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Hey everyone, I am Cathryn. I am going into my 5th year of pharmacy at Butler University. I am also working toward a minor in Science, Technology & Society! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and writing. I've been working on NaNoWriMo and am hoping to be published at some point in the near future as well. Most of the time you can catch me studying in the library or browsing the Internet. Oh, and did I mention that I got married last summer?

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Archive: September 2010

ANNOUNCEMENTS (and other general foolery).

Internet World: Andre was not in the hallway the day I thought I saw him. He is off the hook.


Rewind. I’m honestly not the biggest fan of baseball. Up until about two months ago when Curtis (the fiance) brought back the game of catch, I didn’t think much of the sport, except for how boring it was. Mind you, I’m a soccer fan. Sort of. Part-time. I really have no excuse not to like baseball, is what I’m saying.

More importantly, I took Curtis to a Reds game for his birthday, and it was actually really fun! We got great seats in the nosebleed section right behind home plate, which were surprisingly not at all far away from the field. Brilliantly, neither of us brought a camera, so there are no souvenir pictures from the game. We made it to the car before it started storming. That was convenient and memorable!

At any rate, it’s nice to see a team from Cincinnati winning for a change.

I can’t believe it’s not butter only Tuesday. Well, Wednesday now. At 1:38 AM. Speaking of which, how do normal college students function without sleeping? I need to start doing that. There’s too much to do in one day. Juuust saying.

I now leave you with a barf-worthy picture of Curtis and myself exploring the IMA Gardens.

Excellent lighting.

Oh, and:

Little did he know, this would go on my blog.

I did it, too.

His mouth is hilarious.

Well, it is.

A Weekend of Piracy

My roommate, Ashley, celebrated her birthday last weekend. In typical “us” fashion, we devised an evil plan to make her birthday celebration long and drawn-out, with goofy voices and costumes. It’s a tradition of ours.

I now present you with Ashley’s Pirate Birthday.

To really catch the essence of pirates and make someone feel special for their birthday, send them a Black Spot. We used it to tell Ashley to show up at the Bell Tower alone where an evil pirate may or may not challenge her to a duel.

Next, there better be a treasure map involved in the pirate shenanigans, otherwise you’re just kidding yourself if you think you’re doing a pirate theme. The map piece is hard to find, but it’s down in the right corner there. We sent Ashley all over campus to find the map pieces!

Every treasure hunt should end in a group shot.

As a reward for finding the map pieces, we took Ashley to Buca di Beppo downtown. We documented the treasure map there!

I drew it. ME.

On the back was the treasure map!!


All in all, it was good day. We think Ashley had fun–after she found out the Black Spot wasn’t a death sentence. :)

YARRR!! Pirate game faces.

Awkward Times at BU

I once high-fived a professor who was holding his hand up in greeting. Not for a high five. But it looked like one, and any sensible 18 year-old would respond to a gesture like that with a high five.  Natural.

The other day, I was driving and I stopped at the crosswalk between ResCo and Ross Hall. A blond boy was crossing holding a white vuvuzela. I rolled my window down after he crossed and yelled, “Play your vuvuzela!!” My roommates watched for his reaction, which was a mixture of surprise and hurt all at once. The poor kid thought I was making fun of him. Truth is, I love me a vuvuzela.

Two days ago, while studying, I was wearing my pineapple sleep shorts. These are my lucky study shorts. There was a knock on the door, likely from our friend across the hall, and I didn’t answer it because I lacked decent pants. He might read this. I apologize.

Last week, I got out of my last exam for this cluster period, Principles of Drug Action I. I could have sworn I saw Andre, a fellow blogger, coming toward me in Jordan Hall. I made eye contact, and I started to smile, and the guy just kept walking. Andre, was that you?!

My roommates and I often sit in our bay window in the Apartment Village and stare down at the Butler Bowl, where frequent merriment is had by students and community members alike. What we have seen cannot be unseen. Romances have blossomed, words have been exchanged, wedgies have been picked, and generally, we have been witnesses to many animated conversations that probably should have taken place [i]inside[/i]. We should stick to watching men’s soccer.

Those are just a few of the cringe-worthy stories I have experienced in my almost four years here. I thought I would share, letting everyone know that I’m not as cool as you might think. (Joke.)

Here is the famous Butler Blue II, our live mascot, asleep last night. This is how I felt this Monday morning. Sigh.

Edit: Another awkward thing I do is use HTML tags when I type. I’m used to it. Our blogging system is above using HTML tags and will leave them instead of making words italicized like I want! So if you see “[i]” tags, I’m just being a fool.

I’m baaaack!

And you thought you could get rid of me! Ha! Fools!

For those of you who have been following me, hi again! New readers, welcome!!

In case you were wondering, I’m Cathryn. I am a senior at Butler. But, really, since I’m in the pharmacy program and everything is tremendously more difficult, I’m a P2 student. With 3 years before graduation, I’m essentially a sophomore. C’est la vie.

On top of being a pharmacy student, I’m also a writer. I’m currently working on two things: a scifi novel and a series of short stories centered around the Vietnam War. If I actually had time to write these things, I’m sure they would be lovely!

I’m engaged (as of this past January!) and I have two ca-raaazy roommates, all of whom you will be hearing about frequently. :)

I also like Harry Potter (A LOT) and I think I’ve convinced the entire blog staff to start a Quidditch team here at Butler. I’ve reached a new nerdy low.

Back to the tremendously difficult-ness of being a pharmacy student, I have something called “clusters” this week. If you don’t know what “clusters” are, go find a thesaurus. I can tell you that if you look it up, you will find that it has several meanings: 4 tests in 3 days, sleep deprivation, candy over-consumption, and a few tears. Maybe. Basically, the pharmacy program here schedules all tests for 3 days, 3 times a semester in an effort to … alter our stress levels. I think the original idea was to help lower our stress, but sometimes I wonder…

Welcome to pharmacy school. Here's an 8-pound pharmacotherapy book.

Long story short, I have a lot to learn about stomach upset, anemias, and antihistamines. Chances are, you will not here from me until I crawl out of my study burrow late Friday afternoon. Once I change out of my study PJs and see the light of day, I will have more interesting things to share with you all.

Until then, toodles!