Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Akon: Freedom

Even though, like Jessie, Circus is up there I have to give my vote to Akon! He's amazing. All of the songs flow well together but are each so unique. My two favorite tracks are "I wanna make up right nanana" and "beautiful". He sounds different than anyone I have listened to. His songs are always on my workout playlist because they really pump me up. I always scream when I hear his songs come on in campus bars! I love Akon because he is also featured in so many other popular songs. He sings with t-pain a lot and they are amazing together.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

I recently decided to go see the movie Slumdog Millionaire last weekend because I wanted to see what all the hype was about. After all, it was the first week of school, also known as "syllabus week," a.k.a blow-off week, and I really didn't have anything else better to do with my time. I went into the movie with an open mind and curiosity. Right from the start of the film until the end, I was completely blown away with the plot, the acting, and the love story between the two main characters. I left the movie in tears and could not believe how unbelievable of a film it was. I am not usually one for indie films, but this one completely changed my perspective. Now I know what film I'm rooting for for Best Picture at the Oscars!!

B. Spears: all the way!

My favorite new album in the past 3 months is "Circus" from Britney Spears. I have to admit that I have been a die hard Britney fan since the sixth grade and although I am not really into Pop music anymore, Spears continues to impress me with her catchy tunes and major comeback. When you first choose to listen to the entire CD, many of the songs sound similar to one another, which is common among Pop artists. However, with more of a listen, the songs began to stand out individually and draw anyone in with the up-tempo beats and clever lyrics. This album is a lot more upbeat then her last, "Blackout," and I finally began to recognize the Britney that many thought was lost forever. I am a sucker for great dance songs, and this CD not only delivers those songs, but keeps them stuck in your head whether you like it or not. From working out at the gym, to jamming in my car, "Circus" is still making me want more. I was holding my breath before this CD was released and now can breathe easy knowing that B. Spears, once again, has created a great album.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dare 2 Dream

Last night I went to the Dare 2 Dream benefit concert and silent auction at the House of Blues in Chicago. I worked really hard trying to raise money and items for the silent auction and in result I got to attend the event. I got to Chicago around 10:30 am to help set up. There were a million gift bags for the VIP guests. My job was to basically set up the opera boxes at the House of Blues. It was a long day, but at least we got Chipotle for lunch! Yum! The silent auction went really well. The Arrelious Benn jersey I brought sold for $115! It was nice to see some of my hard work pay off. I'm really glad I got to go because I was able to meet all of the Platform-1 employees and interns. They're awesome! I had a lot of fun and the concert was unbelievable!