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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday on the Couch

For the past few months, I've avoided gushing about my relationship with The Situation online, for fear of driving people away with all the nauseating gooey loveness... but sometimes I just can't hold it back. I am so happy and so in love.

I'm lying on his couch, covered in a blanket, and he's crooked at the opposite end, asleep with his face against the seat back. My feet are pressed between his hands, keeping them warm. I never understood why people romanticize the act of watching someone sleep until right now. I like the way his shoulders sway up and down when he breathes. I like being able to study the contours of his face at rest. I like just being here with his body in close proximity to mine. It's surreal to think I've only known this person for a year, because nothing feels more like home than this.

Aaand I'm starting to sound like an obsessive basement serial killer or something. Which is exactly why I normally keep these thoughts to myself.


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69 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not obsessive at all! And thank you for trusting us readers enough to share your thoughts about this moment (:

Anonymous said...

cutecutecutecutecutecutecute
more nauseating gooey loveness please :D

Jerry Cooke said...

I know this feeling and it makes me happy to hear you describe it. I'm happy for you Ghoovs <3

Mairead said...

I hope someday I feel like that :) And I love the gooeyness. It's adorable.

Paige said...

It's okay Hayley, you can be gooey sometimes...*wink* I fantasize about you and Mike getting married and having cute little nerdfighter babies who write and play an instrument, so maybe I'm the obsessive basement serial killer.

Vicky, yo! said...

Gooey love posts make me appreciate love even when I'm not experiencing. Sothanks, Hayley,I'm going to dream of fluffy pink heart-shaped clouds tonight. Now that's a nauseating description.

Krazy_4_Kelly said...

That's adorable, and more loveness would be nice. I enjoy heading about your relationship with Mike, and I mean this in the least creepy way possible.

Anonymous said...

aw, it's wonderful that you're so happy that you can produce the gooeyness. :)

Jess said...

AWWWWWW.


All there is to say, really.

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Someone just told you she fantasizes about you. You've made it.

kira902k said...

<3 <3 <3 That was way too adorable. It almost made me want to cry. Hahah. I'm so happy for you. <3

Anonymous said...

I want that so badly.

Kayley said...

omg ew ur gross. <3

Alexis said...

Nawww. So, so cute. I'm so happy that you're so happy. :)

Anonymous said...

*eye roll*

Kaedtiann said...
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Kaedtiann said...

Um, Hayley, you can gush about Mike any time you want. It makes me happy. (Also lonely and a little jealous, but mostly very, very happy.) <3

Tania said...

that's so sweet..
and i'm officially jealous because i want to find someone to make me feel this way..:)
ohh a girl can dream..

Valerie said...

You're cute. :)

So on Wednesday, I had Chipotle for the first time! Yum! I haven't decided whether I like Mission Burrito (which is the same sort of build your own burrito deal) or Chipotle better. I don't think I'll choose. I think I'll just enjoy the yummy burritos.

Luna said...

Ohh you're just making me jealous of your cutie patootie relationship with a cutie patootie guy.

Anonymous said...

i actually love the nauseating gooey loveness
im so happy for you!

REBECCA HARVEY said...

I don't have this myself, but this makes me so happy that you've got this. <3

izzy said...

this whole post was just so adorable and cute. im glad you're happy hayley :)

Bridget said...

Awwwwww! This post was so incredibly sincere, I love it and I'm glad that you love it, haha. If that makes any sense at all... Now who is the starting to sound like a creepy serial killer? ;P

Melody said...

No. No. No gooeyness. It makes me all jealous and mopey and single. Urgh.

In other news, Hayley, I still love you to death. :D

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Aly said...

So cuuuuute!
*joins in saying "Awwwww!" like everybody else!*
I kind of wish you did share such thoughts. It's part of who you are now and what your life is, and that's great to see. You're so happy, and it's lovely to read about :)
<3!

Nicoley said...

That's very cute Hayley. I can't wait to have that one of these days.
Keep the cuteness coming!

Anonymous said...

