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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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Archive: October 2013

Vlog: Snog, Marry, Avoid

Happy Wednesday! I broke the hiatus and filmed another vlog with my friend (and fellow Butler student) Hanna. We talked about who we’d want to snog (kiss), marry, or avoid. Check it out!

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We also filmed a video on Hanna’s YouTube channel. Check that out here.

Have a great rest of the week, and thanks for watching :)

Music Monday: The Strokes

Happy Music Monday to all! Because everyone needs some modern/classicish rock in their lives, let’s talk about The Strokes today.

The Strokes are a five-person American rock band from New York City. Since their formation in 1998, the group has released five albums and won several awards, mostly in the UK. They have also hinted that they will be working on their sixth album sometime in 2014.

I honestly haven’t heard too many of their songs, but I do quite enjoy “Last Night,” as well as whatever other songs I’ve heard on their Pandora station. They kind of sound like they have a retro type vibe, which I think is super cool, especially since pop music is pretty popular with the kids these days. Their sound is super cool and has an old timey feel to it. They sound like The Kooks had a baby with The Killers and produced a child signing straight outta the womb. Check out some of their tunes below!

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

“Last Nite”

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“You Only Live Once”

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Fanny Pack Friday

Happy Friday all! If you know me, or ever seen me around campus, you know I wear a fanny pack every Friday and declare it Fanny Pack Friday. For those of you that don’t know much about it, let me educate you on the mystical day that is Fanny Pack Friday.

Fanny look #1

Fanny look #1

Fanny Pack Friday started my senior year of high school when I purchased my very first fanny pack. I got it on sale at Urban Outfitters and recognized that it would match perfectly with my school uniform. Having uniforms in high school restricted what I could wear, obviously, so I jumped at the opportunity to express my style via wearing my fanny pack as a belt. One other kid participated in Fanny Pack Friday from time to time, but it was mostly just me. Since then, my friend Alexis has been back to my high school and told me that a bunch of the senior girls started wearing fanny packs too. CAN YOU SAY TREND SETTER?!

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Fanny look #2

I now own a total of five fanny packs and can assure you the journey has just begun. I neglected Fanny Pack Friday until the end of second semester last year, so I am going to participate every Friday this year. So far I haven’t missed a week. Although I am still the solitary participant, a lot of my friends and people I see around campus know that I do Fanny Pack Friday and give me shout outs when they see me rocking it. Fanny Pack Friday is not exclusive, so if you own a fanny, please feel free to participate! Another neat aspect of the fanny: I met Clinton Kelly from TLC’s “What Not to Wear” my senior year of high school around the time I started Fanny Pack Friday and told him about it. He told me he thought it was fabulous!

I post a #FannyPackFriday picture every week on my Instagram, so feel free to follow me!

Fanny look #3

Fanny look #3

Have a great weekend, #LiveToFanny, and thanks for reading :)

MirandaSings08

Happy Thursday everyone! I don’t even know how many times I’ve mentioned this, but I love the Internet. Specifically Youtube. Lately, I have found the Youtube channel MirandaSings08 to be especially hilarious.

MirandaSings08 is a channel run by Colleen Ballinger, an American comedian, actress, and singer. Ballinger created the character Miranda, the star of her channel, in 2008 as a parody of egotistical singers on Youtube who post bad videos expecting to become famous. Miranda’s signatures include her incredibly bad voice, her aversion to porn and the devil, baggy collared shirts, catch phrases such as “yeah right” and “thanks a lot,” and finally, her red lip stick.

MirandaSings is certainly an acquired taste. Her videos make me feel uncomfortable because she’s so awkward, but I can’t stop watching. Ballinger commits so wholeheartedly to the character that it is hilarious! The first time I ever saw a MirandaSings video was before I really knew much about Youtube, so I didn’t realize that people posted skit-type videos, and I thought she was serious and it skeeved me out. Thank goodness I have seen the light and can now appreciate the greatness that is MirandaSings08. Check out some of her videos for an uncomfortable laugh.

