’s nice having more females around, but to be honest that isn’t even the best perk to all this.

I woke up Sunday morning to the clinking of dishes and faint sound of the vacuum humming. For two hours while I slept in, the boys deep-cleaned our house to a state I had never seen it in.

While I do believe some of it was for their own benefit, (no matter who you are, living in filth gets old real fast) I believe in part it was to impress the growing number of girls that occupy our house on a given day.

If I knew this was the case, I would have tried to set them all up with my friends from day one.

It could also be because they read my column and see how much I pick at them for their messy habits. Boys, if you’re reading this, thank you for a kitchen floor that my feet no longer stick to.

Along with the house becoming exponentially cleaner, it has gotten much cuter as well. With carved pumpkins occupying our back door entrance from couple pumpkin carving dates, I can’t help but feel a little more at home when I walk in the door after a long day.

I have yet to jump on the pumpkin carving train but when I do, I plan to try and compete with their dedicated designs. I don’t think I have ever seen such intricate carvings. Some of you have set the bar fairly high but watch out because I have a competitive side to me and I’m not afraid to show it.

All in the name of love of course because that’s the mood I’ve been riding on lately as I too have caught some of this autumnal love spell.

I swear there must be something in the air, or maybe just in our house.