Thursday, September 17, 2009

Birthday Presents!

I had a fantastic day yesterday! Erin, my roommate, and my friend Katie from Theatre class decorated my room with balloons and banners. I came back from class to find my birthday video from the other awesomegirls, which, in my personal opinion, is the absolute funniest 5AG collab of all time. I laughed out loud innumerable times, setting me on a high that lasted all afternoon and beyond.

My classes dragged on, but I treated myself to an escape from The World's Quietest Professor by taking my laptop. I didn't learn a damn thing about media, but I got to have conversations with Marlena and Leah over Skype, and wrote most of a paper for another class. I think the guy behind me was probably reading over my shoulder, so I sort of regret being so boring. He was looking for adventure, and all I gave him was a Word document and some nerdy poetry analysis.

When my school day was over, I went to my sister's house for dinner. I was greeted by oven-baked s'mores and homemade Mexican food, because Kelly knows me, and she's the freaking greatest. I ate more than I thought I could handle, talked to my parents a bit on the phone, and finished my paper. Nothing was thrilling about it, but it was fun nonetheless. I also received a huge ice cream cake, ordered from my brother, to take back to my dorm. Because, in his words, "Everybody wants to be friends with the kid with the cake."

And indeed! They do! The girls from my floor sat in a circle in the middle of the hallway, brandishing spoons, and we all dug holes and tunnels into the center of the poor thing. Once we were on the verge of puking, we took the cake on a tour of the other floors of our building, offering scoops to eager boys and begging others to take the melting mess off our hands. We left the gloopy platter in front of this one boy's door at the end, because he's creeped on virtually everybody we know. "Thanks for the memories!" we wrote on his dry-erase board. "Love, the girls from the floor below."

The night was topped off by a floor-wide Glee party, and my friend PJ (the one who helped with lonelygirl15) came over to join, bringing a hand-painted watercolor of Elphaba from Wicked for my birthday. I also found presents from Michal and Kayla left on my bed: orange nail polish, yellow nail polish, candy, and other goodies. I got to sleep late, after reading the hundreds of birthday messages I received on facebook, twitter, youtube and this blog. I love each and every one of you! Thank you so much for caring about me!

Today, while less eventful, was still really nice. I was forced into attending a pizza party at a professor's house for one group of the Creative Writing majors, but it ended up being a lot better than I'd imagined. I got a free dinner, and I bonded with a couple of girls from my English class. One of them is even a huge fan of the Potter musical, and she's just great. We were assigned to write up profiles of other members of the class and post them online, and the one she did was really well-written. I seriously want to be friends with her.

Also, I received my birthday packages from my parents tonight! I got a cute raincoat, a big bag of peanut M&Ms that I've already nearly killed, and the world's most gorgeous brown leather Steve Madden boots, just like the ones Hermione wore in the Half-Blood Prince movie! And, better yet, Miley Cyrus owns the same pair. I'm overcome with joy, and can't wait for tomorrow, so I can be Haymileyne.

Sexy: Lauren Fairweather! I had a good phone conversation with her tonight, and every time we talk, I'm reminded by how much I miss her, and what a great person she is. At the same time, I feel like we're exactly the same age, and like she's my big sister. Oh yeah, and she's my favorite musician. But whatever.
Unsexy: "Ooh, I looove Harry Potter," said one girl at tonight's event. "I'm the biggest fan! I've read all the books, and I even went to the latest movie... what was it called? Like, the fifth one? Anyway, I went to see the movie in, like, the first week after it came out."

Chipotle burritos this year: 30
Bagel Street visits this school year: 2
Subscribers: 20,497

Bye, guys! Hopefully I'll see you tomorrow. <3


Laura said...

Dude, the girl sounds so unsexy. I concur.

But seriously, I'm glad you had such a fantastic birthday, Hayley. All that food sounds delicious and I wish I had some right now... (said the starving college student).

FreshmanGirl24 said...

when you look up "hermione boots" on google your blog comes in 4th and 5th.

Just sayin'. :D

Allison said...