You need to stop NOT writing about your relationship. Because that was the sweetest thing I've ever read. And, if I may speak for most of your readers for a moment, we couldn't be more happy for you, and LOVE to hear about your LOVE.

Thanks for sharing, hayleyghoover.

Amelia Jones said...

no, that's just about the loveliest thing i've ever read.

Stephanie said...

You think you sound like a serial killer? I say stuff like this about David Tennant and Matt Smith all the time. At least you're actually in a relationship/have met The Situation.

Anonymous said...

THIS is what I like reading about. :)

By far my favorite post of yours.

Feel free to keep sharing! :) I've never been in a relationship before, but descriptions like this seem to sum up my daydreams of what a real, true, meaningful relationship would be like.

Reading this made me happy.

eknielsen said...

Oh my god this is adorable.

Cassie said...

Okay you are being a little creepy, but I love people who are in love. If I wasn't a hopeless romantic I'd be sobbing into my pillow from excessive loneliness because of you, but I can't help it. Anyone's love makes me happy. And it's good to hear it, because you always just seem so annoyed with him in his videos.=]

M3lf4c3 said...

:) I know what that is like. And I didn't get what the fuss was about until I found it and now it is so meaningful and important. Falling in love did more to make me a romantic than anything else in my life.
Thanks for sharing! Sometimes it feels like the only time I hear about relationship are when its about relationship drama and turmoil. I prefer to hear about the precious moments and rejoice in happiness.

Niki. said...

I actually really like hearing (er, reading) your thoughts and feelings like this, because I can tell how genuine and sincere they are - it's clear that you're truly in love, and it's just nice to know that people can be so overwhelmingly happy like that. Sure, it would get a little nauseating if it was all you ever talked about, if it was over-the-top... but I like the way you share your feelings with us, even if you think you sound like a serial killer.

But, then again, this comment sounded quite corny and weird, too, so maybe I shouldn't speak...

Dana said...

I'm so happy for you two. You're absolutely adorable and these posts are the cutest things ever. I'm a complete hopeless romantic, and this totally made my day. :)

MRS said...

Awww it's so great to hear you're so happy! I hope someday I'll feel that way about someone too. Really happy for you both :)

VTBurninator said...

Couldn't be happier for you!! Reading your gushy love goo just makes me think of my own love :)

Conger's said...

This is so sweet. I've been married for almost 7 year and I'll let you know that it just gets better. Being in love is the best feeling in the world. Watching people you love so much sleep is an odd sensation- it tuggs at my heart. :) We love to hear about the things that make you happy!

Melanie said...

haha cuteness

nerimon said...

You've read Twilight I assume, so you must know you could never sound obsessive xD Your blog's amazing.

caliowin said...

Aw I love that feeling. My boyfriend feels like my home after 4 years. The moment I'm with him I instantly feel at home and safe and happy.
I like hearing you gush about The Situation :D Enjoyyy

alimarie_11 said...

I don't know if this sounds moronic or what, but.. when I read things like this from real people's lives, it just makes me so happy. I feel like I know just how it feels to be so at home with someone.

Of course I don't know exactly how other people's realationships feel. But that peace and lovliness from a relationship is glorious.

I love to hear that other people are feeling the same way. I do.

~Alison said...

That is so cute! :)
you two make an adorable couple!

Katie said...

Aw I know exactly how you feel. The first thing that came to mind was the Story People quote by Brian Andreas. It's called "No Words" and is one of my favorites.

"I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that."

<3 :)

squirrelpirate said...

My boy, known for only just over a year, is currently also sitting at the opposite end of the couch, but reading. His face is perfectly at rest except for moments when he bursts into a spontaneous smile and laughs out loud at whatever he was reading.
I'm pretending to be doing an assignment whilst watching him.
Gooey cuteness is a-okay with me ^_^

Karen said...

Honestly Hayley, you're just describing what every one feels when their in love, only most people, like me would never be able to put it into words:) I can often feel the exact same when I'm around my boyfriend (also of one year our anniversary was yesterday!)

SillyJaime said...

