Open All Night, Part 2

Another round of pancakes in the wee hours with strangers.

April 20/21, 2013
About 1:30 AM
Samhita and Teresa

Question 1

GABBY So, what does Samhita spend most of her time thinking about?


Samhita: 0 | Teresa: 1

Question 2

GABBY What is Teresa’s biggest vice?

SAMHITA Like what she does, or…?

GABBY Like, some people’s vice is smoking, or it could be like, “She watches Pretty Little Liars all night long.”

[A glass breaks nearby, followed by laughter.]

SAMHITA This is an exciting IHOP.

GABBY So what would you say is your biggest vice, Teresa??

TERESA’S ANSWER Eating food.

Samhita: 1 | Teresa: 1

LOLA Oh my god! You guys are incredible!

GABBY Yeah, you guys are on top of this. [Eyeing Teresa’s plate] So, I like how you poured your syrup in a very uniform striped pattern.

TERESA Haha, yeah, I know.

LOLA She’s serious about food.

GABBY A good syrup-to-surface ratio.

Question 3

LOLA Samhita, write down what you think Teresa’s going to do to tomorrow. It’s a Saturday.

TERESA I’m definitely going to lounge. I’m going to eat. And we were supposed to go to the Plaza to get the Lady M crepe cake.

WHAT SAMHITA WROTE Sleep, eat, go to Lady M for lunch.
Samhita: 2 | Teresa: 1

GABBY I’m a little weirded out, you guys.

LOLA In a good way. A good, healthy way.

SAMHITA I feel like these are things you should know about someone you’re friends with, and if you don’t, you shouldn’t be friends with that person.

LOLA Guys, I am so impressed.

Winner: Let’s just accept that they would both get all the answers right for infinity and call it a win-win.


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  • Charlotte CallaGirl May 17th, 2013 7:32 PM

    I LOVE!
    Great interview/quiz/thingy!

  • Nomi May 17th, 2013 8:49 PM

    Yaaaaaaay I’m so happy to see this come back this was one of my favorite articles! You guys should do more of these!

  • Jes May 17th, 2013 10:41 PM

    seong and toni are frickin awesome. i wish i was friends with themmmm

  • Jes May 17th, 2013 10:52 PM

    okay, I finished reading, and all of them are awesome. why am i not in nyc??

  • I.ila May 17th, 2013 11:52 PM

    ooohh, Lucretius!

    • HaverchuckForPresident May 19th, 2013 6:34 AM

      LUCRETIUS <3

  • Alex S. May 18th, 2013 12:28 AM

    This was so much fun to read, it was almost like I was there. Forever now gravitated towards the idea of going to an Ihop in the wee hours of the night when I can’t sleep in hopes of meeting fun strangers like this/people watching because that’s just a lot of fun too.

  • rhymeswithorange May 18th, 2013 1:03 AM

    Fan-freakin’-tastic <3

  • Melisa May 18th, 2013 3:02 AM

    Oh my god. I’ve been waiting for this.

    Susanna and Wells are just freaking cute. Perf couple.
    Seong and Toni are such a fun duo.
    Samhita and Teresa sounds cool.
    I LOLed throughout reading Keira, Hailey, Destiny, and Jahmane’s.
    Sam and Ray are just rad. Would love to be friends with them.
    Marissa, Jon, and Bradley’s little nighttime adventure is wow. (Got drunk+fell on a pizza+fractured a bone+meeting snoop dogg in one night??)

  • elliecp May 18th, 2013 4:36 AM

    These are so awesome! Such a good idea, and god I want pancakes now :(

  • strawberryhair May 18th, 2013 5:25 AM

    Susanna and Wells <3 asdfghjkl

  • jessthetics May 18th, 2013 9:13 AM

    This is amazing! It makes me want to get pancakes with my friends immediately.

  • umi May 18th, 2013 1:46 PM

    starfire she was my girl

  • Conana May 18th, 2013 1:56 PM

    Susanna and Wells are the cutest couple ever <3 <3 I wish I had friends like them :cccc

  • hanalady May 18th, 2013 5:27 PM

    this is both hilarious and adorable. i love it.

    but heads up, there is some wacky stuff going on with capitalization, also the fonts, and sometimes your formatting marks show up in the article.

    • Anaheed May 18th, 2013 6:41 PM

      Thanks, hanalady. You guys have no idea the problems I had trying to get this piece up yesterday. I’m fixing everything now, but I’m sorry you had to read it in its original error-ridden state!

      • Dyl May 23rd, 2013 10:05 PM

        There’s still some weird formatting issues on page 4, just so you know.

        This was great though. I LOVED IT

        • Anaheed May 25th, 2013 6:11 PM

          Thank you, Dyl! I think I fixed those, but lemme know if you notice any more. And sorry again, everyone, that this went up with so many errors/issues. My computer kept crashing and I had been awake for more than 48 hours and then WordPress kept reverting to earlier versions and…I’m getting heart palpitations just REMEMBERING that day.

  • Nadya May 19th, 2013 12:34 AM

    Am I the only one who still didn’t get Well’s “going around the diamond” thing? What does this mean!

    • NotReallyChristian May 19th, 2013 5:58 PM

      It means he did lots of other more serious stuff than kissing without ever actually kissing, I think. Like you know the ‘first base’ ‘second base’ euphemisms for romantic/sexual stuff? It means he skipped the early ‘bases’ and went straight to the end.

  • amelia May 19th, 2013 4:29 AM

    i love this feature! the city that i live in doesn’t have many open-all-night places, so i love reading this… hope you do another one soon!

  • pollystyrene May 19th, 2013 7:51 AM

    It’s too bad there aren’t any places like that around my town, I’d love to go on a midnight pancake eating adventure with my friends.

  • Patrícia May 19th, 2013 10:39 AM

    Seong and Toni were so awesome, seriously, holy crap.

  • Ruby B. May 19th, 2013 10:43 PM

    I love Open All Night so much! That first couple made me unbelievably happy because of cuteness

  • EmilyJn May 20th, 2013 8:57 AM

    What’s 4/20? I don’t know if I’m being stupid or if it’s a primarily American thing or something?

    • annah-daly May 21st, 2013 11:11 AM

      It’s my husband and I’s anniversary! 4-20 2010!
      No, it’s bob Marley’s birthday, or else a day to get reeeally stoned. we have Marley fest where i live and we play reggae and people walk around waving bags of weed to sell and don’t even get in trouble! everyone loves 4-20!

  • wallflower152 May 20th, 2013 1:24 PM

    I love this! I read the other one in the Yearbook I believe. Makes me want IHOP and it’s kool to see how there are a bunch of people out there just like you only different. This and People Reviews are some my favorite Rookie features. : )

  • taliabc May 20th, 2013 3:54 PM

    Oh my god these are so perfect please do more!

  • Pashupati May 22nd, 2013 10:30 PM

    I would hate to be Robin if my older sibling was Batman.

  • unicornconnect May 25th, 2013 4:35 AM

    I need to live in new yorkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • julalondon September 12th, 2013 2:50 AM

    OMG this is crazy but i just found this article i don’t know what happend there but somehow i missed this???!!! The last one was on of my favourite articles on here EVER and today i’m having a really shitty day and i decided to flick through some old rookie articles and i find THIS!!! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!