Friday Fixat10ns: Singles Appreciation Day

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Valentine’s Day can be a tough time for single people, and it certainly hasn’t helped ease anyone’s suffering that there were also midterms this week. But whether your date was with a stack of homework or  your good friends Ben, Jerry and Ryan Gosling last night, you may not have been feeling a whole lot of love if you’re single.  But now it’s Friday, it’s (apparently) Singles Appreciation Day, and it’s time to mingle in only ways that single college students can! So if these activities didn’t satisfy your thirst for adventure and you couldn’t find love on any of these sites, check out our Friday Fixat10ns playlist while you get ready to enjoy your Singles Appreciation Day (or night) the right way.

Someone Like You — Adele Somewhere, someone reaaaaaally pissed Adele off for her to belt out this one. Trying to get over someone that broke your heart and that you were wishing was there for you yesterday? I suggest you sing along in similar style.

Keep Your Head Up — Andy Grammar While perhaps a little mellow for a song that’s supposed to get you ready to go out, this is another great sing along with a terrific message. Life goes on, and you have to get out there and make something of it.

We Are Never Getting Back Together — Taylor Swift Of course this list wouldn’t be complete without some Taylor Swift on it.  Whether boys are constantly breaking her heart (maybe, or she breaks theirs and gets a hit song out of it (very possible), Taylor Swift sings some fantastic break-up songs. Belt this one out, too, and begin enjoying being single.

You Give Love a Bad Name — Bon Jovi As hard as it is to believe, apparently even Jon Bon Jovi was heartbroken once upon a time.  Now you have something in common with a rock star. That’s a good start, right?

Forget You — Cee Lo Green So now you’ve established you aren’t getting back together with your ex. Ever. And you’ve made it clear that you were so heartbroken that love is tainted. Still not enough? Luckily, Cee Lo Green wrote a song about the two words that everyone dreams of saying, but are too classy/polite/scared/civil to actually say. (Sorry, this one’s the clean version, folks. Still gets the message across though.)

Brand New Girlfriendv— Steve Holy Now this is why I love country music. Well, one of the reasons. Who needs to sulk, right? Apparently Steve Holy didn’t care too much about being single, but this song could get you started on one heck of a Singles Appreciation Day.

Go Your Own Way — Fleetwood Mac In case you don’t want to go the way of Steve Holy, take Fleetwood Mac’s advice and be independent for a while. Go with the flow. Follow your heart’s desires. Trust us, you’ll be OK.

I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In — Taylor Swift And back to Taylor.  This time, it’s to begin the “acceptance” phase. You knew he was trouble. Get over it :)

This — Darius Rucker Still moping a little bit? Just listen to Darius Rucker (of Hootie and the Blowfish) and realize that everything happens for a reason and one day, you’ll look back and laugh about how dumb it all was (or cry about how much ice cream you ate. Either one).

Single Ladies — Beyonce Well, you know how we at the blog feel about Beyonce.  And if another song says “Singles Appreciation” better than this one, I’m the next Pope.  In other words, there isn’t a better song to cap off this list.  Turn it up, try and dance and sing like the Queen herself, and enjoy the single life.  After all, it can be pretty fun.

Things We Expected to Happen During the Halftime Show That Didn’t Happen

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1. We definitely thought Blue Ivy and Jay-Z were going to come out But then they didn’t … I expected her to be all “allow me to re-introduce myself” and then have Jay-Z bust onto the scene holding Blue Ivy Cater who would then proceed to drop it like it’s hot.

2. No commercial could ever follow that But then they pulled out a moving and OPRAH-NARRATED Jeep commercial. It was excellent.

3. A Janet Jackson moment JUST KIDDING. BECAUSE SHE’S BEYONCE AND SHE’S PERFECT AND CLASSY.

4. A fun-spirited joke about lip syncing at the inauguration Then again, she did already do that at the NFL press conference. “Any questions?”

5. We also definitely didn’t expect it to end so quickly I kind of was ready to concede the win to the Ravens (which is saying a lot, because I’m a die-hard Pats fan) with a final score of 21-6 — under the condition that Beyoncé just kept performing.

Photo: Huffington Post

Friday Fixat10ns: Where Has The Time Gone?

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I don’t know if you’ve been keeping track, but this is the last weekend in January! Where has the time gone? Before we know it it’ll be time for Valentine’s Day, Alternative Spring Break Trips and Easter eggs! Take a second to enjoy the last few days of January with our 4E playlist.

