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Happy Summer 2014

Hello there fellow bloggers and whoever else may be reading this!!

I hope that all of you are having a fantastic summer.  For those of you who summer is coming to a close calendar wise, I hope that you are looking forward to heading back to school, or whatever else may be coming your way.  

It’s funny that I must say calendar wise.  Even though some people consider August the beginning of Autumn, it most definitely isn’t.  It is still VERY HOT here in Florida and in other parts of the world who are experiencing summer right now.  So it is still summer!  

However it is back to school time.
It is so bizarre to me still how school starts so early in August.  I remember when I was just starting school we didn’t begin until September, and we were done around the first week of May.  Now people go to school from the beginning of August all the way to the end of May, sometimes even the beginning of June!  It is crazy to me.

I began the first leg of a semester of online classes today.  I am taking two classes.  One is an Intro to Spanish class, and the other is an Intro to Public Relations.  Both of which I am super excited to be apart of.  

Living in Orlando surrounds me with a lot of Spanish speaking individuals.  Sometimes it is so frustrating when I want to be able to communicate with someone who can’t speak English very well, but am unable to because I don’t speak the language fluently.  I know a lot about Spanish and some things I can say, but it has been awhile since I took a full on course about it, so I am looking forward to it.

Public Relations has been something that I have always been interested in.  Being a journalism student, and loving people makes it a great classes to gain some more knowledge in the subject.  So I am very much looking forward to what I will take away from this class as well??

Since this became a post more about school I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

Do we go to school too much?  Should school years be shorter or longer?  Do we live in a day, time, and culture where it is better to get more schooling?

I would love to hear your thoughts.

Also be on the lookout for more coming from MIX IT UP very soon!!  Things have been a little wild for me and Alexis so time has not allowed us a chance to do a show in awhile, but we will be back soon!!

In the meantime follow me @calebgraham on Twitter and @mixituptv to keep up with us!!

See you soon!!

Written By: Caleb Graham

Happy Memorial Day 2014

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!

I hope that all of you will enjoy your festivities today and take the time to remember all of our United States men and women who have risked their lives in service so that we can remain free.

So if anyone has wondered where we’ve been here’s the story. My mom and my little nephew came into Orlando last weekend to stay and visit for two weeks. The original plan was that I would still be doing some things here and there but Mix It Up was gonna be on a short hiatus. Then this past Thursday night all three of us were in a car accident. My mama has very sore back, neck, and chest. As well as a cut place on her knee and some other little things. I have had some pretty bad soreness in my back and neck which has put me out of work until I can get in to my doctor on Tuesday to be checked out better. Praying that nothing serious has happened so I can go back to work very soon!!

So in the mean time we will be on a hiatus until everything gets back to normal. In the mean time I will be posting some photos from my favorite part of the summer Star Wars Weekends!! Which began last weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!! I was able to attend all three days of the first weekend and it was fabulous!!
Be in prayer for us and stay tuned for new stuff to begin again next week!!

Caleb :):)

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Fall Farewell – MIX IT UP

Season One finals. Fall is over and Christmas is here!! Be on the look out for new season this week!!

Wild Times at Animal Kingdom – MIX IT UP

Elyn and I had a wild time and a little bit of a wet time at Animal Kingdom last week!! Lol

Enjoy!!

A Day at EPCOT – MIX IT UP

When I was on #vocalrest I still had to have a show or two of MIX IT UP. Here’s what it was like with Jon at EPCOT. Enjoy!!

Have a great day ya’ll!!

Happiness from You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown – Song/Music Video of the Week

Again this is a day late oops. But this last few days has been pretty chaotic.
This week’s Song/Music Video of the Week is “Happiness” from the musical “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”
One of my all time favorite shows. This song just shows how happiness can come from some of simplest things in life.
I encourage everyone to find something this week that makes you happy. Whether it be something big or something simple. Anything that makes you smile. Comment or email me and let me know what it is and I’ll talk about it on MIX IT UP!!

Have a great day everyone!!

Royals (Pentatonix Cover) Song/Music Video of the Week

So this is a day late but welcome to Song/Music Video of the Week. This is another blog from the “Of the Week” series.
Normally I would have posted this yesterday but it was my roommate’s birthday so we were celebrating all day!!

Pentatonix is one of my favorite bands to listen to. When I was in high school and college I was always involved in choirs, vocal ensembles, and concerts. So I have always been such a HUGE fan of ensemble and group singing. I just LOVE harmony!! And I love when people take popular songs and redo them in a group setting with fun harmony and musical changes. PTX is by far one of my favs because they are so creative with their vocals.
When I first heard the song “Royals” by Lorde I was in love with it. Then recently PTX did a phenomenal cover of it and put it out on YouTube and iTunes. It is absolutely amazing. So in the reboot of my blog and the “Of the Week” series I thought it was a perfect first Song/Music Video of the Week. Enjoy and buy their stuff and iTunes and watch all their YouTube videos. You won’t be disappointed :):)

Have a great day y’all!!

#VOCALREST

I have been on #vocalrest since last Saturday Nov. 2 and all I must say is it has been an experience.  I never have had to do this before and it is very frustrating.  Sometimes I just want to open my mouth and communicate the way I always do but instead I have to write on a dry erase board.  Definitely have a new respect for those who cannot speak.  God bless you.  I am very grateful though however that there are other ways for people who can’t speak or hear to communicate.  Like sign language, etc…

I will be on #vocalrest until Tuesday so you won’t hear my voice as much til then.  But of course I have my blog and I have two episodes of Mix It Up that have been filmed that I am gonna be working on to fill the space as well.  One is from when I went home to Alabama and the other is an episode I filmed with my friend Jon while I have been on #vocalrest that is quite hysterical.  So be on the lookout.

In the meantime here is the episode of MIX IT UP titled #VOCALREST which oddly enough since the two part debut of the show on YouTube has had the most views haha also the trailer for my trip home for Alabama in a special MIX IT UP

ENJOY!!

Mother Hears Her Daughter’s Heartbeat Again – Random Video of the Week

Welcome back to my “Of the Week” blog series.  For this week’s random video I found a very heart warming and tear jerking story from Good Morning America

I have always been a supporter of organ donation and seeing stories like this make my passion even stronger.  This is a beautiful story that GMA covered about a mother who through the power of social media was able to hear her deceased daughter’s heartbeat again.

from faithit.com

Watch This Mom Listen to Her Daughter’s Heartbeat One Last Time.  It’s So Powerful It Left These News Anchors in Tears

Taylor died in a tragic ski accident at 13, but her heart was donated to save the life of a mother in Phoenix.  Watch as Taylor’s mom listens to her daughter’s heart for the last time.

Link to Video

For more info on Taylor’s Gift and to learn more about organ donation visit TaylorsGift.org

MIX IT UP

MIX IT UP is the name of my new YouTube Series.  It replaces my last series Gray In Oz The Video Blogs.  It is a combination of all of the shows that I used to do on my blog.  I decided instead of making several different shows I could through them all into one.  Every episode is a little bit different.  Topics vary.  It’s a lot of fun and I would love for you to join in.  Here is a playlist of all the videos from Season One so far.  Check it out and lemme know what you think 🙂