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Hi! I'm Andre. I'm a senior double major in Political Science and Spanish at Butler and I'll be graduating in 2014.

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Posts Tagged “music”

Halftime Fun

Madonna‘s halftime show last night was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen! I loved all of the lights, costumes, and songs! She even performed her new song “Give Me All Your Luvin’”  which I’m currently obsessed with.

She even had guest performers, including Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, M.I.A., and Cee Lo Green. Controversially, M.I.A. flipped the bird to the cameras right before the censor caught her! Already the media is calling it Janet Jackson part two even though hardly anyone noticed that M.I.A. did it when it happened.

One of the more exciting parts of the performance was when she sang “Like A Prayer” because there were various Butler choir members who performed with her! Everyone on Facebook couldn’t stop talking about it as it was so exciting!

You can see the whole performance here!

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Bad News Bears

Yesterday, as I was enjoying my vacation, I decided to watch some Sunday football. Though I’m an avid New York Jets fan, after watching the Bears game yesterday, I became a fan of them as well! I really like the way the Bears play and I think all of the Chicago fans are getting to me!

I also witnessed Bears quarterback Jay Cutler break his thumb which may end his season. Hopefully he can recover quickly enough to make sure the Bears don’t face the same fate as the Colts this season. This season is becoming more and more exciting as the weeks go on and I have no idea who will be in the Super Bowl in Indy this year! I really hope I can go because I hear that one of my favorite singers, Nicki Minaj, is supposed to be performing with Madonna at halftime! I can’t wait!

I’ve been seeing this Target commercial a lot lately and I’m not quite sure what it’s saying…. BUT! I still find it awkwardly hilarious each time I see it! Hopefully I don’t encounter anyone like her when I go Black Friday shopping this this week!

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Lucky Day

Since Thanksgiving is next week, I get a break from the Collegian this week. The new issue came out today and my story is on the front page! Our new basketball insert also came out today and it looks very nice! I wrote two women‘s basketball stories for it and I think they turned out really well!

Today is Wednesday which can only mean one thing…..I’LL BE HOME IN LESS THAN 48 HOURS!!! Words cannot express how excited I am for break to almost be here. The first thing I’ll do is probably lay in my bed and sleep and NOT do homework! I’m supposed to be going to Olive Garden with my friend Angela from home which should be exciting.

This song has been stuck in my head for the past two days! The music video is weird and colorful…. which is exactly why I love it! It is called “Lucky Day” by the British singer Nicola Roberts.

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Boyling Disappointment

I have been an ardent Susan Boyle fan for years so I was happy when her new album “Someone to Watch Over Me” came out on Tuesday. But, after listening to it, I was left disappointed. The songs were boring and there wasn’t any originality! All of the songs were covers and some were not done very well. It is definitely my least favorite of her three albums. I am still waiting for her to do an original song and cover more modern songs!

This is the third year in a row she has released an album so hopefully it can be a yearly thing I can look forward to! It can be like an early Christmas present every year (unless it is a bad album)!! I would love to see her on tour! I saw a commercial for an upcoming TLC special about her so I will try my best to watch it!

Here is an interview with Susan Boyle!

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That Didn’t Last Long!

As I mentioned previously, I made a Facebook over the weekend out of boredom. Well, as of yesterday, I deleted it again! It was just too confusing to handle! I’ll just be happy with my Twitter and leave Facebook alone!

In unrelated news, my Michael Bublé obsession has soared to new heights! Not only have I been listening to his new Christmas album non-stop on a continuous loop, but I’m also learning the words to all his other songs as well (If only I could sing!!)

One good thing I can say I’ve done this week is I haven’t been procrastinating! I got most of my homework for the week done yesterday! Now I have LOADS of free-time! Maybe now I’ll have time to watch the shows I’ve been meaning to catch up on like The X Factor and Modern Family!

I found this funny photo of myself from my British Literature project from last year! I was obviously enjoying nature that day!

I have no idea what I was doing in this picture..... But I still like it!

Back to the Present

Over the weekend I did the unthinkable… I created a Facebook! I was bored after finishing my homework and just decided to make one! It’s definitely different from what it was when I had my first Facebook. There are so many new features and tabs! It’ll take me a while to learn them all.

