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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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My Friends and I Broke Up With Strangers

Happy Wednesday everyone! My friends Hanna, Grant, and I made a video on Hanna’s Youtube channel in which we broke up with strangers. Check it out!

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*All editing is credited to Hanna because this was her brilliant idea and she is a wonderful human.

Thanks for watching and have a great rest of the week :)

People Are Great, and You Should Tell Them

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. great

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 :)

The Weird Ones

Happy Thursday everyone. You may be glad to hear that I am over my existential crisis. Writing about it the other day was a bit therapeutic, and now my pondering has been put to rest. Now I can think of more important things, like YouTube.

This is my fifth post about a YouTube channel, and there are certainly more to come. The channel I am recommending today is The Weird Ones. This channel is run by my dear friend Alexis and her friend Erik. As their channel name indicates, these two are quite strange. Their videos range from “How to Halloween” to cheeky snapchats of their friends (I’m featured in that one!) to musical recommendations. They are so charmingly quirky and awkward, and I just love it!

I am planning on filming a video or two with them when I’m home over Thanksgiving break, so that will be pretty neat. Until then, check out their channel. Also, I blogged about Alexis’ music channel last semester, so take a look at that too. And last but not least, Erik, if you’re reading this, I think you’re really cool and I want to be your friend.

Have a great end to the week, and thanks for reading :)

October Favorites

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Tea Tunes

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Vlog: Snog, Marry, Avoid

Happy Wednesday! I broke the hiatus and filmed another vlog with my friend (and fellow Butler student) Hanna. We talked about who we’d want to snog (kiss), marry, or avoid. Check it out!

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We also filmed a video on Hanna’s YouTube channel. Check that out here.

Have a great rest of the week, and thanks for watching :)

MirandaSings08

Happy Thursday everyone! I don’t even know how many times I’ve mentioned this, but I love the Internet. Specifically Youtube. Lately, I have found the Youtube channel MirandaSings08 to be especially hilarious.

MirandaSings08 is a channel run by Colleen Ballinger, an American comedian, actress, and singer. Ballinger created the character Miranda, the star of her channel, in 2008 as a parody of egotistical singers on Youtube who post bad videos expecting to become famous. Miranda’s signatures include her incredibly bad voice, her aversion to porn and the devil, baggy collared shirts, catch phrases such as “yeah right” and “thanks a lot,” and finally, her red lip stick.

MirandaSings is certainly an acquired taste. Her videos make me feel uncomfortable because she’s so awkward, but I can’t stop watching. Ballinger commits so wholeheartedly to the character that it is hilarious! The first time I ever saw a MirandaSings video was before I really knew much about Youtube, so I didn’t realize that people posted skit-type videos, and I thought she was serious and it skeeved me out. Thank goodness I have seen the light and can now appreciate the greatness that is MirandaSings08. Check out some of her videos for an uncomfortable laugh.

P.S. Click here, here, and here for some of my other favorite Youtube channels!

Have a great end to the week, and thanks for reading :)

“Starships” Music Video

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Prank Calls

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Fall Break

Happy Saturday to all! Fall break started on Thursday, and I stayed here at school. I am going to a Twenty One Pilots concert this evening, so I stayed at the But because I have no car and would feel bad making my parents come get me only to turn around and bring me back two days later. Although I am a bit bummed I didn’t get to go home, I have loved break so far.

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A still from me and Hanna’s video.

Most of campus is deserted this weekend, and I am truly loving it. I also live in a sorority house (Kappa Alpha Theta, whoop whoop!) and there are maybe five other girls in the house, if that. Although being deserted might sound creepy, I love the peace and quiet and being free to wander with no one around.

