N is for Naked Running Spells

I lived on campus my first year at Carolina and loved every minute of it. It was a great experience and I’m glad I did it. I became close friends with some great people there including the 3Cs of Longcreek Drive. One evening while listening to Paul Simon’s Kodachrome I got jacked up and took off running down the dorm hallway full blast. Over the next few days upon hearing those magical words, “When I look back at all the crap I learned in high school..” I’d takeoff running. It kind of became a running joke and I’d do it a lot when drunk. It was a blast to run full blast down that hall. Later C #1 would call them running spells.

The story gets better.   Our suite was a popular hang out spot. We had a Sega Genesis and two of the four guys who lived there were seldom there so we had more space. One of my suite-mates, K, really didn’t like people in his room after 9. He was seldom there though as he spent most of his time at the library. He required 9-10 hours of sleep per night plus naps at the library so when he’d come back to his room he was ready for bed.

One night, K, steps out of the shower with towel around his waist. He sees about 4 guys sitting on his bed so he steps into the hall and removes the towel from around his waist. Ala Superman he hangs it over his shoulder as a makeshift cape and the Naked Running Spell was born. From that night on all it would take for folks to clear out of his room would be for K to step out of the shower with his towel around his waist and him casually mention it being a good night for a run. Occasionally he’d have to accidentally drop his towel by his bed, but eventually we all got the point and he got his peace and quiet by 9.

What are some of your dorm room stories?

6 thoughts on “N is for Naked Running Spells

  1. Barbara In Caneyhead April 19, 2016 / 12:15 am

    Oh, crap! I was going to tell you that I wanted Kodachrome to be out class song in High School, class of 1979.

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    • Sam April 19, 2016 / 12:29 am

      I love that song. I didn’t realize it had been around that long. I was born in 78.


  2. A J April 19, 2016 / 2:11 am

    For April Fool’s one year, my roommates and I waited until friends of ours slept then we went to their room and put up newspapers all over their door. The door in their room swung inwards so when they got up the next morning all bleary eyed, they opened their door and walked smack into the paper! And we’d put many layers so it was thick! LOL

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  3. larva225 April 20, 2016 / 8:33 am

    My bed was by the window, which had a bit motel-like AC unit across the bottom. One morning I woke up to either an ant or termite swarm all over my bed. I still get the heebie-jeebies.

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