Happy Friday everyone! I was not too sure what to write about today, so I decided to share some random thoughts that I have had recently.
1. Ke$ha makes me want to vomit. I heard “Die Young” yesterday for the first time in a while, and it reaffirmed how much I hate that song. It just makes me angry whenever I hear it. If Ke$ha can be a famous musician, so can I.
2. Putting something in quotations and adding a “…” to the end makes it seem far more dramatic than it needs to. For example: I ate the last cookie. Verses “I ate the last cookie…” The second option seems much for mysterious. Who is the “I” that ate this cookie? Why was this cookie eaten? So.Much.Mystery.
3. Starting a phrase with “and” or “because” adds an infinite number of Internet feels. For example: “I will always love you.” Verses “And I will always love you.” (For extra feels, add a “…” to the end. Oh so dramatic.
4. I would really hate to be a stick of deodorant. This is a strange thought to have, but honestly, what a horrible existence that would be. Sure you would smell nice, but your face would constantly be shoved under someone’s smelly underarms. Ick.
5. I can’t get over the fact we can’t see our own faces. You can see the rest of your body, your arms, legs, torso, etc., but the fact we can’t see our face, one of the most identifiable things about humans, boggles my mind. Yes, you can see your face in the mirror, but it really isn’t your face. It is just a reflection. What if your reflection as you see it is different from how people see you? What if it is similar to how hearing your voice as you speak is different than hearing it on a recording, even though everyone else insists you always sound the same?
WHAT IF YOUR WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN A LIE?!?!
I hope you reflect on some of these thoughts and reassess your lives. Have a great weekend and thanks for reading
Happy Thursday to all! I am quite fond of YouTube, and I have recently been really into a channel called LAHWF.
LAHWF (Losing All Hope Was Freedom) is run by a man named Andrew Hales. Hales, with the help of his friends, performs social experiments and films them for his 531,000 subscribers. His videos range from holding people hands, to whispering “needy” things to people. He also has a video where he tells strangers corny jokes, which is great, because I sometimes do that!
All of his videos are really funny and awkward because no one knows how to react to the strange things he does. Basically, I have started living vicariously through Andrew Hales.
In other news, I got recognized for my blog by a stranger in Starbucks the other night. It was super exciting and was the second time I’ve been recognized by someone. #InternetFamous #OnMyWay
Also, tomorrow afternoon is an acoustic concert in Holcolm Gardens for Peace Week. I mentioned on Monday that it is Peace Week, and what sounds more ideal than listening to some tunes whilst sitting in the beautiful place that is Holcolm Gardens? Nothing, that’s what. The concert is from 3-5 p.m. Be there or be square.
Have a great end to the week and thanks for reading
Holding People’s Hand
Whispering Needy Things to People
Tagged: acoustic, bulldogs, butler university, friday, funny, holcolm gardens, lahwf, music, peace week, videos, youtube
Happy Music Monday, all! As you may or may not know, this week is Peace Week. When I think of peace, I think of calm. Since it is Music Monday, let’s talk about calm music. Let’s talk about Passenger.
Passenger (his real name is Mike Rosenberg) is a one man Indie-pop/folk band from Brighton, England. Passenger originally consisted of Rosenberg and four band mates, but they broke up in 2007 after only recording one album. After the breakup, Rosenberg decided to keep the name “Passenger” and pursue a solo career.
Passenger released his first solo album, Wide Eyes Blind Love, in 2009, and has since released Flight of the Crow, and All the Little Lights. Passenger has an incredibly unique voice, and all of his music is pretty mellow. His lyrics are also really good! His most popular song is “Let Her Go,” and he has also recorded a mash-up of “No Diggity” and “Thrift Shop” with Ed Sheeran. It is rockin’. My favorite song of his is “I Hate” because it is about all of the dumb things that people do. Not very peaceful, but it is very clever.
Have a wonderfully peaceful week, and thanks for reading
“Let Her Go”
“No Diggity/Thrift Shop”
“I Hate” *There are a few choice words in this one. You’ve been warned.
I made a vlog and recited some original poetry…about a brownie.
Thanks for watching
Tagged: basketball, blogs, brownie, bulldogs, butler, butler university, funny, people, poems, starbucks, starbucks brownie, vlog
Happy Wednesday everyone! A lot of strange things exist on the Internet, and I have seen something a little odd these past two days. Since yesterday afternoon, I have seen two articles about people who impersonate mermaids. Totally casual.
I saw the first article about real-life mermaids yesterday on Yahoo.com. A woman named Linden Wolbert works as a mermaid at various parties and charity events, and can even hold her breath for up to 5 minutes (she used to be a freediver). While “mermaiding” as a job might seem justifiable, Eric Ducharme dons a mermaid tale for fun.
Wolbert in action.
I saw the article about Ducharme this afternoon, and after seeing my second mermaid article in two days, I thought this was too strange to ignore. Ducharme can also hold his breath for minutes at a time, but he “mermaids” for fun. When I was younger, I used to lay on my bedroom floor with a pillowcase around my legs and pretend that I had a mermaid tail, so I’m not gonna say that I wouldn’t want to swim around with a sparkly tail on in my spare time…
Have a wonderful rest of the week and thanks for reading
Happy Music Monday, all! I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter weekend and is ready to finish the semester strong! Only four weeks left. Yikes.