I haven’t done much, but I did go to a psychic Thursday, and that was pretty exciting. I write for Butler’s on campus humor magazine, Archives, and our next issue is our Halloween issue, so naturally my first idea was to go to a psychic and write about it. It was pretty interesting, but he told me nothing too specific. I think I will devote a separate post to that though. I have also been watching a lot of America’s Next Top Model, which has been great of course. I filmed a vlog with my friend, Hanna, as well, so keep your eyes peeled for that! Today I am planning to work on a painting project and rock out at the concert this evening. I hope everyone’s break has been as relaxing as mine, and I hope it continues to be.

Have a great rest of break, 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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Music Monday: AlexisCarboMusic

Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully everyone is having a wonderful first day of classes. Before I recommend some music, how ’bout some quick music news! Have you heard that Destiny’s Child is getting back together? Heard of Justin Timberlake releasing new music? Both of these artists are back on the music scene after being quiet for several years. Hopefully their reappearances will not disappoint!

I am particularly excited about this Music Monday post because I am sharing with you the musical stylings of Alexis Carballido. Alexis is one of my dear friends, and she just happens to be an incredibly clever musician.

Alexis writes her own songs and makes mash-ups of other artists’s songs and posts them to her YouTube channel. All of the songs are kind of quirky and very clever and unique. She also plays guitar or ukelele in all of them, so yeah, she’s kind of a big deal. My absolute favorite of her songs is “The Awkward Song” because as I have mentioned before, I am a tad awkward. Here are a few of my faves, but be sure to check out the rest of her videos! Have a great week and thanks for reading :)

“The Awkward Song”

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“Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Mashup”

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“A Beyonce Love Song”

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Finals Are Donezo!

Happy Wednesday to all! Today is a glorious day because as of 8:48 this morning, I finished all of my finals! Yippie skippieeee!!! I only had one written exam for my anthropology class, and that was this morning. Other than that, I had many papers, a presentation, and art projects. The bulk of my finals work was due last week, so this week was not too stressful. Either way, I am very happy to be officially done for the semester!

I was originally supposed to stay until Saturday and dance at the Crossroads Classic basketball game with the rest of the dance team, but unfortunately we are no longer performing. I am going home on Friday now, so I suppose it will be nice to get home a little earlier than I expected. Speaking of nice things, I have some wonderful YouTube videos to share with you.

As you can probably tell from some of my other posts, I love YouTube. I recently started watching some videos by The Fine Brothers and they are all hilarious. They do a lot of different stuff on YouTube from full on television production-type videos to more simple, weekly videos. I have been watching their React series of videos in which they show kids, teens, or elders a video clip of some sort and then ask them questions about it. It might not sound too entertaining, but it is indeed hilarious! I have put some of my favorite videos down below. Good luck with the rest of finals, have a wonderful week, and thanks for reading :)

Elders React to Gangnam Style

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Teens React to Toddlers and Tiaras

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Kids React to It’s Thanksgiving

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True Life: I am Obsessed with British YouTubers

As you may have guessed from my previous post about DailyGrace, I love YouTube. I consistently watch several vloggers, and recently I have become obsessed with British YouTubers.

About a month ago, Tyler Oakley (one of the vloggers I watch), tweeted about doing a collaboration video with a channel called JacksGap. I love Tyler’s videos so I decided to check out this channel he was recommending. JacksGap is a YouTube channel run by Jack Harries, a 19-year-old British boy who started making videos in his gap year before college. As if that wasn’t enough to get me hooked, after watching a few of Jack’s videos, I quickly discovered he has a twin named Finn. Needless to say, I fell in love.

Jack’s videos are silly and fun and he is just so gosh darn charming! He often has his brother Finn (he is even more adorable than Jack, if that was even possible) in his videos, as well as some of his other friends or relatives who make YouTube videos. If you want some fun, goofy videos to watch, or if you just want to see attractive British boys talking to a camera, I would definitely recommend Jack’s videos! Through watching Jack’s videos I have discovered loads of other British YouTubers who I am obsessed with, but they will probably get a post to themselves another time. Here are a few of Jack’s videos! I hope you enjoy. Have a wonderful rest of the week and thanks for reading :)

Reverse

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Inappropriate Unicycling

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Twin Mail

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