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NINETEEN. [30 Jan 2007|12:57am]
well, i turned nineteen last friday. :) that was cool. it's scary because it's my last year as a teenager. ahhh! i didn't even think of it that way until my mom said something..

[23 Jan 2007|01:13am]
i know who i want to take me home.

SHE DON'T NEED YOU. [17 Jan 2007|12:35am]
[ mood | bored ]

long time no post!! i started off the spring semester a little rough, still sick and trying to reconfigure my schedule. after much tweaking, i think i hit the jackpot with teachers. anthropology is another story, but at least 4/5 seem to be pretty awesome!

american lit 2: dr. germana seems like a pretty nice guy. does a lot with the history, which helps a lot in understanding the material. so far, i'm not a big fan of everything we've read. "rodman, the keeper" by constance fennimore woolson was a very interesting story, though. i'm enjoying this class so far. the walk down to stansbury is surely not ideal, but the class is great. so, it's definitely worth it. i'm glad i dropped math.
british lit 2: dr. claycomb rocks. period. one of my best classes this semester. i'm enjoying it a lot. we've done tons of blake (whom i really like), so i'm happy. it's a lot of the material i really enjoy, like the romantic poets. yum! this class equals hayley heaven. the teacher keeps you alert with jokes and keeps you challenged with difficult questions.
current moral problems: love love love this class! maybe my favorite this semester! the teacher turns a big lecture class into one giant debate. it's pretty neat.
french: so far, i'm liking french 204. i had 203 last semester, so i'm not really rusty on anything. which is good. and i had olivier last semester and he's pretty awesome, so i know what to expect at this point. and we're reading "le petit prince!"

so, those are all my classes. everything's falling into place for a good semester. i just have to get used to new places, classmates, and teachers.

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winter break comes to an end. :( [06 Jan 2007|01:21am]
[ mood | bored ]

well, i'm headed back to morgantown tomorrow morning. fun, i know. and i'm not even done packing. should get packing perhaps.
so, i went to see the ent again a couple of days ago. mono test was negative, but my lympocytes were really low and my neutrophils were really high. my sed rate test showed lots of inflammation of some sort. he was completely clueless, which is funny because he's a really great doctor. said it was probably viral tonsillitis, but he didn't know. and if it comes back, i have to see an infectious disease (?!?) doctor and/or a rhumatologist (!?!) at the wvu hospital. sure freaked me out. i know if it comes back, i'm not seeing an infectious disease doctor.. because, he what could he do for me?
where's dr. house when you need him?
anyway, i'm not looking forward to going back to school. i like my house. and my dog. and my family. and my philly friends. but, wvu is wonderful.


HAPPY NEW YEAR! [31 Dec 2006|03:54pm]
[ mood | bored ]

well, i haven't updated in a while.. not even to say merry christmas! whatever i have (which they think might be mono) came back with a vengence on christmas eve, so i've been pretty sick.
i hope everyone had a lovely christmas!! and, i also would like to wish everyone a happy new year!
new year's resolutions:
1. get better
2. get something published
3. do better at wvu (even though i pulled a 3.81 this semester, ooohhh yyyeeeaaahhh)
4. get in better shape


home sweet home. :) [19 Dec 2006|02:30am]
[ mood | awake ]

it. feels. so. good. to. be. home. finally!!! not that i don't miss morgantown and school, but i really do love it here in philly. sometimes i wonder why i ever left, but then i think about how much i really do like my school.
so, friday, i drove home with my friend marie that lives kind of close to me and we were home by 2:30-ish. it was nice. a lot less driving than if i had to go and pick up mario. friday night, mario came over because i hadn't seen him since we went back for thanksgiving break. when he got here, i was feeling kind of yuck.. since i've been pretty sick since thanksgiving. he barely touched the back of my neck and i was in such pain. i will tell you this, i've never been in that much pain before, not even when i broke my arm in fifth grade. my neck was also really, really swollen. we went to paoli hospital at midnight and i was glad that mario wanted to come with us even though i had been kind of mean to him about the way i felt earlier that night. so, an hour later ... turns out that the entire time, i had some kind of weird infection that wasn't getting killed by any of the antibiotics i was taking. the infection went into my tonsils, which is why they were so swollen. the pain was from my lymph nodes that were spazzing out from everything going on in my body. so, after the pain medicine they gave me, i was a pretty happy camper. once they switched my medicine and stuff, i've been feeling MUCH better. i'm glad everything finally got situated.. but, i'm probably going to have to have my tonsils out this summer. but at least for the time being, i should be fine.
today i went with my sister to the mall to do some christmas shopping. it was a pretty productive day all around. i got to do a lot of shopping i wanted to. so, i'm happy and almost set with my shopping. tomorrow, i'm going to need to make a trip over to the chester county bookstore to see if i can find a book for my mom and then something else for my dad. i also have to buy blank cds. reminder.
i went to see the killers with celia on saturday night... that was amazing! i didn't realize those guys were going to be so good live!! they were awesome!
anyway, i'm just glad i'm home. finally. and starting to feel better.



