What do you get when André has money in the bank to blow? Weird online purchases! Last week I was randomly up until 2 AM and I got the
funny weird idea that I needed to buy something online. This was probably in response to my desire to always get mail. If no one will send you mail, the next best thing is to send some to yourself! …I have friends, I promise…..
So I happened to stumble across the Taylor Swift website and saw that she was having an awkwardly early holiday sale. I can’t say that I like Taylor enough to buy things with her face on it but I’m not one to pass up a good deal. The bundle package I got had 2 rubber bracelets, a Taylor notebook, a sound amplifier for my phone, and 6 guitar picks. I don’t have a guitar, I don’t plan on using the notebook, nor the other things but it was all only $8! So if anyone was looking for those items, I’d be more than happy to share the wealth.
Me being very excited about my purchase.
Last week Eminem‘s new album came out and, although I haven’t been able to listen to the whole thing, I have heard a couple songs from it and I really like them! His first single “Berzerk” is one of my favorite songs of 2013 just by how all over the place it is and reminds me of the Beastie Boys.
His new song “Monster” with Rihanna is also one of my new favorites. It’s nothing like their previous song “Love The Way You Lie” and hopefully it won’t get overplayed as much as LTWYL was as well. It awkwardly sounds like it could be a Flo Rida song but hey, at least it’s catchy! Hopefully the video for it is good!
On Friday I attended my friend Elissa’s White Coat Ceremony for being a PA Major at Clowes. I got to sit with her parents and our friend Lisa and twas a grand time! Her parents were so precious and nice and we had a fun time chatting it up during the ceremony. It was almost like watching a graduation ceremony seeing all the PA and Pharmacy majors walk across stage and get their coats. I also got to see my other pals who are PA & Pharmacy majors walk across as well and celebrate with their families.
Afterwards I was starving and ran over to the dining hall and since it’s Friday they had fish which, if you know me, makes me very happy. Fish Fridays are literally the highlight of my life and I always get awkwardly enthusiastic whenever they serve fish on Fridays. It’s just a little something that makes Friday just a little but better.
Me, Lisa, and Elissa in her white coat!
So last year I got a Justin Bieber cardboard cutout just to be creepy and funny
and put in in people’s rooms when they’re not there to scare them. I planned to get a One Direction cutout this year but I couldn’t decide which member I wanted to buy. Obviously Liam is the best because he’s the most talented but I didn’t know which to buy for comedic effect. I don’t really like One Direction or Bieber but I just think it would be funny to have a cutout of one of them to hang out with.
Last year when I got Justin my friend Karleen and I took him around our building and had a weird impromptu photoshoot with him. Sure people stared but that made it even funner! Hopefully when I come back from Thanksgiving Break I’ll come bearing a cutout. I could really use ideas on what to get!
Our pal Justin just hanging out.
Last night I got a great amount of rest and was really energized and for some reason the song “Brighter Than The Sun” by Colbie Caillat was stuck in my head. Needless to say, I was in an awkwardly good mood and still am. Then I found myself on YouTube looking up her music and eventually I stumbled into some newer Jack Johnson stuff. I ended up buying his new album since it was the only album of his I don’t have and now I’ve been listening to him all morning. Sorry Colbie.
There are too many Jack Johnson songs that I love to choose a favorite but for today’s Music Monday I picked “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” since it’s the one song of his I’m always in the mood for. His songs always make me feel like I’m just laying in a hammock on the beaches of Hawaii with not a care in the world. I love it. It’s now a goal of mine to listen to Jack Johnson on the beach, in a hammock, by a palm tree.
So ResCo held a Halloween banner contest where each unit could decorate a banner and each unit has to compete against each other. My residents spent hours on it and the finished product was amazing! Everyone in the hallway pooled together supplies and resources such as paint, colored paper, brushes, and decorations. The theme of the banner had to have a mix of Butler, your unit, and Halloween themes.
The winner was supposed to be announced on Halloween but after a power outage that made the whole building literally have to spend the night in the dining hall, it wasn’t. We didn’t get to return to our building until 4 AM which was extremely inconvenient but at least classes in one of the academic buildings was canceled. The winner still hasn’t been announced but we’re waiting with crossed fingers that it was our unit. The winning unit wins a pizza party so we’ll see who reigns supreme.
All week people have been wearing costumes and although I do like being wacky, for some reason I can just never get creative enough to dress up as anything for Halloween. Even as a kid I was a Debbie Downer and never dressed up for Halloween because I just didn’t care enough. Besides, I like investing my energy into real holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Tonight I plan on giving candy to my residents in my hallway and
probably not play Halloween music on my speakers with my door open. I can say I have gotten into the spirit by having a pumpkin in my room but I’m scared it’s going to rot so I think I might have to get rid of it soon…..
Me posing with Achilles for Halloween!
So I awkwardly go through off and on periods of really getting into Frank Ocean and now is one of those times. I first heard of him two summers ago when his album came out and everyone and their mom loved him. His first single “Thinkin Bout You” was my favorite song for a while until I decided to listen to his older stuff.
Now my favorite song by him is “Swim Good” from his older released stuff. It’s funny I like it because, fun fact, I don’t know how to swim so I listen to it in a weirdly ironic way. As with all of Frank Ocean’s songs I never know what they’re talking about because his lyrics are so abstract but I still appreciate it.
So Halloween hit Butler early this year with everyone celebrating it this weekend. I normally don’t get into the Halloween spirit and never get dressed up but after peer pressure from my pals I decided to wear my Kris Humphries shirt and go as him as a last minute choice.
I decided to go to the dance party on campus and while there I saw Bekah dancing up a storm in a onesie! Only Bekah would wear a onesie and not think it’s a big deal. I also went around my unit randomly taking candy from all my residents. Little do they know I’ve been accumulating all the candy I’ve gotten from them in my room so when Halloween comes around I don’t have to buy any. Very smart thinking on my part, I must say.
Me and my pal Elissa dressed as basketball players
I have previously dedicated a Music Monday to Lorde but her album is so good that I needed to dedicate another to her to describe just how awesome her music is. Her album “Pure Heroine” is one of the few albums I can listen to from beginning to finish without skipping a track. Her songs have a minimalist sound with just a minimal beat with her voice, which I really like.
The song I’m posting for today’s Music Monday is her song “Glory And Gore,” which is my favorite song on the album. It’s kind of creepy, which is why I like it and I listen to it on repeat all the time and sing it to the top of my lungs in the car when I’m alone
or shamelessly in front of people too.