Friday, October 28, 2011

Roommates and zombies and secrets, oh my!

In my last post, I mentioned that my next bulletin board for my floor of the residence hall was going to be zombie-inspired.  I probably should have mentioned that I meant Plants vs. Zombies-inspired.  (Sorry if this disappoints you.)

Anyhow, this is my second year as an RA, so I figured I'd share some of my favorite bulletin boards that I've made.  Here goes...

Plants vs. Zombies
The Big Bang Theory

For those who don't know what PostSecret is... In a nutshell, the creator (Frank Warren) invites people to anonymously send in postcards with their secrets (funny, serious, etc.) to him.  Some get posted on his website ( or are published in books.  The secrets get updated every Sunday.  Once they're gone for the week, they're gone.

Fun fact:  I tweeted a picture of my bulletin board to Frank Warren's Twitter (@postsecret)... And he retweeted it (which made my day).

I always try to make somewhat entertaining, yet informational boards, and I love making them.  I'm not sure what I'm doing for the next one yet, but I've got about a month.


  1. OH MY! I was an RA while I was in college... and I love Plants vs. Zombies. I'm now going to go check out the rest of your blog.

  2. Very cool. I remember helping my husband (boyfriend at the time) make those bulletin boards when we he was an RA. Ours never turned out as cool as yours those.

  3. I love being an RA... It's so much fun!

    And thanks, Kathy! I enjoy making them a lot.

  4. Those are pretty great. I can imagine myself having stood at the PostSecret board for twenty minutes reading them all. :-)

  5. And then you have those lazy RAs who slap a dry erase board on the bulletin board canvas and call it a day. You have come far since your training, young padawan.


  6. I absolutely love the Big Bang one. So awesome. I have some friends who are RAs and they've come up with some creative boards, but these are pretty epic.

  7. Emma: I'm pretty sure it was my most popular one last year. :D

    Shane: But that dry erase board also contained zombies, if I'm not mistaken, which made it that much cooler. (And, hey, at least it wasn't two pink balloons taped to a board.) :P

    Sarah: Thanks! I love making my boards fun. I'm planning an Angry Birds-themed one for next month. Well, technically, this month. :)

  8. I think they're awesome! I was very addicted to plants v zombies for a while, and I also love big bang theory. I'm a bit unfamiliar with the whole RA thing, but it looks like whatever that is you're a cool one :)

  9. P.S. Now I'm looking forward to the angry birds one too!! :)

  10. Never lived on a dorm, so I don't know much about it.. but your boards look awesome.

    Also, congrats on getting your tweet retweeted by Frank Warren.. I got one of mine retweeted by Fuse TV and pretty much flew over the moon. It was kind of ridiculous.

  11. Lozzz123: I'm trying to think of best how to describe what an RA (resident assistant) is without writing a paragraph... Basically, I'm a resource for a floor of college residents in a res hall, I supervise them to the best of my ability, hold programs, help them with issues, etc. (In essence, I'm a mom to 71 residents!)

    Cherie: Thanks! As part of being an RA, one of my duties is to make a new set of bulletin boards every month. I just try to make them fun, yet informational. (And congrats on your retweet!)