i need something to occupy my time. i'm getting to that point again in my life where i'm just eehhhh all the time.

DON'T LET ME WAIT. [08 Dec 2006|11:12pm]
[ mood | bored ]

so, apparently it was asthmatic bronchitis the entire time.. which was caused by the strep throat that weakened my immune system .. which is where the tonsilitis came from. being in dorms kind of sucks.. but at least i can get better quicker that they know exactly what's wrong with me. my peak flow was about 300, when it really should be 455. soooooo, apparently, it's pretty bad?

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YOU'RE OLD ENOUGH, BUT YOUNG. [02 Dec 2006|03:10pm]
[ mood | okay ]

the letter A
are you available? no. :)
what is your age? 18, soon to be nineteen.
what annoys you? children, feeling clustraphobic, people that are orange from tanning, lots of other stuff.

the letter B
do you live in a big house? not really. it's a modest size. and my dorm is tinnnnyyy.
when is your birthday? january 26th.
who are your best friends? my fab five, celia, and amanda.

the letter C
what's your favorite candy? tootsie rolls.
who's your crush? no one. :D i have a bbooooyyffrriieenndd.
when was the last time you cried? a while ago.

the letter D
do you daydream? who doesn't?
what's your favorite kind of dog? i have way too many. borzois, great danes, sheepdogs of any kind, clumber spaniels, bloodhounds, pulis.. what? they're my favorite animal.
what day of the week is it? saturday. <3

the letter E
how do you like your eggs? omelets!!! or scrambled with cheese.
have you ever been in the emergency room? yep.

the letter F
have you ever flown in a plane? just twice. to and back from england.
do you use fly swatters? sometimes.
have you ever used a foghorn? nope.

the letter G
do you chew gum? yesss!
are you a giver or a taker? a little bit of both. as every human is.
do you like gummy candies? yes.

the letter H
how are you? not bad, been better... but i'm okay.
what's your height? five feet. even.
what color is your hair? reddish-browinish with really dark brown roots. i need to get it done again.

the letter I
what's your favorite ice cream? cookies and cream. chocolate chip cookie dough. ben and jerry's marsha marsha marshmallow and swirrled world.
have you ever ice skated? yes, a lot. but i'm terrible at it. and it really hurts my ankles.
do you play an instrument? yesss! oboe and piano.

the letter J
what's your favorite jelly bean? ew. i hate those. they're nasty.
have you ever heard a really hilarious joke? yep! the penguin one.
do you wear jewelry? earrings, three rings, sometimes a necklace, sometimes a bracelet.

the letter K
who do you want to kill? i don't want to kill anyone.
do you want kids? maybe?
where did you have kindergarten? uhm, i don't know the name of it. but it was some little presbyterian place.

the letter L
are you laid back? not really, no. lol.
do you lie? once in a while.
when was your last kiss? when i dropped mario off at school. :(

the letter M
what's your favorite movie? "garden state." because it's awesome.
do you still watch disney movies? not really, but i still like them. :)
do you like mangos? yes.

the letter N
do you have a nickname? not really.
what's your favorite number? 7. :)
do you prefer night over day? yes!

the letter O
what's your one wish? to do good at wvu, go to graduate school, become a famous writer! not too much to ask, i don't think!
are you an only child? no, unfortunately. lol.

