Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Weekend Festivities


Happy Halloween!

*I was going to write that in alternating black and orange letters but then I realized that that's really annoying, so I didn't. Just fyi.

Early in the week, Morgan and I went to a friend's house to carve pumpkins. I didn't carve, but I helped scoop the pumpkin goop out. Weird fact about Faye: I like pumpkin goop. I mean, I don't like eat it or anything...but I just like it. It's cool. We roasted some pumpkin seeds and they carved some pretty good looking pumpkins.







Thursday night, there was a breast cancer awareness event called Pink Dress Run. Afterward, they had a costume party. I decided (extremely last minute) to attend said costume party. Luckily, I had purchased all my Daria clothing items the previous day.




Bad lighting, but whatever. My costume was good. Not everyone knew who Daria was, but the ones who did really appreciated it. I like it that way.



Morgan was a shacker. 
Definitions via Urban Dictionary:
1. Shacker

a person (usually female) who sleeps over after a one night stand and walks home in the morning (frequent term on college campuses in dorms and frats)
Did the shacker leave yet? 
2. Shacker
someone who sleeps over at random people's places after a night of drinking
setting: morning
did you hook up with that girl last night?
naw, she's just a shacker.



The party was fun...I'm glad Morgan convinced me to go! My dance partner for the night just so happened to be the winner of the Pink Dress contest. Obviously. Check him out, ladies. And gentlemen..


Friday night Rachel and I went to the 2nd Annual Susie Haskins Bash and out to the square! I haven't seen the square so packed since...last year's LSU game. LSU weekends are always crazy and this weekend was definitely comparable.





Saturday! Better known as GAMEDAY. The Grove, the game, the square after...we definitely won the party. 


*My hair is reflecting something red in this picture. I've always wanted to dye my hair dark red...but have never been brave enough. I think I'd like it. Hmm..?


Sunday Funday! Rachel and I went to see Parnormal Activity 2. It's Halloween...I wanted to be completely scared out of my mind. But I wasn't. It's not as scary as the first, but I would definitely recommend both of them if you haven't seen them.







I spent the rest of my Sunday Funday on the couch watching football (go Pats!), catching up on It's Always Sunny, and hoping that trick-or-treaters don't come by since I ate all the candy.

Umm...yeah. Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Best Friend!

I met Brad my freshman year of college and we had an instant connection.

Ew. Not a romantic connection. Gross. He's my best friend! 
And today is his birthday!

One of the many things he and I have in common? Vanity.

So in honor of his 23rd birthday, here are 23 pictures of us!
























Love you best friend! Happy birthday!


Annnnd this Facebook chat is a little insight to our fabulous friendship.

best friend: sooo i witnessed the phrase "no homo" be used in an actual conversation today
me: explain
best friend: "hey man no homo, but your fly is unzipped. you look like you're going somewhere important" says the white gas station attendant as i bought a bottle of milk for breakfast
me: hahahaha. i hope you said "oh but i am a homo" and winked at him
best friend: ew no
me: my mom just called me crying. buh. i don't do well with the whole comforting people thing.
best friend: me either i'll hug you but i never know what to say
me: i usually suggest "let's talk about something else and get your mind off of it"
me: mainly so i can talk about myself
best friend: #ilovemyveinfriends
me: vein? hahaha
best friend: yea
me: vain maybe?
best friend: i thought that was what was in your body
best friend: or do i have them backwards
me: that's vein?
me: i think. lemme google
me: yeah. vein = blood. vain = carly simon.
best friend: ah
best friend: well damn
best friend: the more you know (and star)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I Whip My Hair

Earlier this week, I was introduced (a little late, I know) to "Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith.

Watch this video.





Okay, this girl is 9 years old. 9 year olds have "swag"? Pretty sure I didn't have swag until I was at least 11.

How did she not break her neck filming this video? It hurts me to watch.

"When they see me pull up, I whip it real hard." Umm..pull up in what? Your Barbie Jeep? You're 9.

What's with the red pleather pants girl? Is she the subject of an exorcism? 

I just don't get it.


Now, with all that being said...I'm downloading this to my iPod and will be jamming to it rather regularly. I whip my hair back and forth I whip my hair back and forth I whip my hair...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

People Years

So I've been trying really hard to refrain from posting multiple times in one day (because, frankly, I don't want you guys to get tired of me). I had a lot of free time (free time = bored = creativity) this weekend...so I have 7 posts already written and ready to publish. My sister had this to say:

@Nurse_Morgan: @wfayew you have an appointment book for your blog??

To that, I say...at least I write, missy. You haven't written in your blog in over a month.

Anyway, I got a little off track there. My point: I apologize for 2 posts in one day, but just know that it could have been worse.


Okay, so. My family has a black lab named Toby. We've literally had him since he was born. We took in his mom (named her Pepper), and then she got knocked up and had a bunch of puppies under our store. We helped Pepper take care of them until they were old enough to be given away. Yes, we gave them away. 11 of them. All but one...all but Toby. He has been in our family ever since. Oh, let me add...that was almost 17 years ago. 17 people years. 


