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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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Posts Tagged “thanksgiving”

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is another Thanksgiving and before I go downstairs and eat with my family I decided to do a quick blog before I go celebrate. Unfortunately I have homework to do today so I won’t be able to celebrate long but at least it’ll be nice to have some time to relax.

I missed the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade today because I overslept but I’m sure I’ll catch clips online. I always think it’s funny that a lot of people try to skip Thanksgiving and as soon as Halloween ends go right forward to Christmas. To get people in a more Thanksgiving loving mood, here is a funny Thanksgiving video to get you in the mood:

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

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!

Me posing with Achilles for Halloween!

Break Fun: The Library

Even though I spent a couple days relaxing and doing nothing this break, most of my time was spent doing homework, completing assignments, and working on projects. Today I decided to go to this strange place called the public library and work on my research literature review. I periodically did my homework one course a day during the break so it was a relief to finally get the ball rolling on this last assignment before going back to Butler tomorrow.

With Lana Del Rey on shuffle, I was ready to go! I got through planning my paper and finding all the sources and sites I need to get going. I got a couple pages done but I still have a lot more to go. Hopefully I can get it done by the end of the week.

Getting antsy in the library

Cooking with André

I’m finally back on campus and I am awkwardly excited for classes to start tomorrow! There’s only two more weeks of classes so I’m going to enjoy this year while it lasts! The thing I’m not looking forward to is the fact that I still have some assignments to finish for this week! This is probably more due to the fact that break went by so fast rather than me procrastinating! I’ll probably wake up early tomorrow to get most of them done. I have a really long break between classes tomorrow so I’ll use that time to get caught up.

One of the assignments I had to do was to make a tortilla for spanish class for extra credit! It was really fun because I’ve never cooked anything before so it was a new experience trying to follow a recipe! Needless to say, my end product looks nothing like the picture. In fact, it looks/smells really unappetizing! Hopefully my classmates won’t mind when I bring it to class on Tuesday!

Here’s a picture of the tortilla I made! Don’t judge, it’s my first time cooking by myself!! :)

Dancing with the Librarians

On Dancing with the Stars last night, Rob Kardashian, my favorite, made second place. Despite being disappointed, I was also distracted by the fact that there was a Republican CNN debate at the same time. I was so conflicted as to what to watch so I decided to keep flipping channels like a crazy person! I was a little disappointed in this debate as there weren’t as many heated exchanges and verbal attacks as usual! It was just a disappointing television night for me overall!

Today I was a little more productive! I went to the library with my friend Jill and did some homework! Needless to say, I am so far done with half of my assignments! I hadn’t been to my local county library in years and when we went today I was pleasantly surprised to see that it has been completely remodeled and everything is arranged differently than when I was in elementary school! Me and Jill spent about 20 minutes wandering aimlessly trying to find a place to sit and plug in our laptops! Luckily once we found our footing, we were able to get stuff done!

I was also a little sneaky while at the library! Despite its strict no food and drink policy, I was starving and managed to eat a blueberry bagel from Dunkin Donuts while doing work! (Shhh! Be sure not to tell!!!)

Here’s another Black Friday commercial featuring a pretty crazy wacky lady as well! I never noticed the Black Friday commercials before this year but I love them all! Plus, this one takes its tune from the masterpiece that is “Friday.”

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Whomp Whomp

Before break started, I had a schedule of doing at least one assignment a day to get it over with. But of course that hasn’t gone as planned! To counter my lack of enthusiasm towards doing homework, I’m going to go to the library or Starbucks tomorrow to get started! Hopefully I will be able to get most of it done and not get too distracted!

Last night I went to Olive Garden with my friend Angela and her family. It was really nice to catch up and eat some good food! I am boring and just ordered soup and salad while everyone else got the cheesiest/biggest things ever! It was definitely a big contrast.

After dinner, I went home to watch Dancing with the Stars. I’m a huge Kardashian fan so of course I want Rob to win! He got the highest score of the night and his family was telling all of their Twitter followers to vote for him so I think he’ll be able to pull through. I also like his opponents so I won’t be too devastated if he loses. I made sure to vote so he better win!!

Here is Rob’s performance last night that got him a perfect score.

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Bad News Bears

Yesterday, as I was enjoying my vacation, I decided to watch some Sunday football. Though I’m an avid New York Jets fan, after watching the Bears game yesterday, I became a fan of them as well! I really like the way the Bears play and I think all of the Chicago fans are getting to me!

I also witnessed Bears quarterback Jay Cutler break his thumb which may end his season. Hopefully he can recover quickly enough to make sure the Bears don’t face the same fate as the Colts this season. This season is becoming more and more exciting as the weeks go on and I have no idea who will be in the Super Bowl in Indy this year! I really hope I can go because I hear that one of my favorite singers, Nicki Minaj, is supposed to be performing with Madonna at halftime! I can’t wait!

I’ve been seeing this Target commercial a lot lately and I’m not quite sure what it’s saying…. BUT! I still find it awkwardly hilarious each time I see it! Hopefully I don’t encounter anyone like her when I go Black Friday shopping this this week!

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I’m Getting Married!!!

Today is the big day! No, I’m not getting married, I get to go home for Thanksgiving break! That means I get a WHOLE week at home to see my family and friends! After my class today I am going to drive home. Maybe now that I’m home I’ll be able to get the clothes from Topman I want!

Over break I plan to catch up on all the shows I’ve been missing lately, including The X Factor and Two & a Half Men. I just heard yesterday how Ashton Kutcher from Two and a Half Men is getting divorced from Demi Moore. I feel really bad for him since he’s one of my favorite actors. Hopefully he’ll be able to still focus on his acting! Here is the show’s cheesy promo with Ashton:

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On The X Factor my favorite contestant is Drew, who is 14 but sings like she is wayy older! Here is a video of her singing in the latest episode:

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Where’s the Turkey!?

A week from today I will be on my way home for Thanksgiving break! I cannot wait for that day to come! I have been so busy that I will need the break. Hopefully next week goes by fast! I am excited to be able to go home and visit my family, relax in my bed, and EAT!

Something unexpected that happened today was that it started to snow. Though I used to love it when I was younger, I really dislike the snow! It just makes everything unnecessarily cold and slippery! I’m not liking it one bit! Winter definitely came fast this year! Hopefully we don’t get another ice storm like last year (except if it cancels classes for three days again!). I successfully managed not to fall and slip on the ice last year and I plan to do the same this year.

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share a Michael Bublé video! I want it to snow only if it means a class cancelation will be in my near future!!

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Getting Into the Christmas Spirit with Donkeys!

The biggest thing on campus now is how everyone is anticipating finals and the donkey. I’ll get to the donkey later.

Finals are in two weeks which actually makes me happy because it means that Christmas break is almost upon us!

I also recently bought the song “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele and I highly recommend it! I’m a big Adele fan so I might be biased but it is one of her better songs!

So the fraternity TKE every year when the students get back from Thanksgiving break plays the song “Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey” on a continuous loop nonstop. It just so happens to be my favorite Christmas song so I don’t mind! It’s definitely been a topic of discussion in all of my classes today.

That’s all for today! Thanks for visiting my blog and feel free to leave a comment!

Random Photo of the Day:

This is TKE, the fraternity that plays "Dominick"!