Breaking In With Awkward Amir – #57

Amir doesn’t talk much.  He’s a painfully introverted guy who avoids eye contact and conversation, and never comes out to the kitchen without earbuds in and a screen in front of his face.  The only time I hear his voice is when he’s playing video games:  The occasional “YESS!” or a string of profanity echoes down the hall from his room, depending on how his game is going at the moment.

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Preamble

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What a sweet, crazy life I live.  I remember what it was like to live alone, in the privacy of an apartment with a view, but I gave all of that up for the adventure of living in community with others.  Boy, do I ever have stories!  My friends have been laughing about my lifestyle for years, and have been bugging me to write about it.

This blog is a collection of real-life stories where I will share the the joys, the pains, the poignant and the traumatic moments that are all a part of sharing life with dozens of people.
 
Names have been changed to protect the innocent (and the guilty).  Some of these stories are awkward, some heart-warming, and some simple and positive.  Some have a moral to them, which may cause you to reevaluate the relationships in your own life, and some will just be laugh-out-loud stupid.
 
From bonding to betrayal, from hugs to house arrest, the relationships I’ve developed here have changed my life and taught me how to live better with others than I ever could alone.
 
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