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Hi I'm Katie, I am a junior at Butler. I am a Strategic Communication major with a focus in Public Relations. I love being involved in campus and hold positions in College Mentors for Kids and Dawg Pound. I am also a Butler Student Ambassador, Morton Finney Scholar, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. I am huge Indy sports fan! Currently I am studying abroad in Sydney Australia!

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Posts Tagged “Indianapolis”

Hide In A Cave Weekend

I worked Black Friday at Forever 21 for my third time. It’s funny because my first day of work at Forever 21 was on Black Friday my junior year of high school and because of that it is easy for me to keep track of my anniversaries of working there. This Black Friday I worked from 5AM to 3 PM. While this may seem crazy to some people we always get 10 hour shifts on Black Friday so most of us are used to it.

My shift was not that bad, I was in the shift where the midnight shoppers were going to sleep and the normal shoppers were finally getting up. Although I heard at midnight that we had insane lines, people banging on our gates to come in early, and all other crazy shenanigans. I understand that there may be deals but at Forever 21 I feel like you are always getting a deal so I really don’t understand the commotion of being there. I will say though that I never felt like we were super busy, until I counted my drawer at the end of the day and realized I had over $14000 in my drawer alone, so I guess we were busy.

Black Friday to me was not that bad. What killed me was the next day. After working Black Friday I went straight downtown with my friends Catrina and Bethany to see the Circle of Lights, which is a tree lighting that downtown Indianapolis does to our Monument Circle.

I got back home and fell asleep right away. The next day (Saturday) I had to work from 11-7 which typically wouldn’t be bad, but I think I overslept from the exhaustion of Friday that Saturday my body felt even worse. I was in such a bad mood, so I feel really bad for the customers that talked to, because I probably seemed completely out of it and uninterested, which typically is not me.

Thankfully I’m back at Butler now, so it’s back to the usual of studying and learning, but I’m starting to realize that I’d rather do that than work any Black Friday.

Spring Break Meltdown

Today was the first day back from Spring Break, and I think I can speak for everyone that we all still feel like we are on break. In Indy, the weather is so nice right now. Not to call out my friend Lindsay but she went back home to California, and we had better weather than Cali!

Right now the weather here is near the 80′s and is expected to be like this until Friday. On Friday it is expected to be in the 60′s , which is still crazy for Indy this time of year. Going to class and focusing has been so hard today. Since I have a break from 1-5 in the afternoon I decided to sit outside on the mall. When weather is this great I absolutely love campus. You see kids laying out on the lawn, boys playing campus golf, and so many people just out having fun.

The mall on such a pretty day!

The only unfortunate thing about this weather is because it is so nice, and because everyone wants to go do homework outside there are some weird tan lines going on. Currently, I have a tan line from my shirt and where I sat my computer on my legs. This will be extremely attractive later. Just a heads up to anyone planning on touring Butler, if you plan to tour this month do it this week or next week! The weather is so gorgeous.

Also here’s a video of Blue 2 and Blue 3 tearing up our next opponent in the CBI!

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We’re Pretty Much Best Friends

In one week I have seen Jimmy Fallon four times. In my previous blog I talked about how Jimmy came to Butler to perform and then also do a segment for his show, which will air tonight on his first ever live show. There will also be appearances from Blue 2, Butler cheerleaders, and a ton of Butler students.

No, I did not stalk Jimmy Fallon. I went to his shows downtown! On Thursday, my friend Kelsey and I tried to go to his show, but to make sure he fills the theater they overbook the show so it’s first come first serve for tickets. Kelsey and I weren’t so lucky so instead of seeing his show we were able to hear Jimmy Fallon’s monologue and see him in a more intimate setting.

The numerals downtown!

On Friday, I went with my friend from Ball State, Ross. This time we made the show and got this awesome deal where I got to go up in the balcony and dance while the performer, Fitz and the Trantrums, played! It was so much fun.

Besides wasting away my life waiting in line for Jimmy Fallon on Friday I also walked up 334 steps to the top of the monument in the circle downtown. It’s an awesome experience and if you ever get the chance you should do it! If you don’t feel like going up 334 steps or 32 flights then you can take the elevator! Also last night I got to see the celebrity basketball game and Stevie Wonder was in Hinkle!

My view from the top of the monument!

I know I haven’t been blogging much, but now that the Super Bowl will be ending my life should be slowing down a little. Except for on Tuesday I get to meet Gordon Hayward, so I guess the excitement is never ending around here. Here’s Fitz and the Tantrums who I got to see at Jimmy Fallon!

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Adventures With A Four Year Old

This past Saturday I got to do something really awesome with my nephew! My nephew, Sam, is four and attends preschool at the Children’s Museum. On Saturday they allowed families to tour their collections, which are not out on the floor because there is not enough room for them.

Random fact, but if you didn’t know the Indianapolis Children Museum has the largest collection in the nation. A lot of their collection has many different things, and depending on what they plan on showing in the museum they put different things out at different times.

Some items that are placed in the collection are very old items that people remember from childhood, while other items are items that are more movie related items. Although the preschoolers were excited I think the grownups were more excited than the kids.

My nephew with a huge polar bear!

One of the many Star Wars items they had.

My nephew on the other hand just wanted to take five billion pictures, but most of his pictures were blurry so I had to take over. Even though you may not be able to see the collections, what the children museum has out currently is awesome. Especially with all the people here for the Super Bowl I hope that people really take the time to see the city of Indianapolis. We may be known for our sports, but we have pretty awesome museums that are not even that expensive!

 

Life Is Just Too Good

Right now everyone is on Fall Break, but it doesn’t even feel like Fall Break to me. Yes, I am getting to see all my friends from high school, which is so awesome, but I have so much work to do! Here we go again with how much I have due:
Sunday: Sex, Gender, Sexuality Midterm due (I thought it was due Wednesday, I was wrong… and still have yet to do it.)
Tuesday: Freshmen Business Experience Research Paper due, Freshmen Year Seminar Research Phase 1 due, Freshmen Year Seminar Film Review paper due. Total: 9 pages.
I also cannot believe that next week is already Homecoming it’s so insane! I will most likely be talking about that within the next week!

Anyway, I have a lot to talk about considering last night I got to meet MAC MILLER. It was possibly the most thrilling experience of my life so far. I love Mac Miller and I got to be front row at his concert last night at the Egyptian Room, which is in downtown Indy, such a great venue!

Mac Miller and me!!!

FRONT ROW!

Needless to say, I am still in shock from last night. I am getting spoiled with all these concerts lately. It is insane! A lot of Butler people went to this concert, so basically Mac Miller should have just come to Butler. Just kidding, no but really.

Also as promised, here are more pictures from my sister’s wedding. She was so beautiful on her wedding day, and I am so happy for her and her husband! Currently they are in Puerto Rico for their first honeymoon. Later on they are going to Japan so my brother in law can meet our family! I am so jealous!

My sister and me! The weather was so perfect!!!

The bridesmaids! When we were doing this whole "walk towards the camera" thing I felt stupid, but it actually looks cool! haha

My sister and her husband, John! So pretty!

The pictures turned out amazing, and the photographer actually went to my high school! I can’t wait to see all the pictures!

Random video: This kid goes around to apple stores, and dances everywhere. HOW AWESOME. I saw this on my friend’s Facebook and was in astonished!

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