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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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Posts Tagged “tv shows”

Netflix, you magnificent patoot

I don’t know if anyone noticed, but Netflix just unleashed THE MOST MAGNIFICENT LINEUP OF NEW STREAMING CONTENT EVER.

I found out sometime last week that The Powerpuff Girls was on and I was like “oh.em.gee.” Talk about a blast from the past. I didn’t get a chance to log on and look for several days (see: my life last week), but my mind started racing with the possibilities that Cartoon Network just opened a contract with Netflix. What if they had Dexter’s Laboratory? What if they had Samurai Jack? Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends? JOHNNY BRAVO?

All. of the. Above.

EVEN BETTER, they have 26 episodes of ADVENTURE TIME.

We have a problem though.

A very big problem.

Netflix. Listen to me. Everyone on semesters in universities across the country are TRYING TO WRITE PAPERS, TAKE EXAMS, AND FINALS RIGHT NOW. Could you have waited one stinking month to release these magnificent shows?

(If cartoons aren’t your thing, they also released: Hatfields vs McCoys, Witness, The Mask of Zorro, The Hunger Games, and a ton of other things I’m too excited to be bothered to remember right now.)

Netflix you are the biggest patoot in the world.

Blowing everything off

My whole student career here, I’ve watched my friends get email after email saying that their classes have been canceled for one reason or another. In the science departments, it hardly ever happens. I’m not sure why. I remember for a whole week of organic chemistry, my professor taught with strep throat. It was insanity.

When it would snow a few inches, some professors would decide not to come to class. I remember one of my professors would come to campus from his farm in the boonies at 5 in the morning and never ever cancel class regardless of road conditions. And I’d be sitting in class all day seeing things on Facebook like:

“My class was canceled! Time for Starbucks lol!”

or even worse:

[updated at 2pm on a Tuesday] “Just woke up for my first class of the day lol”

Okay there might be an inaccurate overuse of “lol” but you get the idea.

Here’s my complex. Every time the mere suggestion of doing anything but schoolwork comes up, I get all indignant. And I act like this.

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But the truth is, even when I have cluster exams, I really do want to get milkshakes and cheese fries at Steak n Shake. Like real bad.

And this semester, my last year of classes here, I have had around 4 classes canceled. It’s not even fall break yet. Am I being Punk’d?! Now I have to camp out until my evening class and since it’s post-clusters I have nothing to do. Except watch more Community, I guess.

The Walking Dead

AMC’s new series, The Walking Dead is, quite simply, OFF DA HOOOOK.

I know people are tired of the whole “zombie apocalypse” thing. Between a ton of movies coming out in recent memory with zombies (Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland, others I can’t think of) and video games (Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, Red Dead Redemption’s zombie downloadable content, and even more others I can’t think of), zombies have sort of become trendy.

Congratulations, zombies. You’re now as popular as Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Sarah Palin, and Japanese animation.

But. Anyway. The Walking Dead. It’s just so good. The director of Shawshank Redemption and Green Mile, Frank Darabont, is part of the group of directors that participate in each episode. So you know it’s awesome. The show is about zombies, sure, but like any good source of entertainment, the apocalypse is not the only conflict. There’s affairs, rednecks, domestic violence, death, and a lot of yelling. I wish I could explain more to you, but nothing will do the show justice!!

If you like action, gore, zombies, drama, and that one brother from Boondock Saints, then you’ll love this show. Right now is a great time to watch it because season one just wrapped up with only 6 episodes, and season two will be on its way soon.

Warning: a lot of people die in it. Just fyi.