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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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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.

Procrastination Station

This weekend I’ve been procrastinating galore and now I have to do half of my homework today. In my defense, I tried to start yesterday but I kept getting distracted by everyone! Whether it was residents coming to my room, having to go out shopping for new cologne, or just dancing in the middle of my hallway, I had a pretty busy day yesterday!

This morning, after finishing one of my papers, I decided to take a break and watch Youtube videos. One of my old favorites I came upon was “Shy Ronnie” from SNL, which features Rihanna. Shy Ronnie is always too shy to sing in front of Rihanna but he gets pretty sassy when she’s gone. It’s by far my favorite SNL skit.

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Shine Bright Like A Theta

So last week one of my residents, Aly, invited me to go to Theta formal with her and, being the upstanding gentleman that I am, I gladly obliged. She showed me what dress she was wearing so on Thursday I went to H&M with my pal Karleen to help me pick out an outfit. And even though we picked out clothes, I ended up wearing things I already had in my closet!

When I got to Theta, I was pleasantly surprised to see fellow blogger Bekah! ‘Twas a mini reunion! I knew she was a Theta but I forgot that she would be at formal so it was a great surprise. I also got to see all my other friends in the house and from my classes. I had the bad idea of thinking I was somehow going to finish my homework when I got back to campus but I ended up just going to bed and now waking up at a weird hour. But I ended up having a great time!

Bekah, me and our dates to formal!

Growing Pile

So I have been stocking up on things I need for my room since I go back to campus in a little over a week and I decided, what better way to spend my money time than by going to Target? I literally stocked up on everything: air freshener, Tylenol, and even toothpaste. For some reason I always get scared second semester that there is going to be an unnecessarily large blizzard that will keep me trapped in my dorm for a month so I want to make sure I’m prepared.

I’ve been collecting all of my items in a little pile in my living room, much to the dismay of my family. But good news for them, I’m rapidly running out of Christmas money, especially since I bought $100 worth of goodies from Target…. I only have to buy gifts for two people and I’ll be done with shopping, I hope.

My pile o' goodies

Merry Christmas!

For those who celebrate, Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone has a great and warm holiday this year. Before the eating and unwrapping of gifts begins, I wanted to make a quick blog to talk about the holiday and such.

Thankfully it’s not snowing outside because 1. “White Christmas” is one of my least favorite Christmas songs and 2. I hate the cold. It’s also good because I plan to go shopping tomorrow with all of my Christmas money and the roads need to be clear to make way for me!

One of my favorite Christmas songs, however, is “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey. But since I’ve been listening to Michael Bublé’s Christmas album, I thought I’d post his version! His voice is reminiscent of drinking hot chocolate by the fire on a cold day. That basically means I love it! Even though I’ve never actually done that and I hate hot chocolate, his music is just too good.

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Missing Butler

I’ve been away from campus for less than three days and already I miss it! Don’t get me wrong, I love my home and family but I miss my room and all the people! I even made a Twitter and Instagram on Monday just to keep in touch and creep on everyone but, in typical André fashion, I deleted them because I got tired of it all. It’s just too much for me to handle!

To keep my mind off things, I went shopping. I got so many nice clothes at the mall today and I’m definitely considering it an early Christmas present to myself, just in case the world actually ends on Friday. I’m mostly going to miss my friend Karleen! She got me a really nice sweater and shirt for J Crew so I definitely had to return the favor when I went shopping today!

Wearing my new sweater! Thanks Karlz!

Christmas Shopping

Today I went Christmas shopping for all the people I need to go shopping for. Not only did I get my friend Karleen part 2 of her Christmas gift, I also got a little Christmas gift for myself from J Crew. I got a nice new sweater that will hopefully get me through finals week next week! But until then, I’ll just have to make do with what’s already in my closet.

It was also surprisingly crowded at the mall today. I literally had to park in the last row of cars so evidently everyone else got the bright idea to go Christmas shopping today just like me. Hopefully all the people I bought gifts for like them! Christmas shopping is my least favorite thing to do because I never know what to give people. I’d rather just give a gift card!

The mystery J Crew bag!

Christmas Shopping Day

Today, since I did not have classes, I dedicated to purchasing Christmas gifts for those I have to buy gifts for! My biggest priority was buying a gift for my best pal Karleen. I know she reads my blog so I won’t reveal the contents of the gift but hopefully she likes it! There is also an RA Secret Santa giveaway and I had to buy a gift for another one of the RAs so hopefully he or she likes their gift as well! I usually go down the giftcard route for Christmas gifts but I decided to give real gifts this year instead.

After I got back to campus, I saw none other than the cutest baby in the world roaming campus, little baby Violet. Of course I had to take a picture with her! You can obviously tell by the disinterested/worried look on her face that I’m her favorite person in the world. I just have that effect on people, especially children.

Back To School Shopping

Yesterday I went shopping at Target to start buying things I need for this upcoming school year. I was really shocked I didn’t need that many things. It seemed like I bought a million things going into my sophomore year so it’s nice that I didn’t have to spend as much money this year. I mostly just needed new notebooks and pencils.

The biggest, and most expensive item, I needed was a new mini fridge since the one I had last year mysterious stopped working. I decided not to get the Yankees fridge I have been coveting for years, but hopefully this lasts longer than a year!

My box O' supplies!

The HEAT

No, this post isn’t about the Miami Heat. Instead it’s about this cruelly hot summer we have been having. Every day as far as I can remember has been hotter than 90 degrees and I’m not liking it one bit! Thankfully I’ve been staying inside of air conditioned buildings every day. Except for one….

Thursday it stormed for literally twenty minutes and my power went out! No air conditioning for me! And it turns out there were power outages across the county. Needless to say it was horrendous. After sweating half my body weight that night, there was no end in sight. When I woke up the power was still out so I decided to go to the one place I knew would have air conditioning… the mall.

After spending a couple hours there I decided to go home and hope the power was back on. As I was driving home, I noticed two power trucks driving in front of me and I was hoping they were going to my house to restore the power. And believe it or not, they were! It was the most glorious moment of my life. It took only twenty minutes to fix whatever was wrong and I was sitting pretty in my air conditioned home. I now have a whole new appreciation for the Amish.

Following the power trucks to my home! Best moment of my life.