P.S. Click here, here, and here for some of my other favorite Youtube channels!

Have a great end to the week, and thanks for reading :)

“Starships” Music Video

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Prank Calls

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Tuney Tuesday: Twenty One Pilots in Concert

Happy Tuesday to all. I hope you all had a fabulous fall break. Just a handful of weeks till Thanksgiving! Hurrah! Over fall break, I saw Twenty One Pilots in concert and it was incredible. Since I missed Music Monday yesterday, I am dubbing today “Tuney Tuesday” so I can tell you about the concert. (Also, check out this post I did about them on Butler’s U lala page!)

Twenty One Pilots is a musical duo from Columbus, Ohio consisting of Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph. The pair has released three albums since its formation in 2009, and I just can’t get enough of them. I’m not quite sure how to classify their music since it ranges so much from song to song, but they are an indie pop, indie rap, spoken word, electronic-type hybrid. All of their songs have solid lyrics and are so darn catchy. Plus, Tyler’s voice is incredibly unique.

Performing on the crowd.

Performing on the crowd.

I first saw these two at Lollapalooza over the summer and I instantly fell in love. Their live performance is so incredible and full of energy, I could see them about three hundred times. Josh plays drums and back flips off Tyler’s piano at every show, and at the concert this past weekend, Tyler stood on the audience’s hands for a song. Totally casual. On top of that, the lights for the show were sick! Their show at Lollapalooza was during the day and obviously did not have theatrical lights, so the lights at this show blew me away. They were super bright and crazy and matched the tempo and energy of each song. My favorite part of the show, however, was when Tyler and Josh sat down at chatted with the audience about how thankful they were for the opportunity to perform for us, and then introduced their crew.

They are such cool dudes and I want to be friends with them so badly. Seriously though, if you ever have the opportunity to see Twenty One Pilots in concert, whether you know their music or not, take it! I promise you will not be disappointed.

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

“Migraine”

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“The Run and Go”

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“Car Radio”

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Fall Break

Happy Saturday to all! Fall break started on Thursday, and I stayed here at school. I am going to a Twenty One Pilots concert this evening, so I stayed at the But because I have no car and would feel bad making my parents come get me only to turn around and bring me back two days later. Although I am a bit bummed I didn’t get to go home, I have loved break so far.

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A still from me and Hanna’s video.

Most of campus is deserted this weekend, and I am truly loving it. I also live in a sorority house (Kappa Alpha Theta, whoop whoop!) and there are maybe five other girls in the house, if that. Although being deserted might sound creepy, I love the peace and quiet and being free to wander with no one around.

I haven’t done much, but I did go to a psychic Thursday, and that was pretty exciting. I write for Butler’s on campus humor magazine, Archives, and our next issue is our Halloween issue, so naturally my first idea was to go to a psychic and write about it. It was pretty interesting, but he told me nothing too specific. I think I will devote a separate post to that though. I have also been watching a lot of America’s Next Top Model, which has been great of course. I filmed a vlog with my friend, Hanna, as well, so keep your eyes peeled for that! Today I am planning to work on a painting project and rock out at the concert this evening. I hope everyone’s break has been as relaxing as mine, and I hope it continues to be.

Have a great rest of break, and thanks for reading :)

Love Your Body Day

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is a joyous day not only because it’s the last day of classes until fall break, but also because it’s Love Your Body Day!

