Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Want it Wednesday: Birthday Edition

My birthday is rapidly approaching. It is a mere 13 days away. I usually start the countdown at 113, so it really is super close in comparison to the norm.


I know you're thinking, "Oh no! 13 days??? That's not enough time to get you a present!!"

Never fear, friends. That's why I'm supplying you with Want It Wednesday!

I've done Want It Wednesday twice before (here and here) and haven't really gotten any of things things I wanted, so maybe it's bad luck? Well, whatever, let's turn that luck around.


1. Money Tree

I would prefer an already grown (and blooming) money tree, but if you just have a money tree seed, that will work too. Or I'll take cash, check, money orders...or a donation via paypal.





2. TV on DVD




I also kind of want to start Mad Men. And maybe Lost? But for now, I like rewatching old episodes of the best shows.


3. These pillows


I have the duvet and the shams, but I'm missing the matching pillows.


4. Designer Handbag

I can't even supply a picture with this one because I have no sense of fashion. Which is exactly why I need this one to be picked out. I'm definitely not a label whore. My jeans come from Forever 21. My dresses come from...Forever 21. And most of my jewelry comes from (you guessed it) Forever 21. (Excluding my Michael Kors watch.) But I need a nice handbag. A nice, designer, handbag. (I don't even know what designers make handbags. Whatever.)


And don't worry. If you don't make the 13 day deadline, I'll still accept birthday presents all year 'round. Happy soon to be birthday to me!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Follow Team Blue!

Join the Focus Rally and follow Team Blue! Rack up points by answering trivia questions and doing other fun things...like answering more trivia questions.




Seriously, you have nothing better to do. So click here and follow Team Blue.

And if you don't want to follow Team Blue, do it anyway. And pretend you're following us. Team...Invisible? Here are our Bios.



Faye Walter
Hometown: Oxford, MS
Age: 22
Day Job: Manager of
Outreach Technology/
Distance Learning at
University of MS

@wfayew 





How do you know your teammate? 
Best friend from college...and still!

What skills do you bring to the table? 
I'm an excellent back(passenger)seat driver.

Your most notable life achievement?
Putting myself through college was cool, but probably the fact that people from all over the world read my blog. That takes the cake.

What are you passionate about?
Music, Writing...but not writing music.

Favorite part about traveling?
Being able to say, "I've been there."

Least favorite part about traveling?
Packing.

Tell us something surprising about yourself.
I can do 11 tequila shots in a row. But not 12, definitely not 12.

Favorite place you've visited? 
Boston, Mass

Your road-trip snack of choice?
Sunflower seeds.

Best song to sing while driving.
It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Celine

Most embarrassing moment?
In 3rd grade when I thought someone picked me for the quiet game so I stood up but they had picked someone else, so I pretended to go get a tissue. But everyone knew the truth.

Your biggest celebrity crush?
Ben Affleck. And Adam Levine.

What's your biggest fear?
Spiders.

Brad Batson
Hometown: Biloxi, MS
Age: 23
Day Job: Executive Director of the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce

@batsonomics






How do you know your teammate? 
We've been best friends since freshman year of college. We know everything about each other. Even the things we don't want to know.

What skills do you bring to the table?
I know a lot of random facts and I'm really good at directions.

Your most notable life achievement?
Being named an Executive Director at 22.

What are you passionate about?
I'm an advocate for human rights, and I love animals (except birds).

Favorite part about traveling?
I love flying! The hustle and bustle of airports makes my adrenaline pump. And there's really nothing like visiting a location for the first time and discovering everything about it. 

Least favorite part about traveling?
I hate having to leave a travel destination. The night before my departure I love to walk around alone and say goodbye.

Tell us something surprising about yourself.
I've never had a real New Year's Eve kiss.

Favorite place you've visited?
Charleston, SC was my favorite city. Belize was my favorite experience. 

Your road-trip snack of choice?
Not a huge snacker, maybe a bag of beef jerkey when I get hungry (low carbs). I love having Smart Water on long trips.

Best song to sing while driving.
With Faye, "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" by Celine Dion. Alone, "La Vie Boheme" from RENT (I know every word and almost every meaning).

Most embarrassing moment?
Probably slipping down in the parking lot at my high school when my mom was picking me up. I thought no one saw, but as I got into the car I heard an enormous roar of laughter coming from my classmates.

Your celebrity crush?
This is tough because I have so many. I love Britney Spears, and I want to be Chris Pine.

What's your biggest fear?
Drowning in the middle of the ocean, however I am a scuba diver and I love anything that has to do with water.


As you can tell from our answers, I am very cut and dry. Brad...is not.


So what are you waiting for? Go follow Clayton and Adam! Team Blue!


