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Hi! I'm Andre. I'm a senior double major in Political Science and Spanish at Butler and I'll be graduating in 2014.

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Archive: March 2012

Asian Adventure

For my East Asian Interactions class we were assigned to go to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and write about five different pieces of art from different Asian time periods. I’ve been to the IMA before with an art class so I knew what to expect but there were a lot of beautiful pieces! A group of four of us from class walked over to the museum since it was so close but we couldn’t stay and enjoy it for long since I had class right after.

It took us a while to find all five pieces but eventually we were able to get everything done in time for me to run back to class! I was a couple of minutes late but class hadn’t yet started so all was well! The weather was also really nice as well so I’m a little disappointed we couldn’t stay and look at all the exhibits. Oh well, I guess I’ll come back another time and bring my family!

Here is one of the more interesting pieces. It's supposed to be of a warrior from the Han dynasty.

Bieber Fever

This morning I decided to go for a run on campus with my friend Emily. As I was getting ready, I looked on my phone to the pleasant surprise that there’s new music on iTunes! Not only did the new Madonna album come out today, but the new Justin Bieber song came out! Needless to say that I had loads of material to listen to while I ran! I also loved the album and song! Who’d have thunk it!?

It was my first time running in ages and I don’t think I’ve been to the HRC all year! I was so out of shape! But hopefully pretty soon I’ll be able to run for an hour without stopping. It was definitely weird waking up early and running on campus because we were the only ones out and I don’t I’ve ever seen campus so empty and quiet!

Listening to Madonna made me think of the Super Bowl again so here’s a video I took of the light-up sign downtown!

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Inner Athlete

Since I’m in the sports section of the paper, I have decided to embrace my inner athlete and watch/enjoy sports. That being said, I am now an official fan of the Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, and the Lakers. Hopefully now by watching more sports I’ll be able to use it in my writing for the paper since I hardly know anything about them!

I have always been a Yankees and Lakers fan but I’ve never really actively watched their games before but now that’ll change with my newly rejuvenated fandom. I also used to like the Jets in football only because I saw that they were winning at one point, but now I’ve randomly chosen the Cowboys, probably because their hats were on sale and I bought one!

This week for the paper I have to cover men’s and women’s golf, which is exciting since I’ve never covered it/watched it before! But regardless, hopefully the teams win!

Just showing off my new Cowboys hat! No big deal!

The Next Tim Tebow

Once again I had a blast at my volunteer at the Kaleidoscope Youth Center. After I helped the kids with their homework, everyone was allowed to play outside. Since I was the oldest, all the kids wanted me to play football with them so I reluctantly agreed. I should probably remind you of the fact that I have no idea how to even play the game!

Needless to sayI was appointed quarterback and  I was the best player. That was probably because I was playing against a bunch of 7 year olds! But still, I was so good I’m basically the next Tim Tebow.

After getting chased around by a bunch of kids, they all decided that they wanted to run and play with their kites they made during crafts. Of course I had to run with them and I had a fun time doing so! I had so much fun that they even inspired me to want to have about 7 kids so I can start my own Kardashian Klan!

Some of the kids I work with flying their kites!

The Hunger Games

I saw a preview for the Hunger Games and needless to say I’m super excited for it. It sounds like a cool storyline and I’m excited to see what the filmakers will do to create the imagery of it. There is also a book form of it that I’m thinking of reading over the summer so I’ll see if I get to it!

I don’t know any of the actors in the movie except for Liam Hemsworth, who happens to be dating Miley Cyrus! I really liked him in The Last Song so hopefully he won’t disappoint in this movie. Hopefully I’ll be able to go see it this weekend if all the tickets aren’t sold out!

Here’s the trailer for the movie:

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Live From Chicago

I spent my whole day in Chicago yesterday visiting my friend Hayley. It was definitely a fun way of ending my Spring Break.

