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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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Happy Jersey Year!

Happy New Year! 2011 went by so fast and I thoroughly enjoyed it! For New Year’s Eve I boringly stayed at home and watched Ryan Seacrest ring in the New Year. Sadly New York is an hour ahead of where I live so I awkwardly had to wait another hour until I could officially bring in 2012! The Mayans said this will be the last year ever but I have so much I want to do so hopefully they were wrong!

I sadly already broke one of my resolutions. As the clock ticked away, I was biting my nails fervently and totally forgot about my resolution! But as of now, I am officially 3 hours clean of doing it! I’ll get back on track tomorrow, I promise!

On New Year’s Day, after eating with my family, I watched a marathon of Jersey Shore on MTV. Every day for the past week MTV has been showing Jersey Shore almost nonstop in anticipation for the new season premiere on Thursday! I’m pretty excited since there’s supposed to be tons of drama and fun! As part of my Jersey Shore viewing ritual, I plan on going to buy pickles at the grocery store in hopes of being like Snooki, who happens to be obsessed with pickles.

Here is Snooki at her finest taking Anderson Cooper tanning.

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The Final Countdown

The New Year is almost here, which means that the New Year’s Resolutions are about to begin. So I thought it would be fun to share mine for the upcoming year!

1. Stop biting my nails- I make this resolution every year and always forget and fail but this year I am determined to stop! I usually do it when I’m antsy and excited but I am for sure going to stop in the new year.

2. STOP procrastinating- I am usually good about getting all of my assignments done in a timely manner but believe me, there are times when my assignments get done the night before. Hopefully I’ll stop that bad habit and get all my stuff done as soon as I get it!

3. Slow down my shopping addiction- Since I’ve discovered the new world of online shopping, my spending has been on the rise! So now I’m determined to start saving more money and only buying the necessities. This is the one resolution I’m looking forward to the most!

4. Watch Seasons 4 and 5 of Mad Men- This isn’t really crucial but I got Season 4 of Mad Men on DVD for Christmas and haven’t gotten the chance to watch it yet so I’m looking forward to it! And the new season of Mad Men starts this year so I can also look forward to that too. Hey, who said resolutions couldn’t be fun too?!

To get you in the New Year’s mood, here’s the Final Countdown

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Merry (Late) Christmas!

Christmas has passed and it was a fun day! I started it by going to church with my family. Then we came home and ate ourselves silly! I could NOT get enough of the apple pie my grandma made and I also probably ate my weight in mashed potatoes too! I’ll be sure to workout twice as hard the rest of this week!!

My favorite part, of course, were the presents! I got everything I wanted and I cannot wait to go shopping this week with all the gift cards I got! I would have gone today but I’m 100% sure traffic was CRAZY! Instead, I spent my day watching episodes of The Office on DVD. My favorite episode is, coincidentally, the Christmas Party episode.

Angela is my favorite character and she has a big part in the episode which is probably why I like it so much! The only part I don’t like about her is her weird obsession with cats. Although kittens can be cute, I will forever be a dog person! They are much friendlier and you can train them to do tricks! Cats just lay around……. #dogsrule

Here’s a video of Angela displaying her awkward cat obsession

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I’m A Celebrity

I’ve been studying tirelessly for my last final for the past few days. I’m so excited to finally being able to go home soon! I’ve yet to start packing so I guess I’ll awkwardly start on that later! My final isn’t until tonight so I’ll have plenty of time to finish start packing.

Yesterday, as I took a break from studying, I decided to make a GooglePlus account! I was amazed to see how many people are on it and all the celebrities that have embraced it too. Also, after I followed Britney Spears, she followed me back! Needless to say, this probably makes me a celebrity now. Move over, Bieber!

I’m really looking forward to going home to be with my family and friends. I really want to see the new movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo so hopefully I can force one of my friends to go with me! The trailer looks so creepy, so I’m pretty ecstatic!

This is me and my friend Jill getting rowdy in the library over Thanksgiving break showing off my leopard socks!

Stop the Presses!

Last Wednesday was the last day of working on the newspaper for the semester! It was so fun working on The Collegian this semester and I cannot wait to start again next semester! I was so great to be able to interview so many new and exciting people and I look forward to all the new people I’ll meet next semester!

Though I’ll miss writing each week, it is nice to get a break! I’m mostly looking forward to all the new people I’ll meet on staff next semester and I’ll finally not be part of the new group! I remember my first day thinking how I’d be able to learn everything about writing and laying out pages but now I love it and it’s like second nature!

The thing I think I’ll miss most is all the delicious free food we got to eat on Mondays and Tuesdays after working on pages! Mmmm…. I can smell the Jimmy Johns now! Now that I think about it, maybe I want break to go by kind of quickly! Ha! JUST KIDDING!