Happy birthday!!
Sorry it's kinda late, but in my family it's your birthday for up to a week after your actual day. (:

That is very unsexy. Just like when I asked this self proclaimed 'Twihard' (twitard) which book was her favorite, just because I knew she only got through the first (if any at all). She paused for about fifteen seconds before gushing "...all of them!"

alimarie_11 said...

your birthday was awesome you lucky gal

i'm glad your meeting new people that make you happy :)

DaisyJo said...

Happiest of Birthdays!!

Faith said...

hahaha the unsexy girl sounds so funny! (In a bad, "what the heck does she think she is, a potter fangirl?" sort of way. So she might be a fan, but I doubt she's the "biggest.") You should ask her if she's heard of wrock.

Anyway, your college sounds awesome! Happy Birthday!

seurat2 said...

And you made a trip to the bagel place too, I see. Glad your birthday was fantastic. Look forward to seeing the boots in a video.

Anonymous said...

"OMG! Like, it's called Harry Potter and the Return of the King! teehee"


I hate those fans.

I'm glad you had a fun birthday! Yay! I always find that when you're just hanging out with people you love, instead of having a super sweet birthday bash are so much more amazing =)

Catherine said...

Very unsexy.

April said...

Um, can we please see a picture of these famous boots? I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday!

wanna be a daytrader said...

Hi ya Hayley

Can't think of anything to write to ya tonight.

I'm going with the split personality today.

yo Hayley whats up? from traderbob11

Anonymous said...

I LOLed at the unsexiness. :)

Soundsl ike you had a great birthday!

Rebecca Rain. said...

Woah dude, today is my birthday :)
Though I know yours isn't, it's still pretty awesome that they're that close :D

And that girl sounds lame D:
People like that bug me soo much.

The Vagabond said...

I'm glad you had a good birthday. :-)

Indigo said...

Yay for awesome birthdays!

Annie said...

That girl is definitely unsexy. But you being able to be Haymileyne, wayyy sexier.

Tom said...

Hahahaha your unsexy reminds me of some girl at Barnes and Noble on DH release day, who said to me "I've read all the books multiple times."

Then some lady also said that JK Rowling "Started writing the first book on a napkin on a train." I lol'd so hard. It's like the greatest combination of those little bastardizations of her life story I've ever heard. She thought about the book on a train, but didn't start writing, and she wrote in cafes, but on paper.

KimbraSaysRawr said...

The unsexy portion makes me laugh!
Silly girl!

xxTIFFANYxx said...

Hey Hayley! I'm glad to hear that you had such a great birthday, and all that food you described made me so hungry!

I'm knew to your blogs but I'm not knew to your videos! Just so you know you are honestly the highlight of my subscriptions! Also, I would like to tell you that you have inspired me to start my own blog! I have no idea who will read it and how long it will last but hopefully I will enjoy it and I will figure out why most people love it so much. Who knows, maybe it could do me some good?

By the way, the unsexy girl sounds...interesting.

Nicholas said...

I'm glad it was a good birthday :) and you deserve those boots. Seriously.

I wish there were Glee parties where I live, but - alas - noone here even knows Glee, so I have to have a silent one-man-party every Thursday (yes, I have to watch on Thursdays).

Much love.

Elizabeth... said...

Gosh your Birthday sounds fantastic, I've always wanted to have at least one Birthday surrounded by friends but I was born on the 27th of December so it's ALWAYS the holidays... ¬_¬

That girl is SO unsexy... I sort of understand people who don't like Harry Potter but I can't stand those who pretend to love it and fail.


loveacrosstheocean said...

AHH! Your parents are so cute for getting you the coveted Boots! I'm really happy that you get your sister on campus with you, it sounds like she's been a huge help already when you need to get away, also for providing delicious food. Your entire family that you talk about sounds lovely, actually. I'm glad you had a good birthday, and you're right, we DO all care about you! On an unrelated note, most "unsexy" pick yet.

Redcabbageispurple said...

Ah, nothing like a good blog to read in the wee hours of the morning.
Glad you had a good birthday. I wish you saw the guys reaction to melted cake in his doorway. That would just make life better.

SlytherinSweetie said...

Man. I hate it when people say things like that. But glad you had a fantastic birthday! Now I want some ice cream cake. *tummy growls*

eibbore said...

