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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 “weather”

The White Death

I’m not at all up to date on the weather like I usually am. With all of this “mild winter” crud that RUINED CHRISTMAS (not really, Christmas was nice and sunny–but not white), I’ve decided to ignore the weather in peaceful protest.

Until yesterday, when I found out at work through small talk with customers that it was going to snow. With winter being the disappointment it has been, I decided not to get my hopes up. 1-3 inches? More like … rain/snow mix with zero accumulation and highs in the 50s this weekend. PAH!

Eh, well, it looks like winter is definitely upon us.

Luckily, we just got groceries and we’re settling in for some Arrested Development and/or Downton Abbey.

Finally Friday!

If only I didn’t have an ungodly long class from 2-5 today! My Friday doesn’t start until later this evening. (I know, woe is me, right?)

I added this little .gif to my bookmarks bar because it is my favorite .gif ever (I take that back–I have two favorite .gifs ever and I will show you the other one at a later date). I think it is the perfect complement to this lovely Friday morning.

"It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones should be turned on immediately

It’s been unusually hot this week. Lows in the 50s and 40s in the morning with highs in the 80s by about noon! That is wardrobe insanity. I have a heavy black cardigan for the mornings, which I swiftly abandon in my car and try to withstand the rest of the day in jeans and, dangnabit, boots because it is October and it should be boot weather.

I need to take a moment to quickly announce that my phone’s Gmail capabilities have been severely compromised and I have yet to figure out why. I recently made a new Gmail account (to replace my old Gmail account, which I had since I was first invited to Gmail in its pioneer days in ’05). My Droid is registered under that old Gmail account, and while I haven’t messed with trying to update my account to the new one, I think it is rebelling. Case in point: I took a picture of the bell tower on my phone yesterday and it refuses to show up in my email inbox so I can get it on the Internet.

Curse you, Droid!! I’m going to get an iPhone! (Heck no, not really.)

Still talking about the snowstorm.


Butler University is officially a skating rink. Intramural hockey teams will form up tomorrow outside of Jordan Hall at 9 AM. I call playing goalie.


I don’t know who you are, skating man, but I would like to shake your hand. Well played, sir.

Walking to class today even in well-equipped combat boots was quite the challenge. About 10% of the sidewalks have been cleared (and by that I mean, tiny sections have been cleared in an otherwise continuous sheet of ice that has covered all of Butler).

I’m grumpy about going back to class. But I don’t think it’s completely unwarranted.

See, our pharmacy profs decided to use Panapto to record lectures we missed. Others assigned lengthy makeup work and makeup quizzes. Even worse, they gave us all of this to do on Wednesday night, before we went back to school. :(

Additionally, we don’t have a clusters schedule yet. They start on Tuesday. I would like to know how to study please!

Icepacylpse, you’re killin’ me. At least we got this out of it.

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This snowdrift is falsely enlarged due to past snows. but still cool.

Leave house during Icepocalypse. Take pictures next to snowdrifts. Recipe for awesome.

We are lucky enough to have a car between us that’s huge and has 4-wheel drive, which whisked us away to O’Charleys and Target, because we needed to stock up on calories for the long haul and also get some supplies: nail polish and candy. I, personally, bought bubblegum and just remembered I had it. CHEWING NOW. (Probably not good for my occasional jaw soreness, but it’s been behaving itself.)

Oh, also, our waiter at O’Charleys was totally Viggo Mortensen.

I’m not sure what the sidealks look like right now, but yesterday everything was a solid sheet of ice!

Solid ice! Cold winds! Parka!

Luckily, I have combat boots to get me through classes tomorrow.

It’s been an excellent week overall. My compounding lab at 8 AM on Friday got cancelled (EEEE!), and I do, unfortunately, have to go to a make-up lab for Self Care tomorrow. At least they’re taking pity on us and only making it an hour long, and we don’t have to wear professional attire. That would not. be. good.

Clusters are next week! Eeeeek! My birthday is Saturday! YAAAAY! :)

Ongoing struggles with the weather

I woke up around 9:15 AM today to tornado sirens. I decided that, since it wasn’t raining yet, it would be okay to go back to sleep.

My roommates were up already and turning on the news and discussing tornadoes and the like, so about ten minutes later, I got up, since the sirens had actually turned on again. Within five minutes, we were informed that a long chain of storms ranging from the north pole to the south pole were about to tear through the earth, creating a chasm from the earth’s crust to its core. Winds would pick up Hinkle Fieldhouse and drop it into the Atlantic ocean. The storm was also touted to be capable of flooding the world ten times over, leaving us muddy and adrift until the End of Days.

We have a third floor apartment. I decided that the moment the power went out, we should probably go to the first floor or book it to the Dawg House laundry room, which is nestled in a hillside and fortified with concrete.

The Tornado Warning was issued and would last until 10:15 AM. It was time.

By now, Facebook was in an uproar about students being relocated to Jordan Hall’s basement and other various lower levels of the class buildings. Blue 2 was able to shepherd everyone to safety.

Sometime between 9:45 and 10, the red blotchy storm on the Storm Tracker landed right on top of Butler University. The power was still on, the sky was the color of a light overcast, but the wind and rain were really intense. For about five minutes.

Feeling like the rug had been pulled out from under me, I looked back at the TV. First of all, our power was still on. That is not the mark of a good storm. The weather radar showed the storm progressing past Indianapolis. Apparently, Armageddon Storm 2010 was not to be. At least, not on the Butler Bowl.

My friends back in Cincinnati had more exciting stories to tell. Apparently the skies down there were black, and a telephone pole caught on fire. Sigh. So much for an exciting Tuesday here.