Monday, February 28, 2011

Birthfaye Month

In honor of the last day of my birthday month, I am going to share with you one of my favorite (definitely the most entertaining) presents. 

Here it is, my birthfayeday song, courtesy of Adam & Clayton (of Harvard Sailing Team and Focus Rally Team Blue). Enjoy!

video





February was a good one. Now let's see if March can do better.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Anonymity

Sometimes I wish I was an anonymous blogger. Sometimes I just want to write about the boy I may or may not have a crush on, the girl(s) who get(s) on my nerves, or my roommate and his cats. But I can't. And it gets a little annoying.

I want to write freely about the frustrations of dating like Lilly, one of my favorite bloggers, does over at A Pre-Life Crisis. I want to write about the awkwardness of dating/life like another favorite blogger does at Awkward Sex and the City. But I can't. Any guy who dates me and therefore adds me as a friend on Facebook or follows me on Twitter is redirected right here.

Welcome, you. Our date was fun. Or not. Whatever. You won't be reading anything about it here.


It is what it is. And Faye'sbook just sounds so much better than Anony-book.

 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pandora is my Best Friend

and I have the best Pandora station that has ever lived.

I call it Band of Vampires/Horse Weekend. It all began with a mix of Band of Horses and Vampire Weekend, but my other additions, thumbs ups, and thumbs downs have turned it into the best station ever.


Just take a look at what I've been listening to...


Part One - Band of Horses
Worn Out Shoes - Joe Purdy 
Blood Bank - Bon Iver
Moth's Wings - Passion Pit 
Ladies of Cambridge - Vampire Weekend
On Top - The Killers 
She Moves in Her Own Way - The Kooks 
Intro - The Xx
14 Candles - Plushgun 
Mushaboom - Feist 
Any Fun - Coconut Records 
Bullet Proof..I Wish I Was - Radiohead
Heavy Metal Drummer - Wilco
Mansard Roof - Vampire Weekend
Headlights Look Like Diamonds - Arcade Fire
Infinite Arms - Band of Horses 
Dreamworld - Rilo Kiley
Love Vigilantes - Iron & Wine
Talking in Code - Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
M79 - Vampire Weekend
Gray or Blue - Jaymay
Murder in the City - The Avett Brothers
Willful Suspension of Disbelief - Modest Mouse
Your Hand in Mind - Explosions in the Sky
Finer Feelings - Spoon




So there you go. 25 songs from the best Pandora station in existence. Enjoy them? Download them and make yourself a Faye's Favorites playlist! Or, if you have Pandora, comment with your e-mail address and I can share the station with you.


Happy Listening!





Friday, February 18, 2011

Do You Ever Have Those Days?

Do you ever have those days (usually after a night out) when you repeatedly stop and think about the night before and then do something like this:


I have those a lot. Hence the header picture of my blog. I'm having one today.


Last night was YPO at the Burgundy Room. Conveniently, where that photo was taken. I was going to have one glass of wine and stay out for two hours. That would put me getting home at 9. My worst nights are always when I set goals like that. For instance, a couple weeks ago, the plan was to have dinner, a few drinks, and stay out until 10. I got kicked out of the bar and woke up in a strange place with bruises on my knees from falling down so much. Oops.

So, last night. After my one glass of wine, I was feeling a little awkward so I decided to have a beer. And then another. And then another. And then I bought my ex boyfriend one. And myself. And then I had another. And then another. I think you see where I'm going with this.


I said things I probably shouldn't have said. I sent text messages that should not have been sent. I carried on an hour long text conversation with someone thinking it was someone else with the same first name. I stayed out later than I should have. But my biggest regret? Biggest biggest biggest regret...I got a hotdog from the hotdog stand. I only ate half of it before I realized what I was doing and threw it on the ground. Thankfully.



Side Note: When I was in college, this was my blog's header picture.




 These nights are fun while they last. But they always lead to "those days". 


My entire college experience was one of these nights. And every day since has been one of those days. Does that ever change? I hope so. Soon, please.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Witnessed...Memphis Tennis

Last night, I attended two of the first round matches of the  
at the Racquet Club of Memphis.




Andy Roddick 

v

Richard Berankis

[4-6, 6-2, 6-4]



and



 Sam Querrey

v

Denis Istomin

[6-7, 7-6, 6-4]



You like my action shots? They are all of the players walking to the ball boys because I didn't want to miss the real action.


At this tournament I witnessed the Andy Roddick we've all heard about.


I witnessed Andy...

smash his racquet.

yell at and argue with the chair umpire.

say a few choice words when asking for his towel.



But I also witnessed Andy Roddick...

be the badass tennis player we all know he is.

come up from a set down to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

hit countless* aces, multiples in excess of 140mph.



Oh, and I witnessed Sam Querrey hit 10+ tennis balls into my box from across the court at max speed. Sam, if you wanted my attention, all you had to do was ask. Of course I'll give you my number.



*They're not really countless. I could have counted them. And I'm sure someone did. But whatever. 



Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

It's Valentine's Day, if you didn't know. Most of you are probably expecting a smart-assy, cynical post about how Valentine's Day is dumb (a.k.a. I don't have a Valentine on this Valentine's Day) but you're not getting one. I don't have a Valentine this year, but I still appreciate the day and what it stands for. 

Love.

And my friends, this is love. And I have decided that I won't settle until I feel like this. Giddy, joyful, deeply, truly in love. These two are absolutely perfect.






Gene + Jill // Two Pease in a Pod from capture studios on Vimeo.
 
 




 
 
No, I don't know them. Yes, this is creepy. Whatever.


Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

NOLA

I'm  going to New Orleans today. I've never not had fun in New Orleans!









Here I come NOLA. Get ready!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday! Happy birthday to me. Thank you all for following and reading this silly blog of mine. (Hey, if you read but don't follow...you should follow!) 

I've gotten so many birthday wishes and they're all so sweet, so thank you all!


collage of past birthdays