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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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Lions and Tigers and Bears (Oh My!)

I’ve been going to the National Zoo on about a weekly basis now since it’s so close to my apartment. During my last visit, all the animals were out and it was wonderful! I got to go inside the reptile exhibit, the small mammal exhibit, and see the large monkeys!

The lion and tiger were also out in full force too! The lion was jumping around and roaring and stuff stuff so it was hard to get a good pic of him but I managed to snap one. The tiger was just strutting his stuff and not really paying anyone any attention.

The only decent pic I could get of the lion

The only decent pic I could get of the lion

I actually did, in fact, see a bear but he was just being lazy and laying around so I couldn’t get a good picture of him. Next time I visit, I’m going to need him to be a bit more active.

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Zoo Living

One of the greatest parts of the Butler D.C. program is that the residence is literally a 5 minute walk to the National Zoo! An even greater perk is that entrance into the zoo is free! You can literally walk around at any hour you like for absolutely free! Needless to say, I’ve been multiple times.

Last week, after working on assignments in the library by my apartment, I decided to check out the zoo on my way back. It was a bit chilly but that didn’t stop me! I grabbed some Starbucks and checked it out! One of the first little furry animals I saw was a little red fox chewing on some leaves. It was extremely precious. I slightly debated stealing it!

This red fox was begging me to take it home with me!

This red fox was begging me to take it home with me!

After I made friends with the fox, I ventured over to the new panda exhibit. There’s a new baby panda at the zoo named Bao Bao and I was the first of my D.C. friends to see her! She was strutting her stuff with her mom and I had to fight my way to the front of the crowd to see her! It was definitely a successful visit!

Little baby Bao Bao playing around with her mom!

Little baby Bao Bao playing around with her mom!

 

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!

Music Monday: Paradise Edition

I’m a few years late to the Coldplay bandwagon but I’ve recently gotten into their music. I’ve been listening to their Mylo Xyloto album on repeat for the past couple of days. My favorite song is “Princess of China” featuring Rihanna because I love the production on it and it’s so catchy!

The song I chose today is “Paradise.” The video features Chris Martin randomly dressed up as an elephant where he escapes from the zoo and runs from the police. I wish I was joking. It’s actually an amusing video. My favorite part is toward the end where he meets up with the rest of the band dressed up as elephants as well and they all start dancing together and end up performing the rest of the song.

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