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Hey, I'm Austin, and I'm currently a freshman here at Butler! I'm an ENTJ, a travel junkie, and an entrepreneur. I'm an Alpha Kappa Psi brother & True Blue Mentor, as well as being a part of Entrepreneurship & Innovation club, the volunteer center, and a student production crew member at the brand new Schrott Center. I also am a part of the student-run business, the Butler Bed Buddy. I'm always looking for something to get involved with on campus as well. Go Dawgs!

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To give you a little more insight on who I am and what I do (when I’m not doing homework), I figured I’d make a list of my favorite items/things to do. I’m always on the go, whether I’m aimlessly walking around campus or if my friends are going somewhere off campus, I always jump at the opportunity to go with them and explore what I haven’t yet.

Here are a few things that I really, really enjoy, and probably will for the next four years:

  • Fossil (brand) – I love love LOVE everything about Fossil- from watches, clothing, and leather pieces, I own it all…..almost. But seriously…I own 6 watches (so far), a leather watch box, a leather camera case, a leather valet tray, several wallets, a pair of shoes, several jackets / sweaters, jeans, t-shirts, and button-ups. It helps that I was employed by Fossil to not only fuel this obsession by allowing me to purchase all of the clothing with money I earned, but by also giving me a nice discount, too! Fossil’s products are high-quality and will definitely last…who could argue with a guaranteed 11-year warranty on all of their watches? My obsession has calmed down since I lost my discount because I came to school…but it’ll pick back up when I got home for breaks!
  • Concerts - Back in Knoxville, there were always a bunch of concerts to go to…but it’s definitely not as popular of a destination as Indianapolis is for concerts. Over the past four years alone I’ve seen so many different artists, including some of my favorites such as Passion Pit, Lights, Relient K, Fun., Jack’s Mannequin (which is now just Andrew McMahon), and many more. While I’m in Indy, though, I do plan on seeing several other artists that I have yet to see, including Matt & Kim, Pretty Lights, and I do plan on attending the Life in Color (Dayglow) tour stop in Indy. I’m sure there will be a lot more shows this upcoming year I plan on attending, too!
  • Mountain Hardwear - For some reason most people in the Midwest don’t know what Mountain Hardwear is, and that’s just so unbelievable to me. I just purchased my first Mountain Hardwear Monkey Man jacket back in March with money I received for my birthday, and didn’t really get to wear it much then because it was getting warmer back home, and now I’m finally getting a chance to wear it because it’s getting cold again! I only own one Monkey Man jacket in grey so far, but I’m definitely pleased and plan on purchasing another one in red, and maybe even one more in black because they’re just so warm/comfortable.
Fossil Watches

My watch date. More to come.

There are definitely a lot more things I “enjoy,” but this is just a short list. Plus, I have a cake to bake…more to come tomorrow about that! Happy Monday!

Rain, rain, go away.

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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