That photo was taken about six years ago...when he was 11. He was already greying then! He's pretty much a grey lab now. But guys, he's the prettiest grey lab you'll ever lay eyes on. And the best dog...ever. 


Lately, my mom has been concerned with his health. [Side note: At what age do you become comfortable in talking about bowel movements? Because I'm definitely not there yet, but my mother sure is. I love Toby, but I don't want to hear about his poo, I'm sorry.] She has asked my sister and me to research pet crematories. [Side note: Who thinks to get into that business?] Let me just tell you...these folks are expensive! Or maybe I'm just frugal, but I don't want to pay $400 for you to dispose of my pet's body and give me ashes in a cup. 


Here is a text message exchange between my mother and me. 
*Warning: If you didn't already know, I'm rather insensitive.


Mother: What did you find out?
Me: It's about $400, I don't know all the details.
Mother: Can you girls put in 100 each?
Me: I mean, maybe. Why not just bury him? Ashes are ashes.
Mother: No.
Me: I'll see what I can do, but I think it's too expensive.
Mother: I wouldn't dig a hole and put you in it.


Well, that's good to know, Mom. 


I guess I should be relieved that she doesn't want to get him stuffed.




But enough with the disposal; back to Toby. I think he'll make it to his 17th birthday. He's been shot, hit by a car, shot some more, hit by a truck, he's run away, he's run home when we've taken him somewhere to stay while we went out of town (Homeward Bound style). He's a trooper. (Obviously! He's less than 2 months away from turning 17.)




I don't want to think about losing Toby. He's been in our family well over half my life so, for now, I will just assume that he is invincible and will live forever!

Tag Tuesday!

Elizabeth @ biz {and the} bungalow tagged me in her tag post! So let me answer her questions!

1)  If you could be fluent in any foreign language, which would it be and why?
German. My heritage is German and I really like the language.

2)  Are you a dog person or a cat person?
Dog person! My favorite boy, Toby, will turn 17 this year. Yes, 17! He's such an old man!

3)  Pretty shoes or practical shoes?
Pretty! Always pretty.

4)  If you could have your own version of Eat, Pray, Love, what three places would you go and what three verbs would you pick?
You know, I'm not sure I would go anywhere. Or, I would just go without a plan and see what happened.

5)  East coast or west coast?
East coast! I am in love with the East coast.

6)  Do you regularly go to worship services?
Not as regularly as I should. But I do worship regularly. You don't always have to have a service to have worship.

7)  How do you feel about betta fish?
I think they're dumb.And they stink.

8)  If you could change your hair color to any shade and have it look totally fabulous and natural, which would you pick?
Dark red. I don't have the balls to do it, but I've always wanted to give it a try.


I'm not tagging anyone or coming up with any questions because...well, because I don't wanna.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

It's Bid Day!

Today is bid day here at Ole Miss. It seems like it's been a million years since my bid day. But then it kind of seems like yesterday.






I can't even really put into words how much fun I had the rest of my freshman year. So, here's some picture proof.







Saturday, October 23, 2010

Boston/DC/Memphis Vacation - Day 5

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Morgan and I were packed and ready to go at 10, even though our flight wasn't until 12:30. We loved Boston, but by Sunday we were just ready to get home. We took the shuttle to the airport, and Brett took the shuttle to the T (he stayed an extra day with his friend at Harvard). On our shuttle, we met the nicest people from New Jersey. (Who thought, by our accents, we were from England...ummm whatttt?) They kind of looked like they could be Snooki's cousins, but they were sweet.

While walking through the airport, we passed a gift shop and realized that we had been completely self-centered the whole time and had forgotten all about getting people gifts. Thank you airport gift shop!

We made friends with people at the gate with our knowledge of the prior day's college football scores. (By knowledge, I mean scoremobile on my Blackberry.)

Our plane didn't even have a terminal ramp. Morgan was a little freaked out...I thought it was neat.


My seat was by the window, and I snapped a picture of the beautiful view on takeoff!




As soon as the fasten seat belt sign turned off, Morgan wanted to switch seats to sit by the window. I was proud of her (because I expected her to be scared)! She stared out the window the whole way to DC.

We planned to have a layover in DC so we could have lunch with Cooper! It was fun to sit down, chat, and catch up on his fabulous life in the city.


We made it to our gate just in time to catch the OT of the Patriots game. If you didn't know...the Patriots are my team. Patriots, Colts, Giants. I hear it's a sin to admit that those are my 3 teams...but whatever. And hey, that reminds me...Chris made a not-so-nice comment about Ole Miss royalty, Eli Manning. I think he needs to come to an Ole Miss game and apologize. Don't you?


Our flight from DC to Memphis was on a larger plane. Pretty sure the girl seated next to me thought it was Halloween and was dressed as Lisbeth Salander. Or maybe she was, actually, the girl with the dragon tattoo. Who knows. Also, I would have bet money that our flight attendant was the What What (In the Butt) guy. Or his twin.

After a pretty short flight, we landed in Memphis. We knew we were home when people that we passed actually smiled at us. That's how we do it in the South. Also, it smelled like BBQ.

