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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Multi-Tasking, Appliance-Juggling Skills of Wonderment

As I type this, I'm simultaneously holding a powered blowdryer. Perhaps I keep having to backspace and correct single-finger typos, and perhaps I'm getting more hot air on my wall than on my tresses, but you have to admit-- it's mildly amazing. I plan to add this to my catalogue of skills for future resumes and reality TV show applications. Hayley is a fun-loving go-getter with a wild streak as long as her list of talents: making brownies from a box mix, construction paper crafts, dancing the robot, drying her hair and blogging in a single bound.... I don't have a wild-streak or the capacity for fun-loving and/or go-getting. I lied about those parts. Also, frankly, I turned the dryer off halfway through that paragraph and hoped you wouldn't notice. I'm sorry for deceiving you.

In other news, today marks Day 5 of my challenge to go without dairy products for an entire month. Still no crises. Pizza continues to look amazing, but I'm noticing that butter is losing its appeal for me. My dining hall keeps a heap of it on the salad bar and I actually turned my nose up at it, thinking, "Yeah, that's definitely not something I need inside of me" and also, "Great, I'm one of those people now." I wonder if this trend will continue until May or if I'll be dying for a croissant by Friday. Either way, this morning's breakfast was a bowl of soy milk and Apple Jacks (hadn't had those in forever and they were awesome... until I saw that sugar is the first ingredient. Yeeks.). Lunch was salad with raspberries and nuts piled on top. Afternoon Binge Disaster was about five servings of original Sun Chips, but I brought the team back together to finish strong at dinner time, choosing to cut up a veggie burger patty and eat it on a bed of greens. I had a banana between breakfast and lunch, too, and some blueberries with dinner. The chip overload was less a result of hunger and more a product of the, uh, moon phases, if you will, so I don't feel too bad about indulging. Altogether, today was another success.

Your comments regarding yesterday's post were both helpful and amusing (YES, I realize the difference between sex and gender, but gender jokes aren't as funny!) and I think I have a better understanding of my assignment now. I also have a better understanding of just how bad my French is (thanks, native speakers) and want to ask you, as per Scott's lol-worthy comment, how you excuse the fact that "vagina" is a masculine noun! Come on, French. Get it together. Anyway, I hope you guys realize that my love for you isn't a publicity charade or anything-- I look forward to reading your responses every day, and have tons of appreciation for those of you who come back on a frequent basis, whether or not you leave a comment. You make me feel awesome. I want to take you on a magic carpet ride past galloping white horses. Or something. You pick.

On that note, and definitely not just because my phone tells me The Situation is calling because, pfft, writing this is totally more important... I've gotta bounce. I have homework to do and teeth to brush and-- shut up!-- boyfriends to attend to :). I hope you all have a lovely day, and I'll see you guys tomorrow!


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29 comments:

Kirsty said...

I thought magic carpets were outlawed by the Statute of Secrecy? (except in the Middle East). But maybe I'm wrong. I look forward to your blog posts every night, they are a welcome distraction from the genetics I should be studying (die Punnett squares). Your vegan thing sounds amazing, maybe someday I'll be able to do that. You actually manage to make a vegan diet sound delicious!

Tara said...

I have never tried a veggie patty before. Are they any good?

Chris said...

I have a random question for you: are you a fan of any major sports teams? I mean, the hockey playoffs are just about to start, and although I can't imagine hockey being a big deal where you are right now, I can't help but saying...
let's go Buffalo!

Rachel said...

You never fail to be entertaining and awesome.

Kaitlyn w/ a K said...

It's cool, Kristy. Magic carpets are legit in the world of the Wizards of Waverly Place.

Kaitlyn w/ a K said...

Also, do you happen to know what brand of veggie burger you were eating? I've only tried the Morning Star variety, and it wasn't that great for me.

Heather said...

I didn't realized you were one of those "on a bed of greens" people. ^^

Two Wits said...

You have boyfriends to attend to? Damn, Hayley you're such a player; having plural boyfriends. And I really need to stop clicking on the pictures of your meals because they make me hungry everytime!

Just said...

Whenever I try to multi-task, I pretty much fail. But then again I am not Hayley H, and I am not mildly amazing. Also, I love veggie patties! Are you reading any good books lately?

Margaret said...

Reading this every day is inspiring me to be more conscious of what I eat. I'm not going dairy-free, by any means, but I'm paying attention and that's awesome. So, thank you!

Also, I'm taking a Philosophies of Feminism class this quarter. If you ever need to have someone tell you about how often you're reminded that you're female, ask a feminist, because that's all we seem to talk about in class.

Also, what ever happened to Presence? I can totally understand taking a break, especially with BEDA, but let us know if/when it'll be back! I miss it!

Nicci Weasley said...

I'm up for a magic carpet ride!!
:-D

Taren said...

You're awesome.

Scumbag Sam said...

Totally referring to certain time of the month as the 'moon phase' from now on. That made me laugh out loud!
:D

chocohall said...

Aaw. Actually, I think you need to fly the magic carpet to Asia first so I can actually meet you. (:

Anonymous said...

I'm having moon phases too! How wonderful. And your pictured meals always look really good, are those from your college cafeteria?

RhianonLives said...

I was reading the part where you talk about reading our comments and I was like "aww!", and then you switched to kidnapping us on some freak hallucinogenic journey and I was like "O.O". Way to damage my psyche, Hayley!! :D Also way to inspire me with your food thing. I'm totally gonna do a food thing too... Just a different one... Yeah... Food...

Anonymous said...

"boyfriends to attend to--shut up!" made me laugh. Because I totally have that problem in the singular form.

Glad to help you out with your homework. :)

Kristina M. said...

For some reason my boyfriend frequently requires attending too, usually when I have the most homework. Maybe I'm projecting my need for a break onto him. Anyways, I think gender jokes are more funny than sex jokes but also tend to be more offensive.
Today, in my Spanish class, a socially awkward boy kept saying "that's what she said" in the wrong situation. It was starting to worry me. Any advice on dealing with socially awkward people?

hhhhayley! said...

Dear other Ohio-based Hayley,
I decided to do the dairy-free April thing with you, and I totally agree that I've felt lighter and more energized since when I started. Proof: I've both felt like and followed through with going and working out EVERY DAY this week. Unbelievable.
Love,
Another Ohio-based Hayley.

Stephanie said...

Even though I'm totally not one of those anti-sugar cereal people... I just recently found out that Apple Jacks is one of the highest sugar cereals available. Yeeks, is right!

...They're totally delicious though :) Keep truckin' with your dairy free goal! :)

Victoria said...

I'll see your magic carpet and raise you one Fireball ride. I'm all about the speed, baby. In my head. Where it's safe.

Anonymous said...

It's okay...the noun "moustache" is feminine. And so is "brain".

Lauren said...

I absolutely love BEDA because my 3 favourite bloggers are doing it and many of my favourite YouTubers are doing VEDA. Yayy :]
You're also making me want to attempt giving up dairy, I'm wondering if I could do so well with it though :P

cruicked said...

A magic carpet ride past galloping white horses? Yes, please! Or we could go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! You pick.

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