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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Premier Avril

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
Subscribers: 26,381
Nail color: "Plum's the Word," Sally Hansen Salon

42 comments:

Katie said...

Totally ecstatic we get to binge-read HGH blog posts this month. If that didn't make sense, blame my uncontainable excitement about hearing stories about you pwning the other writing majors and wearing cute clothes and nail polish. No sarcasm intended, I promise. Also, I expect to hear a lot more about your attractive British professor as well (provided Mike doesn't mind letting you describe him in full detail so we can ogle over him for you). ;D

Sarah said...

Awesome, you'll be posting daily now! :D I've missed your posts, Hayley! And thank you for your reassuring sentiments on ~life beyond high school~. I just talked to one of my friends who just got into a few very prestigious colleges. And, at this point, I'm just like, "Can I just GO to college? Wherever, whatever." Two more years *shakes fist*. I'm excited to hear about that amazing class you're taking :) I'm sure you'll be great. And, um, good-lookin' British professors are nice too ;)

Christina said...

My professor is also British! He, however, is not very attractive. He also does not teach a subject I like very much :( For the first week of school I was just happy to listen to his voice all day long, but that contentment faded after that week. Now I just find the class extremely boring..

P.S. I thought you were going to reference Avril in your post somewhere.

genevieve said...

YES I forgot about BEDA! I am totally looking forward to a bundle of new posts from you! You never fail to entertain and amuse us, Hayley :)
And thank you for the reassurance about high school because I'm a senior and lately ALL I seem to be thinking about is college and how much I wish I were already there. Sigh. Only two more months!
<3

Holly said...

I'm hyper excited for having each day of this month awesomized by your BEDA blogs!
And CONGRATULATIONS for getting into the classy Writer's class! I'm looking forward to quirky British Professor anecdotes.
My holidays just began today and, typically, I'm already bored. I read Scarlet Fever by MJ, so that made things slightly more bearable. But 4 weeks without seeing Cute-Guy-in-my-History-Class . . . urrrrgghhh. I wish school would start up again.

alimarie_11 said...

I am soo pumped for BEDA :D
to get to hear from you more, as pathetic or creepy as that sounds.
maybe i'll give it a whirl..

i just want to say that you give me hope that my college years will be an improvement from high school, as yours have been, thanks!

bookmouse99 said...

Question. Since Maureen Johnson has declared BEDA month to be august this year, does this mean we get 2 BEDA's from you this year???

Kidding!

This will be the perfect way to get me through my winter 2010 exams. 3 more weeks, and I have 4 glorious months of summer

Allison said...

After following you (and all the 5AGs) on youtube and twitter for months, I finally started to read your's and Kristina's blogs, not to be preferential, just because you you both use blogspot and it's just easy, but anyway... Your blogs inspired me to start a blog. I have to say it's one of the most cathartic things I've ever done. Even though they're not the best blogs, just getting things out there, for the world to read, if they wanted to, is exhilarating. Although, I'm fairly sure no one really reads it... oh well.

Mallory said...

I've been reading your blog since it started, so why am I now just deciding to comment? I don't know either. But reading this always made me feel like life wasn't too terrible. Last year I also hated my midwestern high school and now I'm completely happy a relatively large university. If this were third grade, I'd say that we're TWINS.

Elisabeth said...

Yay, and there was me thinking I was going to be the only person doing BEDA this year! I'm excited to have a HGH post to read every day.

I'm also excited for you for the start of the new semester. That whole fresh-start-blank-slate-new-interesting-classes thing makes me happy :).

Emily said...

I'm so happy you're doing BEDA! That means a new Hayley post EVERY DAY! I pretty much could not be more excited about this! <3

Lindsey said...

My english professor is also rather attractive. He's into Doctor Who and he looks like he was meant to be in Harry and the Potters.

And I'm so glad you blogged today, because I was *wondering* what your nail polish was in the 5AG video :)

Christina said...

Yay for BEDA even though Maureen Johnson said it was August this year. Also I am glad to hear you got out of that horrible history class. Best of luck to you for your quarter.

to_thine_own_self said...

I saw your description for the 5AG video about you doing BEDA and was really hoping it wasn't an April Fool's Joke.
And it's not! Yay.
XD

I'm looking forward to this month, now =]

Leah said...

Somehow I doubt that "All my techie friends are talking about how fashionable and great it is." was the EXACT way she phrased it xD

Also, har har keep faith I see what you did there.

gaby said...

I also am doing BEDA this month, probably on August too but just not posting on April felt like cheating hah.
Last year, reading the posts when you werent having a good day helped me keep my chin up and continue with minue just because you were doing it too.
And now reading how happy you are does give me hope that things might turn around soon.
I have a feeling this month is gonna be pretty interesting. :)
So good luck and keep writing!