End of Time – Beyoncé Kicking things off with my girl Queen B. Despite the rumors, we indeed will love her until the end of time.

4 Minutes To Save The World – Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake “Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock, tick tock”. But seriously…

Little of Your Time – Maroon 5 NO MAROON 5, I HAVE NO TIME TO GIVE. Just kidding, it’s Adam Levine so I have all of the time to give, but tell him to wait until after I turn in my Spanish paper.

Ready? O.K. – Matt and Kim NO MATT AND KIM, CONSULT MAROON 5, I’M NOT READY. How is it already the last weekend in January? Seriously?

Time Bomb – The Format Switching genres in this playlist a little bit and tossing in this 2008 favorite of mine. Nate Reuss may have moved from time bombs to ‘Some Nights’ but this song is just so applicable to my schedule.

Time Moves Slow – Grouplove Grouplove, I love you but you’re lying. Time moves way too fast and I can’t keep up. I do have some fond memories of listening to this song on my pensive drives to school though.

Backwards With Time – The Avett Brothers I’m going to be honest, I was kind of just looking for an excuse to put Avett in here and this song title lent itself pretty well to this theme.  Enjoy my boys Scott and Seth in their country-folk awesomeness.

Give Me Time – Dawes Taking the tempo of this playlist down a little with this crooning Dawes song. His voice can often make me take a deep breath between theology readings and, as he does, beg the world to give me time.

The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell “We’re captive on the carousel of time”. Yes, Joni. Yes.

Any Time At All – The Beatles Closing out the playlist with a classic. Though you may be stressed and pressed for time, you should know that The Fourth Edition will here to entertain you. Any time at all, all you’ve gotta do is call and we’ll be here.

Casual Thursdays: Warming From The Inside

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We hate to break it to you, everyone, but the Inauguration has ended. The mania has subsided and the fever has ended — except for our Beyoncé fever, which will carry on “until the end of time.” (Ha, see what we did there? We love you, B.) Now, all that’s left to do is celebrate the simple, serene beauty of the winter season. This cold weather took all of us by surprise, and you, at any point, see fellow students sprinting from building to building as they complain about their frozen fingers and ears. Because the Hilltop has experienced its first snowfall (read: dusting), this Casual Thursday is here to help you sit back, relax and celebrate all things snowy. Warm up by your bed with the Hot Toddy, the perfect winter companion, and play the Social Media Snowy Drinking Game:

The Hot Toddy:

  • 1 ounce brandy, whiskey, or rum
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tea bag
  1. Coat the bottom of a mug or an Irish coffee glass with honey.
  2. Add the liquor and the juice of the lemon quarter.
  3. On the side, heat water in a tea kettle and add the tea bag to make hot tea.
  4. Pour the steaming tea into the glass and stir.

The Social Media Snowy Drinking Game:

Celebrate people’s ridiculous reactions to winter precipitation with this snarky social media drinking game!

Go on Facebook or Twitter and slowly scroll down your News Feed/Twitter Feed.

Take a sip every time …

-A status/tweet references “cold”

-A status/tweet references “winter”

-Someone has posted a picture of himself/herself in the snow

 

Take a big gulp every time…:

-Someone makes a really excited over-hyper status/tweet about snow. (e.g. “I LOVE SNOOOWWWWW! )

-Someone makes a really miserable, cranky, aggressive status/tweet about hating snow/winter. (e.g. “I HATE WINTER. SNOW IS ICKY.”)

 

 Take a shot every time…:

-Someone makes a really miserable, cranky, aggressive status/tweet about being annoyed by other people’s statuses/tweets about snow.

 

Finish your drink every time…:

-Some Captain Obvious (in real life) energetically points outside and exclaims, “It’s Snowing!”

Photo Credit: About.com, Georgetown University

 

Top 5 Reasons Why It Doesn’t Matter If Beyoncé Was Lip Syncing The National Anthem Or Not

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1.) She’s a goddess

2.) She married the man with 99 problems and probably solved them all.

3.) I praise her name and all she does

4.) She is the most incredible human being to walk this earth.

5.) She is Beyoncé.

If it is true that she lip synced, here is my theory as to why:

President Obama didn’t want her to upstage him at his own inauguration and she physically couldn’t tone down her incredible-ness live even if she tried. So she had to pre-record it so that Obama wouldn’t be insecure. It’s like when the bride knows her maid of honor is way more attractive than she is so she puts her in an ugly dress.

Photo: NY Daily News