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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Burrito-bangin', self-improvement, Twitter and Spurlock

First, I'd like to address yesterday's comment from xObrittxO (Actually, I can't tell if those are zeros or O's?):
"Have you stopped eating? It seems like you've stopped eating. Don't. I better see that burrito count go up by one tomorrow or else."
Haha! No, that's one problem you'll never have to worry about with me. See, a normal person's burrito count right now should be, like, 3. By not eating Chipotle yet this week, I am not starving myself. I'm just being slightly closer to average. But thank you, Britt. Your concern made my day.

On a semi-related subject, I've created a list. Five steps to my self-improvement:
1. Start taking care of my body in general. Not to be worthy of anyone else, not to keep up with society, not to look like Sarah Jessica Parker. Because I want to start liking myself, and the first step to liking something is going through the motions of liking it.
2. Limit my ingestion of harmful substances, especially anything Alaska Young would say she does "to die."
3. Flex my femininity to remind people I'm a girl. Every day wear some combination of: nail polish, heels, jewelry, dresses.
4. Learn to read and respond to my email. I used to get notifications when someone subscribed to my channel, stopped following me on twitter, or sent me a facebook message. I turned them all off yesterday--partially because learning people are sick of your tweets is upsetting, but mostly because this crap takes up space. I now have control over my inbox. Rawr.
5. Do the mile-high stack of homework I've put off before the end of the grading period.

In internetly news, my English teacher/Newspaper advisor just informed me that our school tech guy explained Twitter at a staff meeting, and pulled up @hayleyghoover for the example. "It's interesting to hear who you think is a good kisser!" she says. The worst part of this all is that I'm not embarrassed. I've never been a... discreet person. The idea of my teachers sitting around discussing my month-long romantic experiment with my friend is just hilarious. Hahahaha.

Sexy: Morgan Spurlock. I've seen Supersize Me about four times, and I'm always shocked by his talent as a documentary filmmaker. Oh, and he's funny and good-looking.
Unsexy: Eating anything out of a plastic bag-- especially liquids, semi-liquids, or anything warm that would cause the bag to look all foggy. Thinking about it now makes me gag. Ugh. Don't even try.

Weight: 135
Chipotle burritos this year: 12
Subscribers: 15,361
Days left of high school: 24

Bye, guys! See you tomorrow. <3

29 comments:

lindsey said...

"Y'all smoke to enjoy it. I smoke to die."

Hmmm. Hayley G Hoover. What are you implying?!!!11!

partyweetow said...

The only thing I can think of that comes in a plastic bag is, like, fruits and vegetables, and those are things you *should* be eating.

And also, Morgan Spurlock? Really? He'd be attractive, maybe, if he whittled the facial hair down a bit. But I agree, Supersize Me is excellent. :)

Vena said...

Are you thinking of going to Kenyon College? That's the one John Green went to.

::allison:: said...

"3. Flex my femininity to remind people I'm a girl. Every day wear some combination of: nail polish, heels, jewelry, dresses."

I think I'm going to follow that same advice; sweatshirts become less flattering as time goes on.

Stefan said...

I agree with xObrittxO. I'm also super obsessed with Chipolte and and struggling to keep it down to one a week (you know.. in a bowl to be 'healthy').

I've been having a lot of fun watching your burrito count as well as the school count down. I wish I had a journal of my last 30 days of HS.

Have you seen Spurlock's 30 Days show? It was okay. Though he is hardly a handsome man, but whatevs.

TheOtherJessica said...

Just being healthier in general is a great idea!

Have you heard of Sparkpeople.com??? It is a site that is dedicated to being healthier and ti has great articles and resources for stuff like that. :)

Anonymous said...

wait, did you actually participate in 420? Is that what you were implying?

Nicholas said...

Maybe I should embrace my masculinity and stop wearing slim fitting jeans and shirts... how does cargo shorts, flip-flops with socks, and a baseball cap sound as an outfit?

Good heavens... I guess even my mom would beat me up if she saw me in that.

Anyway... we don't have Chipotle in Germany, so I can't really contribute to the discussion :-/

Kristina said...

I think my Chipotle burrito count is somewhere about 8-9.


That's all.

Jesse said...

"Start taking care of my body in general. Not to be worthy of anyone else, not to keep up with society, not to look like Sarah Jessica Parker. Because I want to start liking myself, and the first step to liking something is going through the motions of liking it."

I'm going to follow suit, if you don't mind. I could stand to have a bit less cholesterol in my system, and I spend way too much time blaming the limitations of the dining halls at my college. I need to exercise beyond just taking walks with friends and going from class to class. I need to spend less time in front of the computer and more time outside, In fact, I'll be back in a bit.