The Dreamers said...

Now that I'm actually taking part in this, I figured I'd start reading the illustrious blog that everyone seems to be so fond of, and I have to say, I like your blogs EVEN BETTER than your vlogs, which is saying something, because I mean jeez, you MADE Thursday. Fo reelz.

Alexis said...

Having followed you and the 5AG for the past year now, I've decided to start reading your daily bloggings for BEDA.
Totally right about the high-school thing. I would have never made it without the support of an online community as well.

Easter Messages said...

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Lorena said...

Glad you're doing BEDA! :D

Meg said...

I started reading your blog during BEDA last year. I hope this year brings you more readers as well.

VTBurninator said...

BEDA FTW! I don't know if I can handle HGH everyday!! This just made my Good Friday even Goodi-er...

partyweetow said...

Gah a new HGH post every day for the next thirty days! Life is good. :)

Courtney said...

I'm so incredibly glad your blog is back. It's helped me through a lot of the crap I've been dealing with in high school this past year, and I can't think of a better way to help me get through these last two months of school before graduation--especially since April always seems to be the longest month for me. So, thanks for that. Take care. :)

Natalie said...

''with our (forgive me) attractive British professor in front''

I hope this is a comment about professors/how cliche it is and doesn't refer to some sort of idea that it's not possible to be British and attractive Hayley kktnx :P

Another State of Mind said...

YAY blog everyday in april! This is so awesome, I love your blog. This blog post would've been a lot more cheery if you had told us that your dropped out of that horrid health class, but alas no. But hopefully that class will get better for you Hayley!

Dinah said...

YAY BEDA!!!!!!!!!!

xox

vamposaurr said...

You'll do great in your class, Hayley! :D I'm so happy you got to be in it.
I'm extremely excited about you doing BEDA again! It makes my April more interesting. (:

Tom said...

Don't worry about the disjointedness. I feel like that's kind of part of the wonderfulness of a daily thing. It's not all polished and poignant like some of your recent entries, it's just...a daily blog. Yeah. Simple and relaxed.

sparkletasia said...

Own those Noir Bards, Hayley! I'm really excited that you're doing BEDA :D

Jodie said...

Happy that you're happy (:
I'm still shocked at the apparent differences between school in America and school in the UK.
Here, the last three or two years of school before heading off to University at the BEST of your life, rather than the worst so far ? Not sure whether this is the case throughout America or you had a particularly tough time ? xxx

RhianonLives said...

I am horribly disappointed that there is no April's Fools joke in this post :( and also ridiculously excited about reading your blog every day in April, because it's the best one out there!!
Have a good day, Hayley :)

herfordship said...

For my last semester of college I decided to take a creative writing class...me, being a history major who has gotten the whole "write a 15 page paper on the Red Scare or the Battle of Saratoga" down to a science. I, no lie, am writing pretty much every paper about parallel parking. Never had so much fun in my life...though I think the class thinks I am insane. Don't let the beatniks get you down!

Anna M. said...

yay! it makes my month that you're doing BEDA!

but the name is Tarah. said...

Hayley, it's official. You are my irl Jessica Darling.
Your college anecdotes make me less scared of what's to come after senior year.

kira902k said...

My high school experience is great. Does that mean that college will suck? I hope not.

I'm excited for you to do BEDA.
-alex

seurat2 said...

i also thought the BEDA thing was an April Fools, since I didn't believe you could possibly have time for it. You continue to amaze me. And I swear when I was reading the previous blog about the bad classes I was thinking too bad she can't get into a creative writing class. That's amazing that you got into one, and you'll learn a lot because even if it is a bad class you'll learn about the kind of writing you don't want to be doing. (hope that makes sense.) As for the senior students and their appearance, imagine you're like the heroine in Legally Blonde who betters them all in the end.

Anonymous said...

yessss! cant wait to spend a whole month in Hayleylujah Chorus Wonderland :]

Pip said...

.....I forgot about Blog Every Day April. I look forward to a daily dose of Hayley! And now I am inspired to attempt BEDA Year II myself.

Good luck in your creative writing class! (I'm a CW major, too, and will be taking my first workshop next semester so I look forward to hearing about your experience)

allysonkate said...

*prays Hayley doesn't fail on April 2*

Nell said...

My dad had a similar experience in college, in that he got into an upperclassman writing class as an underclassman. College was one of the best periods of his life, and I think that class kind of got the ball rolling. It was a really rewarding experience for him, and I hope it is for you too! =)

Nokorola said...

I love the new videos Hayley, and what I just realized should be your new catch phrase. Are you ready for it? "IN PURSUIT OF POWER!". It's perfect (and would look great under "Hayley Hoover/ Internet")

Happy April Hayley.