Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Scattered Blogging Reunion & Mindy Kaling

As the saying goes, if you love something, you should ignore it for a full week. If tons of your readers send you messages and comments and @replies begging you to update, it's yours. Well, blog, you are mine.

Heeey, guys. Before you ask, I have no witty excuse for my short hiatus. My week has been eventful but not busy, and plenty of blog-worthy insights have occurred to me in the late, lazy evenings. I'm not avoiding anybody or engaging in any kind of illicit, explicit activity I'd be too ashamed to rehash to you fine people. I guess, from time to time, you just get a little tired of spilling your soul for the world to see. Definitely not too tired to quit, mind you. Just tired enough to temporarily ignore my self-appointed duties in favor of less time-consuming, more inane internet outlets, like twitter and dailybooth. Haha. Ugh.

So what have I been up to? Suddenly and randomly, I decided to go home for the weekend, and spent Saturday seeing the double feature of Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D with TOLauren. It occurred to us early on that we were the only audience members-- save the soccer moms hiding behind their dark 3D glasses for a ten-dollar nap-- with birth dates that precede the original releases of the films themselves. By the end of the four hours, the whole rest of the theater was crying, as Michael Buckley once said, "some of them because of the movie, some for personal reasons." Besides managing to see Jess for a fraction of a second, that was the extent of my social escapades. At the time of night I'd be getting ready to go out at school, I sat in bed with my parents and talked and talked about my new life until my dad literally snored and my mom's attention span started to wane. Comfortable, but alone for the first time in a long time, I snuggled into my humungous bed with my ever-loving puppy and the allergenic dog fur my eyes hadn't missed.

Since coming back to Athens, I've done little besides plan eagerly for the Halloween festivities, narrowly avoid a gigantic, hazardous fire that could have been caused by my bedside reading lamp that melted from a lightbulb, have lunch with a seriously cool girl, and develop an obsession with another tele-playwright. Since I don't feel like going into detail about any of those other bits, let me tell you how awesome Mindy Kaling is.

Sexy: Mindy Kaling is, um, really awesome. If you don't recognize her name (which I, admittedly, would not have been able to place earlier this morning), she's the actress who plays Kelly on The Office. Little did I know, however, that she is also responsible for writing several episodes of the show, including the majority of my favorites, like Pam and Jim's wedding. Oh, and her tweets and blogs are beyond hilarious. I... may or may not have stalked her extensively for most of the day, and the process of said stalking may or may not have included my reading virtually everything she has ever put into type. You can call me crazy if you want, but you can't deny that she is both funny and fantastic. She spends part of her time living up to the caricature of a ditzy girl she plays on the show, and the other part putting things so poignantly that I can't help but drool with jealousy and girlcrushness.

Unsexy: The unreasonably unpredictable weather patterns for which Ohio is famous. One minute, cold rain, another minute, sunshiny glory. MAKE UP YOUR MIND! FOR THE LOVE!

Chipotle burritos this year: 33
Bagel Street visits this school year: 4
Subscribers: 21,149

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


allie said...

I missed Toy Story 3D ):, and I didn't know you had a dailybooth. Was that picture of you bored in class from TWQP? (...I feel so lamely cool using abbreviations you unintentionally/intentionally set up.)

This has made up for my lousy night. (: Have a great day/night!
At least you didn't feel the wrath of the nor'easter NJ got. It was thirty nine degrees D:

Shauna Taylor said...

Hayley, if you think that your weather is insane, you should try WNY weather. We honestly thought that a blizzard would hit my school on Saturday. And we weren't at all surprised. Hahaha.

I also saw Toy Story 1 & 2, though I didn't have to deal with younglings. But it was brilliant to see it on the big screen again. I hope you enjoyed it!

Eddy said...

Good to see you back, Hayley. Glad you had a chance to go home for the weekend. The first time I went home, it really felt strange. It was kind of like a Twilight Zone episode. Like you never really left, but you still felt a bit out of place in your own home.

I've been following you on twitter so I wasn't worried that some awful event was preventing you from posting. And, I nominated your blog for a mashable.

Tom said...

I don't know if this has ever been said before in the history of the internet, but I feel weird being first. Seriously. ...Now I'm just killing time, presuming that somebody who wants to be first will comment...

So I said this to Kayley and to Lauren, and now I shall say it to you: I read John's story in the Geektastic book, and you, Miss, officially win at life. Officially, mind you. John Green naming a character (school...whatever) after you should come with 1.4 million dollars, at least, since it is pretty much equivalent to a Nobel.

