At a riptano Cassandra training in NY, Jonathan Ellis showed us twissandra and pycassa. I confess to never really using python before, but I found interactive python rather amazing.

So at that point I decided I needed two things:

some code that ended in andra.
A nifty confluent interactive cassandra cli alternative

Groovandra is still new (and open to suggestions) but it does work, so have fun.
groovandra screen shot
Source code
Groovandra Trunk Snapshot