Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I cannot wait for snow. The beautiful serene silence, the soft, crystalized look. Snow brings joy, it brings life. I need it.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
“How’s the armpit state?” “I have to take a massive New Jersey” “Jersey girls aren’t trash, trash gets picked up.”
Hey, good one! I haven’t heard that one before…
Alright, so I am in New Jersey for the week and I am so happy to be here. Despite the constant ridicule I receive while I am at school, I love this state. While I am here, I want to do some of my favorite Jersey things.
Things to Do While I am in Jersey:
1. Hit up Einstein Bagels
2. Eat REAL pizza (None of that Little Caesars, Virginia!)
3. Go to the beach
4. Run on the boardwalk
5. Eat porkroll egg and cheese
6. Grab coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts
7. Go to the tree lighting in Red Bank (While sipping Starbucks coffee :])
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
And that was merely the beginning of the cheers, songs, and chants we would hear throughout the weekend. Was this a cheerleading competition? No. A football rally? Nope. Some sort of youth retreat? Nah.
This past weekend, 9 of the 10 Regent RAs, Ben, Brett, Sarah, Gloria, Lauren, Stephen, Tim, Lance, and I, alongside our ring leader, Adam, packed into a 15 passenger van and ultimately engaged in the most encouraging conference I have ever attended: VACUHO Resident Assistant Conference at George Mason University. Keep in mind, it is the RA's job to be encouraging, supportive, and spirited. Now put 400 RAs in a room, dressed in their school t-shirts, and fully armed with school cheers to see what you get.
Everyone was decked out in their school apparel, shared clothespin painted in school colors, and exchanged university paraphernalia. Everyone cheered for each other, shared in the "school color cheer," and shouted "We are proud of you, say we are proud of you *clap clap*" whenever a school presented something.
Each school had to partake in a roll call, you should watch Regent's, found HERE. We won an honorable mention for that one :].
Speaking of winning things...
I was awarded Best New RA in Virginia. Ben, my partner in crime, received the award for Best Overall RA in Virginia.
Yeah, we were stoked. And I am already making plans and thinking of ideas for next year's conference!