Noor's Blog


A blog about my experiences as a Resident Director at Willy P!

Residence Hall: Overlook South

Master's Degree: Secondary English Education, Rutgers University

Bachelor's Degree: English, Douglass College, Rutgers University

  • Busy Bee


    February marks the beginning of a busy time for most Residence Life departments. What most students don't realize is how much work Residence Life does to provide housing, programs, and support to our many residents. For example, currently I am spending my days interviewing RA candidates. Watching the RA candidates during their creative presentations, I can't help but feel in awe at the amazing talent we have on our campus. I mean, seriously, where do these students get such creativity? I love when a student inspires me to think, or even better, when something they say gives me goose bumps! Keep it up, Willy P!

    In the meantime, I saw a bunch of quotes about busyness online today and I thought I would share:


    • Bustled about like so many ants roused by the approach of a foe —J. Hampden Porte
    • Busy as a dog with fleas —Anon
    • Busy as a fiddler’s elbow —Harry Prince
    • Busy as a hen with one chicken —John Ray’s Proverbs
    • Busy as an oven at Christmas —Michael Denham
    • Busy as ants in a breadbox —Anon
    • Busy as a ticking clock —Anon
    • Busy as the day is long —Vincent Stuckey Lean
    • Busy as the devil in a gale of wind —Walter Scott
    • Get busy like a bomb —Erich Maria Remarque
    • Humming like a hive —John Gardner
    • one who had always a multiplicity of tasks on hand —Charlotte Brontë
    • [Being Secretary of Defense] is like getting a shave and having your appendix out at the same time —Robert Lovett, Saturday Evening Post, May 28, 1960
    • Like a squirrel in a cage, always in action —Aphra Behn