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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 “Winter”

Indiana Snow, Australian Beaches

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!

My Life Should Be A Sitcom

I have realized one thing, my family should have their own show. But we should only have holiday special episodes, because for some reason on the holidays my family goes insane.

We did Christmas on Saturday. We open gifts from youngest to oldest, which in itself is where the jokes start. The ages go from 2 to 51. My niece, Olivia, is the youngest and my dad is the oldest.

The youngest are clearly the funniest to watch open presents. My nephew, Sam, thinks everything is the best gift ever and after every gift he usually says, “THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED” or he says “WOW, THIS IS AWESOME” no matter what he finds something awesome whether it be pajamas/slippers to his transformers and stars wars gifts.

Kids opening gifts!

The siblings, my brother, sister, and I all have weird jokes between each other, but especially my brother and sister since they are closer in age. A few years ago my sister got my brother a Mu-Tang Shirt, which is a joke of Wu-Tang, an 80’s rap group. This year my sister got a Wu-Tang book about the history of Wu-Tang. What couldn’t have been planned was that my brother was wearing his Mu-Tang shirt. Ridiculous.

My brother and his mu tang, wu tang obesssion.

On top of that my dad is insane. He got a smokehouse. Basically it smokes foods and tenderizes them. He acted like a five year old, and now cannot stop talking about this awesome smokehouse. He also got a new coat in which he thought it was necessary to model for everyone. Then on top of that my dad likes to explain every gift and why it was bought for you. My brother and his wife, and my sister and her husband both got panini makers. This was my dad’s reasoning “Well I know you guys like food, so…. I figured this would be perfect” My brother in law’s response “Yeah, you know we like to stay alive”

My nephew w/his Captain America present and my dad's smokehouse in the background

This may not be all that funny to you, but had you seen this on a video I’m sure you would be cracking up. My family is ridiculous, insane, but most of all funny, and I’m glad that I get to spend time with them. I hope everyone enjoyed their time with their family too!