I Have An Instagram Dedicated To A Plush Camel

I Have An Instagram Dedicated To A Plush Camel

His name is Paul
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Instagram--a social media app that's about sharing photos and putting filters on them. I think there's more to that, but I'm not constantly on the app. So, why would I run an Instagram on my stuffed camel?

Paul the Camel is an Instagram I decided to start in early January. At the time of this article, he currently has 51 followers and 62 posts. He's become quite the celebrity at my college with students asking to take selfies with him.

I did the Instagram as a joke at first because Paul was, at first, a joke too. I found Paul last year in the room where I had scholarship meetings once a week for a few months. He was a discontinued product from Connecticut College, so he was one of kind. I remember balancing him on my head because I found him cute. I decided to name him Paul because I always found Paul to be a funny name, honestly. Soon enough, I started throwing him around and taking care of him like my own child. My scholarship trainers saw how attached I was to the camel and decided to give it to me as a parting gift.

At college, all my friends knew about Paul because I jokingly showed my attachment to him there. I would bring him to class and make fun little snaps about his life once in a while. A lot of my friends would ask if they could hold and/or play with Paul at times because no one could deny he was an adorable stuffed animal.

It wasn't until January of 2017 that I decided to start an Instagram about him. I had received a DSLR from my grandpa for the holidays, so Instagram seemed to be the best option if I wanted to use my camera. At first, it was just Paul doing random things, but I decided to add a few other stuffed animals I had in my collection (yes, I have stuffed animals) in Paul's Instagram to spice it up a bit. A primary secondary character of the Instagram is a Pokémon plush of Rowlet.

As time went by and followings increased, I took the Instagram seriously by constantly taking photos of Paul, Rowlet, and the rest of the stuffed animals in different situations. My friends also got into the Instagram, taking pictures with Paul with me uploading it to the Instagram. I also draw fan art of Paul and Rowlet (technically it's not fan art since it's created by me, the creator of Paul the Camel).

I am taking this Instagram so seriously that I even have a few significant events that will occur in Paul's life and the colorful cast of my stuffed animals. I didn't expect myself to have this happen, but it's a fun experience.

The only problem I have about Paul the Camel's Instagram is, as I mentioned earlier, I'm not used to being frequent on Instagram. I have all these photos of Paul, but I don't post them and that's frustrating for me and followers. But, I wouldn't change anything else. I love carrying my stuffed animals around and taking photos of them. I guess all in all, this Instagram is just to further show how much I love my stuffed camel named Paul.

Link to Paul's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paul_the_camel/


Cover Image Credit: Marissa Domantay

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If Taylor Swift Songs Were Types Of Alcohol

Because what's better than a drink and some T-Swift?
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With Taylor Swift's quick return to the music scene... and in a big way, might I add, I decided to associate some of the best Taylor Swift songs with alcohol.

I mean, who wouldn't want to drink to Taylor Swift's catchy melodies and perfect choruses to get over an ex or tell someone exactly how you feel about them?

Taylor Swift has been around for a decade at this point, and let's face it, pretty much all of her songs could go along with at least one type of alcohol.

1. "Welcome To New York" - Moscow Mule

It only makes sense. Visit the Big Apple and you have to indulge in the state's signature cocktail. Moscow mules are a New York classic, and if it's your first night in the city and you haven't bought yourself one, are you even in New York?

2. "Blank Space" - Everclear

Think about it... A night of drinking Everclear will leave you with a giant blank space the next day. You might also look like Taylor did in the music video.

3. "Tim McGraw" - Beer

Tim McGraw is a throwback to Taylor's high school love. What better way to reminisce than with a couple friends and a keg of your favorite cheap beer?

4. "Style" - Cristal Champagne

What's more stylish than with a glass of the most expensive bubbly you can find? Just like Taylor Swift, Cristal will never go out of style.

5. "Shake It Off" - Martini

Get it? Cause you shake a martini? I might be the only one who thinks that's funny but you might end up dancing a little bit with a martini in hand when "Shake It Off" come on the radio.

6. "Red" - Merlot


Red has to go along with a red wine. What else could go along with yet *another* T-Swift breakup song?

7. "22" - Margaritas

Let's face it, when you're 22, you really only drink margaritas. They're fun- and all the hipsters are probably drinking them too.

