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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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Homework Break

So this Thanksgiving Break has consisted of me just doing homework, homework, and more homework. It’s getting to the final stretch of classes and my professors have been assigning the final assignments and projects already. Plus I have a big test coming up soon which I’ve also been nervous about/studying for.

Tomorrow I might take a break from studying since it’s Thanksgiving Day but it depends on how productive I am today. I’ve actually been doing quite well at keeping up with my homework schedule over break which is surprising because when I’m at school I can never keep up with it.

The books I'll be studying from today.

The books I’ll be studying from today.

Music Monday: AMAs

Last night were the American Music Awards and they were highly entertaining. I didn’t watch the red carpet because I wasn’t interested  I missed it but I was able to catch the main show. I was looking forward to all the performances, including those by Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, and Imagine Dragons.

Of course my favorite performance was by Miley Cyrus who had quite the performance. No, she didn’t twerk. Instead, she just performed on stage with a giant animated cat behind her and it was highly entertaining. At one point the cat even started crying and did Miley’s signature tongue out pose. Unfortunately they made everyone wait for Miley to perform at the end of the show so occasionally I got bored and did homework or other things but it ended up being a great show.

Here’s a clip of Miley’s performance:

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Catching Fire

Tonight my friends Taylor and Karleen went with me to see the Hunger Games: Catching Fire downtown. I have to watch it and write a review of it for extra credit for one of my classes which is great because I would have seen it anyway. I’m not sure if it was because I saw the first movie on DVD and didn’t get the full theatre experience but the second movie was by far better and of better quality. Needless to say, it was amazing.

Taylor, Karleen, and I at the theatre

Taylor, Karleen, and I at the theatre

Jennifer Lawrence stole the show for me. She looked great, her acting was great, and she put so much into her character that it was commendable. I even almost shed a tear at some of the parts she was in. Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth were also good in the movie too. I usually don’t like movies longer than an hour and a half but I was so enthralled that I wish it had gone on longer. So it ended up being a great movie and I highly recommend it to anyone. We caught an early showing so we didn’t even have to stay up late!

Karleen getting a little too into the movie.

Karleen getting a little too into the movie.

Music Monday: The Beatles

So I’ve been inspired by my lack of being able to not spend money to become a hipster. I feel like shopping and, life in general, would be so much cheaper if I became one! …Except when I shop at Whole Foods…. To embark on my new hipster lifestyle, I’ve decided to start listening to The Beatles.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “But everyone likes The Beatles.” Which is true, but I feel like it’s a hipster thing to do to like something everyone else likes just to be a hipster. It makes sense in my mind…. They also make perfect study music so they’ve been getting me through the day. Now I have “Eleanor Rigby” on repeat. It’s my favorite song of theirs.

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Irwin Can’t Stop

So for the past month I’ve been in the library more than I have in all four years of my college experience. Not only have I been studying for the LSAT, but I’ve also been working on projects, papers, and assignments for all my class. I guess senior year is finally heating up! I’ve been in my same spot almost every day working on something different. This weekend was my break but I’m slowly getting back into the groove again.

Miley Cyrus has mostly been getting me through my homework on my study playlist. I also have to transcribe an interview which means my time with Miley will be cut short. Thankfully blogging this has given me an excuse to procrastinate from finishing the rest of my work this morning. On the bright side, the weather is nicer today so I don’t have to wear a jacket!

My daily view in the library.

My daily view in the library.

I Have Problems

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.

Me being very excited about my purchase.

Music Monday: Eminem

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!

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White Coat Ceremony

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!

Me, Lisa, and Elissa in her white coat!

Throwback Thursday: Bieber

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.

Our pal Justin just hanging out.

Music Monday: Jack Johnson

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.

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