Love Your Body Day started 15 years ago in an effort to lessen the stress put on women to look “good” based on media-inspired beauty standards. The Love Your Body Day website outlines all of the venues that influence our idea of beauty on a day-to-day basis. Television shows present the main characters as tall, thin, heterosexual females, while the entire fashion industry focuses on how tall and thin models can be. The media constantly tells us what is and is not beautiful, so often times women (men, too) feel inadequate when they do not fall into this predetermined idea of what is beautiful. Obviously, that is bonkers because no one is exactly the same in any aspect of their personality, so why should we have to be the same in our appearance? 230739849

The website offers a plethora of ways to love your body not only today, but every day. My favorite way to love my body, and encourage others to love theirs, is operationbeautiful.com. Operation beautiful is a website that encourages anyone to submit pictures of inspirational notes left in public places. The website is a great way to see words of encouragement from other people, and is a great inspiration to leave words of encouragement for others, while encouraging yourself in the process. As you can tell from this previous post, as well as this one, I am all about realizing how beautiful you and are and being confident in your quirks. No two human beings are exactly alike, and I think that is both beautiful and exciting, and something worth embracing. Take a look around the Love Your Body Day site, as well as Operation Beautiful and learn some ways to love your body.

Have an awesome fall break, love your body, and thanks for reading :)

Music Monday: Yellow Ostrich

Happy Monday everyone! This Music Monday is a bit unique because the band I’m writing about is coming to Butler one week from today. This band is none other than Yellow Ostrich.

Yellow Ostrich is a three-person American-indie rock band from New York. The trio has performed at festivals such as Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, so it’s kind of rad that they are coming to perform at Butler. The band has five albums and six EP’s, so you should check them out before the show.

Fun fact: I made this poster.

Fun fact: I made this poster.

They have a sound similar to Noah and the Whale, and are just kind of funky and dreamy in general. I dig them real hard, and I think you will too. Another cool thing about them, Daniel Radcliffe digs them too (click here to see what I’m talking about). The concert is being presented by program board’s Coffeehouse, so the concert will be in Starbucks. It’s free, there will be free food, AND there will be great music. Plus I’ll be there, so what’s not to love?!

Moral of the story, come see Yellow Ostrich on Monday October 21 at 7 p.m. in Starbucks!

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

“Marathon Runner”

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“Whale”

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Slacking

Happy Friday to all! These past few weeks have been crazy busy due to dance team and Greek life things getting ready for homecoming. Because of this, I apologize for my lack of creative posts lately. Since the homecoming game is tomorrow and everything is winding down, I promise my blogging will be back on point.

I also need to get back into vlogging. If you haven’t seen my vlogs, give this here link a little click and educate yourself! I have several vlogs in mind, and will start filming those again lickity split. I also have a few humorous posts in mind, so you have that to look forward to, yeah? I also apologize for the lameness of this post, but I feel it is my duty as a blogger to update you on why I have been struggling lately. Please forgive me, dear reader. This is my last boring post, and I promise I will be back to my usual greatness (I’m like, really humble) soon.

Here’s a funny video for your troubles. (Fun fact: my friend Sam can recite this video word for word. #Cray)

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Have a great AND SAFE weekend, and thanks for reading :)

But…What Does the Fox Say?

Happy Music Monday! For the past month or so, I have continually seen people posting “what does the fox say?” online, and up until last week, I did not know what it meant. After viewing the music video for “The Fox” by Ylvis, I can confidently say I now know what the fox says. You probably hate me for this, and I might hate myself a little bit, but this Music Monday is dedicated to “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” by Ylvis.

For those of you that don’t know, “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” is recently released electronic dance song by the Norwegian comedy duo, Ylvis. Think Flight of the Conchords or The Lonely Island, and you’ll understand the type of music the duo creates. After its release in early September, the song and music video have gone viral, earning itself the number 8 spot on Billboard Hot 100. On top of that, the music video has collected over 95 million views in one month. The video’s popularity has been compared to that of Psy’s Gangnam Style.

The video starts out with a bunch of people dressed in animal costumes at some fancy pants party, and one member of Ylvis begins singing dramatically about the noises all of the animals make. The cinematography, setting, and lighting all make the video seem so legitimate, and it drastically contrasts the weirdo lyrics and even weirder refrain. I’m not really certain as to why this song has become so popular, but I am all about it. I don’t think the song itself is good, but the strangeness of the whole situation excites my soul. Keep on being weird, Ylvis. You keep on.

Check out these reaction videos The Fine Brothers made: Teens React and Elders React.

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

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