Oh yes. Being a secret obsessive basement serial killer is so much better. :]

I'm glad you're happy! You should share the gooey loviness with us more often. :]

Anonymous said...

i can'r wait until the day i find my soulmate

Anonymous said...

Hayley, I want more than anything to feel this way. Did you ever feel like you wouldnt? Sometimes I do. Very happy for you!

Emily said...

1. That is adorable :)

and 2. On a completely unrelated note, are you signed up on figment? It's this new social networking site but it's all literary. The new york times wrote an article about it http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/06/books/06figment.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general

Jim said...

as my grandmother used to say "There's a fine line between true love and a restraining order"

Congrats on the true love

On This Side of the Blue said...

Oh, Hayley. Sometimes those nice moments are too far and few between, and I doubt whether they exist. Thanks for sharing yours.

Teresa Aguiar said...

It isn't nauseating, don't worry Hayley :D
And if watching him while he's asleep asleep is creepy... Well, then we're both creepy because I do that as well!
I think I know what it's like and it feels so good!
I'm happy that you're happy and that much in love!

Cece said...

I'm so happy for you both <3

Anonymous said...

you creapy killer you!

the apple that astonished paris said...

i know exactly what you mean, and it's the best feeling ever, isn't it? <3

ohhbowiex3 said...

Love is beautiful. Something that shouldn't be hidden. I'm sure everyone is glad to know you're happy. Everyone deserves that (love&happiness) <3

ohhbowiex3 said...

Love is beautiful. Something that shouldn't be hidden. I'm sure everyone is glad to know you're happy. Everyone deserves that (love&happiness) <3

Courtney said...

This is kind of adorable. I'm gonna have to join all the other people here and say that I'm jealous that you found someone so awesome. I'm happy for you though. :)

Jackie said...

Glad you're so happyyyy! You deserve it.

Taren said...

So I came across your youtube channel tonight and now, 3 hours later, I'm here and wondering WHERE I HAVE BEEN FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS.

I sort of love the crap out of you.

Anonymous said...

cute cute cute

Anonymous said...

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Mallory said...

Oh Hayley, how I know this feeling all too well! This is not goo, though, this is what life is and should be. This is a perfect example of those little moments that weigh a tonne in our memories. People should be honoured when these moments are shared with them like this... it made me feel so warm to read this. (Am also listening to a band called First Aid Kit at the same time, I think it made me feel a little more sappy, ha!)

Anonymous said...

Hey Hayley?
I just wanted to say thanks for this. I have a lot of friends who are stick thin and get all of the guys, and I'm not heavy, I know and am confident that I am not only perfectly normal weight for my height and age, but also that I am not disgusting and deserve no pity-dates, I am fairly pretty. I'm 17, never been asked to a dance, never been kissed, never been on a date, and never fallen in love. I'm fairly average in most respects; good grades, average looking, alright at singing, not a bad actress, etc. I know I'm at a point in my life where it sounds sad to other people, and while I know it's nothing personal, sometimes I wonder if there's something wrong with me. Whether I don't dress well enough to grab attention, or if maybe average weight isn't good enough for today's guys. But seeing the way you and Mike are in your relationship, appreciating the simple things in your relationship like this, reminds me that there is an entire world of guys out there, and one of them is going to be right for me. I don't have to be stick thin and train every day for at least 2 hours to have a relationship with another person, the right person just hasn't come along.

Thanks for letting your relationship seep out just a little bit. I understand that your relationship is your business and you have no obligations to share anything you don't want to, but seeing the parts of your relationship that I have have definitely reminded me what a relationship is supposed to be about.

This post may seem gooshy to you, but it definitely made me feel so happy. Seeing the evidence that you are so happy in your relationship and that comfortable side of a relationship definitely reminded me that the important part isn't about what I look like or what I wear, but about the part where we're together and genuinely enjoying being in one another's presence. Thank you for reminding me of that, and I hope one day I have something as beautiful as you two do.
With Love.

Anonymous said...

the best part about this entry is that I relate to what you are talking about

Anonymous said...

This makes me so sad. :(