Sunday, September 20, 2009

Feel the beat

Do you ever listen to a song one day and you have certain feelings about it, then a few days later, you hear that same song again and it moves you a completely different way? It's crazy to me how just being in a different room can change how I feel about a song. Little things like the lights being on or off, rain or shine, night or morning...All these things completely change how you feel about music. One of my favorite ways to listen to a song is to turn it up, close my eyes and immerse myself into the song. If you've never done this, you should try it. It changes everything.

Jay - Z released the Blueprint 3 a week or so ago and it's probably my favorite album out right now. I haven't gotten a new rap cd in the longest time but this one is legit. It's taken over for our late night DJ parties and usually is my album of choice when driving around. Something about the beats and his lyrical ways are incredible. If you don't like rap, you should still scope it out. If you do, then you probably already have it.

The next album is from a new band called Paper Route. I've never heard any of their stuff so I decided to check them out. It's a perfect album to pop on and not have to change a song because every song is sick.

I also got a new song by Kid Cudi ft. MGMT. It is probably my favorite song right now, 5 star rating on itunes for sure. It always puts me in the best mood...check it out.

That's it for now. I'll post some other new stuff I got when I get a chance.

Close your eyes and feel the beat.

Monday, September 14, 2009

the NFL is backkkk

I spent this past weekend in Chicago and I really enjoyed it. It's so shiny,clean and new looking. About 40 of us from the GC department all departed ATL on Friday. Bryson and I almost missed our flight but luckily made it with a few minutes to spare. We got to Chi-town later afternoonish...and didn't have any obligations with school so we all just walked around and found a place to eat then went out on the town that night. Saturday we all attended the Print 09 conference. It was the largest building I had ever been in. I went on a boat tour of the architecture around the city which was amazing. Then we all went out Saturday, dancing and singing all night. Sunday more Print 09 and just like that we were heading back to Clemson.

Finally, it's here...The NFL is back. Week 1 is in the books and what a crazy week it was. Starting with games on Thursday night and ending with two Monday night games. The packers came out with a victory at the end of the game while Cutler threw 4 INTs. The game was on TV but I didn't get a chance to watch it because we were on the road back. I was watching the stats on my phone but it's certainly not the same. Rodgers had a great play fake on 3rd and 1 and threw a bomb to jennings for a TD to seal the deal. Apete looked unstoppable going well over 150 yards with two scores. He looks like he's on another level than everyone else. Tom Brady escaped a near loss to the Bills. He threw for 2 TD's in the last two minutes of the game and once again showed he is one of the best, if not the best QB in the league.

But with football comes fantasy and this is our second annual family fantasy football league. This year we all put in 20$ and there will be a nice little pay out at the end of the season. It makes all the games a lot more fun to watch. Cheyenne beat me in the first week so i'm 0-1 to start the year off :)

Back to school, tests and quizzes are already starting up, cluggg. School makes me laugh and I really do wonder what I'm doing in class sometimes and if I'm even learning anything or is more about the experience of things that I'm actually learning. I know the knowledge that is getting passed along to us is valuable, but I always feel like whatever I learn in school I don't really want to know, I'd rather choose my own curriculum. That would be nice.

That's all for tonight.