Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Good afternoon, Blog! I know I haven't popped over here in almost a month, but I have a really good excuse this time. I've been hesitating to tell you about it, but I guess it's time I let you in on the truth. I'm a secret astronaut. I've been in orbit since December, and there's really crappy wifi over Australia. Not to mention, the whole anti-gravity thing makes typing difficult, and I don't know if you've ever had spacesickness, but it isn't pretty. Anyway, if anyone asks why I've been absent from my blog for so long, just come up with some ridiculous alibi, like, "She has a lot of homework" or "She didn't feel like it." Thanks, guys. I'm so grateful that I can always count on you to keep my secrets. *

A handful of important things have happened since we last spoke: fiveawesomegirls ended after a fun and emotional three-year run, I've made a couple of hayleyghoover videos (and am in the process of making another as we speak), more than a year has passed since I got together with The Situation, I did some laundry, and Miley wanted to go to college with Lily but she didn't get in so then she told the world she was Hannah Montana and she got in but then Miley got an offer for a movie so she went to Paris but then Lily hated her so Miley invited Lily to go with her to Paris but then Lily decided to go to college so Miley went to Paris without her but then Miley missed Lily so she went to college. So needless to say, my life has been exciting.

Oh, here's a fun story! I was running around the track last night, and I kept passing these two girls who were walking along the side, chatting. Now I'm not sure why they deduced that, just because I was zipping past them, I was totally deaf to their conversation... but I'm glad they assumed so, because I heard the greatest little tidbit.

Blonde Girl: That chick in the pink shorts is fast as [expletive]!
Brunette Girl: Dude, that's the youtube girl.
Blonde Girl: OH YEAH. She, like, makes money from youtube, right?
Brunette Girl: Yeah, how can youtube be a job?
Blonde Girl: I dunno, I guess you're a "youtuber."

Then they laughed because they thought they'd invented the word "youtuber" and then I laughed because my life is awesome.

The best part of it all, though, was the very first sentence. FAST? Someone called me fast and they weren't joking! This is high praise, considering most of the feedback I received in high school cross-country (when I finished every race at the far tail end of my team, usually whilst red in the face and/or swearing) was along the lines of, Nice try, Hayls! You haven't passed out yet! We're proud of you for not crying, sweetheart!

So with all that considered, I'm doing pretty well. A stranger thinks I'm a good runner, the Presence community continues to grow, I'm not failing any of the my classes yet, and I got ten hours of sleep last night. I hope you're all having a nice week! Keep being badass, and I'll see you soon.

Chipotle burritos this year: 0
Subscribers: 43,698
Nail color: "Plum's the Word," Sally Hansen
Miles run today: 4
Miles run this year: 39

*I'm also grateful for the wikipedia page on weightlessness for confirming that "space sick" is a real thing.

P.S. Megan McCafferty fans! Today is the one-year anniversary of the events of Perfect Fifths!