I made a vlog and recited some original poetry…about a brownie.
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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”
“Well, you’re not fat.” Those were the kind, first words my grandmother greeted me with upon seeing me home from college (she is quite the character and says similarly lovely things to me on a regular basis, so she will probably get her own post sometime). Sadly, fall break is drawing to a close. I had not been home since the start of school, so it has been absolutely lovely seeing my family and friends from back home, not to mention sleeping in my own bed.
Since being home I realized how many little things from back home I took for granted. As I just mentioned, sleeping in my own bed. I’m not saying my bed at Butler prevents me from a fitful sleep (I love sleeping so much, I could honestly sleep anywhere), but nothing compares to your own bed. Another thing that has been really nice is not having to wear shoes into the bathroom or shower. The first shower I took upon arriving home, without shower shoes I might add, was glorious! The water made my skin feel soft, it didn’t have a funny smell to it, and I didn’t have to wear shoes. I had never felt so alive! Another spectacular thing about being home is the food. My mother is an excellent cook and she bakes a lot so it was nice to walk in the door, greeted by brownies, cookies, and candy (This is not a rare occurrence, sweets account for most of the food in my house). Having home cooked meals has been splendid as well.
Although I have loved being home, I do already miss my friends from school, as strange as that sounds since we have only been apart for a few days. Being home is the bee’s knees, but I am anxious to get back to Butler and keep trekking on until coming home for Thanksgiving where there will be even more reunions, and more importantly, even more food!! Enjoy the rest of break, have safe trips back to school, and thanks for reading
P.S. I have an older brother. He isn’t not in the picture because we don’t love him, he is off at school at the University of Illinois so he wasn’t there when it was taken!
Happy Monday everyone! First off, I just want to say that I am falling in love with this weather (get it? Falling..like the season?!). With lovely weather and Fall Break just around the corner, today is a great day to be alive! Today for Music Monday, let’s talk about Noah and the Whale.
Noah and the Whale is an English indie-folk band from Twickenham, London, England. The band was formed back in 2006 and has released three albums since being together: Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down (2008), The First Days of Spring (2009), and Last Night On Earth (2011). Their most well-known song is “Five Years Time” and was featured on their first album. I absolutely love this band because of their unique and quirky sound.
I am such a fan of their music that I designed a fake gig poster for them last year for a graphic design project. Below are a few of my favorite songs by them so be sure to give it a listen! Have a wonderful week and thanks for reading
5 Years Time
2 Atoms in a Molecule
Life Goes On
Give It All Back
Happy Friday! As you obviously know, it is the first Friday of the month. I am very excited about this because every first Friday of the month, the Indianapolis art community hosts an event called First Fridays. This event takes place at art galleries around town and allows you to go in and see the studio space as well as the work various artists have created. I am going on the First Friday trip today with some of my fellow art students and I am so excited!!
I am from Peoria, Illinois, and my town also had First Fridays. Unfortunately, I never attended a First Friday gallery tour back home, so I am extra doubly excited for this one. We will be going to the Harrison Center for the Arts, Gallery 924, and Fountain Square/Murphy Art Center. Since I am an Art + Design major, I obviously love art! I enjoy visual arts, as well as the performing arts, and one of the things I love most about Butler is that there is always an opportunity to immerse yourself in the arts. I will most definitely take pictures at the galleries this evening and post some next week!
Also, here is a picture of me and Ashni’s pick up line, quote, and joke board today!
Happy Friday and thanks for reading
As you may or may not know, season 4 of Modern Family premiered on Wednesday. Modern Family is a hilarious television show on ABC. It has won countless Emmys and has received rave reviews from critics. I didn’t watch any of last season so I was afraid I would be out of the loop and really confused by jumping into another season, but I thoroughly enjoyed it with no confusion at all.
The season 4 premiere was very promising for another fun filled season! The most significant happenings were that Cam and Mitchell got a cat to fill the void of not being able to adopt another child, and Gloria revealed she is pregnant! I am looking forward to seeing Gloria and Jay’s baby when he or she is born. Like always, Phil Dunphy did not disappoint. He is by far my favorite character on the show. For me, the highlight of the episode was when Phil took Jay fishing for his birthday and caused him to fall into the water while blindfolded. Classic. I am looking forward to another hilarious season. If you have never watched Modern Family before, I would highly recommend it!!
Joke of the week: What did the baby corn say to the mom corn? Where’s the pop corn?