Oh, and did I mention, Focus Rally is giving away new cars? Sign up.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Freaky Friday

I've been having some strange dreams lately. For instance, Tuesday night I dreamed that 6 guys were playing touch football in my kitchen while I was trying to clean. Camera crews were everywhere...because it was the Superbowl.

Wednesday night I dreamed that as I was parking, my car wouldn't come to a complete stop. I was going less than a mile an hour and it bumped into the car across from my parking spot. I finally got my car to stop, but not before the other car was completely demolished. A girl ran out screaming at me and I told her I'd pay for it and she said, "damn right you will...that's a Land Rover." To which I said, "Umm...I drive a Land Rover, too. Don't be a snob." Then, my roommate Michael's car also got demolished. So he pulled a gun out of his pocket and shot another car...with a missile.


But Friday takes the cake. Last Friday, I had the strangest dream sequence I have ever experienced. I won't even try to interpret what it means, but by all means...if you know, please tell me.

I'm at my mother's house. I'm really, really thirsty. I grab the orange juice out of the fridge. I pour a big glass and down it. Still thirsty. I pour another glass and hear a "plop". I immediately throw my glass of orange juice onto the carpet. There's a rat. There was a rat in my orange juice. The kicker? It's alive. It starts chasing me and biting my arms and legs. I finally get away, get in my car and drive to Brad's. I'm panting. I'm crying. I'm trying to tell him about my awful experience. I notice there's a bloody rock on the porch. I ask Brad what happened. He says he needs my help. Then I notice Lindsay Lohan's body. Yep, he killed her. Brad killed Lindsay Lohan. As cars are driving by, he's trying to cover up the fact that we are stuffing her body into a box. I stop him and say "Brad. You just murdered someone. This is not a joke." To which he looks deeply in my eyes and sternly says, "No, we murdered someone." I freak out and leave. Next thing I know, I'm at a football game. But as a spectator, I'm not in the stands...I'm standing in the endzone. The only player I recognize is Rob Gronkowski. He keeps looking at the girl standing next to me. Then I notice she's wearing a homemade "I <3 Rob Gronkowski" shirt. She is also yelling things like, "Way to go Rob!" and "Let's go Gronkowski!" I ask her, "Is Rob your boyfriend?" She says, "No, but I follow him around a lot." I realize she's a stalker. Then, some Flava Flav looking rapper guy comes up and starts hitting on me. I say, "I know you're a famous rapper and all, but can this wait? I'm trying to watch the game." But it's not a game. These players, in their uniforms and helmets, are doing a dance routine. The rapper won't leave me alone so I go to the back of the endzone where there are chairs set up. I notice Danny DeVito is sitting in one. He's also passing out goody bags to everyone who comes up to talk to him. I go up to him and tell him that I love It's Always Sunny. He thanks me and hands me a goody bag. I open it. It is full of condoms and packets of ketchup. Then I wake up.


So yeah. That's what happens in my dreams.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Perfect Date?

I've been asked more than once lately, 

What is your idea of the perfect date?

Frankly, it depends. It depends where we are, what time of the year it is, how I feel. But mostly, it depends on who is taking me on said date...



Does he share my passion for music? Maybe a concert neither of us has seen.

Does he share my interest in sports? How about a sporting even we'd both enjoy.

Does he share my hobby of blogging? Well, in that case, we'd probably be a socially awkward pair and sit next to each other while chatting on our computers like Jake on that episode of Two and a Half Men where he liked that girl and made Charlie promise not to bang her mom, but of course, Charlie did anyway.



So yeah. It depends. What's your idea of the perfect date?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chris Colfer - Golden Globes

I'm not necessarily a Gleek, but I'm obsessed with the character of Kurt Hummel. Chris Colfer is nothing short of fabulous and Kurt is just the same. He's such a brave, talented, and wonderful guy. He's definitely my favorite character on Glee, but probably my favorite character on television, as well. 


Needless to say, I was thrilled when Chris won the Golden Globe award. 




What a speech. Perfection.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tom Brady, The Avett Bros, AND Mary-Kate?

Everyone is gushing about this fabulous three day weekend we're they're about to have. Yes, I'm off on Monday. But, we have a full work day tomorrow. Snow days aren't freebies. You gotta make em up somewhere. For us, it's Saturday. 




The rest of my weekend will consist of watching the NFL playoffs and visiting with the BFF, Brad, who will be in Oxford in approximately 6 hours!

I was 1 for 4 in my picks last weekend. (Thank you for my 1, Green Bay.) So I'm just gonna skip the picks and cheer for my Pats. I really don't care about the other games anyway.






I'm absolutely obsessed with this song. You will be, too. Give it a listen.







