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Old Style, Young Body

I went to bed Sunday night at 11 PM. I awoke to my screaming alarm at 6 AM. I was shocked by the interruption to my previously unruffled sleep. Were we being bombed? Was there a fire? No. Yoga was happening.

That’s right. I recalled the insane idea that had gripped me the previous night to attend the HRC’s group fitness session of yoga. Bright and early: 6:30 AM. Now that I think about it, the phrase “bright and early” really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. It wasn’t bright at all! In fact it was dark, so I was left to biking the distance hoping that there wasn’t some stick lying on the sidewalk waiting to trip up my bike and my youthful dreams of flexibility.

It turned out to be a fantastic experience (against the expectations of college students waking up everywhere). The stretches and exercises that ranged from easy-peesy to agonizing woke up my body, mind, and spirit. I got back, had a great breakfast, and was ready to start my day by 8 AM. The time I usually am waking up.

Biked to the HRC in the dark, returned to this

Cough. Cough.

I certainly didn’t see it coming. Who does? I’m walking around with the zest of life sending a hop through my step, and then next thing I know I’m in bed for days at a time, going through Kleenex like its my job and downing bottles of NyQuil.

Never imagined my life depending so much on these little white squares.

A bug is tearing its way through campus, but thank goodness there are measures to protect against it. The Health Clinic in the HRC is a great stop for students with illnesses, a place that many people use throughout the flu season.

They also take up preventative measures on campus, offering flu shots earlier in the semester, a service that I definitely plan on taking up in the future. Who wants to be this behind in class anyway?

Sailing the Seven Seas…Or Just the One

It’s not every day that you get to take a simple, classic board game like Battleship and blow it up to life-size proportions. For those land-lubbers who doubt that this can be done, please review the short video below to banish the questions and instill an understanding that this is real life.

Standing on the edge of the pool, watching the crowds of excited students cheering on their friends as they attempted to sink each others canoes thrilled me. The energy was so positive, the game was so ridiculous, and the chance to jump in myself was taken swiftly.

This is what the university does every weekend. Events are put on for students who either lack the creativity to think of something to do on a Saturday night (which is ridiculous, since there’s so much to do around Butler) or for those who think floundering in a canoe in need of bailing out is a fun way to spend a weekend.


Work: Goes Down Smooth

Smoothies! Fruit blends and health supplements and–goodness me!–wheat grass shots! What could be more college or hip than these? Well I’ll tell you. Nothing. If you’re ever on campus, be sure to make your way over to the Zia Juice Bar in the HRC.

As inviting as it is delicious. Yum.

This is a great example of a campus job that students can hold part-time. I work two shifts every week, bringing in around 9 hours, excepting the occasions in which I need to cover another workers shift or have one of my own covered.

It is a truly beneficial job, both for myself who on the downtimes gets a chance to work on homework, as well as for those who have finished working out and need that protein boost to get them through their day, or a healthy choice over the fast food alternatives. And if anyone’s wondering why there are better alternatives than fast food, I highly recommend this informative documentary.