I got a letter the other day from my friend, who wanted me to meet his roommates. Here's how it read:

Hey pal!

When are you going to come by to meet my roommates? Here's a little bit about them:

#1 - You don't often see her outside the house, probably because she's always sleeping!
#2 - He can sometimes be blue, but he's a 10 in my book!
#3 - A well-rounded fellow, even though he kind of looks like a loser...
#4 - The fraternal twin brother of #2, though by looking at him, you'd think they were complete opposites.
#5 - I think she was a model back in the day. She's well-balanced and an excellent golfer!
#6 - She sounds a lot like her sister (#1) but is much more popular than her.

Please drop in anytime (as long as it's not too crowded). We could always use another like me around here. You know where we live, right?

Your friend,

The thing is, I don't know where they live, and I'm a little too shy to ask. However, I think if I figure out who they are, I might have a good idea of where I could find them. Can anyone help me out?


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Building on Deusovi's answer, your friend and his roommates are all

Tetrominos. The roommates are the Z-, J-, O-, L-, T-, and S-blocks, which would make your friend the I-block. Everyone is happy when one of them is dropping in, as long as there is room for them.

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So, you should visit them by

playing a few rounds of Tetris.

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    $\begingroup$ i.sstatic.net/XteR3.gif $\endgroup$
    – manshu
    Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 9:59
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    $\begingroup$ I can't believe I didn't notice that! $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 11:32
  • $\begingroup$ Good eye! Well done :) I hope you noticed the other clues in the text after the roommate descriptions. $\endgroup$
    – paste
    Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 13:49
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, I just noticed you had mentioned them. Good job. $\endgroup$
    – paste
    Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 14:25

These are all



Z: Z is a rare letter,and "zzz" represents sleep


J: blue jays, and J is the tenth letter


O: round, looks like a "zero"


I or L? I and J used to be the same letter, and L is the mirror image of J (roughly)


T: symmetric, tees are used in golf, and there was a car called the "Model T" (thanks, Will)


S is much more common than Z but it sounds nearly the same (apart from voicedness)

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    $\begingroup$ Also "Model [#5]" $\endgroup$
    – Will
    Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 6:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Will: Added it in! $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 6:36
  • $\begingroup$ Absolutely correct. Also, note that "I" wrote the letter. (In first person narrative, the author is I) $\endgroup$
    – paste
    Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 13:50
  • $\begingroup$ Also, your second guess for #4 is the correct one. $\endgroup$
    – paste
    Commented Apr 28, 2016 at 14:06

Look at the return address on the letter.

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    $\begingroup$ Way to think outside the envelope. $\endgroup$
    – paste
    Commented Apr 29, 2016 at 14:20

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