There are a lot of fashion blogs out there. Waaaayyy out there. Not right here. Not anywhere close to here. I don't really know fashion. Just ask my friends.

For example, let me tell you what I'm trying to pass off as an outfit today:

brown leggings
an XL navy blue prom tshirt circa 2003
a men's red Polo pullover
a thick, navy blue, knit scarf
dressy casual brown knee high boots with an exposed red zipper
a messy kind of to the side pony tail
no makeup
oversized pearl earrings

Put a Starbucks in my hand and call me Ashley Olsen's twin....Mary-Kate.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thank God for the SEC

College football has a special place in my heart. Well, the Southeastern Conference does, anyway.

My Ole Miss Rebels aren't always a showstopper, but hey, it is what it is. 

Tomorrow night, the #1 ranked Auburn Tigers take on the Oregon Ducks for the BCS National Championship game.

I'll be cheering on Cam Newton (and the rest of the Auburn team) to win it.

5th National Championship in a row for the SEC? I'll take it.



Written by: Phil Bogard of Ingram Hill

Friday, January 7, 2011

Fayesbook's Sexiest Men Alive

In November, People magazine released their Sexiest Men issue, awarding the coveted title of Sexiest Man Alive to Ryan Reynolds.

 via People


Well, People, I disagree. While Ryan is extremely hot, I wouldn't go so far as to say he is the sexiest man alive...or even on the list. For me...sexy, hot, handsome, cute...they are all completely different.



The first guys that come to mind when I think of these adjectives?

Hot
Jake Gyllenhaal
Tom Brady
Jensen Ackles

Handsome
Jon Hamm 
Thomas Gibson
Roger Federer

Cute
Matthew Gray Gubler
Joesph Gordon-Levitt
Chord Overstreet 


But Sexy? Sexy is an attitude. It's an aura. And Ryan Reynolds isn't my definition of it.



So who are my Sexiest Men Alive?


5. Paul Walker




4. Shemar Moore



3. Adam Levine
 




2. Ben Affleck


Now, that is sexy. Ben Affleck would be my number 1 Sexiest Man Alive for as long as he is alive if I hadn't stumbled across this random Express model. So here you are. Fayesbook's Sexiest Man Alive....

Now somebody, find out who he is and set me up.


1. ??????


Who do you consider sexy? How about hot, handsome and cute?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

If There is Ever a Movie About My Life...

1. I hope it's not a Lifetime movie.

2. I want Kristen Stewart to play me.



I like to pretend that we look alike. I love her style. Also, I love how awkward and clumsy she is, because it makes me feel better about myself. 





I totally would have done this. Except I would have fallen down, too.


So, it's settled. She'll play me. Who would play you?


Also, Sophia Bush would play my sister and Sally Field would be my mom.



Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Win It Wednesday!

Ladies and gents. (Okay, maybe just ladies...) You all wish Chris Lambton was the Bachelor, right? And that you were a contestant, I'm sure. Well, it didn't quite work out that way... But we can still pretend it did.

Who wants to win a personalized gift from America's favorite almost-Bachelor?


I could tell you what the gift will be but it's a surprise! Oh, and we haven't actually figured it out yet. But it'll be good, I promise.

**You must be a follower to enter.
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To enter:


In the comments section, enter your name & location [Faye W., Oxford, MS] along with your answer to this question:




If Chris had been the Bachelor, who do you think would have gotten that coveted first impression rose?




A winner will be selected randomly from all the entrants. Entry ends Monday January 10th around noon (central time) and we will announce the winner before the new episode of The Bachelor begins!




Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, too. @wfayew & @ChrisLambton13 Especially since we like to give away a lot of cool stuff.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Get Outta Here 2010

2010...what a year. Now move along, I'm done with you.

Before I move on, though. Let me share a little something with you. My three biggest accomplishments last year:

1. I graduated college (in 4 years) and started my first big girl job.
 
 2. I partied like a celebrity, with celebrities.

 

3. I made a gay man seriously question his sexual orientation.


I have to say those are my top 3 favorite things about 2010.



I celebrated New Year's with these two handsome gentlemen. I'd tell you all the details but I don't remember want you to be jealous.



Now, for 2011. What do I hope to accomplish? What are my resolutions?

1. Save money. Lots and lots of money.


2. That one that everybody says.


I have these pictures of "skinny Faye" on my mirror as motivation. I'm not so much setting a weight loss goal, really. But I just want to move in that direction and not the direction of Gilbert Grape's mom.

3. No beer

This one will help with both 1 and 2. So that's good. I sure am gonna miss you, Miller Lite. We had a good run. But it's over now.


What did you love about 2010? And what are your New Years resolutions?