When I first got there, I had to get out of my car and let Hayley take the wheel because there was only one parking spot at her dorm and it was a really tight parallel spot. In case I haven’t mentioned it before, I am completely incapable of parking properly. After it took her for what it seems like 15 minutes to get in the spot, we decided to walk around and see all the people dressed in green since it was St. Patrick’s Day. I forgot to wear green but thankfully no one pinched me!

After we walked around, Hayley had a dance receital with her dance team from Loyola at UIC so I went with her there. It was really fun seeing the team perform and might attend another of their performances next month! After the competition we all went to McDonald’s and then walked back to her dorm where we spent the rest of the night telling funny stories of the summer before!

It ended up being a really fun day and it made me more excited about summer since the weather has been so nice lately!

Here's the team on stage during their performance

St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone is getting excited on my local news stations for St. Patrick’s Day and I feel like I’m the one who awkwardly isn’t. I think the only reason why I’m not excited is because I don’t have anything green to wear! That’s really funny considering the fact that green is my favorite color. So hopefully no one pinches me!

My friend Jessica wants to go to the St Patty’s Day parade in downtown Chicago tomorrow so I might end up doing that! The only thing that might prevent me from going is the fact that there are supposed to be isolated thunderstorms that day! I’ve never been to a big parade on that level so I do think it would be a really fun experience. So I’ll just have to wait and see!

Here’s a scene from my favorite Disney movie, “The Luck of the Irish.” They’re playing it on Disney this weekend so if I don’t go to the parade I’ll be at home watching!

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My Strange Addiction

I am addicted to shopping. I am also addicted to eating cottage cheese, but that’s another story in itself!

Yesterday, my friend Maisie and I went shopping! It was early in the morning so no one was at the mall so there was more room for us! She didn’t buy anything but of course I purchased everything in sight! I needed some new shoes and a spring jacket so at least some of the items were necessities!

After a long day of shopping, I realized that I ran out of cottage cheese at home and rewarded myself by stopping by Target and buying some! Sure, it’s a weird reward but whatever! As I was about to leave Target, I saw that the new One Direction album had just come out. As you saw in my previous post I’m on a new weird teeny bopper phase so I couldn’t resist buying it! I’ve been jamming out ever since. Gosh I’m going to miss days like these once classes start again!

As you can tell, I was excited to get my new CD!

Country Tween

Spring Break has been amazing so far and I’ve spent it so far by doing nothing all day around my house! Though it may sound boring, I’ve been enjoying it very much! I’ve also had loads of time to watch television and develop new obsessions.

One of my newest obsessions is the band Big Time Rush. Though their fan base mostly consists of 12 year old girls, I happened to stumble upon their Nickelodeon show the other day and I’m now addicted! Judge me all ya want! I’m probably going through a midlife crisis since my birthday is in less than a month and I hate growing up! If I could, I would stay in college FOREVER!

I have also started watching CMT and I am starting to like country music! Of course I’ve always loved Carrie Underwood but now I’m being introduced to tons of other artists I’m starting to like, including Blake Shelton. I already knew him from watching The Voice but now I’ve begun listening to his music and I like it! Hopefully this isn’t like my other phases that usually last a week!

Here’s the music video to Carrie’s new song that I’ve been listening to alllll day!

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Home Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

I’m FINALLY home! I arrived last night since I don’t have Friday classes. Since I was already home just a matter of days ago, it sort of feels the same. I, sadly, still have not snapped out of the waking up early for classes mood yet but don’t worry, I’ll get there eventually! For right now, I’m more excited about being able to eat some good home-cooked food!

Last night to celebrate being home, I decided to watch Jersey Shore. I saw that Snooki is pregnant so I wanted to watch her antics this season. This is the first episode I’ve watched this season since the third so you would think that I’ve missed a lot. But no, it’s the same antics, different episode. I got so bored after just 15 minutes that I turned my TV off and went to bed. I think I’m officially done watching the Shore and am instead looking forward to Snooki and JWOWW’s spinoff show! She’s the only reason I watch J-Shore so I’m excited for her own show!

Here’s a song thats gotten be in the mood for being home

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