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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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Vlog: Dunkin’ Donuts & Value World

I went on an adventure with two of my friends and filmed it.

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This was my first time vlogging in public and it was super fun, so I hope you like it!

Have a great weekend and thanks for watching :)

Music Monday: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in Concert

Happy Music Monday, all! Last Wednesday, I saw Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in concert. They played at Indiana University, and let me tell you, it was quite an eventful evening.

I went with my friends Sam and Katie, and we got to the concert about 15 minutes before it was supposed to start. Since we didn’t get there too early, we expected a long line waiting to get in. To our surprise, there was hardly anyone in the parking lot, and absolutely no line. When we got to the door, the security guards acted like we could just walk through, then abruptly were all like “Ohh oh! Hold up. Nice try!” They looked through our bags and let us through the door. It was weird.

We found our seats and looked out across the barren arena and were further confused by the lack of audience members. The first opener, Talib Kweli, performed, but it felt like no one was listening. It was like when you’re talking with a group of people, but no one is really listening to the person trying to talk to everyone. A few more people showed up, and a rapper named Wale (pronounced wall-aayy) performed next. Wale was horrible. All I can say is no way Wale, no way. He had the whole audience chanting incredibly offensive lyrics to one of his songs for a good five minutes, and it successfully made me uncomfortable. After that episode, he invited players from the IU basketball team onto the stage where they rapped and danced with him. They are basketball players. Not celebrities. Not rappers. It was so, so strange.

After Wale, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took the stage. They were incredible! Macklemore danced around the stage the whole time and talked to the audience about the origin of each song before he performed it. Before “Thrift Shop,” he spotted a guy in the audience with a fur coat and asked if he could wear it for the song.

The whole crew in action.

He did, and it was great. “Same Love” was one of my favorites, as was “And We Danced.” He was so, so fun to watch and I think I want to be his best friend. If you ever have the chance to go see him, please do. It will be a great time even if the rest of the evening is incredibly weird.

P.S. I’ll put a video I took of “Same Love” at the bottom!

Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

“Same Love”

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MY 100TH BLOG POST (contintued)!!!

I posted my 100th blog on Wednesday, and planned to post 100 facts about me. As I wrote it, I realized that was a lot of information, so I only posted 50. Here are rest of the facts from Wednesday!

51. I really want a pixie haircut.

52. I almost got one right after graduation, but quite obviously hesitated.

53. My hair is so long that I accidentally tuck it into my pants whenever I tuck my shirt in. It’s casual.

54. I sometimes unintentionally zip it into my fanny pack.

55. I have 5 fanny packs.

56. I like to wear them on Fridays sometimes and declare it “Fanny Pack Friday.”

57. I really hate the word “galoshes.”

58. I don’t like when people touch my face.

59. I poke anyone and everyone on my “poke suggestions” on Facebook.

60. This leads to poking people I don’t know too well. #YOLO.

61. Thinking of this many things to say is difficult.

62. I love people watching.

63. I wish it was socially acceptable to tell strangers they are attractive.

64. I could sleep all day long if I didn’t have to do anything all day.

65. I love to dance.

66. I have a mean dougie.

67. I know all the words to “Thrift Shop.”

68. I really wish I could rap.

69. I desperately wish I could play guitar.

70. I started learning to play over spring break and plan to continue over the summer.

71. I desperately wish I could sing.

72. I sing all the time, but I wish it sounded better.

73. I love corny jokes.

74. I often tell jokes to strangers.

75. I once told jokes to Roosevelt Jones and Kam Woods.

76. I know neither one of these boys.

77. I sometimes wish I had purple hair.

78. I have always wanted red hair.

79. I enjoy watching The Real Housewives.

80. I also enjoy Parks and Recreation.

81. I also enjoy The Voice. Mainly because of Adam Levine.

82. And because I wish I was musically inclined.

83. I love YouTube.

84. I watch several vloggers regularly.

85. My favorite vlogger is DailyGrace.

86. I have an ongoing joke with my family that I am going to be a cat lady.

87. I hate cats.

88. I had a dog named Budweiser when I was younger.

89. I think I am really funny.

90. I can’t think of a 90th fact.

91. I’m incredibly excited for The Great Gatsby movie to come out.

Yes.