Today, I would like to talk about Ceour de pirate. Coeur de pirate (her real name is Béatrice Martin) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She sings almost all of her songs in French, but she does have a few English songs. She released a song in English called “One for Me” under the name Pearls, and also did a sick cover of “Wicked Games” by The Weekend.
Her cover of “Wicked Games” is one of my favorite songs because it is far better than the original. Her voice is so pure sounding, and it is a little chilling and creepy. Unfortunately, the song drops the f-bomb throughout, so I can’t post the video on here, but I will post a link to it below!
Since I loved “Wicked Games” so much when I heard it, I looked up some other songs by her, but they are all in French so I don’t understand what she is saying. Fortunately, she is rumored to be working on some English music, so I can love her even more once it is released.
Here’s the link to “Wicked Games.” Seriously, check it out. Have a great week, and thanks for reading
“One for Me”
Tagged: bulldogs, butler, butler university, canada, coeur de pirate, college, french, monday, music, songs, the weekend, wicked games
Happy Thursday to all! We have about one month left of the semester, and you know what that means- it’s time for advising appointments and end of the year shenanigans! I blogged last semester about how stressful it was to figure out my schedule, but I wasn’t nearly as stressed this time around.
Although my advising appointment didn’t give me too much worry, all of my art projects most certainly have. I have mentioned many a time before that I am an Art + Design major. I absolutely, positively love being an art major, but there is quite a lot happening in the art department these days, so I am wigging out a bit.
My most recent project.
The biggest thing I have to do is create a body of work.
For the body of work, the class has to make 5-10 pieces that are related through a concept, and we have to have them done to present at Art Now. Initially, I was going to go to Value World and buy items from the song “Thrift Shop” and create my own interpretation of the song through photographs, but I wasn’t totally feeling it. My new idea was inspired by a video of strangers sitting in a ball pit and asking each other questions so they wouldn’t be strangers when they left the pit (the video is below!).
As you know from reading my blog, I am all about becoming friends with strangers. I am really curious about people’s relationships and how they come to meet and grow in friendship, so I am going to create spaces and instances that, like the ball pit, encourage strangers to interact. I am going to document these interactions through photos and writing, so it’s different from most other projects I have done. This type of art is called relational art because it is about human relationships, rather than a tangible piece of artwork. I’m kind of nervous that no one will want to participate, but you better believe I’m going to try!!
In other kind of artsy-related news, I got an Instagram, so you should follow me!
Have a great end to the week and thanks for reading
Happy Monday everyone! I am baffled by the drastic change in weather since my last post, but today there is snow EVERYWHERE! To keep your mind off the cold weather, give a little listen to some music by your fellow Butler students.
Last Thursday, the Help Heal Haiti chapter here at Butler hosted a benefit concert. There were so many talented musicians that performed, and it made me feel insufficient because I have no musical abilities. Sigh.
First to perform was Freshly Brewed. I blogged about Freshly Brewed last semester, but I am obsessed with them, so of course I have to mention them again. My friend Allie is in Freshly Brewed, so it is always an added bonus to see her sing! They were great as always, and after they performed, a few members from the a Cappella group performed solo. They performed a variety of covers and personal songs, and they were all beautiful!
A few more people performed and did an equally wonderful job, and then Out of the Dawg House performed. I also blogged about Out of the Dawg House last semester, and I am also obsessed with them. They were as spectacular as ever, and did a great job. They did this crazy good mash-up of old school rap songs, and I freaking loved it!
The final act of the evening was a band named Coyotes. They were the winners of Java Jams, which was a music contest held earlier in the year. They played some folky-kinda tunes, and they were so great! They were super high energy and their music was really good. According to my sources, they will be releasing an EP in the very near future, so I highly encourage you to check them out.
Freshly Brewed and Out of the Dawg House will also be having concerts before the year is over, and you better believe I will blog about that too.
P.S. I linked the Facebook pages for all three groups, so go and like the crap outta them!
Have a great rest of the week, and thanks for reading
“St. Louis” by Coyotes
Happy Friday everyone! The first day of spring officially started on Wednesday, and as a result, the weather today is glorious! Huzzah! Do you know what else is glorious? The Internet.
Over spring break, I was officially introduced to a website called BuzzFeed.com. BuzzFeed is basically a website that has funny articles about pop culture, celebrities, and other ridiculous happenings on the Internet. One of my favorite articles I have read so far is “42 Things That Prove That Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the Perfect Man.” So great.
I stumbled upon an article yesterday about Butler basketball player Andrew Smeathers. During the game against Bucknell, after an exciting three-point play, Smeathers clapped, giggled, and threw up “the three monocle.” For some reason, everybody freaked out (in a good way) when he did this.
This image has been all over Facebook, showing up as people’s cover photos, and as gifs being posted on people’s walls. I’m not sure what the fascination is, but I do think it’s pretty cool that BuzzFeed wrote an article about it.
Anyway, Buzzfeed has plenty of articles to choose from, and is a definite winner for anyone who enjoys pop culture or the Internet. If this appeals to you, check it out man!
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading