Good evening, everyone, and welcome to Blog Every Day in April: 2010. I chose to start this post with only two hours left in the day, because I like to maintain an element of surprise. And because I nearly forgot. But MOSTLY because I wanted to keep you guessing. Anyway, before we begin, a conversation that just occurred in my kitchen:
Mom: "What is this 'iPad'? Is anyone going to buy it?"
My sister, Kelly: "EVERYONE'S going to buy it. It's the hottest new thing. All my techie friends are talking about how fashionable and great it is."
Me: "Um. The iPad is the biggest joke in the entirety of the internet right now."
Kelly: "Shut up, Hayley. You're not an authority on life just because you're from the internet."
From here on out, I'm going to put "Hayley Hoover / Internet" as my return address on envelopes. You doubt me? I'll do it.
Anyway. In school news, I was able to drop that horrid history class (IN PURSUIT OF POWER!), and by some glorious, miraculous twist of fate, I wiggled my way into my first majors-only creative writing class. I'm the only freshman in a small group of upperclassmen, because the classes are so exclusive and intimate. Needless to say, I'm stuck somewhere between exhilarated and anxious about the whole situation. We met in a little library inside the English building, around a crowded table, with our (forgive me) attractive British professor in front. I wore a little sundress and cardigan, which looked quite vibrant among the black sweaters, mustaches and script tattoos typical of Pretentious Writing Majors. I don't know... there's a possibility that I'll humiliate myself at some point, but if the weird-but-intriguing short story I wrote in class is any indicator, I suspect that I'll be able to hold my own among the Noir Bards.
And, in retrograde school news....
This blog took off, more or less, exactly one year ago. Exactly one year ago, I was still suffocating on my own misery in the hellhole halls of my high school. Goodness. I could not be more grateful for the fact that I live in a completely different world now. I'm a happy person, I'm treated well, and I'm constantly faced with opportunities to try new things and receive praise for my hard work. For those of you out there who feel like your middle or high school has some collective vendetta against you, please, try to keep faith. Your comments and messages and emails helped me through the most painful period of my life. I trusted you, and look where I am! So... try to trust me. If you do, I'll promise to keep the feel-goody preaching to a minimum in later blog posts.
And... yeah, that's about all I've got. I apologize for my disjointedness today. Hopefully, I'll get back into the swing of daily blogging over the course of this next week, and I'll be a pro again by the time May rolls around. Until then, though, here's a new hayleyghoover video and today's fiveawesomegirls video to tide you over. See you tomorrow, guys!
Chipotle burritos this year: 13
Nail color: "Plum's the Word," Sally Hansen Salon