Sarabeth - University of Texas

Articles Written
Feb 9, 2011

Put This on Your iPod: Belle and Sebastian Write About Love

To be honest, I've always been a little torn about Valentine's Day. For me it's kind of like communism; while great in theory, it almost never works in the execution. Considering last year I got two Snickers bars from my now-ex (gee, I wonder why), I don't have high hopes for Valentine's Day, but I'm not a complete Cupid-hater either.

Feb 5, 2011

The Super Bowl of Drinking Games

This Sunday, all American eyes will be glued to their television sets, but not everyone will be so into the game. Maybe it's because football isn't their thing or maybe it's because they wagered way too much money in the puppy bowl and are now majorly stressed. Whatever the reason, no one should be left out on all the Super Bowl Sunday fun.

Feb 2, 2011

Put This on Your iPod: AFI's The Art of Drowning

This week, I'm in nostalgia/angry mode. Angry because my Dbag of an ex-boyfriend has decided to try to start calling me again (barf). Nostalgic because when I'm trying to blow off steam, I tend to go into organization mode and this time around, my music collection got my attention. While re-labeling my iTunes collection I came across an old favorite album of mine: AFI's 'The Art of Drowning.'

Put This On Your iPod: Social Network Soundtrack

Anybody else out there already having to read volumes upon volumes for their classes? WTF? It's only the second week back, professors! Can't a girl catch a little post-break break? Le sigh.

Put This On Your iPod: Mumford and Sons' Sigh No More

When the Grammy nominations were released for this year, I was thrilled to see that Mumford and Sons were up for best new artist and best rock song for "Little Lion Man". I heard that song last year on the radio and immediately went home to download their album, Sigh No More, and every track is better than the last.

Put This on Your iPod: AWOLNATION's Back From Earth

Not only do I want to mourn the end of my last semester break of college, but to also drink away this past week with my entire family under the same roof for the first time in a year. For this last weekend of break, I highly recommend AWOLNATION's debut EP, Back From Earth.

Jan 5, 2011

Put This on Your iPod: Death Cab for Cutie's Plans

Here in central Texas, it doesn't really snow during winter. It just gets cold, rainy, and miserable. For some reason, I like to embrace rainy days and stay inside to be all gloom and doom. I want to do this today especially while I recover from some bad choices on New Year's Eve.

Dec 28, 2010

Put This on Your iPod: She & Him Volume 1

The non-stop Elf marathons last week made me realize just how much I love Zooey Deschanel movies. She's just so...cute! She also happens to be multi-talented.

Dec 22, 2010

Put This on Your iPod: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

With Christmas being just a few days away, I figured I'd go through my parents' CDs to get into the holiday spirit. I'd already listened to my own Christmas music collection (Mariah, Glee, NSYNC) and needed something different. Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas was a major find.

Dec 15, 2010

Put This on Your iPod: Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

I know I'm one of the lucky few out there right now, but as of Friday I was completely donezo with finals/studying/projects/school BS. And I'm thrilled. Why? Because this means I can get my party on and drink the last semester away. I thought what better to do this with than with Kanye West's newest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Dec 8, 2010

Put This on Your iPod: Alaska in Winter – Dance Party in the Balkans

Boof. Finals Time. AKA the darkest of dark times for college students who are holed up in libraries with nothing but a Jimmy John's sandwich and a prayer.

Dec 5, 2010

True Story: My Parents Moved to a Different State While I Was in College

I was born in Quincy, Illinois. I moved to Abilene, Texas when I was eight years old when my mom was offered a huge promotion from the company she worked for. I moved to Austin, Texas for college when I was eighteen, which is where I am now. And then a year ago, the company my mom had worked for for 21 years laid her off (damn recession).

Dec 1, 2010

Put This on Your iPod: Silversun Pickups Carnavas

This semester is FINALLY starting to wrap up. Exciting? Yes, I can't wait to finish this round of classes. Stressful? Hell yeah, mofo. The end of the semester means that every. single. thing. I've been working on is going to be due at the same time. And on top of that, I have to start studying for finals. Barf.