Captions and Instagram Randomness

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Why is it that people can solve a rubrics cube in under a minute, but it takes people over an hour to come up with an Instagram caption? My friends always text me almost every time they need advice on what to put for their Instagram caption. I’m flattered they want me to do it, but honestly I don’t get what is so hard about coming up with one. School is supposed to be hard, not captions. People on social media think it needs to be these specific, well thought out, words that have to go with the picture. For my Instagram captions I say one of the first things that come to mind. Simplicity is almost always key for Insta. Why would I risk damaging my brain and losing brain cells overthinking a stupid Instagram caption. In the end, after all the thinking, the caption most likely ends up being a few words or a couple of emoji’s anyway. So keep it simple people, keep it simple. If you really think about it, sometimes captions are just for personal pleasure to make yourself feel better about what you are posting to world. When the caption is on point, you just feel so much better about life. I’m guilty of this too; I have freaked out before and have asked everyone what should my caption be. But someone won’t like your great looking picture just because your caption is off or you have no caption at all. If anything, it will make your photo standout more because it is different than what anyone else does and sees. I think being unique and different is also something good to have in an Instagram caption. Creating a caption is not like putting on makeup, you don’t have to blend in all the time (?? Idk just made that up), you don’t always have to use the Valencia filter for every picture because your friends do, switch it up and use Sierra. AND when a hit album comes out, YOU KNOWWW there will be millions of Drake, Kendrick, RiRi, etc. lyric captions. That is the time I choose to be different and don’t post a picture using the same thing everyone else does and I wait until the craze calms down.

There are also the unsaid rules of Instagram that everyone knows but never talks about. To me it’s annoying. For example, why is it that its not socially acceptable to post more than one photo a day unless you are famous or something?! Sometimes I post two photos in one day or delete the first one I posted because I changed my mind. Most people would call that an Insta “no,no” or make fun of it because why did you post it. I don’t get why. If you like one picture over the other 10 mins after posting it, change it, who cares?? Am I offending or hurting anyone? No. It is only Instagram, but society sets all these weird rules for what is okay. I don’t understand when someone posts two pictures on the same day; 95 out of 100 times the second caption will be about having a second post. Like we know it is your second post, just own it, you don’t need to caption it that (Maybe that goes back to what I said before about feeling confident about posting) but your followers will like the Insta anywayyss.

I guess I just have the idgaf attitude when it comes to all of this and I’m about doing what you want. So, if you want to post the same lyrics, in depth thought, double Instagram type of captions, go ahead and do it. Live life, More Life- Drake. And I will be more than happy to come up with your captions at 1$ a photo. Hmu jk. Actually I’m serious I will do it.

Chao! xoxo..gossip girl.. jk its just me Alexa..ok this is awkward bye.


Cuddle At Your Own Risk

It doesn’t matter if it’s your significant other, “fwb”, or whatever the hell you want to call it. Everyone loves to cuddle. There is no better feeling than being wrapped in someone’s arms under the warm covers while watching Friends late at night. Although it all may seem cute on the outside, your body may be telling a different story. Sometimes cuddling comes with a cost. You’ve just arrived to the cuddle location for the night. The “Netflix” part of “Netflix and Chill” is over and now you are about to just “Chill”. As a girl with long hair or a guy with a man bun, your hair gets all over the place so Tip #1: of common courtesy when cuddling, is shift your hair to one side or tie that birds nest back because no mans, girl, or whoever it may be, doesn’t want that all up in their face and in their mouth. It is now time to get in position. Some cuddling positions include, the spoon, the chest pillow, or just laying on top of each other. Don’t put too much thought into the positioning, let it happen naturally. It’s time to regain interest in the show you attempted watching an hour ago. Now, you finally start to cuddle. 10 minutes pass and just when you start to relax, your body slowly begins to feel uncomfortable. You start adjusting different body parts but not all at once or else it will be too obvious how uncomfortable you are. 30 minutes into cuddling and your neck cramps up from trying to twist and hold it up at a 90-degree angle in order to see the screen. As for your mans, his arm is now tingling because your 8-10 lb. noggin is crushing the muscles you thought looked so strong. You are both in pain and no one is saying a thing. Tip #2: ask the person you’re with approximately every 10-20 mins if they are comfortable. If you are the person being asked, make sure you answer honestly because you will only suffer in the end. Even if you are comfortable, it is only common courtesy to ask back if they are also comfortable. You can do this by saying, “Why? Are you comfortable? Do you want me to move, are you sure”? The movie or show is now over and its time to go to bed. It really comes down to a personal preference whether or not you want to cuddle throughout the night. From what I hear, most people do not like to cuddle while snoozing. Tip #3: Go your separate way and have respect for each other’s personal space. Personally for me, when comes to bed time, leave me alone. Your body is only going to interrupt the specific way I need to sleep (when its time to hit the hay, get the eff out of my way). After this long duration of separation, the morning is a great time to morph back together again… and the cuddle cycle continues. Tip #4: the final tip- if this is NOT your BAE. DO NOT LINGER, do not over stay your welcome. Stay just long enough to make it look like you care. There are a plethora of excuses you can use in order to leave. Whether it is that doctor’s appointment you forgot about, or have to go and let your dog out to take a whiz. *Walks out door, queue mocking jay call and symbol * But in all seriousness, cuddling can be fun, but do it at your own risk.