This weekend I got to celebrate my last official Homecoming as a student at Butler. It was definitely bittersweet but I had so much fun! There were so many activities on campus the past few days, including bouncy rides on the mall, food trucks, random giveaways, and other activities.
This morning they held the Bulldog Beauty contest where people can enter their bulldogs to get judged in a contest. Afterwards there was the football tailgate and the game itself. Thankfully we won the game so it ended up being great all around!
Also, I was prominently featured in one of the Butler sponsored videos about staying safe on Homecoming so once again I’d like to acknowledge how I’m keeping campus safe one day at a time. No big deal. You can see me at 1:15.
Yesterday for my class on The Politics of Harry Potter and the Hunger Games, we had a guest speaker, Bethany Barratt, who wrote one of the books we read for class, come talk to us about her thoughts on human rights and the series and how it relates to politics. We had a great conversation with her in class about how the Harry Potter series can have common daily political analogies and themes that were relevant to human rights, political mobilization, and youth in politics.
After our class discussion we all went over to Atherton for dinner where we got to discuss more closely some of the themes and get to know her on a more personal level. We also got to eat some delicious Asian food! Good job, Aramark! Finally, we ended our day with listening to Barratt speak about human rights more generally and how the language used to describe it has shifted post 9/11.
Me and my pal Austin waiting on food! You can tell he was overjoyed with excitement.
My obsession with the new Miley Cyrus has grown so much and I finally get to express it by purchasing her new album Bangerz tomorrow. It was just yesterday when she was a young innocent teen on Disney with her secret life as Hannah Montana and now she has grown into a wild twerking machine.
I streamed Bangerz on iTunes last week and I love almost all of the songs. My favorite is “Drive” which is rumored to be about her ex fiancé Liam Hemsworth. I also love the classics “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” as well. A lot of the songs on the album are mid tempos so they’re quite hard to dance to but I still make it work.
I’ll be staying up until midnight to buy the album tonight and probably won’t go to bed until 2 when I finally will get through the album and fall asleep. I hope this new Miley continues forever because my obsession is real.
My friend Elissa’s boyfriend came into town this weekend to
twerk visit her from Wisconsin and I got to meet him and he was spectacularly nice. He even is up to date on pop culture so he’s a plus in my book. He drove us and our friend Lisa to dinner to Three Wise Men in Broad Ripple and, though we had a wait a while, the food was delicious!
When I got back from dinner I had planned on watching Miley Cyrus host on SNL but I was tired so I decided to take a nap before it came on. Unfortunately I overslept and now I’m up at 3 AM writing a blog! Hopefully it’s on Hulu in the morning so I can watch it. I’ve been reading reviews saying she was great so I can’t wait to see it!
The gang at Three Wise Men!
One of the classes I’m taking this semester is called the Politics of Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. My teacher
jokingly said we could get extra credit if we bring in a cat, toad, or an owl just like in the book series so I got a toad and I’m bringing him to class! I’ve named him Mr. Kardashian. He’s a fire-bellied toad and he was really cheap from the pet store!
He has been my project all day. I have to feed him mealworms and give him adequate light and water. He keeps trying to climb out of his tank so hopefully he’s just being energetic and it’s not a sign that he hates me!
Unfortunately toads aren’t allowed in residence halls so I’m letting one of my friends who lives in an off campus house keep him for me but I’m still claiming him as my child. Can’t wait to get my extra points!
Mr. Kardashian living large.
So today I got to go to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum for the first time ever and it was really fun! It was a Reslife sponsored event so we all got to go for free and I’m so glad I went! When we arrived we were greeted by LJ who got us pumped about seeing all the attractions.
I got to see the dinosaur exhibit, the famous children in history exhibit, and browse all the different places and sights in the museum. I even awkwardly got kicked out of the butterfly exhibit because it was only for children 5 and under. Whoops!
I stayed for an hour before all the children there started to get to me and I ended my trip there by visiting the bookstore. I almost bought a sweatshirt before I realized I forgot my credit card in my dorm! Oh well, at least I’ll have more money for shopping tomorrow!
One of the exhibits at the museum
Today’s music monday is dedicated to new alternative singer Lorde. You might know her from her new song “Royals” that has been all over the radio lately. Her new album “Pure Heroine” came out today and I’m obsessed. It allows me to channel my inner hipster while being current as well.
One of the things I like the most about Lorde is that she writes her own lyrics while only being 16! She has a sort of stripped back style but also has really good production in her songs too. Her songs are mostly about being proud of who she is/where she’s from.
Some of my favorite songs on the album include “Tennis Court,” “Glory and Gore,” and “Team.” The video for Tennis Court is slightly creepy but that’s what I love about it. Check it out:
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It was a long hot summer and I loved every second of it! I spent my summer being an RA and studying for the LSAT (which keeps coming sooner and sooner). I also spent a lot of my time at my internship at the Sagamore Institute as a summer intern and a research assistant. It was so fun getting to live on campus during the summer because there weren’t many people around and I had tons of places to study without fear of not having a spot.
Now that the semester has started again, I’ve been back to doing schoolwork and still studying. Already I’ve been getting projects, assignments, research tasks, and RA duties which have been keeping me busy! I’ve done homework all weekend so I plan on having a more relaxing Sunday.
But just because the semester has recently started, that doesn’t mean, however, that I’m not looking forward to fall break. It just can’t come fast enough!
A picture of my messy desk to officially initiate the start of a new semester.
So I’m a day late with my Music Monday so I decided to make a Music Tuesday today. It has been so bright and sunny out lately so I thought it would be fitting for today’s Music Tuesday to be dedicated to Beyoncé and her song in the H&M commercial “Standing On The Sun.”
Beyoncé is the new face of the swim line at H&M, which happens to be my favorite clothing store. Her commercial for the line is glorious to say the least. It involves her dancing and frolicking around on the beach. If only I looked that great on the beach. Instead, I look like a beached whale that gets awkward and gangly. But I digress.
Unfortunately I don’t wear bikinis so I can’t get any clothes from the line but I can admire from afar, in the least creepy sounding way possible.