Thursday, December 17, 2009
And by HERE, I mean New York.
It's gotten super cold here. Even more cold than the cold weather all you people back in the Bay are complaining about. This morning when I left for work, it was a brisk 25 degrees out. I'm hoping for some more snow soon.
Today is my last day of class. Just a video art class in which we're watching everyone's final videos. Mine wasn't terribly amazing. I did a tribute to William Butler Yeats, masterpiece theatre style, with interjected cartoon sound effects and onomatopoeia text. It was silly, but that's the kind of weird humor my video art teacher seems to go for...
I live in a heavily Jewish dorm. We have NYU's only Kosher cafeteria and we host Shabbat dinners every Friday. Currently we have a fire hazard of a Hanukkah set-up placed in the front doorway where it's very susceptible to setting someone's winter coat on fire. For a dorm that doesn't allow toasters or electric kettles, this seems pretty risky.
Next Friday will be Christmas, a holiday I generally enjoy due to the family-time aspect. (We don't do gifts). So this year, to replace family time, I'm working on setting up an itinerary to keep me occupied for the holiday. On Christmas Eve, my friend Gus, a freshman at Columbia, and I will volunteer at a soup kitchen in the morning, go to Scores for a little afternoon entertainment, and see Heath Ledger's final film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, in the evening.
I'm still working out my plans for Christmas. Planning takes time. And don't even ask about New Year's Eve...
On Sunday on the train home from work, a man asked me if I shaved my knuckles, saying they were "extraordinary."
Who lets these people out of the basement?
Cheers for now. I'll be reporting back again soon, now that I have all this extra time on my hands.
Oh, and a closing note:
Everyone's good neighborhood friend, Marc Dantona (Pete's person), will be visiting NYC this weekend. I'm ready.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
THANKSGIVING DAY HOURS
FAYES will be open on 11/27
- Thanksgiving Day-
from 8am till 1pm
On Wednesday 11/26 movies are
(rent 1 movie get a free ‘non-new release’ rental)
New Releases that are rented on Wednesday 11/26 will be due on Friday 11/28 by 7pm
(you get an extra day on new releases rented on Wednesday- aka any movie that is due on Thursday will be due by Friday))
8am – 11pm
Friday, November 20, 2009
So I've had a pretty busy week, and during this week I've experienced and witnessed some pretty strange things. I apologize, none of these things directly relates to New York or Fayes Video, but that doesn't make them any less entertaining. Now I will write about them.
I just found out about this kid.
Is he for real? Check out his perfectly combed hair. And all these sexy, prepubescent photos? He's 15 and wikipedia tells me he's a tween heartthrob. I lose faith in the judgement and taste of all American junior high aged girls when they make some kid who belongs on the men who look like old lesbians blog the second most googled "justin".
My roomie. This girl also has given me serious reasons to doubt her taste. We have a Twilight poster hanging in our room, and today I witnessed her telling her mother over iChat that "the new Rob Thomas album is amazing!" This wouldn't be such a problem, but she likes to sing in the middle of the night, out loud, in bed, while I'm trying to sleep.
Currently, I am surprising my own self. I am watching Legal Eagles. Again.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Hello San Francisco,
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Although he may look like that guy sitting on our bench, he even has the tattoos, its not. This is on of the contestants on Bravo's much acclaimed Top Chef Season 6. I've been watching the show and seriously myself have thought this has to be David's long lost southern twin... they even have the same style (if only food came in helvetica)... but enough about that.
Our neighbor is organizing a "neighborhood cookbook" and she is still taking submissions of your signature dish if you are interested send us a message at
here is her email seeking submissions:
Thank you to those of you who already submitted recipes, they look fantastic! Given that many of you were traveling over the summer (and busy sitting on the bench and drinking iced toddies), and in the interest of having as many people included as possible, the new goal is to have the cookbook out in December, in time for all that midwinter comfort eating.
For those of you who still would like to send me recipe, that gives you until October 31. All kinds of recipes are welcome (drinks, entrees, breads, sauces, desserts), please feel free to email me if you have any questions and invite other folks you know to participate.
Send those recipes in, folks, or I'll get Mike to hound you when you come in for your Friday afternoon Teeny with room.
Friday, September 11, 2009
So last week the latest installment of the "Bring It On" franchise came to video, making for the 5th movie. I know many may be thinking, "what? There are 4 Bring It Ons??" And sadly the answer is yes, and even maybe more sad is that I've watched and enjoyed every one of them. With the newest film however, I feel like it just wasn't happening, it was the same old story. I can get over predictable, but marry that with poor acting and not enough cheering and the herkie falls flat. Though seeing as Fayes believes in a cheerocracy, check it for for yourself (we won't tell anyone).
And for all those who have missed out on the past films, here is a littlle recap.
Bring It On- This movie is epic, and it's not just that the first time I saw it I was eating stolen cereal from a party we crashed, but really this movie makes my top ten list for teen comedies. The movie is quirky and smart, and Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku give great performances. This movie will set your spirit fingers in motion!
Bring It On Again- "Higher Stakes, Higher Grooves, More Attitude!" The girls go off to college and even though the cast is entirely different, the movie still holds up to the tag line. The acting is not as up to par, but I think this girls have better moves and the cheer scenes bring it!
Bring It On: All Or Nothing- Hayden Panttiere stars in this riches to rags version where life goes from cheer-topia to cheer-tastrophe. Solange Knowles-Smith brings some singing action and mixes things up for thease pom pom gals.
Bring It On: In It To Win It- Paris-esque blondes battle it out for hunky boys and the spirit stick... need ZI say more?
all available at fayes...
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I'm finishing up my first week here in NY and I've seen and done a few things.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Q:"What kind of music do you listen to?"
A:"Anything but Country."
What is with people shutting off to whole genres? Haven't you ever heard Garth Brooks? Dude rocks! I try and try to help people pick out a movie that they'll enjoy and sometimes I pick out a movie that has singing in it and they'll be with me through the whole description until I get to the part about how great the musical numbers are. Come on people, didn't you feel totally cultured when you saw Slumdog Millionaire? Didn't you love Jungle Book? Julie Andrews, Xanadu, whole towns in perfect harmony! Musicals are just like regular movies, but with moments of orchestrated jubilee. When did you stop liking fun? Don't you like fun?
Some musicals we have at Faye's:
Ruling Class -Peter O'Toole
Romance and Cigarettes -James Gandelfini & Susan sarandon
Le Million -old French Flick
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–81). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited in viewer opinion polls as "the most trusted man in America" because of his professional experience and kindly demeanor. Cronkite died on July 17, 2009 at the age of 92 from cerebrovascular disease, described by his son as complications from dementia.