Yesterday I went to downtown Chicago and attended the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and I really enjoyed it! I had the secret hope of being on the news but I unfortunately didn’t make an appearance. Maybe next time! The parade/lights show marked the first time that all the Christmas lights in the city were being officially lit up.
There were seemingly millions of people in the streets and I could barely get a good view of the parade! I was tempted to get on someone’s shoulders and pretend they were my parent but decided against it. My favorite balloon was that of Rudolph because, I can’t tell if it was because of the wind or the people holding the strings, he was knocking into the crowd and it was very entertaining.
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Last week I decided to buy Insomnia Cookies for my residents and take a trip to the Butler Observatory. I took my residents with another RA and her residents and we took a trip to the observatory. It was so fun and we really got to learn a lot.
First we got an overview of the solar system and then got to look at actual stars through a telescope. In the process, I realized something I hadn’t before. I loathe the planet Saturn. It is so obnoxious! Why are its rings so big, and why are there so many!? It’s obviously a show-off, which makes me hate it. Hopefully Saturn suffers the same fate as Pluto and gets removed from the list of planets.
If anyone knows me then they would know that my favorite singer is Beyoncé. That being said, the most exciting news I’ve received this year was that she will be performing at next year’s Super Bowl Halftime show! Hopefully she performs new music and I wish it was in Indy again this year so I could go see it in person! Oh well, I guess watching it on television is good enough!
The video I chose to celebrate this upcoming national holiday was for her song “Countdown.” The love the video not just because of its creativity but for the fact that she filmed it while four months pregnant. If she can dance this well with child, I can only imagine how well she will dance without one at the Super Bowl!
Usually on Monday mornings the song “Don’t Wake Me Up” describes my life, but considering the fact that I got 8 hours of sleep last night and I drank Red Bull this morning, I am wide awake and woke up with glee. I somehow end up getting the most sleep the nights before the days with the least number of classes. Today I only have one class and it starts at 2 PM, so I didn’t even get to take advantage of being able to sleep in!
There is a not-so-secret secret that I am obsessed with Chris Brown, which is why i chose him for this Music Monday. The video involves him randomly being transported to different regions and climates around the world as he follows a girl. I’m assuming he’s dreaming and does not want to be woken up based on the title of the song.
I’m not usually a pop drinker but yesterday I got the weird idea to drink a Dr. Pepper. I was texting while trying to open it in my room when all of a sudden, I accidentally dropped it and pop exploded everywhere. Not only did it get all over my clothes, it got on my walls, floor, bed, and desk. It was such a mess! After I showered and changed my bedspread, I then had to clean all the pop from the floor and walls! It was traumatizing to say the least.
It doesn't look that bad but trust me, it got everywhere
Today my friend Courtney told me she had lots of Red Bull to give away and me, not one to pass on something free, I gladly obliged to take some off of her hands! Now my fridge is full of Red Bull and I’ll have enough to last the rest of my life!
The current state of my fridge
As everyone knows, the iPhone 5 came out last week. And needless to say, I pre ordered it the day it was released. It shipped all the way from China and took a couple days to get here but it shipped to my house yesterday. Of course no one was home to get it from UPS but don’t worry, it’s being shipped to Butler so I should have it by today!
The look of defeat when I saw I wasn't getting my phone yesterday!
Today all of my classes were canceled so I can wait all day for it! I can’t wait to get it. I’ve already given it a pretentious name just for the heck of it. His name is Jacques (Yes, he’s French) and I can tell he’s going to be cool. Can’t wait until mail delivers today!
Last week my faculty in residence at Resco invited everyone in our wing over for s’mores! I’ve only had one s’more previously so I was definitely excited to go truly experience s’mores for myself. They had a campfire set up for everyone to make their own s’mores. After struggling for some time, I eventually got the hang of it.
My international students in my hallway never had s’mores before so I ended up having to teach them how to make them. Evidently I burn them too much instead of making them a golden brown, but I’m getting better! I made myself two of them and they were absolutely delicious and messy! I can’t wait to have more!
If you look closely, you can see me helping a little boy blow out his marshmellows! André saves the day, again!
Yesterday, the weather was beautiful! It felt like a perfect fall day so of course I had to do something outside. My friend Karleen told me that her sorority, Theta, was having a Grill Off and an event at their house for charity of I decided to stop by to see what it was all about.
One of my residents took this picture of me at lip-syncs. I have no idea why I was creepily smiling like that....
I got there just in time for the lip-syncs and they were entertaining, to say the least. I loved all the performances but the one that stood out to me was the freshmen guys from Ross Hall. They had so many stunts and acrobatics in their performance, it was amazing. Needless to say, they won the event and it was just an enjoyable event.
Here’s a video of last year’s winning team at Theta lip-syncs:
Yesterday, I was minding my business in my room studying and doing homework, when I noticed some of my residents giggling in the study lounge next to my room. I didn’t think much of it until some of them walked by my room manically laughing. Then I knew something was up and realized that my Justin Bieber cardboard cutout was missing!
Justin looking traumatized after being kidnapped outside my window
After interrogating various residents and tackling a couple of people, I eventually narrowed it down to one resident who was the perpetrator. Then suddenly, one of my residents told me to look outside my window. Low and behold, Justin was outside my window! As I tried to open my window to get him back inside the safety of my room, he suddenly disappeared!
After some tough negotiating, the perpetrator, Alex, eventually brought Justin back. Justin was obviously traumatized by the whole experience but he was eventually brought back in one piece! Tonight I’m making my friend Karleen babysit him in her room tonight just to protect his safety! We cannot have a repeat of last night! I now am currently plotting my retaliation!
FINALLY getting Justin back!
Everyone keeps teasing me saying how boring my room is since I only have like two posters and no rugs or anything. It was even described as a “cave” by one of my friends. So in an attempt to liven up my room a bit, I decided to browse the Party City website to find something exciting for my room.
The section that struck me was the cardboard cutout section. There were so many to choose from but I ultimately decided to get the Justin Bieber cutout. It was the best purchase decision of my life. The only downfall is that whenever my room is dark, I’m terrified that there is a person, but it’s just the Biebs! It’s like I have a roommate now!
My best friend/roommate Justin Bieber