Here is a picture of me and Maria, one of the photographers, in the Collegian office after a longgg Tuesday night!

Homerun

This weekend I decided to have my own little winter break before finals week starts so I went home to visit for a few days. It was fun just to relax and get a couple last minute assignments done. This morning I woke up early and drove back to Butler. Needless to say it was a fun ride considering there were no cars on the highway and I was singing songs on my iPod at the top of my lungs!

This week I only have two finals so I am looking forward to finally being done with the semester. I just have one more assignment to do today and then I’ll be able to relax! I am more excited for next semester and all the new classes I’ll be taking! The class that sounds the most interesting and different is my web design class. I’m really looking forward to it and hoping I can learn a lot of new things about web journalism!

I can also say I am officially done with my Converged Journalism Project! It took a whole semester to complete and I am really proud of it! I had so much fun filming interviews and shots, writing stories, and editing my video to put the whole thing together. My topic was education reform and Indianapolis Public Schools. Trust me, it’s more interesting than it initially sounds! It’s full of action and conflict!

Here’s the final video I made for the project

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Almost There!

There are only three more days of classes left this semester and the feeling is bittersweet. I’m happy because this means I won’t have to do homework for a while but it also hit me that it means that I’m that much closer to graduating! I’m just hoping the rest of college doesn’t go by as fast!

I am looking forward to being able to go home. I might be going home this weekend to get a haircut and do laundry but I might just wait it out since I have a couple finals the following week.

Today I had one of my finals in Spanish. After we took our normal weekly quiz, we had to have a dialog with our professor in spanish for eight minutes. We did it in pairs which took the pressure off of each of us and it was actually enjoyable. We got to talk about ourselves and respond to random questions the professor had for us. So now I can officially say I am done with Spanish….. At least for this semester anyway.

Another big project I’m working on is a Public Service Announcement my group had to make for Media Literacy class. We have to inform viewers on a media literacy issue and my group chose product placement. Filming the video was really fun and I’ll be sure to post it on my blog once we’re done editing!

Until then, here’s a video of my personal favorite PSA. It’s probably because it makes me hungry!

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Christmas Spirit

On Friday my unit went to go see the Nutcracker at Clowes and I really enjoyed it! I didn’t get the chance to see the Nutcracker last year so I was happy I got the chance to do so this year. It it put on by the Butler ballet every year and I hear they do a good job with it each time!

When it ended I was very disappointed because I wanted it go on on longer! I really enjoyed the dancing and seeing people I recognize, like fellow blogger Olivia. It was also fun to see people performing that I had no idea were dance majors, such as the girl who played Clara who also is really nice and makes my drinks in Starbucks.

Since they put it on each year, I cannot wait to see next year’s performance!

Here is a video with Butler ballet students participating in a flash mob for a promo for the show Glee in downtown Indy!

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Movies Misadventures!

This blog post will be a little different in the sense that it’s the first review I’ve done! Hope you’re more entertained than I was seeing the movie haha.

So yesterday a group of my friends decided to go to the movies and we unfortunately saw “How Do You Know.” There were more girls in the group and the majority won and forced us to go see a chick flick. It just might have been one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I’m supposed to be seeing “Tron” on Monday and it looks good so I’ll be sure to post my thoughts!

“How Do You Know” was about a girl named Lisa who was unnecessarily naive and she was dating one guy but didn’t know another guy liked her. At the end they get togehter and live “happily ever after.” I guess my biggest thing against the movie was the lack of interesting plot and the mushy dialogue. I generally like action movies so I’m sure that contributed to me not liking the movie as well.

I’d personally give it about 2 out of 5 stars.

If you’ve seen the movie feel free to leave a comment about your opinions of it! The good news is that it’s almost the new year which is exciting!

Random Song of the Day: “Rasputin” by Boney M

^This is my favorite song to dance to on the Just Dance 2 Wii game!

Random Photo of the Day:

The saga of "Photos Andre is Unprepared For" continues.....

Spring Cleaning: Winter Edition

My family likes to do things backwards and start spring cleaning in the WINTER! I didn’t have much to clean in my room since I always try to keep it neat and tidy so it wasn’t too bad!

Tomorrow is Christmas and I’m pretty excited! I think I have an idea of what I’m getting but I can’t be too sure! I also did some last minute Christmas shopping for my family and I beat the crowds so it went well.

Today I am going to purchase my textbooks for next semester. It’s so weird to think that I already finished one semester of college.

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

Random Song of the Day: “Tonight” by Enrique Iglesias

Random Photo of the Day:

This is from the State Fair at the beginning of the semester! We're all holding a fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich! It was delicious!