I was able to go downtown to see all of the Super Bowl setups and stages and it was amazing! I saw so many NF stars, incuding Jason Taylor and Robert Kraft, who owns the Patriots! I also almost saw Kim Kardashian, the Mannings, and Adam Sandler, which will be another post in itself! And yes, you read that correctly, I almost met Kim!
I’m actually not that big of a football fan so I’m only watching because of Madonna performing at halftime. She’s supposed to be putting on “the performance of a lifetime” so hopefully she won’t disappoint! Instead of choosing a team, whenever someone asks who I want to win, I just say the Colts and pretend as though I’m serious! It’s fun to see all the weird faces I get!
After Madonna’s performance I’ll probably go to bed and wake up to see who won! I can never patiently wait and watch a game. And since the game this year is supposed to be 3 hours long, I’ll probably do homework during the game too!
To see if I’m right, I’m going to predict that the Giants will win 23-17 over the Patriots. I don’t really care who wins and I just randomly picked a score so it’ll be even greater if I’m right!
The Super Bowl sign downtown!
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Since the Super Bowl is in town there have been numerous celebrity sightings all around Indianapolis. Yesterday, many people were posting on Facebook how they saw Beyonce, Ryan Gosling, and random football players in the city. I’m getting jealous of everyone’s sightings and have decided to go celebrity hunting downtown tomorrow since I don’t have Friday classes! Maybe I’ll happen to stumble past Madonna practicing for her halftime performance!
After Jimmy Fallon’s show on campus on Sunday, he came back the next day to film scenes for a skit in one of the dorms! Fallon even tweeted a picture of some students in Schwitzer! OF COURSE I had class while he was here but it was fun to still know he was somewhere on campus.
Tonight I’m supposed to be going with my friend Jill to see Bob Costas‘ show about the Super Bowl. I’m really excited and hopefully some all-star celebrity football players make an appearance too!
One of my friends took this right before the Jimmy show!
On Friday my unit went to go see the Nutcracker at Clowes and I really enjoyed it! I didn’t get the chance to see the Nutcracker last year so I was happy I got the chance to do so this year. It it put on by the Butler ballet every year and I hear they do a good job with it each time!
When it ended I was very disappointed because I wanted it go on on longer! I really enjoyed the dancing and seeing people I recognize, like fellow blogger Olivia. It was also fun to see people performing that I had no idea were dance majors, such as the girl who played Clara who also is really nice and makes my drinks in Starbucks.
Since they put it on each year, I cannot wait to see next year’s performance!
Here is a video with Butler ballet students participating in a flash mob for a promo for the show Glee in downtown Indy!
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.
Thanksgiving Break is coming up and I have tons of things I want to do but here is my top ten list!
1. Go Black Friday shopping- Last year I got some good deals at Kohls and I plan to do the same too! Maybe this year I’ll go at midnight just to experience the huge crowds!
2. Go see a movie- I’m not sure what movies will be out at that time but I just know I want to see a movie! I hear Thanksgiving is the busiest movie day of the year so I also want to enjoy the crowds then too!
3. Do homework- This isn’t necessarily something I want to do but I know I have to do it since I keep pushing all my projects until then…. So, I might as well make the best of it!
4. EAT- Let’s be honest….. Isn’t this really what Thanksgiving is about!? I’m just going to be so glad to get a home cooked meal for the first time in weeks! I’ll definitely be happy to get a break from Atherton (although I awkwardly like the food there).
5. Spend time with family- It’s pretty self-explanatory but of course I can’t wait to see my family again!!
6. Get a haircut- Usually I get my hair cut every other week but I’ve been prolonging it since I’ll be home Friday to go where I usually get my hair cut! But, let’s just say my hair is currently as long as Kim Kardashian‘s…
7. RELAX- I’m mostly looking forward to doing this for a whole week! I can picture myself in my bed right now……
To get in the Thanksgiving mood, here is a video of people doing the Chicken dance! Though chickens and turkeys aren’t the same thing, a turkey dance doesn’t exist so here’s the next best thing!
For my Sportswriting class I had to go to three Butler sports games and write stories about them. It was definitely really fun! The first game we went to was the men’s basketball game against Northern State. It was definitely a riveting game but ultimately the team lost right at the buzzer!
After this game, there was a joke in our class that we were cursed because at each game our class covered, Butler lost. But, on Saturday, we covered the football game and basketball game and Butler won both! Butler won both games pretty easily so I was excited. It was definitely fun to write about a game that we have won for a change as well!
I also got to go home on Friday to do some laundry and I got the iPhone 4S! I have been having a lot of fun playing around with it and talking to the creepy/interesting virtual assistant, Siri.
Here is the team’s introduction for this year!
As I mentioned in my last blog post, I developed a terrible sore throat over the weekend. Also yesterday I started coughing and getting a runny nose too! It was quite the crisis. But, needless to say, when I woke up this morning all my symptoms were gone! I have my theories but I think it might be due to the fact that I got cold medicine and have been drinking Calm tea from Starbucks with honey non-stop!
In my Converged Journalism course we each have to film media projects with a partner and help them film their interviews. This afternoon, I’ll be helping my partner film for her interview with Coach Brad Stevens. I think it’ll be great and exciting to hear what he has to say! I’ve never met him before so it will definitely be a great experience.
Since we’re talking about basketball, here’s a funny video talking to different players on the team!
Fall break is officially over and went by so fast! I had a great time visiting my friends in Chicago. We all got to catch up and even go shopping! I also got to spend some quality time with my family. My favorite part of break was definitely watching movies with my family.
But now that break is over, I have to get back to doing work! In my Converged Journalism course, I have to schedule interviews and talk to Indianapolis Public Schools officials about issues facing the schools. It is a very fun assignment that allows me to meet new and important people like the superintendent of IPS and the state schools superintendent.
Though these things are very important, I would say the most important thing that transpired this past week was my watching of the Kim Kardashian wedding. For those who don’t know Kim, let’s just say she is America’s response to Kate Middleton. Though I like Kim, I was disappointed in the special. The wedding special was a two night/two hour event but the actual wedding ceremony was only 8 minutes! But, it was still worth watching all the drama that ensued.
This is the preview for the upcoming season of the newest Kardashian show.
Today in Spanish class, I was sitting and minding my own business when all of a sudden the fire alarm went off. I of course thought it was a drill and nonchalantly left with my things and went outside. Then, I got a text from the university saying the building had to be left because someone smelled gas.
Once outside, my professor canceled class and we all got to leave! Since I got little sleep the night before, I decided to use this new found free-time to go to Starbucks! While in line, I got another text saying everything was fine and that we were able to go back into Jordan Hall again. It was definitely one of the highlights of my day since we got to leave class early.
Today was also good because I learned how to edit and make videos in my Converged Journalism class. Our assignment is to make our own newscast and I think mine is turning out pretty well so far!
This video definitely makes me excited for spring since the weather has been so cold lately!
Last night, I stayed up extremely late watching the Colts and Yankees game. And just my luck, they both lost! And this morning, I was faced with the disappointing news that Peyton Manning will not be playing this season. Hopefully the Colts can pull something together. I really wanted them to do well this year since the Superbowl is in Indianapolis.
The Yankees already secured a spot in the postseason so now I’m just waiting for that to start!
For my Sportswriting class, I have to go to the volleyball game tonight and write a story on it. It will be my first ever volleyball game so I’m excited to see all the dynamics. My professor said Butler is expected to win the game so at least I can look forward to that!
Here’s a video of the girl’s volleyball coach talking about their success!