Happy Tuesday everyone. Since I didn’t post a Music Monday yesterday, let’s call today Tuney Tuesday. My friend Brandon and I went and saw Young the Giant in concert last night, and they were so fun.
Dat lighting doe.
I blogged about Young the Giant last year in this post, so obviously I am a fan. I have wanted to see them in concert for a while, so back in December when I heard they were coming to Indianapolis, I made my mind up to go. Coincidentally, a few weeks later, the band tweeted something saying they would give away free tickets to one random person who retweeted them. Since I love the Internet and was already planning on going, I retweeted them, and ended up winning. It was really random and unexpected since I don’t usually win things, but I was pumped that my tickets were free, plus they tweeted at me congratulating my win (I’m kind of a big deal).
The show was at the Egyptian Room, which has proven to be my go-to place for concerts in Indy. My friend Sam has seen Young the Giant before and told me that they were great live, and they were. They had really cool purple and yellow lights going the whole time, and the lead singer danced and grooved throughout the whole show. He danced a bit each time before he sang, so it kind of looked like he was working the notes through his whole body; it was cool. Also, one of the guitar players bopped around the stage the whole time, which was fun. They were all so into what they were playing and clearly enjoyed it. They also sounded fantastic! Probably even better than on their CDs. I would definitely see them again, and one hundred percent recommend their show to anyone who is a fan.
Have a great rest of the night, and thanks for reading
Happy Friday everyone! Since everyone needs a good laugh at the end of a long week, here’s a fabulous Twitter account to follow.
I’ve blogged about my favorite Twitter accounts here on my summer blog, and since then I have discovered the Twitter feed of Jamie Woodham. I stumbled across this hilarious corner of the Internet when my friend Katie showed me a funny tweet of his that I would enjoy. After that I followed him, and since then he consistently cracks me up.
His Twitter bio reads, “Writer. Comedian. Human Bean. I’m basically Cory Matthews, except I would have never kissed that ski lodge girl behind Topanga’s back. 2Pac without a nose ring.” I tried Googling this man and found no solid information about him, so I’m not really sure who he is. All I know is that he’s hilarious and I Internet-love him. Here are a few of my faves:
Feel free to give him a follow here if he tickles your funny bone.
Also, shout out to my friend Molly for being a loyal reader and wonderful person all around. Give her a follow on Twitter too if you feel so inclined.
Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading
Happy Wednesday everyone! I love social media as much as the next gal, but quite recently I’ve noticed we often times let it take over and isolate us from real life experiences.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, Vine, Facetime, and texting (all available on a smart phone) allow us to be connected at literally any moment of the day. Think of how often you see someone bury their nose in their cell phone while walking to class, at a movie, or hanging out with friends. Checking any and all forms of social media to see what our peers are up to is becoming overwhelmingly constant, and almost seems to be a priority for some. Think about your own use of social media: After you post a status, tweet, or picture, you know you check back far too often to see who has seen it, commented on it, or liked it. We so clearly crave this constant interaction and validation from our peers, but the means by which we are obtaining it isolates us.
There is this strange disconnect occurring by staying connected via social media and smart phones. If you are hanging out with people in real life, but are too occupied with your interactions online, you are inevitably missing out on connecting with the real person in front of you. We so strongly desire validation and interactions with our peers, yet we are literally blinded by every day interactions surrounding us in real life. This is so frustrating to me that someone would rather be scrolling through Instagram as they have coffee with a friend, rather than being present in the conversation at hand. People even use their smart phones while they are driving. I cannot tell you how many people I see checking their phones at stop lights and while driving. Not only is that incredibly dangerous to you and people around you, it is plain stupid. The Internet will still have those ever-so-important Transformation Tuesday pictures displayed ten minutes from now when you safely arrive at your destination. Check it then and be present in the task at hand.
The interactions we crave via social media are truly very self-involved and skew our perception of interacting with others. The very tool we feel essentially connects us to our peers isolates us in the process. If you want to talk to someone, or tell them you like their new shoes, or that they’re really cool, or you want to be their friend, go talk to them in real life. Don’t just like their picture or clever status. Real life, in person relationships with people are priceless and so often taken for granted. You’re really not as busy as you think you are, so put down your smart phone and spend some time really talking to someone. In real life. Without the Internet. Not only will you feel connected to someone in a tangible way, but also the connection will be so much greater.
That’s enough ranting for one day. Now get off the Internet and go live.
Have a great rest of the week and thanks for reading
Happy day everyone! The other day I decided to make it my mission to get one of my favorite Twitter accounts to follow me (because I am a very busy girl with a lot of really important things to do, and I understand the importance of priorities.) Said Twitter account is @hipstermermaid.
I blogged about this account on my summer blog, which can be seen here. Hipster mermaid is an account run by a man by the name of Braden Graeber. His Twitter bio says he’s from Los Angeles, and he “writes, builds and overthinks.” Other than that, I don’t know this dude’s story, or who he is. All I know is that he is hilarious and everything he tweets is perfect. He makes sarcastically accurate commentary on society and pop culture, and also frequently tweets about hummus. Classic combo!
He favorited one of my tweets once, and I got way more excited that I should have, so now I’ve made it my mission to get him to follow me. Totally normal. Anyhow, check out his account and give him a follow because he’s hilarious and I love him.
Have a great end of break, and thanks for reading
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We can’t forget our classic joke: What is the smallest unit of measure in a pilgrim’s cookbook? A pilgram!
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