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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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Five More Days

So there are five more days until Spring Break (Who’s counting anyway!?) and I am pretty excited! I’ve been getting a lot of stress headaches lately so this break will be much needed! Although I will be on vacation, my break will still consist of work because I have to read 350 pages of Gone With The Wind, which is 1,000 pages long, for my Civil War FYS class.

On Friday in FYS, the Civil War impersonator came back and discussed more concepts and ideas from the time period. He even chose me to come in front of the class and try on his uniform! I must say, the uniform was heavier than it looked! My teacher took pictures of it so when she sends them to me I’ll definitely post them to my blog!

That’s all for today! Feel free to leave a comment and thanks for visiting!

Random Song of the Day: “The Modern Age” by The Strokes

Random Photo of the Day:

I accidentally got to class half an hour early so what better way to pass the time than to take awkward photos of myself!?

The Civil War Snow

So today in my FYS class, my teacher invited a Civil War reenactor to talk to us to really get an understanding of what life was like during that period. He brought swords and authentic clothes and invited one of the students up front so he could dress him up in the outfit. The only downside was that we weren’t allowed to touch his swords! He’s coming back to our class on Friday so hopefully we can touch them then.

Today it is so warm outside! I’ve been finding reasons to have to go outside occasionally just so I can feel it. It’s just making me anxious for summer to get here! Just a few more months!

Also, I know I’m kind of late but I tried watching the Oscars but turned it off about 30 minutes into it because I thought it was so boring and I thought the hosts were so awkward/uncomfortable! Well, I thought Anne Hathaway did her best but James Franco seemed a little weird. The next day I got to see the winners on the news and I was pleased. I really thought Natalie Portman did an excellent job in Black Swan so I’m happy she won Best Actress.

Random Song of the Day: “Summertime” by New Kids On The Block

Random Photo of the Day:

Someone built an igloo a couple days ago on campus and it has been slowly but surely melting. I've been using it as a reminder that it IS in fact getting warmer!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is Valentine’s Day and I was pleasantly surprised that as soon as I walked into Jordan Hall, there was a girl handing out Valentine’s Day cards and candy. It definitely made my morning. I really needed the sugar because I was so tired. I didn’t even get to stop by Starbucks before class like I usually do!

In my Civil War FYS class we are now reading “For Cause and Comrades” by James M. McPherson. I haven’t started reading it yet but I will tonight and give my opinion. It’s shorter than the last book we read so I kind of like it already.

I did not get to watch the Grammys yesterday unfortunately. I did get to catch Lady Gaga’s performance, which I actually thought was kind of boring. I’m an ardent fan and even I was left a little disappointed with her new song “Born This Way.”

That’s all for today! Feel free to leave a comment and thanks for visiting!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Random Song of the Day: “L O V E” by Nat King Cole

Random Photo of the Day:

LOVE picture at the Indy Art Museum about a block from campus. I thought it was fitting for Valentine's Day!

Super Bowl Sunday

So today is the big day! It’s Super Bowl Sunday! Since I’m from the Chicago area, I’m closer to the Packers so I’ll root for them. I’m also a little more excited for the seventh annual Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. It’s basically three hours of puppies running around and playing with toys. It might just be the best thing ever. Glee comes on tonight as well so I’m just going to be busy as ever.

We’re currently reading the book “March” in my Civil War FYS class. I’m half way done and we have to have it done by Wednesday so I’m in good standing. Maybe I’ll even finish it tonight (doubtful)!

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Random Photo of the Day:

Some Butler Basketball memorabilia in Hinkle Fieldhouse

My First Basketball Game

On Thursday I went to my first basketball game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on campus. It was a girl’s game and they played Green Bay. The game started off rough with the Bulldogs being down by as much as 15 points! But the girls eventually came back and closed the gap to only 4 points! It was exciting to say the least.

The final seconds had everyone on the edge of their seats but the game didn’t turn out in our favor. But nevertheless it was an entertaining game and they really put a lot of effort into it to close the gap!

I had a lot of homework this weekend but I spent my Saturday doing it and I got almost all of it done. Now I can just relax and get prepared for my classes tomorrow. I’m currently reading the book “March” for my Civil War FYS class. It’s actually really good which is a shock to me because usually I don’t enjoy school books. But I’m looking forward to the books we’re reading this semester, all except for “Gone With The Wind” of course. ;) It’s a thousand pages so I’ll be preparing myself for it mentally and physically later in the semester!

That’s all for today and feel free to leave a comment! You can follow me on Twitter here.

Random Photo of the Day:

My first time at a game at Hinkle Fieldhouse! Go Bulldogs!

Getting More Work Done!

Today I had my Civil War FYS class and I enjoyed it! I love history so it seems like it will be a good fit for me. We have to Gone With The Wind which is really long but we have Spring Break to read it so I’ll manage.

I also decided to get ahead on my Spanish homework so I’m caught up all the way till next week. I feel like I’m starting the new semester with a great/fresh start. I start my ballroom dancing physical well-being class on Friday so that should definitely be a new experience!

That’s all for today! Feel free to leave a comment!

Random Song of the Day: “Like U Like” by Aggro Santos feat. Kimberley Walsh

Random Photo of the Day:

Resco Dining Hall this morning at breakfast!