WARNING: If you already hate me for being in Australia then do not read this blog.
Because while it was snowing in Indiana I was laying out on the beach. Right now it’s considered the end of Summer or the beginning of Autumn (not Fall, Aussies do not say Fall) in Australia. However, I wish I could just be at the beach all day everyday. The worse part is that I really can’t share my excitement of gorgeous weather with anyone back in Indiana. This is due to the fact that the other day I checked the weather back home and it was snowing… again.
Picture perfect at Manly Beach
At this point I’m starting to think when I return in July it will still be snowing. However, for those of you in Indiana I’m turning into one of them. One of the Australians that thinks 70 is cold and 90 is perfect. Yes, I will admit today when walking to class I thought it was chilly. I could only imagine how all my friends at Butler would be punching me right now for saying that, so I take it back. It has been rainy lately so no beach for me. Just all around sad times here in paradise.
This past weekend we went to Bondi Beach which was gorgeous. So far I’ve only been to Bondi and Manly, but I just read a fun fact that if I wanted to see every beach in Australia it would take me 27 years… so I’m just going to try to see as many as possible. I’m going to stop talking about beaches now before I get angry messages about this blog. Right now everything is going great! My roommate and I are planning our “Fall/Easter Break”. We plan on going to Melbourne and Cairns,which is where the Great Barrier Reef is! Can’t wait to experience more of Australia!
Thank goodness, spring seems to finally be here. I say seems because you never know with Indiana, it may change back to the 30’s in two days and I will be back to blogging about snowing. Lets hope not.
When spring and warm weather come back on to campus it gets back to being the place that I have come to love. If you have ever visited Butler then you know about the mall. The mall is a large grassy area that goes directly down the middle of our campus. These past couple of days have been awesome, because students have been coming out to the mall to layout, play sports, hang out with friends, or even take a nap. From a tour guides perspective it’s awesome, because this is exactly what college is all about, but especially Butler.
This is the mall. On Sunday it was completely full with students doing so many different activities!
When the weather gets warmer you really see the awesome things about Butler. You see how even though we are a small campus and seem to know everyone you still see people out on the mall that you have never seen in your life. You get to see how amazing our campus looks. Not to brag, but our campus seriously looks like a movie scene. I know I may be biased, but come on a sunny day at Butler and take a look for yourself and come take a tour with me!
70 degrees, camels, and Butler. What? Yes, today on December 3rd it is 70 degrees outside, there are camels on campus, and this is at Butler. This is not typically how Indiana weather works, but this week the temperatures are not dropping below the 50’s for the high, which is awesome.
To explain the camels it’s a Butler twitter joke. This years past family weekend brought a little day of stress when some people running away from the police decided to come onto Butler campus. Thankfully they were caught and sent to jail, but in the midst of this the BU Police twitter sent out a tweet that said something along the lines of “suspect at large, last seen running towards camel.” Well while most of us tried to figure out when did we get a camel, we soon realized that what the police officer actually meant was canal. The canal which runs through our campus is where the suspect was seen heading towards. After the Butler Camel became a sort of inside joke for Butler students and now the Butler Camel even has it’s own twitter.
In the midst of all this craziness, my class (the sophomore class) executive board thought it would brighten it mood of students who are facing the struggles of finals to see some actual camels on campus, and so today there was not one, not two, not three, but four camels.
As if the weather could not be crazy enough, we thought we would just spice it up a little more with some camels. Enjoy.