Sorry I haven't posted lately
I goofed and got myself caught up in a (hopefully) minor Res Life pickle. I think I’ll be fine, I’ve just been a little distracted/anxious the last couple of days. Meeting with my boss tomorrow, so I guess we’ll see. I’ll keep you posted. Love you all! -RLL
The Worst Part About Thursday Duty...
…isn’t that I have to stay up until 2am, or the higher chance of alcohol incidents; it’s that, on top of all that, I have to miss NBC’s Thursday Night Lineup. Thank goodness for Hulu.
shitmyresidentssay: When a resident comes walking down the hall smoking and offers you a hit… I thought I had it bad when freshmen would ask me about bar scenes in the beginning of the semester (or if I “had shit in my room”).
awkreslifelife: I think everyone involved in reslife should start tallying whenever we say “Sorry I’m On-Duty”. Or whatever reslife related. I’m at 54 since the beginning of this year. Too many to count.
Anonymous asked: Why did you want to be an RA?
After RA training:
sixsecondsfromcrazy: cocaineandhookers: Accurate ACCURATE! I’m on duty in the middle of check-ins as we speak >.<
Submitted by the lovely orchardwinter: “Hey! To anyone who has problems with showers being dirty, poor program attendance or really anything else, here’s a good idea: Hang flyers IN the shower head or curtain. People can’t miss it and will remember it! :) I’m doing for my floor meeting tomorrow <3” ABSOLUTELY! That is…assuming your residents shower regularly… Residence Halls are...
Res Life Lamentations: Also...(serious post) →
fuckyeahreslife: reslifelamentations: We found out today that the second victim of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre was an RA. Apparently, he heard the first gunshot and went out to the hallway to investigate. I know most of you have probably been somewhat trained in school shooting emergency protocol (Shots Fired, anyone?). What I’m… 1) I’m surprised that you are just now hearing this as...
Hello everyone! I’m staying up until ungodly hours putting finishing touches on my bulletin boards. This is mostly aimed at the handful of anons (and others) who have been sending stuff in my ask. I just wanted to make sure you guys know that I did receive your questions and I do plan on answering them, I’m just waiting until I have a few minutes to give them thoughtful answers!...
alannnahhh: That awkward moment where a desk receptionist at a college in a movie gives out information about a student’s whereabouts to a TOTAL STRANGER, and the only thing you can think about is FUCK THAT VIOLATES FERPA. That desk receptionist is fired. YOU CAN NEITHER CONFIRM, NOR DENY!
We found out today that the second victim of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre was an RA. Apparently, he heard the first gunshot and went out to the hallway to investigate. I know most of you have probably been somewhat trained in school shooting emergency protocol (Shots Fired, anyone?). What I’m about to say seems a little obvious, but I know a lot of us today didn’t think about it...
Training is KICKING MY ASS RIGHT NOW...
surprisingly, in a good way. We actually had a really good day today, but we have a whole week ahead of us, so I may not be on much. I got a message or two today, and I will totally be getting to them soon. Hopefully now that a lot of the nitty gritty is out of the way, I’ll be able to have some free time in the next couple of days. For now, I’m going to sleep. After all, we have to be...
Reblog if you go to a school affiliated with...
The National Association of College and University Residence Halls, AKA the largest student-run organization in the world CAACURH, GLACURH, IACURH, MACURH, NEACURH, PACURH, SAACURH, SWACURH R-O-C-K, YOU ROCK, YOU ROCK!
So I'm on duty, but all my pants are in the...
Looks like I’m having a one-person toga party. #RAproblems
YOU GUISE… I just broke 100 followers! I can’t believe it! I started this blog less than a month ago, and did NOT expect it to grow this quickly. I mean, 100 followers is hardly tumblr famous, but I would still like to say that I love and appreciate each and every one of you! X101! Training starts tomorrow. Apparently we’re in for some nasty surprises, but in Res Life,...
In honor of my fiftieth post:
I would like to say that my bulletin boards are DONE! [I am Andy…and the flower petals are actually scraps of construction paper.] Training doesn’t even start until Tuesday! That means I don’t have to stay up all night this week to get everything done! Since my school only does floor themes once a semester, now all I have left of my RA responsibilities...
To me, as an RA,
Nothing is sadder than faded construction paper. NOTHING.
