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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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Christmas Break: A Review

Happy Saturday to all. Since I am in a sorority and recruitment week starts soon, today marks the end of my Christmas break. Although my break was only two weeks long, it was a good time filled with strange encounters. Let’s discuss and review them, shall we? Please note: I will be scoring each experience on a scale of 1 to 5 chocolate bars; 1 being the worst, and 5 being the best.

Work: As I mentioned in a previous post, I worked a lot over break. Almost every day to be exact. Although it would have been nice to have some more down time, work was pretty good. I got to see my work BFF, Erma, and got hit on by a 17-year-old boy. Weird. Highlight: I used my store discount to buy some socks.

Rank: 3 out of 5 chocolate bars. 

A real-life simulation of my eye doctor experience.

A real-life simulation of my eye doctor experience.

The eye doctor: I went to the eye doctor for my yearly check up over break. Super exciting, I know. My prescription remained the same and I ordered some more contacts, as well as a super cute pair of glasses (I know you were curious about how it turned out). Highlight: the ladies who work there didn’t talk about how great my brothers are like the usually do.

Rank: 4 out of 5 chocolate bars.

Christmas: Christmas was really nice because I just spent the day bumming around my house with my family. As I mentioned here, my younger brother recorded a cd of himself singing songs and gave that to me as a present, so that was something else. Also, I received a 4 foot by 5 foot canvas from the rents. SCORE!

Rank: 5 out of 5 chocolate bars.

Friend time: I love spending time with my friends when I’m at home, but I always feel like the initial encounter when we’re all together is a tad awkward because we haven’t fallen back into our groove yet. Since I saw all of my buds three weeks ago at Thanksgiving, the awkwardness was not there. Also, my friend Alexis and I finally filmed a vlog together, and I made a few new friends. Yippie skippie!

Rank: 5 out of 5 chocolate bars.

Spending time in coffee shops: I spent a lot of time in coffee shops over break and actively tried to fulfill my bucket list goal of working in one by applying to hopefully work at one over the summer. I sipped some joe, people watched, worked on my memoir, and surfed the net. Ahhh, paradise.

Rank: 5 out of 5. 

My friends and I on New Year's.

My friends and I on New Year’s.

New Year’s Eve: Usually I feel like New Year’s Eve is super anticlimactic, but this year was so fun. My friends and I went to a party together, and there were a lot of people there I hadn’t met before, so of course I made some new friends. I also had a solo dance party for a while, which is Classic Bekah. The highlight of the evening, however, was when an 18-year-old boy told me how philosophical and punk rock he was, and then repeatedly asked if he could kiss me, despite me abruptly power walking away from him and consistently saying no. As weird as that was, it just made sense that something slightly uncomfortable would happen to me. My friends and I all got a good laugh out of it, and luckily I made it out without a smooch.

Rank: 5 out of 5 chocolate bars.

Shaving my legs: As most of my friends know, I hate shaving my legs. It’s not really a feminist thing, but more of a I’m lazy thing. I shaved my legs for the first time in a long time (too much info? #SorryNotSorry), and I don’t feel too good about it. I shaved them because my legs will likely be exposed poking out of dresses and skirts during recruitment week, but it just felt really wrong.

Rank: 1 out of 5 chocolate bars.

As you can see, my Christmas break got pretty crazy. The main thing I learned from being home is that whether I want to or not, I seem to have a knack for unwillingly attracting high school boys. Can I add that to my resumé?

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading :)

Christmas Break

Happy Saturday all. I have been very forgetful so far this break, and I have forgotten to properly keep up with my blog; my apologies. I haven’t been doing much, but break has been treating me well.

I work at a department store whenever I am at home, and since it’s the Christmas season, I’ve naturally been working quite a bit. The day after Christmas I had to work at 5:45 a.m., so that was fun. The best part of work is my Work BFF, Erma. She’s a 60-something-year-old woman, and we’ve been working a lot together this break. Work together, friends forever.

Now a vailable at a store near you.

Now available at a store near you.

My Christmas was pretty nice as well. I just spent the day at home with the fam, but it was solid. The highlight of Christmas was that my younger brother, Ben, recorded a cd of him singing several popular songs and gave that to my older brother and me as our gifts. He titled it A Very Benny Christmas. It’s stupendous.

I’ve also been spending a lot of time at this adorable coffee shop in my hometown, and I’ve decided coffee shops soothe my soul. I also officially started writing my memoir, so if you’ve ever wronged me, I’ll probably write terrible things about you.

Enjoy the rest of break and thanks for reading :)

P.S. I decided I’m going to start including the Word of the Day in my posts because words are fun. Today’s word, mea culpa: a formal acknowledgement of personal fault or error

9 Reasons Napoleon Dynamite Rocks

Happy Thursday to all! The other night I watched one of my favorite movies of all time: Napoleon Dynamite. Whilst watching this cinematic masterpiece, I thought of several reasons why Napoleon Dynamite rocks.

