So last week at our weekly RA staff meeting, I was bestowed with the honors of being RA of the Week and RA of the Month. So, basically, this makes me RA of the universe. To celebrate my new reign, I decided to get snacks and drinks for my residents and held an impromptu event in my room.
Since I’m now royalty, I decided to treat myself to caviar from Whole Foods. I was expecting it to taste bitter and terrible but it was actually quite delicious. So I spent all Friday night doing homework, listening to Lana Del Rey, and eating caviar. If that’s not luxurious, I don’t know what is.
Yesterday, during RA training, us RAs volunteered at Gleaners Food Bank. It was so nice for all of us to come together and work toward a good cause. When we first arrived we watched a video about the work we would be doing and the impact we will be making in the community. After that we broke off into groups to work on a different project. Some people went to the meat packing section in the freezer and some went to sort the food. My group was assigned to placing the food on the counter to be sorted.
In total we all helped produce a total of 8,600 pounds of food for needy families and children. It felt good that I helped contribute to that total and hopefully we’ll be able to return in the future. All this week during training we have been emphasizing on charity and giving back to the community, which I think is a very good trait to have as a person and being a contributing member of society.
Our group during work!
Tagged: 2013, bulldogs, butler university, charity, community, gleaners food bank, indianapolis, RA, spring, the butler way, training
Since I’ve been back for RA training, I’ve been working on my bulletin boards. I have one left to complete and I cannot think of any ideas for it! I keep brainstorming and brainstorming and have come up with nothing! Of course I would get to my last board and draw a blank!
Today for training we had to wake up by 8 and, knowing me, I had the bright idea to stay up all night until 2 AM to work on my bulletin boards. Needless to say I’m exhausted now and I had a nasty headache all day. But now that I’m almost done, I will be catching up on some much needed sleep!
So today the residence halls officially closed which means if you’re an RA you have to inspect rooms and check out residents. But, of course I waited until the last minute to pack and empty my trash so that’s how I spent my last night on campus. I stayed up until 1 packing and dancing around my room. When I decided to take out my trash, there was seriously a mountain of trash in the trash room. I guess everyone else had the same idea as me to pack late too! I eventually fell asleep and had to wake up at 6 to check out one of my residents.
I also have breaking news in my life… I got rid of my Justin Bieber cardboard cutout. He was a great roommate but we had our differences. I will hopefully be replacing him next semester. I can’t decide if I should get a new cardboard cutout or get a plant. I’ll probably get a plant so I can perform experiments on it #strange.
The unnecessary amount of trash in the trash room.
As I wait for people to start moving in today, I thought it would be a good time to blog before things get hectic on campus later. I’m mostly excited for Block Party later so I can get some free things and explore and join clubs I wasn’t able to last year. I’m also excited to reunite with all my friends once they move in.
Impatiently waiting for residents to arrive and displaying how tired I am...
I have already received assignments for some of my classes so I’ll start doing those to entertain me this morning. I only have to read for two classes and they shouldn’t take me long to do so I probably will still be bored. Well, I guess I’ll get back to doing my job!
RA training has continued and it has continued to be fun. Last night we went to the Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner downtown and it was delicious! I had chicken marsala and pasta which was amazing. I highly recommend it if anyone plans to go. I would’ve had ice cream as well but I started to get a tummy ache so I couldn’t finish. But I definitely plan to go back since I love Italian food.
Today the RAs in my building walked across campus and took pictures for a bulletin board and had a mini photo shoot. We each had to take a solo picture and a group picture. I ended up taking my solo picture in Holcomb Gardens, which was great because it was a beautiful day! The weather was perfect and I wish I could’ve stayed forever. I can’t wait until I have more free time so I can go back and study!
The beautiful day today in Holcomb Gardens
Tagged: 2012, bulldogs, butler university, fall, food, holcomb gardens, indianapolis, old spaghetti factory, RA, spring, summer
As I’ve previously posted, I have become a new fan of the Dallas Cowboys and I decided to take a break from watching their preseason game to blog about my time back at Butler so far!
Although I’ve had a lot of things to do for Reslife as an RA, one of the fun things I’ve gotten to do is put together my bulletin boards in my unit. In my building, we have to put together 5 bulletin boards each and it has been one of the funnest times I’ve had.
I’m not really one of the most artistic of people so it has definitely been interesting deciding what to put on my boards without being too artistic but also looking creative and nice. I have the International unit so I already have a theme to go off of. I’ve done 3 of my 5 boards so far and they’re due by Friday so I’d say I’m in a pretty good position right now!
My first board!
I have officially moved all of my things back to Butler. I got back Wednesday but it took me two days to get my room how I want it. No, I’m not just that slow, I’ve had RA training this week! Yesterday we did icebreakers and got to know each other which was fun, especially seeing all of the other RAs in the other buildings.
Today we find out all of the people in our units so I’m really looking forward to that. I have to make doortags to put people’s names on their doors and I have to decorate the FIVE bulletin boards in my hallway. I have to do this along with other RA training activities today so my day will definitely be busy!
My room with all my stuff in it. Hopefully it stays this neat during the year!
So I just got word that I’ll be having freshmen in my unit as well as sophomores and international students which I’m excited about because now I get to participate in all the Welcome Week activities I missed as a freshman (FYI I missed them because I was sick). And since freshmen move in earlier than sophomores, there will be less time for my unit being empty since I have to move in early for RA training.
Although I’m looking forward to Block Party, I’m most excited to see what Play Fair is. Everyone says it’s their favorite part of welcome week but since I missed it last year, I’m curious to see what makes it so fun.
Here’s a video showing what Play Fair is:
So this year I’m going to be starting my first year of working with Residence Life as an RA and I’m really excited. I will be the RA of the International Unit which means that about half of my residents will be American and half will be from other countries. I’m really looking forward to seeing where everyone is from and learning about their countries.
I will be an RA in Resco which means that I’ll probably be living there all four years, which is great seeing as there are private bathrooms and air conditioning! I could live there forever! I move back in a month so I’m making sure to make the most of the rest of my summer! It has seemingly gone by so quickly.
My stomping ground for all four years!