Monday, November 10, 2008
Once a month, Anthology in San Diego hosts a hip blend of music at their Late Night Live show. This month, local hip-hop group Those Dang Robinsons will be joined by The Upstarts for a night of hip-hop rock that should be unforgettable. Those Dang Robinsons play an original hip-hop/rock sound, noting influences from a variety of different genres and artists, including Stevie Wonder, James Brown, No Doubt, and Michael Jackson. Their sound has been compared to Jurassic 5 and The Roots. The Upstarts are a collection of San Diego hip hop artists who back their vocals with Jazz, R&B, and Funk inspired beats. For tickets to the late show, call the box office at (619) 595-0300.
Congrats to President-Elect Barack Obama for his big victory last week! Obama has made history, by becoming the first African American U.S. President, and also because turned nine states that President Bush won in 2004 to Democratic blue. Senator Obama represents change, progress, and hope, three things this country is in dire need of after 8 years of torture. After a long night on November 4th, 2008, America was finally able to breathe a little easier. For those of you who didn't catch his acceptance speech, let the eloquent speaking of our new President fill you with hope that we will overcome this terrible state we are in today.
"To those who would tear this world down, we will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security, we support you. And to all those who have wondered if America’s beacon still burns as bright, tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from our the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope."- President-Elect Barack Obama
Sunday, November 2, 2008
For those of you that actually read my silly little blog, I apologize for not writing in over a month. For the past three weeks, I spent some time in Thailand with my friends Lauren, Bennett, and Ryan. If anyone is interested in going to Thailand, we have some great books and references to use to maximize your fun time everywhere, whether it's temple hopping in Bangkok or the Full Moon Party in Ko Phangan. Some notable things to do in Thailand: eat LOTS of pad thai and banana pancakes, visit the giant reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, the Drop In Bar in Ko Phangan for some incredible pyrotechnics, Mona Lisa's pizza in Ko Phangan for a break from thai food, Railay Bay's relaxing ambiance, and Pi Leh Wall's fantastic scuba/snorkel trips off of Phi Phi Leh.