Happy Friday and thanks for reading
Season 4 Promo
Phil Dunphy in his prime
This week, I am going to start out with a joke. Knock knock. Who’s there? Bekah. Bekah who? Bekah the stupid freshmen who decided to go for a wog (walk/jog) and got lost for an hour and a half and missed class.
So that was my morning yesterday! I decided to wake up and get some exercise. I don’t like going to the gym because I feel awkward and out of place, but I don’t mind exercising outside occasionally. I usually wog (walk/jog, a term I coined myself) for about half an hour and then call it a day. My roommate Ashni went on a run earlier in the week and told me a route she took that sounded good to me. I would wog for half an hour and then make it back in plenty of time to shower and go to my eleven o’clock class. I started off at 9:45 going the way she said (or so I thought), turning right at the stoplight she had described to me. After a while, I ended up on Michigan Street. I wasn’t exactly sure where I was, but I continued up the road for a while then decided to turn right onto a side street. I have only been in Indianapolis for one month now, and I already struggle with the most direct route to get somewhere, so you already know this is going to be a trip. I turned onto 54th street just because it was there and looked like a good street to turn on. I continued down and ended up in a neighborhood, Kessler Court or something like that. I ran around there for a little while, trying to find a way out. Then I came upon Kessler Street, which actually sounded familiar to me! I got excited and turned left. I had given up on jogging by now and just went for the walking portion of my wog. I went for a little while down Kessler then saw a sign for Michigan Street, which was exactly where I came from. I turned back around and started walking in the opposite direction. Finally I came upon two construction workers digging holes in someone’s yard. I asked for directions and they told me to continue as I was going until I ran into Illinois Street.
I had originally planned on making it back by 10:20 to shower and get ready for class, but at this point I had eliminated the plan to shower because it was 10:20. I continued down Kessler Street for a really long time, asking myself why I didn’t bring my phone. I know why, it is because I didn’t want to have to carry that, plus my iPod and keys, and I am dumb and thought it was a good idea to leave it behind. Anyway, I continued down Kessler until I finally saw Illinois. I turned on Illinois and started going for about half a mile. I saw a precious old lady in her yard gardening and I asked her for directions. She said to just keep going and I would run into shops and things where I could ask for more directions. She wasn’t much help, but she and I chatted about her son for a little bit, so I think she enjoyed my visit. I kept going on Illinois until I came across a bridge leading to the canal. By now I knew exactly where I was because my unit had walked this way a few weeks ago to get to the Flying Cupcake, which was just up the street. I knew from where I was that I still had 1.7 miles to go. Ahhgg. It was 11:00 by now so I obviously was missing class. I walked along the canal and made it back to my dorm safely. Along the way I did contemplate asking someone for a ride, but the idea freaked me out quite a bit. Although I missed class and was trekking all about the surrounding area, I did indeed learn one very important lesson from this experience: No one should ever exercise. Ever. Happy Friday and thanks for reading
Joke of the Week: What did the buffalo say to his son when he left for college? Bison.
Also, here is me and Ahsni’s pick up line, quote, and joke board today!
Happy Wednesday to all! Today I would like to share a love of mine with you. This love is Grace Helbig. Grace Helbig is an American comedian and vlogger who puts videos on YouTube and MyDamnChannel Monday through Friday as part of her channel, DailyGrace. You might be asking yourself, what is a vlogger? Vloggers record videos on a consistent basis and post them on the internet. Once a vlogger reaches a certain number of subscribers, or consistent viewers of his or her videos, he or she is presented with the possibility of making a career out of vlogging. These video blogs can be about whatever the vlogger wants, and I think DailyGrace nails it every time! A relatively well known vlogger is Jenna Marbles, but personally I prefer DailyGrace over anyone on YouTube, any day of the week.
Grace has a different theme for each day of the week, which always keeps her videos interesting. Monday is just a random day where she talks about whatever she wants. On Tuesday, she hazes people by looking at past comments and making fun of people’s user names. It is officially on my bucket list to get hazed by her, but sadly it has yet to happen. Wednesday is for reviewing, whether it be a song, movie trailer, or book. On Thursdays she teaches you how to do something (it is always great when she cooks). Fridays are known as Sexy Friday where Grace uses her incredible awkwardness to talk about something not sexy at all, making for a really great time. She has 500 videos, so she has plenty of hilarious material. I linked her channel earlier in this post, but here is her Twitter (she has funny tweets), and Tumblr. If you enjoy laughing, you should definitely check her out. I will leave you with a few of her videos! I hope you enjoy DailyGrace as much as I do, and thanks for reading
The Real Housewives
How to make Funfetti Brownies