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Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Compared to what?!"

I slept in this morning and it was wonderful. I sat in one place today, realizing that I do not belong in the advertising field, and listening to music, and catching up on correspondences, oh my, I hadn't realized that I had neglected so many. And I still have so many to go . . .

I chose this past week to fully launch into campus involvement: I'm writing an article for the student paper, making fliers for the Student United Way club, I'll hopefully be set up with an ESL conversation partner, and starting this coming Monday I'll have my own radio show on WRUI's Studio B. This past week at school positively flew by, and I think it's because of all this random stuff I'm doing. College is weird.

So there's this kid who sits next to me in my nutrition class sometimes, this past week he saw me working on my novel, and we compared our laptop decorations. His Mac sported a sticker for a store I had never heard of.

Him: . . . and they sell drug-related paraphernalia.
Me: Oh. I wrote my last novel about drugs.
Him: Was it about how bad drugs are?
Me: Well, it was about heroin. So, yeah.
Him: Yeah, heroin messes people up. So how do you know about drugs?
Me: . . . Wikipedia.

Aside from the fact that I am obviously socially impaired, I wonder if I'm making friends with someone who does drugs. I hope so. It's one of my goals for college. [Is that wrong? On multiple levels?] I shouldn't typecast people, but he brought it up! Surprisingly enough for a renown party school, supposedly nearly half of the student body at URI identifies themselves as "straight-edge"; no alcohol, no drugs, no smoking.

And speaking of things that are psychedelic! I've been watching "Pushing Daisies", finally, and it's so adorable and colorful and hilarious, I can't understand why it was cancelled. Actually. I totally can. But if I'm going to get hooked on another TV show, it's in my own interest that this TV show is only 22 episodes.

My mom got in a car accident on October 25th, yes, that would be the day the president came to town. It's made life interesting. It's strange that through no fault of our own, a random variable so greatly alter our lives. Our van was totaled, yeah, that beloved gold Odyssey we had so many adventures in. The insurance company is paying for a rental car until everything gets squared away with the adjuster, and after that, I'm not sure what my family is going to do. But God will provide.

Also, watch this:


You're welcome.

10 comments:

Art said...

that video is awesome, thank you.

You should invite Lilly to your radio show sometime. ;) [at least I seem to remember something about you two needing to be on a program somewhere?]

Hayley said...

hah, yes! and don't forget our meta-talk show! ;D

Michael said...

"and starting this coming Monday I'll have my own radio show on WRUI's Studio B" What!!? Pleas tell me how I can listen to this radio station and the exact time you will be on it.

My boss/co-worker does drugs. While interesting, it's mostly just really sad.

"Surprisingly enough for a renown party school, supposedly nearly half of the student body at URI identifies themselves as "straight-edge"; no alcohol, no drugs, no smoking."

Well if that ain't seein' the glass as half full, I don't know what is :P

Michael said...

I died watching that video.

L.E. Fiore said...

Ah, I think I'm making friends with... yeah.... all sorts of people. I can't say it was necessarily an aim but it certainly is happening. *Learning to love* :-)

Ah! video! Oh my goodness. Adorable. thanks.

Caitriona aka Catherine said...

Hayley,
I hope your mom is OK. Not fun being in an accident.

Just don't get into a relationship with a druggie ok?

Anonymous said...

I hope you're not embarrassed that I read your post about me. I was thinking about not commenting anything, but I decided it would be much funnier if I did comment.

Your friend,
The druggie :)

Hayley said...

I am SO EMBARRASSED that I think I might die. Does this mean we're officially friends? Cos that might make it all better. :P

Anonymous said...

I think I'm alright with that idea : )

Nicole said...

Marcel and I go way back. Good call posting his vid.