Stuff Frat People Hate: Moving In

Whether you’re returning to the Frat Castle for another year of well-mannered debauchery, or moving out to a more study-friendly off campus environment, there is no way around the fact that moving is a bitch.

One of the chief hindrances to the start of a fresh year of functional alcoholism is the inherent lack of pledges in the early weeks. This is never more apparent than move-in day at the house. Believe it or not, it can get a little difficult moving a massive, stripper pole adorned bar into a doorway without any pledge assistance to speak of. Throw in a little “welcome-back” alcohol consumption in there (read: handle of Makers per brother) and moving in is next to impossible.

First time in-house brothers are always among the most entertaining. Typically, they’re overcome with joy at the idea of living in their respective frat castles. It is not uncommon to see a kegstand occurring amongst the endless move-in clutter.

For those of us moving out of the frat house, it’s a whole new ballgame. The accumulation of stolen road signs, neon lighting, and that water bed may have seemed like a good idea before, but the burdensome task of transfer will make you regret them all. Sure living in a place that doesn’t reek of stale beer in the mornings has its perks, but there comes a time when it is appropriate to buckle down and live in a less hectic domicile (as long as its close to the bars).

Maybe I’m just bitter because my mattress is currently on the floor surrounded by boxes and piles of random but necessary shit. I’m seriously considering holding off until I can get my least favorite pledge to do it for me. Hope he doesn’t mind organizing my sock drawer.

    1. Fratsthal

      Sit in an office all day then let me know if you still bitch about too many TFM articles.

      13 years ago at 3:45 pm
    2. Damn Right

      The articles arent that bad, but theres one every day, and its to the point when its being overdone.

      I agree, if you have to brwose tfm all day its nice to have more articles, but the reason sterling’s are so great and popular is because he does them 1 every 2 weeks

      13 years ago at 3:49 pm
    3. Sack and Trapster

      Touche’ Fratsthal. Keep the articles coming. It makes slow days at the office much more enjoyable.

      13 years ago at 3:55 pm
    4. SouthernByGodsGrace

      I don’t think these articles will ever get old, y’all know what you’re doing. Keep em coming.

      13 years ago at 4:53 pm
    5. Damn Right

      Im not sayng this becasuse I cant bear the site of these articles on top of the wall. Im saying this, because while these articles arent bad, they lost their effect on me, because in my opinion theyre over done. Itd be like if Fail Friday was every say, itd start to lose its effect.

      13 years ago at 10:16 pm
    6. PerfectPanda

      Damn Right, experts say that reading is the best way to improve your writing skills.

      13 years ago at 11:46 pm
    7. Fratsthal

      I figured out why Damn Right doesn’t have a job and it’s not because he comes from money.

      13 years ago at 12:21 pm
    8. Damn Right

      Yea, because the s and d arent right next to each other or anything..

      And I dont have a job, because Im still taking classes bud, nice try though at trying to make a personal read on me by going by a written paragraph..

      13 years ago at 1:10 pm
    9. MowMyLawn

      I have classes. I still manage a decent-paying internship. These articles are great for lunch breaks.

      13 years ago at 1:40 pm
    10. Hyphy

      Can’t agree more with Fratsthal. Hell it’s not like they’re on the same topic every time either, it’s usually a new topic or at least a current issue.

      13 years ago at 4:21 pm
    11. Marcus_Fratelius

      There are plenty of newspapers, if you’ve ever read one, that have daily columns from the same columnist. Greek life has plenty of topics to choose from and if for some reason this guy runs out of material I’m sure he can go back and redress previous articles. Keep them coming.

      13 years ago at 6:17 pm
    1. older row

      …must suck to never play intramurals, never attend formals, and never have a job prospect that would force you to wear a suit.

      13 years ago at 5:31 pm
  1. fratoutdrunk

    Very true, just moved out and had no idea how much awesome shit I had “acquired.’ Great times at the fratcastle.

    13 years ago at 3:45 pm
  2. Keep the Change

    What? Our pledges are moved in and going through work week when the actives get there specifically so we don’t have to move a fucking thing. Move in is the best day of the year. A whole class of terrified pledges moving your shit while you get hammered and make them caddy as you play an imaginary golf course spanning the entire house. They’re dropping couches in an attempt to shake your hand only to realize that you’re not about to shake their hand. Best day of the year.

    13 years ago at 3:35 pm
  3. Fast and Firm

    Not having pledges that haven’t been initiated yet moving brothers in… NF?

    13 years ago at 3:55 pm