Every once in a while I need to remember that a whole country is continuing on with life as normal without me. I don’t think about it all that much, but pangs of regret flit through me whenever I remember. Here are some of the bigger things going on/have happened.
1) Burger King delivers. Enough said. I already know the first meal I’ll be eating when I get home. And I also know where I’ll be able to eat it. ANYWHERE!
2) The Jersey Shore TV show still exists. This aroused a feeling of regret, but of a different kind.
3) March Madness: I’ll admit, without the Butler Bulldogs representin’ I probably wouldn’t have been that involved anyway. But I give them a tip of the hat: it was very nice to put an off year exactly when I exit the country. I’m sure they’re already preparing for the next year.
4) My youngest sister Maria’s confirmation: only days before I return. ARGGGGGHHHH!!!
Of course, it’s not all bad. I have managed to find creative ways to unleash my pent-up frustration. The picture below is a prime example.
Butler borrows the best of both worlds. When I was looking at various universities my senior year of high school, I was intrigued by Butler’s innate ability to exist within a large city (only 15 minutes from Indianapolis’ downtown) yet remain its own entity. The campus does not exist on city street corners.
Try and tell me that's a city campus. Honest, try me
Simultaneously remote and integrated. Last Saturday my friends took advantage of this and visited the Circle Centre Mall, stepping out of the “Butler Bubble,” as it is termed in the area, and entering into the world of fashionable, dimly lit, cologne suffused, and techno pumping stores.
The night ended as a rousing time, full of jokes and memories (ie why did we even walk into that store? I couldn’t breathe). But it won’t end there. Being in Indy opens us to countless options, quite importantly the Lucas Oil Stadium. Super Bowl here we come!
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