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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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Recent Excitement

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve tried writing this post about three times with various different topics and can’t decide on one, so I’m just going to spill out all of my thoughts and ideas regarding things I’m excited about.

Graph Rabbit: As I mentioned Monday, Graph Rabbit was set to perform here this week, and they had a show last night. I took pictures during the show, and afterward the lead singer introduced himself to me, inquired about my photos, and asked that I send them to the band. I also discussed art history with him briefly, told him about my blog, and helped the band carry their equipment out to their van after the show. So yeah, I’m like best friends with rock stars.

Half Price Books: This afternoon my friend Matt and I went to Half Price Books. I had only vaguely heard of this store before, but let me tell you, it was glorious. It is a huge store full of really cheap books, magazines, CDs, and movies. Plus it’s just really cozy and cool. I bought a Kooks CD and Tina Fey’s book for a total of $4. What more could you ask for?!

First Fridays: Every first Friday of the month, various art galleries in the area are open and feature local artists. This evening, me and several of my classmates have work featured in some of these shows, so we are going out to dinner and going to the galleries, and I’m really excited about it. I’ll either make a video or blog post recounting the evening sometime next week.

High School Friends: This morning as I was walking to class, I saw one of my friends from high school who was here for an interview for the art program. It was such an unexpected surprise to see her and I loved it, especially since she’s applying to the art program. art_now

Art Now: Next Tuesday from 5-7p.m. and Wednesday from 9a.m.-5p.m., the annual student art show, Art Now, will be in the Reilly Room. It is really awesome and all of us art students have been working our butts off to get ready for the show. We may or may not have been in the studio till 3 a.m. or later every night this week.

Losing My Mind: All of my final projects and papers are due next week, and Art Now is next week, so I’ve had minimal sleep and am slowly going insane. So that’s fun.

Have a great weekend, come to Art Now, and thanks for reading :)

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 :)

Thoughts With Bekah

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?

Mind blown.

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 :)

LAHWF

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

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Whispering Needy Things to People

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Vlog: I’m Awkward

I did another vlog in which I share some awkward stories. Please check it out!

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Classic joke of the week, courtesy of my friend Brandon: How is a mermaid born? Sea-section!

Thanks for reading/ watching :)

First Fridays

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!

The pick up line, quote, and joke board

Joke of the week: Why do melons get married? They cantaloupe!

Happy Friday and thanks for reading :)

I Got Lost

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!

The pick up line, quote, and joke board.

My Roommate!

Happy Friday everyone! For this post, I decided I am going to talk about my lovely roommate, Ashni. Like most incoming freshmen, I was very nervous before starting school here. One of the things I was most nervous about was who my roommate would be. I decided to have my roommate randomly chosen for me, so I was a little anxious to find out who I would be paired with. Would we get along? Would she stay up super late or get up super early and cause all kinds of ruckus?! Thankfully, my roommate and I get along swimmingly!

Our daily pick up line, quote, and joke.

Our daily pick up line, quote, and joke.

Ashni and I have become great friends these past few weeks and we hang out together a lot. We are often rather goofy, but it is always a great time. We speak in British accents on a regular basis (so often that we had to restrict ourselves from doing it for several days). We also have a daily pick up line, a daily quote, and a daily joke we write on the board outside our room. Basically, we think we are hilarious all of the time, and that’s mostly because we are :) Ashni is Indian and knows how to do henna tattoos and she dishes them out like it’s her job. I also went home with her over Labor Day weekend and we ate a bunch of Indian food. We had dhar bhat and it was delicious! I had never had Indian food before so it was a good time. I would say I definitely lucked out as far as roommates go.

Ashni and I

Ashni and I

Corny Joke for Friday: Why did the hipster fish leave the pond?

It was too mainstream.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for reading :)