92. I think it will either be astounding, or a flop. No in-between.

93. About 70% of the food I consume is dessert.

94. If you’re still reading, God bless you.

95. I really want a tattoo, but don’t know what to get.

96. I also want to pierce my ears some more, but I always forget about it, so it hasn’t happened.

97. This was written stream of consciousness style.

98. Two more facts left after this!

99. It’s the weekend, y’all.

100. I really, really love blogging.

Music Monday: Passenger

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”

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“No Diggity/Thrift Shop”

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“I Hate” *There are a few choice words in this one. You’ve been warned.

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Vlog: An Ode to the Starbucks Brownie

I made a vlog and recited some original poetry…about a brownie.

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Thanks for watching :)

Blue II’s Birthday

Happy Friday everyone! Today is Butler Blue II’s birthday. The former mascot is turning 9 today, and there was a big party in the bookstore and Starbucks earlier this afternoon. There were cameras, cookies, cupcakes, and a lot of people. Let me remind you that Blue II is a dog.

A picture of Blue II.

 

Personally, I have nothing against Blue II. He’s been our school mascot for many years and everybody loves him. The thing I don’t understand is why there was a birthday party for a dog. All I know is that I have never had such a bangin’ party (my family forgot my birthday once, but that’s a story for another time), and I’d like to think I’m more likeable than a bulldog. Apparently not. Apparently no human being is more likeable than an bulldog because I have never heard of the news being at an average human’s birthday bash.

I’m not complaining exactly because I would by lying to you if I said I didn’t take advantage of the free Insomnia Cookies at the party, but I would also be lying if I said that I thought throwing a dog a birthday party was a casual thing to do. Oh well, whatever floats your boat I suppose.

I was informed that Tripp’s birthday falls over Christmas break, so I wonder what the party situation will be for his birthday next year. We should probably have one party before break and one once we come back, just to be safe. I mean, that’s the logical thing to do. As long as there are free cookies, I guess it’s alright.

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading :)

BuzzFeed.com

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.

Iconic.

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 :)

Struggle Bussing

Happy Thursday, friends! This past week I have been incredibly busy and stressed. I had a ton of Urban Ecology and art homework that was due at the beginning of the week. My family visited this past weekend, and since I spent a lot of my time with them, I did not do much of my homework for either of those classes until Sunday night, prompting me to be on the struggle bus all week long.

For Urban Ecology, I had about 100 pages of reading, a lab report, and a test all due Tuesday. I did the majority of all of this work on Monday and stayed up till about 3 a.m. Well played, self. On Tuesday I turned in all of my work for that class, but had meetings out the wazoo, plus an art project to do for Wednesday, so the stress was far from over.

For my art project, we had to use another artist as a source of inspiration and create work from that. The artist I chose was Maria Magdaelna Campos Pons. She does a lot of photographic self-portraits, so by golly that is what I did for my project.

My project.

I took the pictures Tuesday evening and uploaded them into iPhoto with no problems at all. After that, I was whisked away to hours of meetings and practices, and did not get back on my computer to edit the pictures till midnight.

SURPRISE! iPhoto is broken and refuses to open! I restarted my computer about seven times, but to no avail. I had to put the pictures on my roommate’s computer and transfer them onto mine to edit them in Photoshop. Isn’t school fun? At about 1:30, two other art majors texted me saying they were still working on their projects. The three of us sat on the floor in the hallway, eating goldfish and working on our projects until 4 a.m. Good times.

Needless to say, I was very tired yesterday. I also had to dance at the basketball game last night, plus had a meeting after that, so yesterday was a very long day in which I was struggle bussing all day long. Fun fact: Around noon I decided to have some cereal in my room. Whilst chatting with my friends, I became so delusional that I was subconsciously cradling the cereal box like a small child. Neat.

Let this be a lesson to not wait so long to start your work because your iPhoto will screw you over, vastly complicating everything, forcing you to stay up into the wee hours of the night, munching on artificially flavored fish-shaped snacks.

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