I don't remember much about what I cooked, but I do remember trying to make a shopping schedule so that each pair of roommates took turns shopping for the whole suite of six, and how well THAT worked out (not very). Also the rampant stealing of other people's food during long evenings of impaired judgment. I really do not miss communal living.
My house really cooked, bought, and ate totally communally. In retrospect, I have no idea how we pulled that off.
In college, much of my drinking was funded by (a) trivia challenges and (b) my counterintuitive skill at bowling.
The rest was funded by my highly unlikely extreme campus celebrity. But we’re not gonna talk about that.
These are the fun parts of college I missed; never lived in a house with a bunch of roommates on or near a campus. It was more like a bunch of friends and their partners, some going to school, some working, etc. etc. But it was Santa Barbara (Goleta first, actually), so how bad could it have been? Once I matriculated to San Jose, it was just she and I. My housemates ended up at UCSB and Cal.
Friends and I did play plenty of trivia games post college, in the first or second round of the go-go years of Silicon Valley and the 49ers (i.e. the 80s). Lots of late nights fueled by various substances, and I was a good trivia player back in the day. But since we were all making money, the games were not played so much for drinks, but for respect!