the letter P
what one fear are you most paranoid about? clustraphobia... and being buried alive. ick. ick. ick.
what are your pet peeves? people that are orange, dirt under nails, people that go to a foreign country and don't even try to speak the language.
what's a personality trait you look for in people? a good sense of humor and a generally cynical point of view of humanity.

the letter Q -
whats your favorite quote? "the grass isn't always greener on the other side, but the other side is bound to have a kick-ass playground."

the letter R
do you think you're always right? ninety nine point nine percent of the time.
do you watch reality tv? american idol... project runway.. that's about it.
what's a good reason to cry? anything you want to cry about. i don't care.

the letter S
do you prefer sun or rain? i like both.
do you like snow? love it.
what's your favorite season? winter.

the letter T
what time is it? 2:32 p.m.
what time did you wake up? 11:00.
when was the last time you slept in a tent? never. :D

the letter U
are you wearing underwear? yep.
do you prefer underwear or thongs? underwear.

the letter V
what's the worst veggie? broccolli. cauliflower. and other ones. -shudder.-
where do you want to go on vacation? everywhere!! i love to travel.. i wish i could be a travel journalist for the washington post. will that happen? probably not.
where was your last vacation to? home to philadelphia! yes, that counts as a vacation.

the letter W
what's your worst habit? lots. i procrastinate and i tend to spend waaay too much time on facebook instead of work.
where do you live? now, morgantown, wv. before, west chester, pa.
what's your worst fear? the whole buried alive thing.

the letter X
have you ever had an x-ray? yep.
have you seen the x-games? on tv, yep.
do you own a xylophone? no. :(

the letter Y
do you like the color yellow? depends on my mood.
what year were you born in? 1988, bitches.
what's one thing you yearn for? writing.

the letter Z
whats your zodiac sign? aquarius.
do you believe in the zodiac? yep. sort of.
what's your favorite zoo animal? siberian tigers at the philadelphia zoo!!! or the pandas in d.c.!!!


THROW SOME CLOTHES ON IN THE DARK. [01 Dec 2006|10:56pm]
[ mood | amused ]


[30 Nov 2006|12:30pm]
[ mood | sick ]

who knew it was possible to get strep throat AND tonsillitis? .. boo.


[03 Nov 2006|11:08am]
close. but no cigar.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

The Inland North
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central
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COFFEE PONG. [03 Nov 2006|11:02am]
[ mood | bored ]

guess what time i woke up for my 9:30 class? 9:10. so, i ran and brushed my teeth, changed into a pair of long sweatpants, and made it to french just in time to take my quiz on the conditional. so, yes. that's what they call skill. too bad i have to take french next semester at 8:30. :(

there was a highly interesting conversation in my british lit class the other day..
kid: can we play a game since it's wednesday?
teacher: what? a game? ...
kid: yeah! we could play seven up!
teacher: uhm, what is that?
kid: only the greatest game ever played!
teacher: i'll take your word for it.. okay back to the history of the reformation.
kid: oh, come on! one game!
teacher: here, we could play beer pong. anyone have beer? no, okay. we could play coffee pong! you really want to talk about people throwing up, all you have to do is make 'em play coffee pong. yeah, we could play coffee pong for metaphysical conceipts. you guys would be barfing all over the place.


happy halloween :) [01 Nov 2006|01:21am]
[ mood | bored ]

so, how sad is this? i spent halloween in my dorm room... watching house.. composing my argument for my english essay ... and the movie "stir of echoes" all by myself. you're a real winner, hayley.


....uhm, argh. [30 Oct 2006|04:51pm]
[ mood | relieved ]

okay, so long time no post. it's not that i've really been too busy, i just kind of forget.
so, yeah. i'm a dumbass and i have a pretty funny dumbass story. i was getting a clicky pencil out of my purse and the lead tip got jammed underneath my fingernail.. right before i had to take a test! so, i got some of it out before i went to take my english test.. and at this point, it hurts rrreeeaaalllyyy bad. so, i came back from my test and tried to get it out with some tweezers.. and it wasn't coming out! so, i was debating whether or not to go to student health. i eventually decided that i was going to go.. so i went .. and it took me forever to find it because it's in the wvu hospital and i didn't really know where i was going. the signs are a little sketchy. i filled out a triage slip and went in and sat down. apparently, it must have been an important complaint because there was about fifteen other people sitting there, waiting.. and i got called right away. let me tell you, i got about fifteen angry stares when i got up. they had three people working on it... including a trauma doctor? .. for what?! A PIECE OF LEAD PENCIL..... stuck under my fingernail. it hurt like a bitch, but at the end of it, i was laughing my ass off. it took twenty minutes to get this bitch out, though.

