Monday, October 26, 2009

Subsequent to the reading of a certain Blog O' Doom, I thought I would delve deep into Haleyness and seek out 5 things none of you know about me. Which is really really hard since most of you know me really well...but I'm gonna really try :P
When I was 4, I wished I was made out of chocolate. No, I'm not kidding.
I've been on the Oklahoma City news before. I was on a field trip in the art museum in OKC with my mom and brothers when suddenly out of nowhere comes this news crew. I was actually really freaked out(I was like...7). They stuck a microphone in my face and asked me what my favorite painting was. I have NO idea why I remember this, but I said it was this painting of a lady with a only lasted about 10 seconds, but I remember watching the news that night with my family and thinking it was the coolest thing in the world that I was on TV. Except one thing put a damper on it all. They spelled my name "Hayley Bartle". There goes my fame.
Most of you know I'm a helpless Final Fantasy fanatic. I have VII, VIII, IX, and the piano music to VII and IX because I drool over the soundtrack. But what you probably don't know is that my account on the ninth game was over 80 hours long. Yes. I spent over three days playing Japanese games. Of course I beat it over the course of about 5-6 months, so it's not like I was playing it nonstop for three days straight. Still...
Some of you might know this...but I'm running out of ideas, so I'll just say it anyway because it's not very common knowledge :)
When I was really little, I absolutely adored this book called "Busy Timmy" and I would make my dad read it to me over and over and over again and again and again. Because of this, he started calling me Timmy, and he still does. In fact, he rarely ever calls me Haley.
Oooooh, we're down to numba 5! What to put down...hmmm...
Gosh...this is hard...and I'm getting really tired...
Oh! Got one!
Andy and I used to watch Jackie Chan Adventures religiously every Saturday morning and every weekday after school. I even remember what time it came on. Sad, I know...
Well, I'm tuckered out and tomorrow's gonna be awesome, so Ima go to bed, k? K.
Night world!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Random fact of the day:
I slept through the start of National Mole Day.
But I think that's legal.
Because I went to bed at 3...
Dang paper.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dear Tea,
I am eternally grateful for your late school night support, and can never quite express how much your dark, soothing tones have given me strength and straightened out my train of thought.
I could never write this paper...excuse me. PaperS without you.
If you don't mind me drinking you by the gallon until I finally finish, then I'll just pour myself another cup.
I would honestly be dead right now if it weren't for you.
I drink in your comfort and caffine and
I eagerly await our next meeting.
*gulp and satisfied sigh*
I love you.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Decisions, decisions...

In the Chronicle(yes. THAT is the paper name for Houston. Classy, no?) yesterday, my mom and I happened to come by a calender for October goings-on in Houston.
Here's a few of them that really caught our eye.
And I quote them word for word. Seriously. I added nothing.
Thursday 1st
Break Baklava with friends or score a souvlaki at the 43rd annual Greek Festival. Or take in a folkloric dance and cathedral tour. Did we mention the wine?
Mikel Jollett was a SoCal guy who was writing a novel when he decided that what he was really writing were songs. So he ditched the book, started a band, and the Airborne Toxic Event was born. Good choice too. The band's single, Sometime Around Midnight, began to make some waves on the charts, and next thing he knew, it had its self-titled debut album snatched up by a major label. And the band takes its name from a Don DeLillo phrase, which is cool no matter how you dice it up.
(Oh, it's from Don DeLillo. That influences my decision considerably.)
(WHO'S Don DeLillo?)
Saturday 3rd
(guess who's birthday that is?!?!?!??!?!?!)
Celebrate Korean Thanksgiving with kimchi (spicy pickled vegetables), tae kwon do demonstrations, dances and more when the Korean American Society of Houston hosts a free party.
(But, but, turkey legs? *sad face*)
Mercifully the freak-folk tag has been euthanized as it became a lazy catchall for any band that played acoustic songs with some sort of eerie embellishment. The Dodos--a psychedelic folk group from San Francisco-- would've likely been victimized by the tag. As Time to Die shows, they deserve better. The group plays some unorthodox percussion and adds touches like vibraphone to give its songs a sense of mystery.
(If I ever start a band, it's definately going to be in the psychedelic folk genre. Yep.)
Sunday 4th
If you needed only one rock guy from the early-to-mid 1980s for a time capsule Billy Squier might be the most emblematic choice. The hard-rocking guitarist sneezed and anthems came out. He's likely to play many of them.
(Ew...He KEPT his boogers?! Why would anybody want to see snotty booger anthems? Not I.)
This is only a small taste of the things to do here. Great insentive to visit, is it not?
Eehhh, I'm kidding :) You seriously need to visit me, though. Even if you already have. We don't have to do those things. We can just sit in my room and be all uncultured. I have jelly beans!! That's better than going to a Korean festival where they don't have turkey legs. If it doesn't have turkey legs, it's not a festival. I'm not even going to argue about this.
(I haven't been doing that lately...whoops.)