Saturday, April 11, 2009


I went with my mom and one of my sisters today to buy a prom dress. We drove something like two hours away into the middle of small-town-nowhere, to this elaborate, exclusive dress shop that offers you drinks, and where people who know something about fashion tell you what you do and do not like. My mom is usually very against buying happiness, but I'm so not the oh-em-gee-let's-go-spend-a-zillion-dollars-on-a-hott-dress type, so she treated me to this one hurrah. I tried on about six dresses, and three of them were the most gorgeous things I've ever seen. The runner-up was coral-- my favorite color, as you'll notice if you ever watch a 5AG video shot in my room--and in the style of the wedding dress in my head. (I have my whole wedding absolutely ready. Just waiting to be cast. Ask me about it sometime when I have nothing else to blog about.) It was so, so pretty. But the guy who was helping me asked, "If the girl you hate most at your high school showed up in one of these dresses, which would make you more mad?" and the answer was the other dress, which won.

My prom dress is floor-length, poofy and lilac. The top half is tight and strapless with corset laces up the back, and it's covered with flashy, light-catching sequins. An obnoxious bow falls down the left side with the same sequins all over it. I didn't even want to try it on originally because it looked so stupid on the hanger, but it's just overstated and eye-catching enough to suit (get it?) my personality. I've never been excited for a dance like this. In fact, they usually lead to me closing my eyes and praying to go sleep on Seers's couch. But you know, I've never gone to a dance before looking like a cupcake covered in broken glass. Maybe I've discovered the key to Prom Success.

On an unrelated note, I really like blogging. I feel the very most like myself when I'm writing these posts. I don't have any obligation to entertain or appease anybody, because if they don't want to read it, no one's making them. I don't feel like I'm bragging or attention whoring, because everyone taking the time to read this has some sort of particular interest in seeing what I have to say. Like video blogging, but with fewer edits and without the importance put on appearance. It's cool.

In youtubely news, I've made more money this month from my blog than from my videos. I realize I haven't made any videos, but it's still pretty amusing. Walllofweird mocked my piano music outro in her VEDA video yesterday, filling my fluttering heart with cuteness. I think I'm participating in part in a video involving Hank (vlogbrothers) and Alan (fallofautumndistro). Other than that, I've got some plans, but no interest in making them reality.

Sexy: Gray hair. On adult men, on Holden Caulfield, on Richard Gere.
Unsexy: Telling someone you love them when you don't.

Weight: 139
Chipotle burritos this year: 11
Subscribers: 15,023
Days left of high school: 30

Bye, guys! See you tomorrow. <3


GEORGINA said...

Grey hair - Richard Dean Anderson <3

You stated exactly how I feel about blogging.

Leah said...

I want pictures of this dress, Hoover. Nowish.

Marlena said...

What Leah said.

Anonymous said...

I think I'll just have to agree with Leah and Marlena. PICTURES, please.

erin meagan said...

The dress sounds like so much fun to wear!
That is VERY unsexy.

Eddy said...

The chipotle burrito count went up and a new dress!! It's good to be Hayley G Hoover!

A.J. James Brooks said...

I am curious to hear the wedding story as you have imagined it, and as if you don't have enough peeps clamoring for pictures of the dress I too would like to see it.

I completely agree with your opinion on Blogging.

katrina said...

I only mock with love. if that makes sense. i'm so tired, i just got home from work and the first thing i did was read your blog.

Kristi said...

I think Alan Rickman is incredibly sexy.

thealphabet said...

my boyfriend has some gray hairs, I love it. He is so handsome. Hooray for handsome men!

You are a great writer, your blogs, in the simplest of terms, rock!


thealphabet said...

Shit... I forgot to say...

Finding a prom dress I loved was the only good thing about high school for me. And then getting to go to prom looking and feeling like a beautiful princess after being a major fashionably lazy nerd, feels amazing.

KMS said...

what's a chipotle burrito?

Katie said...

I just wanted to quickly say that I think ur awesome... I look forward to your blogs everyday, and I kinda Hate the time difference (I live NZ) that causes me to check the website like... 6 times before you update because I forget when the day changes over for you... and it becomes a reasonable hour to blog.

I love your prom dress story... It really makes me wish I'd made it to a prom myself :)

Miss May said...

Heehee, that shop assistant had a hella lot of sense. What a perfect way to pick between two dresses!

Holden Caufield is, without doubt, one of the sexiest literary characters ever. Period. (I know it wasn't really necessary to put period after such a definitive statement but, you know, I guess it's like saying 'very very').

Anonymous said...

I love prom dresses, I buy them even though I'm at University.
I love dressing up! The joy of being female


Anonymous said...

And yes, I'd love photographic evidence of said dress.


Anonymous said...

Would it be entirely unoriginal of me to ask for pictures of this prom dress?
I feel creepy asking that considering I've never commented on your blog before. But rest assured, I'M NORMAL.

Melissa Kendra said...

"A cupcake covered in broken glass."
Perfect description of it, I think, haha.
I wish I was graduating on time, because I should haver my Grand March/prom dress right now. Only one more year.
I agree with Georgina about Richard Dean Anderson.
I think your blog is my favorite to read. Kristina's would probably be second. And I'm following a fair amount of blogs, too.

Nicholas said...

I feel the same about blogging. I'm more myself in my blog than in my videos...

If i put my finger on it it might be because I think in written words and not in spoken one. If that makes sense.

Oh, and I also want to see pictures :)

Kristina said...

Lots of things to say:

1. My prom dress was expensive and over the top too.
2. How do you tell what money comes from your blog and what comes from your videos?
3. 15,000 subs, yay!
4. I love blogging too. It feels way more natural and me. :)

Kristina said...

Also, am I the only girl who DOESNT have her whole wedding planned out??