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TAKE OUR TEARS AND PUT THEM ON ICE. [13 Oct 2006|11:51am]
[ mood | happy ]

it's finally the fall i've been waiting for since september twenty first! it's about fifty degrees. it's perfect weather for a scarf and sweatshirt or a sweater (if i had any .. my sister's holding them hostage in her apartment until next weekend ;) ) there's a cold wind and it smells wonderful outside. like moldy leaves
and just plain autumn. i'm in love with west virginia in the fall. it's gorgeous.

tomorrow is our homecoming game against syracuse.. it's bound to be intense. and cold. i'm going to be hardcore, though. no gloves. i don't want to lose them.

i'm applying to be a reporter for the college newspaper. should be awesome if i get it because i love to write articles. it might even make me want to be a travel journalist again. or get into advertising... that would be pretty sweet.

so, i'm off.. i have to go see my french teacher during his office hours. and it's the only way to know what our midterm grades are. not that i already don't know it's a high a because that's how i roll. ;)

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i wouldn't trade this for anything. :) [11 Oct 2006|11:43pm]
[ mood | alive ]

life is old there, older than the trees. younger than the mountains, blowin' like a breeze. country roads, take me home. to the place i belong. west virginia, mountain mama. take me home. country roads.

all my memories gather 'round her. modest lady, stranger to blue water. dark and dusty painted on the sky. misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye.

i hear her voice; in the morning hour she calls me. the radio reminds me of my home far away. drivin' down the ride, i get a feeling that i should have been home yesterday.

... country roads. take me home. to the place. i belong. west virginia. mountain mama. take me home. country roads.


DON'T DRAG MY LOVE AROUND ... [10 Oct 2006|03:51pm]
[ mood | okay ]

Once tagged by this entry, the assignment is to write a blog entry of some kind with six random facts about yourself. Then, pick six of your friends and tag them; no tag backs. This explanation should be included.

1. pretty much everyday, i eat swiss cheese. it's a strange fascination, i know .. but ever since coming to college, i got into a habit of eating it everyday. now i feel weird if i don't eat it.

2. i love getting caught in the rain. one day i was walking back from eating with my friends at the 'lair because i had class. it just started downpouring and even though i was wearing some of my favorite clothes, i didn't try to get underneath an overhang like everybody else. i just let it fall.. i even walked slower. by the time i got back to my room, i was soaked. it was a pretty amazing moment.

3. my friends and i have a tuesday night ritual. hookah on the green! yes, it's just flavored tobacco, not what you people are thinking.

4. i really like plants. for some strange reason, i'd rather have a house full of plants than children. maybe my maternal instinct is thoroughly screwed up.

5. eventually, i'm going to have more than one book on the new york bestseller's list at the same time! i'm going to become a published author .. it's one thing i'm sure i'm going to do with my life.

6. i hate really ignorant people. one group that particularly pisses me off are americans that feel you shouldn't learn another language. i hate that. and people that don't open their minds to other opinions. i'm not very fond of that either.

And I'm tagging: Ashley, Zack, and Val.. because that's about as far as my friend's list goes. Lol.

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:) [09 Oct 2006|03:06pm]
[ mood | happy ]

i've been having so much fun here. west virginia univeristy is amazing. this weekend was suuuucch a blast. maybe details later depending upon whether i'm feeling lazy or not.

but, i still can't wait to go home for kristin's birthday to see all my friends.

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BANANAS! b-a-n-a-n-a-s! [06 Oct 2006|11:54am]
[ mood | awake ]

so.... i think the insomnia i used to have really bad is slowly coming back full force. i was up until four last night. and i'm still pretty awake.

i also downloaded all kinds of strange music last night ... like kayne west, "hollaback girl," some fitttttyyy cent, "milkshake," the killers, "crazy bitch" by chuck berry... have i lost my mind?

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