Happy day everyone! Since it is now officially summer, my blogging duties for Butler University get a little breaky-break. Since this blog is through the Office of Admissions, and there is no school happening right now (quite obviously), my blogging duties are on hold until school starts up again. I know what you’re thinking…”WHAT? She’s done blogging for the whole summer?! How will I ever carry on without Bekah’s wit and insight three times a week?! Ohhh the humanity!!!!” Well, don’t fret my dear readers. I started up a blog specifically to keep up with during the summer so everyone is happy. You’re welcome.
Prior to keeping this blog this year, I never kept up with a blog for fun, just ones I had to make for school. Well, by golly I loved blogging so much that I decided to make a new blog to keep up with during the summer. I don’t have anything on there yet, but I am going to blog on there at least once a week, and I plan on posting any vlogs I do on there as well, so I’m not out of your lives yet. I will post the link below if you are interested in reading some more of my blog posts.
Happy Monday all! Today at lunch, one of my friends started singing the song “Valerie,” and it inspired me to write about Amy Winehouse on this fine Music Monday.
Amy Winehouse was an English soul/R&B artist who became popular around 2007. She released her first album Back to Black in the UK in 2006, and from there, she became fairly popular. Winehouse won a Brit Award for Best British Female Artist in 2007, and was named 26 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music.
Besides being known for her voice, Winehouse was known for her petite frame, accompanied by her many tattoos, beehive hairdo, thick winged eyeliner, and alcohol abuse. Winehouse died in July of 2011 due to alcohol poisoning, joining a handful of other mega-talented musicians who died at the age of 27. After Winehouse’s death, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, a compilation of unreleased songs, was put on sale.
Amy Winehouse’s voice was incredibly soulful and powerful, and it is truly a shame that she died so young. She was super talented, and I am indeed a fan. Here are a few of my faves by her.
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?
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
Happy Friday everyone! This may be a gross generalization, but I feel as if everyone has been struggling a bit these past few weeks. I noticed, especially this week, that a lot of people are getting sick or overwhelmed with school work, and have been put into a funk (myself included). It’s about time to kick that funk in the junk!
It is the end of February, you are losing steam, and you are kind of over the whole school thing. Fear not my dear friends, spring break is on the horizon. As Winston Churchill once said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” Along those same lines, Thomas Jefferson said, “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” Yes Thomas Jefferson, yes. Let us listen to these wise, dead men and power through these next couple weeks so we can fully enjoy the gloriousness of spring break. Until then, here are a few pep talks to help you through these next few weeks!