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Monday, March 28, 2011

Playlist Live and Cantaloupe

Do you ever get to that point where you're stretched out on your bed, shirt folded up so as not to constrict the belly you've just stuffed to the brink with pizza, baskets of clean laundry piled at your feet, desk strewn with notebooks and empty cups and a plush alligator? And do you ever find yourself thinking, while in this position, Gee, the most logical thing for me to do right now would be to write a blog post, rather than tend to the hundred little disasters around me? What's that? You CAN relate? Oh, Blog. I knew I liked you.

Since we last spoke, I finished up another academic quarter with brilliant mediocrity, roadtripped to Florida with The Situation, and attended the youtube conference Playlist Live where all my most magical dreams came true, from bonding with Tyler Oakley to hot-tubbing between both members of ALL CAPS to touching Emerson Spartz to eating cantaloupe. The first item in the previous list was stressful (my school limited everybody's internet usage during finals week to save money but, oh, fear not, they didn't limit the five-star hotels for our perpetually losing football team), the second item was fun and relaxing, the third worthy of its own paragraph (below), and the fourth was somehow a six-dollar expense because that's the way Orlando rolls.

But enough about melons; let's gossip. Playlist Live ended up being pretty fantastic. The event definitely had its faults, like setting up a "VIP party" which I attended for about ten minutes before realizing it was more or less a "I bet I can outdouche you" competition between young people with way too much money and even more ego, but everyone I met who doesn't check their subscriber counts every fourteen seconds was lovely as can be. I hung out at the gorgeous outdoor pool where I had sassy bikini-clad girl talk with italktosnakes (control yourselves!), admired Nanalew, Strawburry17 and Meekakitty who all manage (miraculously) to be even more beautiful in person, and asked embarrassing questions of Dan Brown because "you promised to let the internet control your life this year and I am the internet so answer me." I also got to hang out with graphic designer extraordinaire Karen Kavett, my teenage dreams Alex Carpenter and Jason Munday, and a whole slew of Nerdfighters from all over the country (and some beyond), each amusing and awesome and adorable and every other positive A-adjective you can imagine. Dave Days was really polite and seems like a genuinely nice guy, Wheezy Waiter is an all-around champion at life, and at the end of the day, the people I'd expected to be cool were very much cool, and the only people I rolled my eyes at are the ones I've been eye-rolling all along. Internet personalities may not be a perfect reflection of the real people behind them, but they appear to be close.

So yeah, my spring break was an all-around success. I spent a cathartic day at my family's vacation place and wore out my feet (in the best possible way) on a long beach walk with my parents, heard some exciting family news*, talked and laughed with this pianist guy I'm very much in love with, and felt real sun on my face for the first time in months. Even crappy airtravel mini-disasters couldn't undo the pleasant feeling I've been riding since I got home. And that's saying something.***

Anyway, it's now past midnight and the laundrysplosion surrounding my gelatinous self is looking like more of an issue, so I should probably stop typing and go tend to that. I'm starting all new classes this week, so hopefully I'll have news to report about my collegiate adventures in the future. In the meantime, check out this video I just posted on my brand new secondary youtube channel, if you're bored, and I hope to see you around these parts soon!

Chipotle burritos this year: 3
Subscribers: 47,888
Nail color: "Broken and gross" by the I'm Lazy line
Miles run today: -100, +1 pizza


*Can you keep a secret? I mean, you don't really have to, but calling it a secret sounds so much more fun. Guess what. My sister and her husband are finally pregnant!**

**She is technically the only pregnant one, but he helped.

***At one point I was seated between two basketball players, both asleep with his legs spread widely apart, one thigh from each pushing on my skirt-clad legs in a much too intimate way. At another point, I almost went off on a crazy rant when the entire airline staff continually addressed an innocent woman (she was Chinese but speaking perfectly decent, passable English) in that SLOW. LOUD. SPACED-OUT. VOICE. IGNORANT. AMERICANS. USE. ON. FOREIGNERS. Meanwhile, the world's most annoying seven-year-old boy in front of my repeatedly burst into five-second tears over his homework (Yes, kid, Mexico is part of North America. It's not that hard to draw an oval. "Answer" has a W in it.), the overhead compartments were not nearly big enough to hold even my very reasonably-sized bag, and my first plane was so late that I nearly missed the second. *Deep breath.* #whitegirlproblems

25 comments:

Jamie said...