I’ve also been in the Christmas spirit today because Michael Bublé‘s Christmas album came out today! Although it is two months away, it is never too early to get in the Christmas mood! The only Christmas thing I’m not looking forward to is the snow. It was extremely cold all last week so it just needs to warm up quick before winter rolls along!

Here’s a Michael Bublé Christmas video to put you in the holiday spirit as well!

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To Do List

Though I am on fall break, I feel like I have so many things I need/want to do! I have two media projects to do, I have to contact sources for stories I have to write, and I have to study for some of my upcoming mid-terms. So, I decided to make a list of all the things students should do to unwind with their families if they are feeling stressed over break like I am!

1. Ride your bike on a cool fall day- This is a great way to enjoy the nature all around and truly relax during your time off.

2. Watch a funny movie with your family- Last night my family watched “Baby Mama” starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and it was very funny and definitely brought our family closer!

3. Cook- This one probably does not apply to me because I have the cooking skills of a dolphin but this may also be a way to enjoy your break with your family!

4. Do Homework every day- This may sound like the one thing you would NOT want to do but I’ve come to find that doing a little homework every day is extremely beneficial. I always try to do at least one or two assignments a day just so I won’t be stressed Sunday night trying to do them all.

5. Read a book- Nothing is better can cozying up under a warm blanket while reading a book! Or it does not even have to be a book. This morning when I woke up I read the newspaper. Not only did I feel relaxed but I also learned something from it too! For example, did you know about these ways to save at Starbucks?

6. Dance like no one is watching- I have a theory that everyone has their own little dancing spirit inside of them. Doing this not only gets my mind off of all the things I have to do but it also makes for great exercise. All you need is some good tunes!

7. Hang out with friends- Fall break is the first time I can see most of my high school friends. This weekend I plan to visit some of my friends at Loyola University.

Don’t ask why but this song makes me think of fall! And of course, I dance to it and sing along each time I hear it.

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Fall Is Upon Us!

I am officially on fall break and I am loving it! It is so wonderful being back at home and I got my first home cooked meal in months!

The drive home was not too bad. I’ve been listening to Jessie J a lot and listened to her album on my way home. The best part about driving home was that there were a lot of other Butler students going home on the highway too. We could each tell we were from Butler because of our parking passes on our cars. It definitely made way for a lot of awkward quick glances!

This week, I’ve also been working on Butler’s student newspaper, The Collegian. I wrote about President Jim Danko’s upcoming inauguration and the events that will take place for it. The inauguration theme is “Imagine the Possibilities,” which definitely gives me high hopes as to what is planned for this year! It was fun writing my story because I got to talk to different students and the chair of the inauguration committee!

I found this video of fellow blogger Olivia on YouTube and wanted to share!! It’s so funny and depicts her perfectly!

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Things I’m Excited For

So there are a lot of events coming soon this semester and I thought I’d share some of the ones I am looking forward to.

The Fray are coming to Clowes next Friday. I unfortunately did not get tickets but they were only $15! I regret not getting any on time. I’m sure they’ll put on a great show.

I am also pretty excited to go see Paranormal Activity 3. I am usually terrified of scary movies but for some reason, after watching the trailer, I want to see it! It comes out in October so I have a while to make my final decision!

Here’s the trailer for the movie:

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The thing I am most excited about is going to see the Nutcracker by the Butler Ballet. It’s a big event every winter and last year I did not get to go! But this year, I am determined to make it to at least ONE showing.

I am so pretty stoked for the season premiere of Modern Family this month as well. It is one of my favorite shows and is pretty hilarious. I’m curious what changes are going to be in store this season!

This is a funny clip from last year:

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Stereo Love

The song “Stereo Love” has been randomly stuck in my head all day. I’m glad I shared that random fact!

Today me and my FYS partner met to discuss our project we have to present in class. We have to talk about one of the chapters we were assigned in the book Confederates in the Attic. It is actually a very interesting book! My group was assigned a chapter that deals with Gone With the Wind, which is another book we read this semester! So basically we got the best chapter and are going to rock our presentation!

As I mentioned on my last post, I have a ridiculous amount of assignments due this week… I think it will be worth it next week since I don’t have much due. I’m guessing professors are cramming everything in before the end of the semester!! Summer just cannot come fast enough!

Random Video of the Day:

This is the video to “Stereo Love!” It’s so catchy!

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