Ha! 3 comments in the time it took to type this.

iwishiwereaWeasley said...

Glad to see you've been having a good time Hayley, but I can't help but notice that the chipotle count hasn't gone up in a while - college is no excuse! Hehe j/k, have a great day :)

(but seriously - you need to eat more burritos!)

toastburntbread said...

i went and saw jennifers body and my friend and I discovered we were the only females in the audience. It is weird to be the odd one out a movie, isn't it?
Try Canada for weird weather! We've seemed to have skipped fall entirely and went from scorching isane heat to the middle of winter.

Jordiekins said...

I've missed your blog so much. Honestly, I'm afraid that if I close this window, it will all dissapear for another week. Stay with us, we love you!

JoshV said...

Wow...much more respect for "Kelly" now. I have to admit, when Jim gave his "this is plan 'C'" bit, i teared up a little.

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the Toy Story 3d thingy. I was (unfortunatly) too old and "cool" to see it in theaters the first go-around, and now im too old and "presumably creepy" to go see it now. Humbug.

alanasays said...

My heart soared a little bit when I saw your name come up in my blogger feed. I think this has turned in to an unhealthy relationship.

Margaret said...

Well, shit.

...Let me start over. Seeing as I am apparently wholeheartedly devoted to following you on every internet outlet you utilize, the revelation that you have a DailyBooth was an important one. Now I can safely say:

Well, shit. Looks like I'm gettin' a DailyBooth.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I was so happy to se you had Daily Booth updates! I love you Hayley :D

Scott said...

Well that's a gigantic sigh of relief. I'd half convinced myself you'd wandered into the abandoned mental hospital, and were now the bitch of some disgruntled ghost. PHEW.

A.J. James said...

Glad to have you back.... I understand The leave of absence, but you are one of my favorite guilty pleasures.

Ida Ruda said...

Loving the scientology add on the right here, HAHA.

And I wouldn't be able to call you crazy for having a stalking day, I did the same thing when I found your blog. Well, maybe we're both crazy. Me and my inner voice that is... crazey

Nokorola said...

The Toy Story 3D Double feature was awesome, I'm just hoping that now that I bought the glasses, I won't have to give the theater another $3 when I go to see Toy Story 3. Mindy Kaling is pretty awesome. S'more. Have a fun week Hayley.

Stefan said...

Mindy Kaling is a goddess. Actually alot of people on the office write for the show as well. BJ Novak who plays Ryan as well as Toby (who I forget his real name). It's such an amazing show.

Emily said...

I'm jealous of your getting to go home for a weekend. That is the only down side of being so far from home for college. Not that I don't love it here, but I would love to sit in my parent's bed rehashing the details of my college life. =]

And I wouldn't worry about being too old for Toy Story ... I missed it, and wish I could've gone.

TheBlaireWitch said...

Oh My Goodness, I love Mindy Kaling too.
She's so. just. Awesome. I have no other word.

traderbob11 said...

Hayley who?
just kidding
missed ya!

See ya Hayley

eibbore said...

Your blog brightens my day like nothing else. Except maybe a video. And Lauren Fairweather.

Sigh fangirlism when will you release me from your ever tightening grip.

L said...

mindy kaling is so cool. she produces a lot of episodes too, i think, which is pretty cool for "girl power" reasons.
you should look up this play she did after college which is how she got hired on the office. it's called "matt and ben." i think part/all of it (maybe?) is on google books. it's pretty funny!
anywayyy glad you're back because your blog is awesome to read. :)

Valerie said...

I cannot thank you enough for providing a decent distraction from my "Literature Portfolio" project in English... I really don't want to explain how the scaffold is a symbol in The Scarlet Letter and how it's effective and yada yada.

Glad to have you back. My week was missing your witty comments

Ravenclaw2313 said...

I missed you blogs! They always make me smile. It is probably nice to get away for awhile.

Mego said...

Michigan is known for the same. Today we had about a 70 degree day in the midst of 40-50 degree days. It could snow tomorrow and then be sunny and warm withing the same 24 hours. Comes with living next to the great Great Lakes.

And yes, Mindy is amazing!

kaitlin said...

hey! you used 2 of my english vocab words in you blog (big surprise); actually, it would be three if you include illicit, which is how the kid who sits next to me spelled elicit.