Well, as a newly Indiana resident as of this year, I can now (like everyone else on campus) that Indiana weather is seriously insane. I thought that Tennessee weather was crazy, going from 20 one day to 50 the next, but that’s the case here. Today the weather was SO nice, but unfortunately I couldn’t take advantage of it. I had too much homework and other responsibilities, but hopefully spring will be coming around soon!
The weather has been getting me fairly upset recently, though. I’ve really been missing sunshine and sunny weather and everything that is summer. Last week when it was in the upper-50s, I took advantage of it and even wore shorts! There were a good amount of people wearing shorts and spring clothing on campus today, and someone was even laying out on the mall studying. I decided it was a great opportunity for a photo-op, too, so here is a photo of the mystery student.
The student is to the right, just lounging out on the mall.
Today, like most days for the past week, it rained on campus. I like rainy days occasionally, but campus isn’t as lively as I’d like for it to be on rainy days! Also, I have discovered that I don’t own appropriate rain “gear” to make it in Indiana. I guess I’m not really that prepared for the rain here is because in Tennessee the rain water is constantly flowing…but Tennessee also has a lot more hills than Indiana. So when campus floods, I’m usually drenched and my shoes are SOAKED because the campus is flat, but I’m slowly beginning to learn the Indiana/Butler ways of life.
Although I’m not a huge fan of rain, the campus is always prettier right after a rain shower…always. Yesterday was the nicest it has been on campus in a while, so my friend Jensey and I took advantage of it and laid around in her hammock! We hung it up right outside of Atherton Union in between two trees. I had never actually laid in a hammock before, either, and I’m not sure if that’s strange, but I hope not! Regardless, it was INCREDIBLE!
My friend Jensey and I just "hanging out"
Dr. Johnson, Butler’s Vice President for Student Affairs, stopped by while my friends Katie and Jensey were laying in it and took their picture, and he even posted it on his Twitter! He loved the fact that we were all relaxing while studying, or attempting to at least. Anyways, the hammock was amazing, and we can’t hang in it when it’s raining outside, so I’m looking forward to finding more great spots to “hang out” around campus when it gets nicer!
As for now, I will leave you guys with one of my favorite songs by my favorite band Passion Pit. Coincidentally, my neighbors were just blasting it, so I’m gonna have to stop by and compliment them on their music taste. Take a listen, enjoy, and have a great afternoon!
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