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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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Posts Tagged “wednesday”

Brain Scrub

Happy Wednesday, my friends! In case you haven’t noticed by now from my blog and videos, I am quite strange. Most recently, I have had the peculiar desire to “scrub” my brain. Let me explain.

You know how whenever you get really tired or overstressed, you get a kind of foggy, cloudy feeling in your head? Like there is literal fog or extra air in your brain and everything happening around you is really a dream? No? Well I do. This brain-fog happens to me every once in a while and usually lasts for just the day, but for the first few weeks of school, I was in a fog state for a good few days, feeling as if I was living in a dream. (Maybe I should be psychoanalyzed..?) For whatever reason, the only way I can imagine ridding myself of this fog and confusion is by scrubbing my brain.

The closest thing to a brain scrubber I could find.

The closest thing to a brain scrubber I could find.

I have this very vivid imagery of me scrubbing my brain in the way one brushes his or her teeth. I imagine myself brushing my brain with a potato scrubber of sorts. If I could brush my brain with this magical tool, surely I could rid myself of any and all light-headedness and fog, and emerge from the dream like trance my brain-fog makes me enter. I have vocalized this desire to scrub my brain to many of my friends, with the explanation of the potato scrubber imagery, but no one gets it. (Perhaps I’ll use this image as a form of artistic inspiration and illustrate it in a painting for something.) I am sitting here laughing at myself as I write this because I am totally aware that this is a really bizarre desire, but I think about it far too consistently to not share it with you all.

All I know is that I really need to scrub my brain today, but since that is obviously not possible, coffee will suffice.

Have a great rest of the week, keep pushing through till break, go scrub your brains, and thanks for reading :)

Mermaids Are Real

Happy Wednesday everyone! A lot of strange things exist on the Internet, and I have seen something a little odd these past two days. Since yesterday afternoon, I have seen two articles about people who impersonate mermaids. Totally casual.

I saw the first article about real-life mermaids yesterday on Yahoo.com. A woman named Linden Wolbert works as a mermaid at various parties and charity events, and can even hold her breath for up to 5 minutes (she used to be a freediver). While “mermaiding” as a job might seem justifiable, Eric Ducharme dons a mermaid tale for fun.

Wolbert in action.

I saw the article about Ducharme this afternoon, and after seeing my second mermaid article in two days, I thought this was too strange to ignore. Ducharme can also hold his breath for minutes at a time, but he “mermaids” for fun. When I was younger, I used to lay on my bedroom floor with a pillowcase around my legs and pretend that I had a mermaid tail, so I’m not gonna say that I wouldn’t want to swim around with a sparkly tail on in my spare time…

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