Other than that, though, the past day has been uneventful. Sebastian came over last night and we watched half of Twilight, before he couldn't handle it anymore and skillfully guided me away with a ruse involving microwaved cheese. During the part of the movie we did see, Sebastian snarkily asked if the books are written in first person, then laughed when I said yes. I gaped at him. "What's wrong with first person? First person is wonderful! What do you have against first person?!"
"Besides Catcher in the Rye," he said, "the last book I read in first person was in, like--"
"The Great Gatsby," I provided.
"--fifth grade," he finished.
"No. The last book you read in first person was Looking For Alaska."
At that, Sebastian giggled, considering, and moved his eyes a little bit as if to say, "Yes. Well. You're right."
I meditated on that conversation for a bit, making a mental list over the course of a few hours. Wuthering Heights, I thought. Huck Finn. Heart of Darkness. All brilliant (even though the latter makes me groan and sigh), revered, first person novels. I don't know what made me fight so valiantly for narrative in the first person. Perhaps my devotion to Megan McCafferty, or because a fourth of my first novel is told through letters. Either way, let it be known that I think highly of first person, and that it works well for both character development and comedy, which are the two areas I plan to focus on for my entire life and living. /rant
Speak of the devil. It's now much later in the day, and I'm on the couch with Sebastian to my left and my sister to the right. We've shared this month's Cosmopolitan, chips and salsa, Oreos, pizza rolls, and chocolate chip cookies with milk. We're watching a favorite film of mine, Sebastian's, Jess's and Graham's: a zombie movie called Dance of the Dead that was made on After Effects. We rented it months ago thinking it would be a hilarious joke that took itself seriously... but in reality, it realizes it's funny. And it's really, really funny! Highly recommended. Plus, one of the characters has my video camera.
Anyway, in youtubely news, I wrote and recorded part of a new hayleyghoover video today. It will probably take a few days to finish, and it's kind of melodramatic, but I think you might like it. I know it will be fun to make. Also, this week on fiveawesomegirls, we're having our boyfriends make the videos. I'm looking forward to Matt's and Denis's a lot; they're two fantastic people. It's good to see 5AG up and running again. I miss back when I could anticipate a video every weekday.
Oh, goodness. Zombies are currently attacking the character who looks like meekakitty. What a great movie. It's also making me think of Kristina, what with ALL CAPS and everything. Speaking of Kristina? I miss that girl. We had a really long real-time email conversation today about life, love, London and southern Ohio. I knew when we started fiveawesomegirls that the other members were interesting and pretty, but I could never have imagined how close we would grow. And the awkwardly personal text conversations we would have. I miss them madly.
Sexy: Having a guy around who appreciates amazing movies, understands my need to blog, and isn't offended when I sit with my laptop during a hangout.
Unsexy: The living dead. Man, I hate, hate freakin' zombies.
Chipotle burritos this year: 25
S'mores this summer: 6
Economy-sized bags of pizza rolls this past two weeks: 3 1/2
Bye, guys! Hopefully I'll see you tomorrow. <3