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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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Archive: August 2012

President Obama, Internet Sensation

I just was checking Facebook and saw that President Obama is doing an AMA on Reddit. What does that mean? WELL.

First I have to show you the confirmation picture. And that the Reddit moderators and administrators confirmed with the Oval Office that it is actually the President doing it. Because oh-em-gee this is awesome.

A Reddit AMA–or Ask Me Anything–is exactly what it sounds like: people will go on and let other users ask them whatever they want. A lot of the time the AMA “hosts” are celebrities that people on Reddit (which is a forum-like place where people post pictures/stories) want to talk to. For the President to even remotely know what Reddit is is AMAZING. I would link to the actual AMA page, but I can’t be held accountable for the thousands of posts there and what they might say. Here are some highlights:

“I am recent law school graduate. Despite graduating from a top school, I find myself unemployed with a large student loan debt burden. … We worked for you, we campaigned for you, and we turned out in record numbers to vote for you. What can I say to encourage those in similar situations as I am to show up again in November? What hope can you offer us for your second term?” – hmlee

ugh for student debt, social issues, education issues, and economic recession, a lot of people on Reddit still care about space. hold off on space for a bit.

Mr. President – What issues, if any, do you agree with Mitt Romney that are not commonly endorsed by the majority of the Democratic Party? – neonsnow

Oooo! I like this. Honestly the rest of the questions seem pretty small time. I really could care less about legalizing certain, uhm, substances. And the TSA. I know that they’re awful but I don’t travel, ever. I just don’t. There are bigger issues at hand! THE ECONOMY, FOR ONE.

Okay I better stop looking at these questions. Anyway, I’ll be super excited to see how all of this goes later tonight! And I will see all of you on the flip side, hopefully with a vlog!!

And so I’m back! From outer space!

Usually by the time classes start again here at Butler, I’m wondering where the summer’s gone. For once, even though this was my last summer ever (next year I’ll be on experiential rotations!), I was actually kind of excited to come back. I was bored on vacation. That’s sad, I know.

I wanted to kick off the semester with a video blog but I haven’t had any time to sit down and do one! I get all handsy when I make vlogs and I have to edit the heck out of them, so I figured I’d do one toward the end of the week to talk about all the internships and things I did this summer. Because I have so much to do before Friday morning. It’s just the kind of week I’m having.

Monday morning’s commute out of Fishers made me think I needed NASA to coordinate a flight path or something for everybody. It was raining, but not that hard, or at least I didn’t think so! The trip with rush hour traffic usually takes me around 30-35 minutes, but it took me an hour and ten minutes to get in my seat in the pharmacy building. I was SO LATE! There were flash floods and everything!

Yesterday I completely bruised my pinky toe on our coffee table to the point I thought I broke it. I didn’t take pictures because it’s kind of hideous. It’s getting better though.

And we have 3 quizzes, two assignments, and I have to start thinking about a research design for my philosophy of science class by Tuesday. It’s been a rough first week.

So I’m waiting in the new study space in Irwin Library for traffic to die down so I can go home and study bacteria flashcards.

The new study space is pretty cool! This is a tiny shot of it, I know. But the chairs are red and my water bottle is full of water from the new Brita Hydration Stations. Ooo, ahhh!