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It's raining. Bollocks. Well, as soon as it stops, I'll get on with that part. Now, on to the rest of the comment.

It's comforting to feel like someone else out there is making these sorts of efforts. Somehow it makes it a bit easier to motivate myself if I know that someone else is dealing with the same sort of stuff. Thanks for the post.

And, onward.

"Flex my femininity to remind people I'm a girl. Every day wear some combination of: nail polish, heels, jewelry, dresses."

I'd follow suit here as well, if I were not possessed of a Y chromosome. Instead, I shall create a rough equivalent more relevant to my own life:

Break up the standard of a humorous black T-shirt and jeans more often. Throw on an untucked button-down shirt and a simple watch sometimes, even add a casual suit coat once in a while. But continue to wear your signature hat and goggles on my head whenever appropriate. They're just too big a part of my identity to give up.

All righty, I'm off to check the weather to see when the rain is supposed to die down. Later.

x0brittx0 said...

1 - squee! you typed my name.
2 - you know, jennifer aniston doesn't dress girly and people still know she's a girl. and ellen page and drew barrymore and i'm sure there are tons more. you don't have to dress girly to be a girl.
3 - burritos aren't my weakness but if we were doing a brownie count i'd be at 8 boxes of betty crocker triple chocolate brownies this year. :( i buy them under the pretense of "new neighbors" that i have yet to meet.

kendyloutspoken said...

(this is a I-have-nothing-good-to-day-but-I-like-your-blog-comment)

:)

hfm said...

Gosh, I love Alaska Young, she redefines 'amazing'.
I love all the female protagonists in John Green's novels.

amy said...

Hayleyghoover smokes? Pretty suprising right?

John said...

Its kind of odd that teachers were reading your twitter WIERD and are they allowed do that?

Hayley I assume you are going to Major in English please tell me I'm right other-wise it would be a travisty

Kristi said...

Thank you SO much for suggesting Sloppy Firsts the other day... I got it yesterday and can't stop reading! :)

enchanted-lady7 said...

Hayley, you should know that you do not need to proove your feminity to people by painting your nails or putting on makeup. Just be yourself. Whether you're feminine or not, what's the big deal? I mean do men and women still need to abide to old stereotypes and customs so people can feel comfortable around us? Really, do not let other peoples' close-mindedness affect you.

On anoher note, I was curious Hayley, how tall are you? :-P

Scott said...

I just decided yesterday that I was going to get more serious about my health, too. This will hopefully lead to your next point of dressing better.

In fanboyish news: You inspire me to be a better blogger. Every entry I write now, I think to myself, "what would Hayley do?" So far - it works. So thanks.

Catherine said...

I like your list of steps for self-improvement. It makes me feel like I also need such a list. I'll have to think about that. And I'm not sure if I agree with you about Morgan Spurlock. He is a talented documentarian (is that a word?), but I just don't see the attractiveness in him. To each his own I guess.

Catherine said...

I'm with you on the bagged food thing, unless it's a ziploc bag that I put the food in myself. Though if the contents inside are warm and moist. I would probably discard of it in someway (probably get the table of boys I sit with to stuff it down their throats).

I also have a nice stack of homework that I should be doing write now, so... I'm gonna get to that hopefully sometime tonight.

Kelly said...

Well, you wouldn't wanna look like Sarah Jessica Parker anyway because she looks like a horse. Literally, there's even a website: www.sarahjessicaparkerlookslikeahorse.com

goldensnitch said...

I had my first chipotle burrito a few weeks ago. It was so good. I want to go back but the only one is in Toronto and I can't make it there very often.

Katy said...

Hayley G H-O-O-V-E-R. You rock my world. I can't imagine my teachers reading MY tweets... I would cry inside, I imagine... you're so brave. lol.

eibbore said...

Hayley, your are so awesome.

Nice steps to self improvement. I make these kind of lists all the time in a High Fidelity type of way. The fact that is particular relevant to my case is that the lists are made but there is never any headway to actually achieving any of them. I lack motivation to the max.

If you smoke, that's really sad. I hate seeing awesome people make their lifespan ever shorter. Like Johnny Depp. ... Did I just compare you to Johnny Depp... I think I did. Your the female Johnny Depp of the youtube world.
Ok I think that's enough.

alanlastufka said...

I pray my co-workers never find my twitter, I'd be a little bit more blushy than you're being.

Larangutang said...

I definitley have to agree with you on the plastic bag thing. That makes me gag just reading it.

Nokorola said...

I hate the idea of eating stuff out of plastic bags. One of the local McDonald's uses only plastic bags for takeout, and it is nasty.

Katie said...

No wayy.
I thought I was the ONLY PERSON in the world who found Morgan Spurlock attractive. You just blew my ming, Hayley.

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