Monday, April 13, 2015

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

One of my favorite ways to spend a night out in the spring and summertime is at a baseball game! Something about being in the warm night air with a churro cheering on your home team makes this time of year so much better! With opening day being last week, I wanted to do a post about America's favorite pastime. Here is something I would wear (will wear) when I make it to a game this season!

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A night out can be expensive, but going to a baseball game is money well spent in my opinion. Eventbrite did a great survey outlining how much people spend on a night out, which is super interesting! I thought it would be fun to compare how much a night out at a baseball game is compared to an average night out!

 Because I'm from San Diego, I love cheering on the Padres. Petco Park is absolutely gorgeous and right next to the water. Since I don't live in the city, we usually take the train downtown and then walk to the park from there. This cuts down on transportation costs, such as Uber or a taxi.

Tickets are somewhat expensive, but if you purchase them in advance and don't mind having the best seat in the house, you can find them for an affordable price! Places like Eventbrite have awesome opportunities for buying and selling tickets for a great price as well!

The best part of a ball game in my opinion is the food. Of course, if you're over 21, drinks are also fun! Some of it is overpriced, but I'd say it was pretty average, as the average person spends $10 on late night food and $26 on drinks on a night out.

Overall, ball games are a great way to spend a summer night out. The price is pretty comparable to other ways of spending a night out, plus this is one that all ages can attend and enjoy!

Play ball!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Interview with Bethany Becker

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Meet Bethany Becker! She is a young country artist on the rise that is full of talent. She has already worked with Liz Rose, the woman behind some of Taylor Swift's big hits. I was so excited to ask her a few questions about her life and career.

1. Have you always known that music is what you wanted to pursue as a career?
 Pretty much! At least since I was about seven and realized that becoming a princess wasn’t really an option. Once I fell in love with music the desire to pursue it professionally never went away.
2. How would you describe the style of your music and where do you get your inspiration?
 My music walks the line between country and pop. My goal for my music is for it to be relatable and real, so I pull inspiration from my life and the lives of the people around me. A lot of the inspiration for the songs on my “Maybe More” EP came from very specific events and experiences from my life.
3. What is your favorite part about working in the music industry?
 Getting to pour my heart into songs that I’m able to perform and share with the world. Also, watching all my biggest dreams become reality!
4. I know you wrote a song with Liz Rose, who has also worked with Taylor Swift. What was that experience like?
 Honestly, I was a little star struck! I’m such a big fan of Liz’s work, so the fact that I got to write a song with her is crazy! She’s an excellent writer and a super sweet person.
5. Is there anyone in the industry today that you look up to or want to model your career after?
 I’ve always really looked up to Taylor Swift. Her writing is amazing, and I admire her honesty and vulnerability in her music and her relationship with her fans. I miss her country music, but all she has been able to accomplish in the music industry at such a young age is just incredible.
6. Is there anything you can share right now about an upcoming album or single?
 I have a new single on the way that I’m super excited about! I’m keeping a lot of details a secret, so I can’t say too much, but I will tell you that it is a message I really think needs to be said and heard. There’s also a music video for the song coming that I will be shooting very soon. I may also have a full album in the works J
7. What is a little known or fun fact about you? 
Before I was born, the doctor said I was going to be a boy. My mom had had a boy baby shower and everything. My parents were very surprised when I wasn’t!
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