Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ye Olde Zombies

My parent are home today, after having spent the past three weeks on a rebellious "empty nesters" vacation in Alaska. While it's not like I hide under an ambiguous secret screenname or anything, I still felt too creeped out to mention their absence on the internet. So for all those who asked: yes, I have a curfew, no, my mother would never have let me leave the house at 2AM if she were home, and yes, I had more reason to be stressed yesterday afternoon than I let on. Now they're home, though, so my house is once again full of life and decent food and rules.

I feel like a jerk for complaining about my friends like that yesterday. My sweet friend, Sarah, is getting married next weekend, and she was trying to make me feel better about having to house and transport people. You know you've gone too far when you're making the bride guilty when she's got the weight of the world on her shoulders. I apologize for sounding like a bitch.

Anyway, to prove once more that I have better friends than I deserve, I'm going with the bride and groom (Sarah and Graham), Sebastian, our friend Kathleen, and some other fun company to a Medieval Faire tomorrow morning. As of right now, I'm regrettably wearing boring normal clothes, because apparently garb of the Middle Ages is harder to come by than I'd expected. Even in the magical costume cave I call a bedroom, I'm fresh out of tunics and chain mail, and there isn't a long-sleeved, floor-length gown to be seen. I'm still laughing about a comment from youtube subscriber and blog follower VicMorrowsGhost, in which he suggested we dress as plague victims, sort of like "ye olde zombies." I have also considered burning holes through my street clothes to be Joan of Arc, or Kathleen's suggestion of just wearing opaque tights and a green shirt. We'll see what becomes of these ideas, or whether I'll rough it in ye olde shorts and t-shirt.

Okay, time to go write for real. This blog post is one of today's few irritating distractions from working, along with this quickie video I made, and the Donato's pizza I scarfed. I also went for a quick run, just to burn off some energy, and spent the entire time hearing a conversation between two of my characters play over and over inside my head. They are so real sometimes, it almost makes me sick.

Sexy: Those days when it feels like you've only written a paragraph, because it all comes so smoothly and effortlessly, and then you realize it's been twelve pages. And you're not spent yet. I've come to the realization that I'm no longer at the age where it's a funny, outrageous thing to suggest that I can write a decent novel. I'm doing it for real!
Unsexy: The seventy different colors of my hair growing out. I'm a mess of magenta, pale pink, bleach, brown, blonde, and gross.

Chipotle burritos this year: 26
S'mores this summer: 6
Subscribers: 19,116

Bye, guys! Hopefully I'll see thee to-morrow. <3


Gomezzio said...

You know you're addicted to the internet when you read the word 'chain mail' you automatically think of E-mails of cats playing pianos.

It's great to hear how you're writing is becoming easier and easier. I can't wait to read it, that is if you ever decide to publish it/read it on blogtv. I'd be happy with either.

And for your middle ages clothing, I was going to suggest a traffic cone and some sort of fabric/cloth tied to it, but then I realized that that is more Renaissantic than Middle Age-esque. Maybe you can wear a pillow. Although you may be confused with going to a Harry Potter movie opening... It's still worth a shot.

wardsaulyers said...

The novel realization thing is like, beyond sexy. It's orgasmic. It's also a pretty wonderful thing, you gotta admit, that when you get done with something you think is not half bad, you already have a fan base who'll be really eager to read it. Like me. And John Green. That'd be fucked up, if you just sent John Green a fucking novel, all casual like "Feedback Plz?"

Anonymous said...

i seriously cannot wait for this book of yours to one day be published =]

SlytherinSweetie said...

Sounds like fun! Hope you come up with a costume.

I can't wait to read your book! Ya know, if you decide to publish it. Or like Gomezzio said, reading it on BlogTV. I'd be really happy with either. ^.^

Ben said...

12 pages!? WOWSERS.
For the Middle Age clothing, if you wear like an oversized t-shirt and like brown sweats, you can get away with that. But, actually dressing up is more fun.

Kacie Galyon said...
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Kacie Galyon said...

With the way you write in your blogs and the awesomeness of the dialogue/monologue in your videos' - I bet your book will be phenomenal. Please keep us updated because I know we're all dying to read this.

By the way, I was ecstatic when I found you on YouTube. Always glad to associate myself with other theatre nerds! :)

VicMorrowsGhost said...

Skip the costume and makeup, this one needs you to take it to the next level. Methods acting. You need to actually contract plague. This is ren fair bitches! BRING IT!

...moving on.

I listen to a lot of movie scores so when I'm listening to MP3s my life is exactly like this. I'm not coding a website, I'M HACKING THE WORLD! I'm not driving to work I'm ESCAPING ROBOT NINJA ASSASSINS! I'm not posing on Hayley's blog, I'M POSTING ON HAYLEY'S BLOG! :)

Just, Ale said...

You're never fully dressed without a smile.

A.J. James said...

I wouldn't worry too much about friends that you don't think you deserve, I have long thought that friends are the family you choose, and the conscious you didn't.

Daniel Brim said...

Hayley G. Hoover, you might have met your match. I've always considered you to be one of the most amazing bloggers ever... but I think i've found an even more charismatic and savvy blogger... my very own brother.

Margaret said...

Is a Medieval Faire like a Renaissance Faire? Because I definitely recommend Renaissance Faires. I went to my first one this Spring and it was bloody fantastic! Hope you have fun!

BenCracknell said...

I'm happy your writing again!
I hope your finish soon, and maybe let us read some, if not all (:
Have a good time at the fete x

Kristina said...

I have SO MUCH renaissance faire garb, and I cant even use it because I am missing out on the one that's held near me every summer this year. :/

Caitlin said...

You need to show us what you end up wearing!

And glad to hear your novel is coming along great (: I shall have to buy it when it's done!

89ravenclaw said...

if you dressed as "ye olde zombies" you'd be my best friend. but remember, if there are no pictures, it didn't happen.

Anonymous said...

I love the feeling of writing coming easily. One of my favorite authors, Robin McKinley, always jokes (though really I imagine it's only a half-joke) that her stories come to her from a "Story Council" and she just sort of writes down what fuzzily comes into her brain.

Nokorola said...

I love ye olde shorts, they just don't make them like that anymore.

I hope you have (probably had at this point) fun a the Faire Hayley.

That is all.

kaitlin said...

I totally can't wait until you finish your book. You might have already answered this and I just haven't heard/can't remember, but are you going to publish your book and how? Through DFTBA like Kristina? Or send it to publishers more traditionally? Any way, I'm sure it'll be great. I would by your blog as a novel, so I can't wait to see a proper book from you!

Nicholas said...

As I have nothing to say about fairs, let me use this moment to tell you that I need to read your published novel soon as well as own a coffee table book by miss porridge with her beautiful photographs. I already told her, but I needed to tell you as well ;)

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Hayley, unless you're trying, you simply cannot be gross. You're way too sexy with all your requisite skills.