I’ve been MIA from blogging for a little while…mostly because I completely lost track of time. Almost two weeks ago I came back to Butler for Recruitment, and ever since then I have been running around like a crazy person. I moved back into Alpha Phi, we rearranged our room and got settled, then we decided to rearrange our room…again. At one point during all of this chaos….our sleeper side looked a little bit like this…
Before we knew it, it was time for Formal Recruitment…which meant that our room had to look like people could actually enter it without injuring themselves or getting lost. Luckily, we found our floor, desks, and dressers, and actually made the room look cute. Even though Recruitment week seems like a time when you might have free time since we aren’t in school, this year it was exactly the opposite for me. Somehow, I never got to enjoy that free time though…because I was always busy either cleaning our room (for some reason it kept getting dirty), helping set up for the next day, or I was too exhausted to function.
Fortunately, now that Recruitment is complete and school has started…things are starting to calm down. I officially have time to just sit and play on my computer, and more importantly…I have a place to sit in my room while I do it. Check back soon for more about Recruitment 2K12, and for a photo tour of our new and improved room!
Today is Snow Day #2 of Snowpocalypse 2011…and even though I have spent every moment of the past 48 hours with the same 3 people…we are somehow surviving. This time of togetherness is great and I do love it….but with it….comes cat fights. I know this because this is what happens when my sister, mom, and I are all stuck inside for a prolonged period of time….and it is what happened about an hour ago.
Meghan: What are you doing on your computer over there?
Lauren: What are you doing to be productive??
Meghan: Did someone just give me a ‘tude?
Yes….Meghan really asked if someone gave her a “tude”. Shortly after this exchange….Lauren and I began to make fun of Liz, since she is the only one in our room that wasn’t wearing a Snuggie. So she started to show us everything that her blanket can do…even though it doesn’t have sleeves…and so began “Blanket Wars”.
The different ways Liz can wear her blanket....
The ways we can wear our Snuggies....
Blanket Wars got pretty heated......obviously
Other than the little cat fights and Blanket Wars….not much has been going on here in Room 13. We cleaned our bathroom and room last night, and worked out yesterday afternoon…which is basically the extent of our productivity. We didn’t even venture out to play with the ice/snow…although we watched one of the girls in our house, Amanda, go ice skating on our front lawn last night. But now the snow plows are out, and it isn’t snowing/icing much anymore….so it looks like we will have class tomorrow. Ugh. Back to productivity and real life….unless the weather wants to get crazy again…which I am completely fine with. But until then, I think I am going to open a book for the first time since Monday morning…..wish me luck.
Here in Room 13 of Alpha Phi, we are rather obsessed with Jessica’s Daily Affirmation. If you have never been introduced to Jessica and her ways….check this out.
So since Round II of Snowpocalypse 2011 is coming now and we have no class tomorrow, we decided to do our own daily affirmation….Here it goes…..
Look….I can be a Bulldog now….
My whole house is great….I can do anything good…
You can't really tell this....but we're standing on our sink in our bathroom.
I like my school…I like snow days….
I like my workouts….I like my futon….
Dunford on the futon....
I like my hair….I like my crafts…
I like my sisters…I like my corners…
Meghan in her mirror corner....
I like my Camelbak….
I like my bible study….I like my bed….
Liz on her bed....
I like my Mac….I like my desk….
Me at my desk....
I LIKE MY WHOLE HOUSE! My whole house is great…
I can do anything good…yeah yeah yeah yeah…
I can do anything good…better than anyone.
I hope you enjoyed our Daily Affirmation….we are pretty proud of it. Now we are going to watch movie #4 of Snowpocalypse 2011. Happy snow day everyone!
Tagged: alpha phi, bible study, bulldog, camelbak, crafting, daily affirmation, futon, jessica's daily affirmation, mac, roommates, sisters, snow day, snowpocalypse 2011, working out
Today is a snow day here at Butler University. For those of you who are in high school, let me explain why this is so exciting….
- We don’t get snow days in college.
- This is only the second time that Butler has canceled classes in like the last 20 years or something outrageous like that.
- Imagine a day where you are snowed/iced in to the place where you live…which is with 75 of your closest friends….Yeah….it is awesome.
The only sad part about it is that we haven’t been very productive…unless you count watching 3 movies in the last 12 hours being productive….which I definitely do. Here is a rundown of our snow day thus far….
- We started our movie marathon last night around 11:00 p.m. with The Wedding Date, after which we were so infatuated with Dermot Mulroney that we decided to watch My Best Friend’s Wedding too.
- This morning we rose with the sun around 11:00 a.m…
- We sat around until noon when we went downstairs to the kitchen to get lunch….
- Now we are watching 50 First Dates.
- I have been creeping on blogs for most of the day…mostly The Pioneer Woman’s….and I am getting ready to order her book that goes on sale…TODAY!
- A little while ago, Meghan (one of my roommates), did one math problem, got it wrong, and then gave up. But, don’t worry, she did knit 5 rows last night. (And yes, her homework for one of her classes is knitting. It blows my mind as well.)
