My Life as an RA

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Ok so I have an idea! (don’t worry its a good one, I promise =D)

Lately, I have not been posting for a few reasons:

1- nothing really to talk about

2-busy busy busy

My solution:

THROWBACK THURSDAY!! I will share with you guys some funny stories that happened to me, both last semester, before this blog, and last year, as my first year as an RA.

So I won’t give up the best story just yet =P I will start off nice and slow so the stories can only get better, and not worse!

Story One: The Spitter:

Last year at around the end of the year, I had a lovely encounter with some spitters while I was on a round with another RA. As we were walking down the stairs we heard some guys laughing and being loud a couple flights above us. I, being super smart like I am, stuck my head out of the railing and looked up. At the same time that I looked up one the guys had hacked a nice big one right down. I felt like a ninja because by a split second that spit ball missed my forehead (thanks to my catlike reflexes).

Since I was a first year RA I had no idea how to respond and neither did the girl with me. We told them that was a close one and that if we every caught them again their would be consequences.

Lessons learned:

A. Don’t unassumingly stick your head where it could be in a vulnerable position

B. Don’t wait for a second time to do something…act on it =P

Thats all for this thursday’s I can promise will be better =).


In Brasil there is this famous saying used to describe efficient and effective people. We say they are like brillo pads with one thousand and one uses. I know it sounds wierd when you translate it but it is the exact way I would describe Erick!

Erick is the maintainer in our building. Our building is apartment style and houses 212 students. Ericks keeps up with all of that. He not only does the daily chores like vaccuum the hallways, mops the elevator and sweep the stairs, he also takes care of the parking area downstairs, the patio, and the plants outside too!!

When we had a crazy snowstorm, Erick was outise in the moring using a snowblower to make a path for the students to leave with their cars! He snow blew almost the ENTIRE parking lot! This man is a genius!

When we have a plumber, HVAC,carpentry, or electrical problem, guess who fixes it? That’s right Erick. He literally does everything. We never have to call anyone else in becasue Erick knows how to fix it!

Besides being so helpful around the building he is also the nicest and funniest man you will every meet. He is so easy going and probably knows as much, if not more, of the residents than I do.

I strongly believe that part of the reason why our building has had no damages yet this semester and is kept up so well is becasue of Erick, The best maintainer ever! and I mean it!

I just wanted to post about him today because he too is a big part of the building and deserves to be appreciated like everyone else! He is the coolest! =D

**I will post a picture soon,

Past Posts

Room Reservation Deposits

Get them payed on time!!March 1st, 2012
$200... you don't want to lose housing!

Spring Break!

March 9th, 2012

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