The Men of 323 Stonemill
By: Erin Ottesen – Porch Correspondent
FN: How did you all meet each other?
Cameron Lenard: I walked into Tom’s room on the first day of freshman year and introduced myself. He told me later on he thought I was gay.
Tom Tappel: So that’s how Cam and I met, and I met Scott because we lived across the hall and we play Ultimate Frisbee.
Brandon Rush: I met them through Ultimate and Cam because…he lives here.
Scott Klein: And I bonded with Rush on the way home from an Ultimate tournament watching “Friends.”
FN: If you could give everyone in your house a superlative, what would it be?
BR: Tom is the Most Likely to Overuse Abbreviations.
CL: Dude, let’s get some buff chick today!
TT: The worst was “let’s get some pretzy b’s!”
BR: Scott is Most Likely to Cough.
CL: Or Most Likely to Die of an Asthma Attack or Most Likely to Get Lost.
BR: Most Likely to Get Lost in the Neighborhood. Hashtag Find Scotty.
TT: Scott is also Most Likely to Tell You His High School Superlative was Best Laugh.
BR: Cam is the Most Reckless.
TT: Rush is Most Likely to Go from 0 to 100 in His Outfits. He is the Most Likely to Change from Suits to Sweats Multiple Times a Day.
CL: I don’t know how to word this, but you never know if he’s home. Like, you’ll be like, “Where’s Rush?” then you’ll hear a bump and be like, “Oh, that’s probably him.”
FN: What is on your bucket list for this semester?
SK: Bar crawl with Don.
TT: Is it like a bar crawl or a brewery tour?
SK: Brewery tour, whatever.
CL: I’m getting mock-married!
FN: What is your most embarrassing moment at UD?
SK: I got lost.
CL: It was, like, when we were moving in.
TT: Scott got locked out of the house and spent much of the night on our porch just waiting for one of us to let him in.
SK: I got cold, so I ran to Chambers because I knew that a house would be open and my parents were coming for breakfast the next morning. My phone died, so I didn’t wake up in time.
TT: We put out on Twitter #findscotty, and one of the guys at Chambers tweeted back #foundscotty.
BR: His mom was thinking he was dead, and his dad was looking like “he better be dead.”
CL: His dad came in, and we knew Scotty wasn’t here, and we were like, “Oh, he’s still asleep right now,” and he went to go up and wake Scotty up, and he was like, “He’s not there,” and we were like, “WHAT?”
CL: Scott’s just the most embarrassing member of this household.
FN: If you were all back for your 10-year reunion, what would everyone be up to?
TT: We’re not sure if Cam would make it.
CL: I already have dibs on getting Andy’s liver. I called that freshman year.
TT: Scott would be the president of USA Ultimate.
BR: Scott is gonna be the marketing director of some cool organization. It will have something to do with Ultimate.
CL: Rush is going to be running again for whatever elected office he holds, and Tom’s going to be in some developing country working on some engineering energy stuff.
FN: What is your spirit animal and why?
SK: Mine’s a cat—I perch.
TT: But you’re much a dog.
SK: I’m cat and a dog. I’m cat-dog.
TT: All the energy of a puppy…
CL: With all the weirdness of a cat. Tom is a bear because he’s hairy.
TT: Cam’s a koala.
BR: I could see that. I was thinking sloth, but you don’t sleep enough.
CL: I have two different personalities: There’s Sunday-through-Wednesday Cam and Thursday-through-Saturday Cam. Thursday-through-Saturday is koala Cam and Sunday-through-Wednesday is just a different koala Cam.
TT: Rush can be an owl because he’s wise and loves sleeping during the day.
CL: Tom is also an owl, just a different owl. A different owl, a dolphin or a bear.
FN: Do you have any advice for underclassmen?
TT: I’d say get off campus and explore the city. Like, we all go to 2nd Street Market.
SK: Well, Cam goes to Walmart.
CL: My advice would be do all the things you can do now that you can’t do when you graduate.
BR: I would say pay attention to upperclassman—take words from the wise.
CL: You can always redo a class; you can’t redo a party.
TT: You can always choose not to listen to Cam. Scott, you got any advice?
FN: Anything else you would like to add?
CL: Everyone listen to “Pillow Talking” by Lil Dicky. Can we also say you’re in a room with all these Frisbees?
SK: There’s almost 70 in here.
CL: I’m the only one who doesn’t play Ultimate.
TT: Can we talk about the pinata in the room?
BR: Not a metaphor. Dom Leyden’s real name is Doug.