Good luck with the roommate thing. I had roommates once. They liked to party and we got into a fight about it once b/c my bedroom window was right off the patio and they partied on the patio. If i needed to get up early in the morning and they were partying, I'd get so mad. We had a blowup over it b/c they thought I should just close my window and I thought they should show a little respect and be quiet. Our friendship ended very shortly after that and resulted in me being in my room 24/7 and not out in the common area with everyone else. Luckily, I liked my room.
How do you prepare your brussel sprouts? I have a basket of them in my fridge I need to use up. Maybe tonight?