1. The opening credits. The opening credits consist of the actors’, producer’s, and director’s names being written on different pieces of food and memorabilia related to Napoleon’s high school. This opening sequence is very creative and gives a splendid glimpse into the quirkiness that ensues throughout the rest of the film. Watch it here.

2. The fashion. Napoleon’s classic go-to look consists of a strange graphic t-shirt, some misshapen jeans, and a pair of black snow boots. Deb, another main character, consistently wears a fanny pack (heck yeah!) and a side ponytail. Uncle Rico dresses like he’s from the 70s, and Kip wears polos and white tube socks.

Classic.

Classic.

3. The tots. Napoleon puts tater tots in his pocket and eats them during class. When I was in about 6th grade, and there were tots for lunch, my friends and I put them in our pockets and ate them on the playground.

4. Kip online dated before it was cool. Kip met the love of his life, Lafawnduh, online. They’d chat online for like 2, 3 hours a day, so I guess you could say it was getting pretty serious.

5. Haley Duff. Hilary Duff’s less famous sister played Summer Wheatley. This was the beginning and end of her acting career.

6. The plot doesn’t develop until the movie is ¾ of the way done. Pedro doesn’t decide to run for class president until the movie is almost over, but by then I’ve already become so emotionally invested it doesn’t even matter.

7. The Happy Hands Club. The Happy Hands Club, or sign language club, performs to the Backstreet Boys while wearing sparkly blue dresses. So classic.

8. The dance Napoleon does at the end. This is by far the highlight of the entire film. Napoleon fearlessly shows off his sweet moves to help Pedro seal the deal as class president. Fun Fact: It’s on my bucket list to learn this dance. Sadly I can’t find the real clip of this dance, so just watch this video until 2:15 mark and you’ll be good.

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9. So quotable. This movie is more quotable for me than Mean Girls is for the average teenage girl. “Tina you fat lard, come get some dinner!” “Stay home and eat all the flippin chips, Kip!” “Nobody wants a round-house kick to the face while I’m wearing these bad boys. Think again!” “Napoleon, don’t be jealous that I’ve been chatting online with babes all day. Besides, we both know I’m training to be a cage fighter.” SO GOOD.

If you’ve never seen this wondrous film, do yourself a favor and watch it. It’s magical.

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

Les Misérables

Happy Saturday, friends! Unless you live under a rock, I am sure you are aware that the movie Les Misérables opened on Christmas day. I saw the movie last night, and loved it!! Les Misérables was originally a novel by Victor Hugo, but then was adapted into stage versions including the musical, and now this film version. I have seen Les Mis on stage twice before, however I didn’t remember many details. I suffer from movie/play amnesia because I never remember plays or movies, so I was ecstatic to see the show and refresh my memory!

Les Mis is about a man named Jean Valjean, played by Hugh Jackman, who was a prisoner for nineteen years and breaks parole. He starts a new life for himself and becomes incredibly successful. He encounters a starving prostitue, Fantine (Anne Hathaway), and after hearing her story, tells her he will take care of her daughter like she is his own. Jean Valjean raises the girl, Cosette (Amanda Seyfried), and they live a life hiding from Javert (Russel Crowe), a police officer who has spent his life hunting down Valjean. Along the lines, a revolution takes place and some people die, while others fall in love. I am aware that is a horrible summary, but the movie is three hours long and there is a lot going on. It is very difficult to summarize in one paragraph.

For those of you that don’t know, the whole performance, other than a few stray words, is sung. Speaking of singing, how ‘bout Anne Hathaway?! I did not realize that she had such a nice voice! She played Fantine, and did a fabulous job. The scene in which she sings “I Dreamed a Dream” was fanfrickintastic! Hugh Jackman played the lead of Jean Valjean, and he did a good job as well. I was not a huge fan of his voice, but overall I enjoyed his performance. Sacha Baron Cohen played the innkeeper Thénardier, and I was thoroughly impressed. Russel Crowe’s portrayal of Javert was also really good. Russel Crowe has a very good voice, something that many people have been surprised by since musical theater is not his forte. My favorite performance was when Éponine (Samantha Barks) sang “On My Own.” So classic. (Fun fact: Samantha Barks played the part of Éponine in London at the Queen’s Theater production of Les Mis in 2010). I thought the cast did an incredibly job, and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie! Go see it and add some culture to your life. Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading :)

“On My Own” Trailer

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Vlog: Christmas Trivia with Ben

I did another vlog with my younger brother Ben!

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Thanks for watching and have a Merry Christmas :)