I totally guessed baby when you mentioned "exciting family news." Congratulations to your sister and her husband! Oh, and Aunt Hayley, too! :)

Glad you had a great time at Playlist Live and a nice spring break! California weather failed me last week so I was stuck with a rain, wind, and more rain for about 90% of my spring break. Yuck.

My spring quarter started today and my atmospheric science professor is nerdy chic and totally enthusiastic about weather phenomena. I hope your quarter is amusing!

Kate w Andy said...

Hayley, you are my idol, you really are.

Your writing is incredibly inticing, and you just have this innocent charisma which makes everyone love you.

And your blogs... I seriously wait for them. They're so awesome.

So, thank you, for entertaining me, and inspiring me. Being a teenage girl isnt so hard when you can watch the most awesome person alive on YouTube.

And by the way, congratulations for your sister and er husband!

Sam said...

Looks like you had heaps of fun at playlist live! I'm so jealous of you, meeting all those people.

You have no idea how excited I got when I saw a new blog from you, today. I know you're busy and everything, but can I just ask if you're planning on continuing Presence? I miss the advice :(

DaisyJo said...

Hahaha I couldn't agree more about PLL (though I didn't get to see the yuck that happened that the VIP party, I heard about it from several others).
As far as Americans being rude for "foreigners" I am disgusted by that. Too many times I've heard "Well, if they live in our country they should learn our language." And often, that statement doesn't even apply because the person they refer to DOES speak English. *eye roll of in justice*

Ps, Congrats to your sister!

Kirsty said...

I once read something on facebook that said "theyre not in there country so they shld speak english". THEY should speak English? Ahem.
I'm glad you had such a nice spring break, and I'm selfishly glad you write such a great blog. New blog posts on The Hayleylujah Chorus make my school days so much more bearable!

Victoria said...

Beautiful. Especially the "gelatinous self" bit. But thanks for this post! You write vividly and it's good for those of us who use this blog to live vicariously through you. And congratulations on the future Hoover progeny!

yourdailydoseofus said...

Hayley, what happened to Presence?

~Alison said...

Just had to say that I live in Canada...we dont have Chipotle here..or at least where I live.

ANYWAYS..I was in visiting Santa Monica with my family for spring break. We were walking the streets and it was POURING with rain out, and we were rally hungry. We see a Mexican place a walk in..It looks tasty. We get our food and sit down, only then do I realize it chipotle..Then in my head i was like 'OH MY GOSH!! CHIPOTLE!! HAYLEY G HOOVER LOVES THIS PLACE!" sadly I had to contain it to myslef, because my no one else but me in my family watches watch your youtube channel and reads your blog.

But I must say, it was really good. I wish we had them where I live.

Miranda said...

what's that you say? Another hayley channel! MUST INVESTIGATE

You must think that very creepy. Oh well. I don't really know where this comment is going, I just feel like typing.

Oh, and congratulations auntie hoover!
Miranda<3

Cat said...

OMG! Emerson has his arm around you! JK. But for real though. What an amazing mugglenet fangirl moment.

Lauren said...

Hayley, I know I already ask too much of you, and I know you're busy...but I think you should do BEDA. Just putting that out there.
xxx

caliowin said...

Hayley, your blog posts are always so wonderful to read. Congratulations to your sister!

Are you going to do BEDA? I love it when you do, its sad I know but I always look forward to coming home to read your blog entry.

Rae said...

Hey Hayley! Great to hear from you. By the way, why hasn't Presence been updated in a while. I get the busy thing (should really be writing that research paper right now . . .) but is Presence still running? You haven't made an update since January.

Thanks, and congratulations on your sister's pregnancy.

nelamonster said...

Okay, let's unleash this annoying part of me:

Hayley, are you doing BEDA? Plz plz plz doooooooo!!!!

Okay, I'm done. (I'm attempting at it for the first time and I'm excited. Also your daily April/August posts always make my day (or my days, not really sure here...)

Also the Emerson moment is pretty amazing. And my mouth's still watering at that Waffle House video. I'm deprived of Waffle House in my current lodging situation.

Annie said...

I just finished all your blogs and now I have a feeling reminiscent of reading the last page of Deathly Hallows. You absolutely must to do BEDA and enable my addiction to your writing! xD

ericaeeks said...

Just wanted to say that it was awesome meeting you and getting the chance to hang with you a bit at Mike's concert! Next time you're in the area, let me know and I'll give ya the hook up for Wizarding World! Take care :)

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