Dom, Tami and Jon arrive at the beach house, which is roughly twelve blocks from where I sit right now. They look around, making the usual "yee haw!" commentary which every Real World cast member seems contractually obligated to make at the sight of the house. They race up the stairs, flop on the beds, open the refrigerator, stick their heads in the closet, and turn the taps on and off, squealing and screaming. In the midst of the mayhem, Aaron arrives. Now, in the interest of full disclosure, let me confess that (a) I think Aaron is kind of cute, at first glance, and (b) he's a student at my alma mater, UCLA. (Although I didn't start there until the year after he graduated). So I am predisposed to like him. Tami, Dom, and Jon pretty much ignore Aaron as they leave the house to collect the rest of their stuff. Aaron kind of wanders into the house, dazed. In an interview, he tells us that the first people he saw were Dom and Jon, and that he "knew for sure that these were the people [he] was living with." Ya think? Walking out of your house and all? Geezum, I'm so glad a brainiac like Aaron is representing my university. With Amaya and Matt also hailing from UCLA, I am so proud. Not. In the bedroom, Jon explains to Aaron that "after the drive," he and Dom and Tami "hate each other." Aaron just grins dumbly. He looks shell-shocked. "Why did I leave the cozy confines of Sigma Nu?" he wonders to himself.
Randomly, Tami tells the camera that she thinks living with six other people "is going to kill [her] sex life." Wow, thank you for telling me that.
Enter David, all hat backwards and XXXXXL clothing. Introductions ensue around the pool table. Tami tells us in an interview that David seems like "a nice person." Or, as another David would say, he's "good people." David just says that Tami is hot, more or less. They laugh, and talk. Gee, do you think the producers are trying to make it look like they might hook up? And does anyone else think that the reason they've been paired off is because they're both black? Just wondering. Oh, maybe not, because now Tami is saying that she can see having "a brother-sister relationship" with David. Wow, I bet David isn't on the same page. Unless it's, you know, an Angelina Jolie type of brother-sister relationship.