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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: April 2013

Cheesecake Party

Yesterday the Pangans, the Faculty in Residence in my residence hall, had a cheesecake and cupcakes party in their apartment. Of course I had to go! I love taking pictures with their kids so I had to go just to see them! I went with my pal Karleen and we had a great time.

While there I saw fellow blogging pal Bekah. Twas weird seeing her in my building but was nice nonetheless! I should’ve known she would make her way into an event with free food somehow, even if she doesn’t live in the building!

Karleen and I and the kids!

Music Monday: Last Day

So today is the last day of classes and it is bitter-sweet. Although I’m happy to be almost done with the semester, it also means I’m that much closer to having to go out in the real world. Thankfully I have a couple more years before I have to do that just yet.

The song I chose today is “School’s Out” by Alice Cooper. I thought it was fitting since school is almost out. I couldn’t find a music video for the song like my normal Music Mondays but this live performance will do. It’s kind of scary but that’s what I like about it!

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Over Achieving Boredom

So finals are coming up this week and luckily for me I only really have one actual exam and the rest are just writing final papers. Since I want to make the most of my relaxation time. So that means this weekend I have been  unnecessarily  finishing most of my papers for classes so next week I won’t have much to do.

Since I’ve been doing all of my assignments so awkwardly early, I’ve been using a lot of my free time to browse the web and see what I find. One of the things I’ve found a new pasion for are stop motion videos. They involve so much work and effort to make that it amazes me whenever I see intricate ones. This is one of my favorites:

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Hopefully one day, with enough patience, I will be able to make one too.

I Am Picasso

This past weekend I had to work on my Spanish final project with my group. We decided to use our project to highlight the issue of violence, specifically in Chile in the 1970s. None of us are artists in the slightest but we somehow managed to make our paintings look slightly recognizable.

The pictures deal with the kidnapping of innocent people, the holding of political prisoners, and the glimmer of hope for people during the time. This has been the focus lately in my Mysterious Stories Spanish course and it has definitely been interesting since I have previously talked about the same subject matter in some of my Political Science courses. Hopefully we get a good grade!

Our three paintings

Music Monday: Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, peeps! So to celebrate, go out and recycle, plant a flower, or anything to show appreciation for Mother Earth. I personally have a love/hate relationship for Mother Earth depending on the weather but ultimately she and I are homies so I’ll make sure I do something special for her.

Today’s Music Monday is dedicated to Jack Johnson. Besides being a musician, he also actively campaigns for Save the Earth initiatives such as keeping beaches clean and for climate change. His “You and Your Heart” music video features a lot of nature images and truly showcases how beautiful the world can be if we take good care of it.

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RA of the Universe

So last week at our weekly RA staff meeting, I was bestowed with the honors of being RA of the Week and RA of the Month. So, basically, this makes me RA of the universe. To celebrate my new reign, I decided to get snacks and drinks for my residents and held an impromptu event in my room.

Since I’m now royalty, I decided to treat myself to caviar from Whole Foods. I was expecting it to taste bitter and terrible but it was actually quite delicious. So I spent all Friday night doing homework, listening to Lana Del Rey, and eating caviar. If that’s not luxurious, I don’t know what is.

My awards

Dinner with Kristen

So all of us bloggers had our last dinner with our boss Kristen who accepted a position at a new place so I’m excited for her but sad that she’s leaving. I remember getting my first email from her about being a blogger my freshman year and loving her ever since. Kristen is seriously one of the nicest people in the world and I’m going to miss her so much!

She took us all out to eat at Three Wise Men in Broad Ripple and it was delicious! Besides getting wings for an appetizer, I also got chips and a huge Chicken Parm sandwich. Needless to say I have a lot left over and will probably be eating it for the next couple of days. It was such a great way to say goodbye but I’m sure she’ll always be around so we can see her! She also gave us these great parting gifts that included Target giftcards, sticky notes, and tons of candy!

Thanks, Kristen!

All of us with Kristen!

Music Monday: Summertime Sadness

So today’s Music Monday is dedicated to Lana Del Rey. I’ve been listening to her music all day since the weather has been dreary and she has awkwardly depressing music so they go hand in hand.

The song for today is “Summertime Sadness.” It’s partially because it’s a good song and the other part is because the summer means I’m closer to having to go out into the real world which basically means the end of my youth. But on the bright side it means I won’t have any homework! The music video features Lana being dramatic, as usual, and jumping off a cliff but somehow surviving. I don’t really understand it but I love it anyway.

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Procrastination Station

This weekend I’ve been procrastinating galore and now I have to do half of my homework today. In my defense, I tried to start yesterday but I kept getting distracted by everyone! Whether it was residents coming to my room, having to go out shopping for new cologne, or just dancing in the middle of my hallway, I had a pretty busy day yesterday!

This morning, after finishing one of my papers, I decided to take a break and watch Youtube videos. One of my old favorites I came upon was “Shy Ronnie” from SNL, which features Rihanna. Shy Ronnie is always too shy to sing in front of Rihanna but he gets pretty sassy when she’s gone. It’s by far my favorite SNL skit.

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Pepsi Drinker

Since Beyoncé became the spokesperson for Pepsi I have been a Pepsi aficionado. So basically just for like two months. Although I like Pepsi far more than Coke, I’m not much of a pop drinker in general. But, since Beyoncé’s face is supposed to be on Pepsi cans, I can’t pass up the opportunity.

Last week Beyoncé released her new Pepsi commercial and it just might be one of the best things I’ve ever seen. It features her in different costumes from her past music videos and having a dance-off with them in a dance studio. It also features her new song “Grown Woman” which I can’t wait to hear in full.

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