- Lauren (one of my roommates) has been on Facebook all day. But I did see her open one of her books earlier….it didn’t last long….but it did happen.
- And the Productivity Award of Day #1 of Snowpocalypse 2011 goes to…Liz (one of my roommates) who got real crazy a little while ago…and bought a plane ticket.
Yeah…I know that you are all jealous of what we have done today. And since we just saw that Butler will once again be closed TOMORROW….we decided that our activity for tonight will be taking photos of ourselves on Photo Booth. The last time that the four of us all lived together, Meghan, Lauren, and I had a Photo Booth session late one night….so we are going to make that happen again. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the results of this awesomeness….and I will leave you now with a few of our gems from last year…
Tagged: bad weather, black heels to tractor wheels, Butler, dermot mulroney, ice, photo booth, roommates, snow, snow day, snowpocalypse, snowpocalypse 2011, the pioneer woman
Yes. Snowpocalypse 2011. This is what we are all calling the blizzard/ice storm hitting Indianapolis tonight/tomorrow. It is going to be intense….at least I think so. Here is what we know about Snowpocalypse so far…
- It is predicted to bring 10-12 inches of snow and 1-2 inches of ice to Indianapolis.
- Butler’s administration believes the weather stations….and we DON’T HAVE CLASS TOMORROW!
- The outlook for Indianapolis’ weather in the next 12-24 hours looks so bleak/scary that the national news is talking about us.
- It was supposed to start at 7 p.m., and by 6 p.m. the freezing rain had already started coming down. When we left Wal-Mart at 7:15 p.m., the roads were covered with a slick slush, the freezing rain was coming down significantly harder….and there was a sheet of ice already formed on my car.
So tonight, my roommates Meghan, Lauren and I went to Wal-Mart because like every other person in Indianapolis, we wanted to be prepared for the storm….you know…just in case. The only way that I can describe the craziness of Wal-Mart is by saying that it was like Black Friday….only without good deals and Christmas. Instead of hunting for TVs and toys, people were clearing out all the bottled water, the bread, and the flashlights. Yeah….not that exciting….but I loved it. I love Black Friday….and I loved the beginning of Snowpocalypse 2011. We went into Wal-Mart, got our necessities, and then got in line. The waiting lasted about 40-45 minutes….during which I ran around the store to find things like water, flashlights, and craisins. We had to do this…because Wal-Mart was out of carts…and none of us had enough hands/room in our arms to get stuff like cases of water, but there is always plenty of time to get that stuff while someone is your placeholder in line! I was enjoying the intensity of the lines at Wal-Mart so much that I even took some photos….
The line behind us....
As Snowpocalypse 2011 continues to evolve and wreak havoc on the Indianapolis area, check back to my blog for updates. Unless of course, the ice decides to hate on all of our power lines and then we end up without power. Keep your fingers crossed that this doesn’t happen….because I don’t think I will be able to make it. But, I do have my Laughing Cow cheese and craisins and my flashlight thanks to that trip to Wal-Mart….so maybe I will make it.
Tagged: caisins, flashlight, ice storm, indianapolis weather, national news, roommates, snow, snow day, snowpocalypse, storm, supplies, wal-mart, weather channel
I have officially been done with finals for five days now. The good part is that I am a real person again…but last Tuesday-Thursday…my room looked like some random college student hadn’t done anything besides study for the past week….because that is what had happened. Except, imagine that times four…because that is how many of us lived in my room. Basically, it was horrible. Check this out.
All of my cups from the week of finals. Apparently I forgot how to throw things away...and I put them all on the bookshelf so they didn't clutter my workspace.
My area of the room....looking as cluttered as ever...
And unfortunately, finals did not only wreak havoc on my room….but it also took a pretty serious toll on my roommate, Meghan.
She was writing her final paper of the semester....it had been a rough couple of days.
But luckily, we all survived, and our room somehow got back to a normal state after it was all over. It did take a rather long time to get back to this though, because of course I made plans right after finals that didn’t allow me to clean stuff right away…or even the next day. See, usually I am ready to head out as soon as I am done with finals…but this year I decided to stay in town for an extra day. My plan was to go out to lunch after my last final, then to babysit, finish Christmas shopping, and then leisurely get packed. But of course, ten thousand other things came up, and then a massive ice storm hit southern Indiana (where I’m from), so I couldn’t exactly go home the next day. Then as I started to try to clean up….and it ended up taking me about 4x as long as I originally planned. So instead of making it home by 2 p.m. on Thursday (my original plan)….I made it home at 8 p.m. on Friday. Apparently the combination of finals and my life made my room much harder to clean and pack up (we have to pack up basically everything in our rooms for break so we can move rooms when we get back), which is why it took an entire day longer than I had originally planned. But…I made it through finals…and I made it home….and best of all…I am a real person again. Sort of. Now watching TV and relaxing on my couch have taken over my life…and I will just let this happen for the next 3 weeks….I love the life of a college student!