Happy Friday everyone. I’m going to be honest, I don’t really know what to talk about today. I’m getting sick so my mind feels tired and foggy like I need to sleep for two days straight. This weird state of mind yields perfectly for another stream of consciousness post.
My nose has been running for the past 3 days straight and I just can’t seem to catch it. Ha. I have also been blowing my nose with toilet paper for the past month or so because I ran out of Kleenex and have no car to go buy some more. I know I said this already, but I am inexplicably tired. I think I’ll stop complaining now.
I just watched some video made in Australia that was a mock “stay in school” PSA. It consisted of four attractive teenagers skipping school for the day and frolicking on the beach only to discover they were in an explosive zone, resulting in three of the four kids getting blown up. It was super weird and I don’t know how to feel about it. Perhaps I’ll nap today. Or drink a lot of coffee. Or both. I wish hitch hiking was safe. I could hitch hike a lot of places and make a lot of new friends. If my mother sees this she’ll freak out because I’ve discussed hitch hiking with her before. I’ve never read any of the Harry Potter books before. Does that make me less of a human? Or should I say muggle? I’m not wearing any socks right now. I wish I was at Starbucks writing this because there is prime people watching there. Instead, I am on the futon in my room. I keep almost accidentally blowing my nose with money because I have some money sitting on my lap and keep thinking its my toilet paper Kleenex. Silly Bekah.
My friends Grant and Hanna and I started filming a video in which we break up with strangers. It was super fun. I’ll definitely blog about it once we’re done. I guess that’s all I have to say today. I hope you enjoyed my word vomit. Stay golden, Pony Boy.
Happy Wednesday everyone! A few things have recently revealed to me how important and significant it is to tell people how you feel, and I know you’re dying to hear about it.
Last night whilst studying in Starbucks, I made a new friend named Luke. Luke is friends with one of my friends named Alex who I met in Starbucks earlier this year, and he came over to my table and started talking with me and Alex. Luke told me he had seen me around before and had heard of me. I have that experience with a lot of people: you hear of someone and vaguely know who they are, but you have never met, so you’re not really sure how or why you are aware of them. Having someone openly tell me that I was that for them made me really excited. His “confession” of sorts broke ground of any initial awkwardness and allowed us to delve right into getting to know each other. I wish we all did what Luke did. I say screw subtly and delve right in, telling others you are aware of them and their accomplishments. It’s not creepy; it shows your interest in being their friend and makes them feel good. Plus, blatantly putting your thoughts out there takes vulnerability, and vulnerability breeds friendship.
After my encounter at Starbucks, a kid I went to high school with posted a video on Youtube in which he discussed social norms. He also recently posted a photo (the first in a series he is working on) disturbingly displaying the effect others can have on people trying to express themselves. Being all for expressing your thoughts and feelings at all times and encouraging others to do so, I was naturally jazzed to see him making such strong statements and encouraging others to notice. I messaged him and told him how inspired I was by it, and he was incredibly grateful. I thought telling him that what he was doing was indeed influencing others was important, so by golly I did just that.
Finally, I wrote this post last week about Jamie Woodham’s Twitter account. Much to my surprise, I logged onto Twitter today to find a message from him. Mr. Woodham said he stumbled across my article and thanked me for my words, expressing that nice comments from strangers are less common than rude ones. By me simply expressing my liking of his Twitter account, he was obviously excited enough to thank me. I think that’s totally rad. And by him reaching out and thanking me, that makes me feel good that people actually enjoy what I am writing. IT ALL COMES FULL CIRICLE!
Moral of the story: if you have a thought or want to tell someone you think they are really pretty, or funny, or rad, or inspiring, go freaking do it. It will make them feel great and you will feel great too. People are truly incredible and we should use every opportunity we have to tell them so.
Have a great rest of the week, go tell someone you admire them, and thanks for reading
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 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
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!