Residents are already blasting music.
my-sin-my-soul: in my fantasy: I yell NOT IN MY HOUSE, pick up whatever they are using to play the shitty songs, and throw it out the window. the sound of it hitting the ground from the third story is the most glorious crunching sound ever. In reality: there’s nothing I can do.
That awesome moment when you're sitting in your...
submitted by the wonderful streakersabbi. Glad you could enjoy that awesome moment!
Loveology: I survived my last RA training EVER. →
lwac: Okay, there wasn’t actually a question of whether or not I would survive. After 9 trainings, I pretty much knew what I was facing. BUT I SURVIVED. I’m all up to date on knowledge I’ve known since 2009. I have a new found understanding of fire safety. (Where there’s fire, there’s smoke. And where there’s smoke, there’s fire.) After 3 years of making complicated door decs, I’m sad to...
Anonymous asked: Some of my residents seem to have a problem with leaving hair in the shower stalls. Any ideas for funny-ish posters I could put in the bathroom to ask them to clean up afterwards?
Our building’s next door neighbors have the same building theme as us. …Oh well. I only have one bulletin board left, so I’m not changing anything. #raproblems
The awkward reslife Life.: Once in reslife. Always... →
awkreslifelife: Today I went to a housewarming party hosted by one of my FAVORITE former RAs. He was truly my inspiration to be involved with reslife. He was the building president for RHA (Residence Halls Association) my first year and later became a Resident Advisor. He graduated this past year and found a… I hate how tumblr automatically shortens reblogs…
Anonymous asked: if i get off anon will you help me with my essays, provided i have a rough draft
Anonymous asked: none of my friends are RA's and its hard because they don't really understand my love for the job... any advice?
Anonymous asked: What is a good reason to want to be an RA? I have some ideas myself, but i'd like some good answers for my interview because I can't seem to put my ideas into words
(Reblog:)Interesting fact that proves LSU is the...
al-lizanderthegreat: Not only were our dorm door decorations Daleks last semester: Not only is our RA’s room the TARDIS: And not only are our current door decorations fez/bow tie combinations: BUT THE NAME ‘Rose’ IS WRITTEN ON THE CONCRETE OUTSIDE THE DOOR. (And has been for quite a while, evidently.) God bless Louisiana State University and our nerds. THIS. IS. BEAUTIFUL. Wish it...
Anonymous asked: any tips for applying to be an RA?
Hey fellow reslifers:
Can we start using the #fundatory tag when talking about any sort of programming, team-building, or leadership development? I’m pretty sure it’s my new favorite word.
Res Life Tip:
Domino’s pizza boxes don’t fit in your tiny dorm residence hall fridge? Interestingly enough, HALF a Domino’s medium pizza will fit in an empty cheesy bread box. So just eat half a medium Domino’s Pizza, and an ENTIRE THING of cheesy bread…and you’ll have a perfect container for leftovers for that tiny fridge! I have just discovered this firsthand whilst...
When the duty phone rings in the middle of the...
So I made up this awful RA joke a few months ago:
Q: What kind of e-mail do you send to your RD on the toilet?
A: A doody log!
I understand that this joke will only make sense to those who call it "on duty" rather than "on call"
I also understand that I may or may not lose followers over this.
I have no regrets.
I came back to my building last night
Only to discover this morning, that—of all things—my peephole is missing. My peephole? Seriously?
My predictions for training/opening this semester:
Returning to my building for the first time since break: Seeing my staff again: Seeing my former boss (assuming it decides to interact with me): Being on duty for the first time since break: Early morning training sessions: ...
I have Behind CLosed Doors Today
lunaki: The most intense part of RA training, simulated situation containing vengeful veteran RA’s who had to go through this before too. Lets see how it goes… 0_0 BCDs are like…the scariest part of training EVER. Most returners still have to do them at my school, and I’m NOT looking forward to them because not only are they usually worse than real life but everyone is judging...
to get ready for five days of required building coverage for break (would have been more but my staff is AWESOME) then a whole week for “training.” Oh boy. I chose this gif to describe my emotions, mainly because I noticed that a lot of my splendiferous followers are fellow whovians (♥!): I hope you all got the refreshment that they all needed over break! Now for the long haul that...