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
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
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 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!
All of us with Kristen!
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.