I've become the Harry Potter girl at my new job already and it hasn't even been a month. Why? Because I knew Cedric's last name is Diggory.

Let's hope that they never find out I go to conventions and listen to music based on the series all the time. ^_^

Glad you had a great birthday! <3

omgitslouise said...

I'm glad you had a good birthday! In my English class just now, we're analysing an article which discusses how the Harry Potter books are just one big marketing campaign... yeah, not fun, haha. :] <3

Scott said...

Your birthday sounds like it was quite the affair! I'm glad that you got to have a happy day after a week of notsome-ness!

AND DAY-UMMM. That girl is so unsexy! Like, Pansy Parkinson with spattergroit, unsexy. (Say that to her, I bet you 2000 nerd points she won't understand either reference.)

Lauren said...

You're sexy too, love. I'm so glad we got to talk!

I'm so happy that you had a good birthdayyyy! The cake thing sounds like fun. Maybe I don't have friends at college because I didn't do that. XD

KaraDawlish said...

Hahaha Unsexy makes me laugh :D

iwishiwereaWeasley said...

It sounds like you had a great birthday, Hayley! I'm glad your day was awesome, and to see that you have so many people who love you to make sure it's awesome :)

Ravenclaw2313 said...

Parading around with ice cream cake sounds like a fantastic idea. I'm totally gonna try that sometime. Also we better see the Haymileyne boots in a video. The possibilities for that skip are endless.

Kristen said...

Yay for the cute boots!! and nail polish!! and cake!!!

alright done now. Sounds like everything turned out great and yeah your definitely not a HP fan if you can't at least name the movie you just saw. I'm sure she was just delightful.

Have an awesome weekend : )

Eddy said...

It sounds like you had a great birthday!!

I saw this on the internet and instantly thought of you: Yo Edward, I'm happy for you and Imma gonna let you finish, but Seasame Street had one of the greatest vampires of all time.

You really should put that in a video for all the Twilight fans!

Katy said...

I love boots.
The unsexy girl is an idiot, but pretty funny. Poor kid.

Happy belated Birthday!

Nokorola said...

Happy Birthday again Hayley. (A late one in this instance)

The "un-sexy" girls sounds classy, I personally enjoyed seeing the 3rd one of those movies, I think that it was called "Prisoner of Arkansas" or something like that.

Have a good upcoming week Hayley.

DoomAngelKitty said...

Haha, the Unsexy girl is hilarious. I'll be half insulted if I heard her say that, then hit her. But anyway, I already said it on the 5AG Birthday video for you, but Happy Bleated Birthday!

Kaela said...

NEED LINK TO BOOTS! must .... buy ...

Lydia said...

I'm glad you had a good birthday, Hayley. You make college sound so awesome.

Happy birthday x

kira902k said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday. That's awesome!
Also, I hate un-harry potter fans who pretend they are the biggest fans. So unsexy.
Rawr :)


Anonymous said...

Hey i think your really awesome and i hope i can be as awesome as you when i am eighteen.

Anonymous said...

happy birthday hayley.! we love you. :)

Freya said...

Oh god the unsexy. I swear when I meet people like that and Im with my friends they just look at me a and laugh because they know inside im screaming. Haha.

Im really glad you had a good birthday :). Also I agree about the 5AG vid. Ah-May-ziiiiiiiiing.

@Lauren were I six years older and attending your collage id be your friend XD.


Anonymous said...

I feel so greedy when I slightly huff at my computer when I see there's no new blog. Silly you and your life, not having free time to write about your day for me to read. I find it creepy how I daily check this to read about someone I have never spoken to personally in my life. Internet makes yaa do crazy things.

Kelly said...

Hayley, if you haven't read The Hunger Games yet, I implore you to do so immediately!

Anonymous said...

I have been dying to find a pair of boots that look like the ones in the movie!! If you could be so kind as to possibly post a link, or the style name of the boots, I would be forever grateful!!

I have to say I love your blog. Sounds like college life is going pretty damn amazing for you.

Ellie said...

When talking about a Harry Potter trivia game my friend's sister said:
Her "I totally win I've seen all the movies."
Me "Have you read the books?"
Her (While giving me a weirded out look) "No."

So not cool.

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