8. "Teardrops On My Guitar" - Southern Comfort

When your heart is broken, who are you going to turn to besides the only alcohol that gives you comfort...Southern Comfort that is.

9. "I Knew You Were Trouble" - Fireball

I can't say I've ever met anyone who spent a night with Fireball and didn't regret it the next morning.

10. "Look What You Mad Me Do" - Tequila

T-Swift's latest single is an angry one. What better to make you angry than tequila? Taylor basically just called out everyone who had ever talked about her behind her back and she did it in true Taylor fashion-by writing a song. She was probably drunk on tequila when she wrote it too.

11. ...Ready For It? - Bottomless Mimosas

Because it's just that good.

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Which Guest Cameo Are You From The 'thank u, next' Music Video, Based On Your Zodiac Sign?

Are you more of a Kris Jenner or Miranda Sings?

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Ariana's most recent single "thank u, next" has had everyone shook since she released it out of nowhere. Not only is the song an anthem, but the message behind the lyrics are empowering for girls everywhere who have been through a tough heartbreak.

After the song's release, none of us thought that the music video would go to this iconic level, but then the previews for the music video came out, and we were wrong. I loved all of the different references to some of my favorite rom-com movies, but my absolute favorite was seeing all of the different guest stars that Ari included in the video.

If you're wondering which guest cameo you're most like, here's what your zodiac says about you:

Sagittarius - Stephanie Drummond

Kind of like Stephanie, aka the "army pants and flip flops" girl from Mean Girls, Sagittarius' are very straightforward and won't hold back from telling something to someone. They're also very enthusiastic about certain things and curious to try something new, which makes them super unique.

Capricorn - Daniella Monet

Capricorns are smart, hard-working, and fully in control over your life, just like Daniella. There are times where they might stress themselves out to the max to make sure everything is perfect, but they're confident what they want and are determined to achieve that goal.

Aquarius - Elizabeth Gillies

Aquarius' are always fun with friends, which is just like Liz Gillies and her friendship with Ari. They're also good listeners and always willing to help others, as well as fight for causes that are important to them.

Pisces - Troye Sivan

Pisces are very creative and imaginative, just like Troye. These people aspire to achieve emotional and spiritual harmony, which can be easily seen from their generosity and compassion for others. However, they also sometimes value dedicating time for themselves to recharge, which is never a bad thing.

Aries - Gabi DeMartino

As an Aries, these people walk with confidence and determination and are true-born leaders. This means that they also have no problem with being honest or assertive and that they simply have no time for anyone else's BS.

Taurus - Jonathan Bennett

Just like Jonathan Bennett, who's best known for playing teenage heartthrob Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls, taurus' extremely reliable and trustworthy. They want everything around them and in their life to be simple, which might not always be easy, but Taurus' are also known for their patience.

Gemini - Miranda Sings

Geminis tend to be very expressive people, which is just like Miranda Sings (aka Colleen Bellinger). They might have a bad rep, but they're also very curious, versatile, and affectionate.

Cancer - Ariana

As Cancer signs, these people are very sweet, have an intuitive side, and are kind to everyone around them, even if they're just a stranger, which is just like Ariana. Other signs might think that these people are just simply cute, but appearances are misleading and there's definitely more to this sign than being cute, such as being an imaginative person and a loyal friend.

Leo - Matt Bennett

Leos are known for being warm-hearted and cheerful people, just like Ari's best friend Matt Bennett. They're also very humorous and goofy and are the people that can help cheer anyone else up who needs it.

Virgo - Kris Jenner

Virgos are known for their strong loyalty and hard work they put into everything they do, which is just like Kris Jenner as the "mom-ager" for her kids. They're also very intelligent and analytical, and are dedicated to making sure that everything is perfect.

Libra - Jennifer Coolidge

Just like Jennifer Coolidge's role in the music video (and Legally Blonde), Libras are extremely compassionate and understanding with everyone around them. They are also in a constant search for peace and fairness, which is why they also tend to be fair-minded.

12. Scorpio - Bruiser

Last but not least, Scorpios are well known for being resourceful and passionate about what they do. There are times where they can be a bit stubborn, but at the end of the day, they're also known for being a true friend, or in this case, like a Bruiser to Elle Woods.

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