We waited on our baggage with these really cute guys, who happened to be doctors in the military. We didn't so much wait with them...but I'm a good eavesdropper. Whatever.

Morgan's best friend from high school picked us up from the airport, so they had a nice little catch up on our way across town to the Carter residence. Martha and Dudley (and Gibson) were waiting to hear all our stories, so we chatted with them for a bit, then made the short drive back to Home Sweet Oxford.

I was so exhausted, I could barely drag my suitcase up the steps. (That suitcase, still sits in my bedroom floor...not unpacked at all.)


I've had quite a few vacations in 2010. (Dallas for the Cotton Bowl in January, Destin for Spring Break and St. Louis for AITP in March, Gulf Shores for the Hangout Music Festival and Girls trip to Charleston in May, my weekend getaway to Ocean Springs in August...) But Boston takes the cake! One of my favorite vacations ever!


I think I could live in Boston. It would take a while to get used to the weather, but I could do it!

And let me just say, most girls swoon over guys with English accents or Australian accents...gimme a Boston accent over those any day. Hello sexy. I just love it.


Also, if you haven't seen The Town yet. Do yourself a favor and go see it.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Boston Vacation - Day 4

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I woke up...not feeling so hot. Obviously.

Our first stop was Fenway. We took the tour and first of all, don't ever take that tour when you're hungover. It's a lot of walking...but secondly, I became a Red Sox fan in the middle of that hour long tour. (Which also means I now hate the Yankees.)

If you've never taken the tour, I highly recommend it. Whether you like baseball or not. You learn about not only Boston history and baseball history, but American history in general.





After the tour, we went across the street to a sports bar for lunch. The bathrooms even had TVs so you don't miss any of the football games. Sweeeet. I had my first cup of clam chowda. I would move to the Northeast just for clam chowder. I'm kind of in love with it.


Next stop: Geek Central. I mean, MIT. I didn't take any pictures because everyone on campus was already looking at me like I was an alien. Maybe that was because it was very obvious that I was hungover. (Which is also why there are no pictures of me from Saturday.) First of all, why are you studying on campus on a Saturday? Secondly, shut up.

I'm not hating on smart kids. I was kind of a smart kid...I had a 4.0 out of high school and got a full ride (plus some) to Ole Miss. I got my degree in Management Information Systems and was president of the Association of Information Technology Professionals...but I was a cool smart kid. Just sayin.


Anyway, after wandering around MIT for a while, we went to Faneuil Hall again. We went back to the bar from Friday night to look for my hoodie. See, what happened was...the bartender friend had taken our coats (and hoodie) and put them under the bar so nobody messed with them. At the end of the night we retrieved our coats (sans hoodie). So we asked a hostess if it had been turned in. It wasn't in the office, it wasn't under the bar...it wasn't there. That means someone stole it. I didn't lose it!


We went back to the hotel to make plans for dinner. Everyone had been telling us to go get Italian food in the North End, so we looked up a few restaurants to get ideas. And then, surprise surprise...we all fell asleep. We ended up leaving around 8, but we weren't very hungry so we just walked around the North End and went to Mike's Pastry for cannolis! Hello delicious.

You might think I'm a bad photographer and this picture is blurry...but I say it's "art".


After Mike's Pastry, we walked around for a bit asking random bars if they would please please plleeeeaaassse show the Ole Miss v Alabama game. We learned that Boston doesn't care about the SEC. Lame. So, we made it back to the hotel room just in time to catch the second half. It wasn't worth watching anyway.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Twitterview

@reneeann12 asked me a few questions about my time spent with Chris. I told her I'd look them over and possibly answer a few on my blog...so here they are!


I hate to say it, but they're probably not the answers you were hoping for!


Q: Complete the sentence. After meeting @ChrisLambton13
A) I love him like a brother
B) I plan on giving it some time, maybe sparks will fly or
C) I’m on my way back to the Cape to marry him and have his children

A: After meeting Chris
D) I want to show him how it's done in Oxford.



Q. Multiple choice @ChrisLambton13 smelled like
A) a regular guy. Dial soap. No big deal.
B) a regular hottie. Dial soap never smelled so good. or
C) like a God from another planet. Imagine Dial soap ON FIRE!

A: He smelled like
D) nothing because I had a stuffy nose.


Q: Choose one @ChrisLambton13’s female friends were
A) the nicest girls I’ve ever met
B) tolerant at best
C) Catty bitches who couldn’t wait to get rid of me

A: His female friends were
D) n't there.


Q: Complete the sentence. I’m all set for my next @ChrisLambton13 giveaway. I left the Cape with
A) a lock of his hair
B) his treasured blanky or
C) who needs an E Lambton t shirt when I have these.

A: I left the Cape with
D) nothing because we hung out in Boston.


Q: Complete the sentence The evening with @ChrisLambton13 ended with
A) a friendly hug
B) A sweet “maybe we’ll get together again soon” kiss or
C) Groping and clinging…

A: The evening ended with
D) me having to take a cab because I couldn't make it to the T station.


Boston Vacation - Day 4 will be posted tomorrow!

Don't forget to check out days one, two, and three!