Friday, November 30, 2007


I had a rude awakening by my 7 year old guitar student tonight. He came over to my house for guitar lessons, when he asked, "Hayley, where are your kids?" I was kind of taken back, in the fact that I never remember that I am of age to be a mother. I then told him that I didn't have kids. He looked at me apparently mortified with this sudden news that his guitar teacher was childless, But then he brought on another question..."Well why don't you and your husband have kids?" I then told him that I had no husband, and I must say this was out of the question in his eyes, because he gave me another exasperated reply. "We have got to do something about you not having kids." What can I say...Kids say the darnedest things!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I really should just go to bed

So it is currently 2 AM. Becky and I got talking on our long drive to Vancouver about some of her crazy dates. She went on 2 separate dates from the Internet, where both guys were missing the same ear and only had a hole in their heads. Now maybe this is just me, but if you are going to date on the Internet and you were missing an ear, wouldn't you make it appoint to tell the person before going out on the date? Becky told me that when she went out on these dates, it took all her will power not to stare. There were no 2nd dates.
When discussing the missing ear boys... Michael Jackson also came up. No plastic surgeon will touch Michael in his current state. I am guessing its because they are all worried that he will end up with no nose and just two little slits. Becky and I decided that it would be better to date someone who had no ear, than no nose... time for bed.

A short Blog about Canada

So I have been in Canada since Tuesday, and I thought that I would share a couple of things that every American should know about this beautiful place...
#1. Everywhere you go you will see a PT Cruiser. I have counted at least 2 billion.
#2. When you are not spotting out PT Cruisers, you will see thrift stores.
#3. Everyone is so friendly here, and it made me realize how ornery Americans are.
#4. You buy Gas in Liters, and every Gallon has 4 Liters in it.
#5. Eh is the most popular word here.
#6. Sometimes you get ice in your Diet Coke, and sometimes you don't.
#7. The Diet Pepsi is better than the Diet Coke here.
#8. The Canadian Dollar is worth more than the American. Example: American $60.00= $57.74 Canadian.
#9. The chocolate is to die for here.
#10. Michael Buble is from VanCouver.
#11. Canadian Thanksgiving is on Columbus Day.
#12. Be prepared to travel in kilometers, and not miles.
#13. Downtown VanCouver was said to be the Boston of Canada.
#14. If you are visiting be sure to dress warm, because it is cold.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


So in an attempt to eat healthier, I bought some California Clementine Oranges. I must say these little oranges were kissed by the Greek Gods. Pretty much everything about them is perfect.
#1. They are easy to peel...most oranges take minutes to peel, but these little cuties take less than 10 seconds. I love this factor, because I am a lazy person... thats right I said lazy! So I am giving them the practical card....Even Grandma Moses, with degenerative arthritis could peel out this baby.
#2. They are seedless....After you peel, you pop! Pop them into your mouth without the hassle of having a cup nearbye to spit out any seeds. I am telling you this is the perfect fruit.
#3. The third and final reason is that they are super sweet. Have you ever had one of those really bitter oranges, and you think what a waste! Well this is not the case. Take one bite of these juicy, sweet, seedless, easy to open clementine, and you just might forget Thanksgiving Dinner all together, because like the lays logo says: No one can Eat just one.
So that was my attempt to get everyone to buy these. On your mark, get set, SHOP!!!!


So this year I have tried a new approach in my physical appearance, and so I would like to share the legend of why I started shaving my arms…
I have never thought my arm hair was noticeable, or that I was one of those gorilla girls who looked like they walked straight out of The Planet of the Apes. But all of this changed when I started to date Mr. Matthew Wright. He was all muscle, and of course since he wanted to show off those biceps, why not shave his arms.
Well when you are dating a guy who shaves his arms, and you realize that you are hairier than him all of the sudden you are in an unfamiliar territory. All of the sudden I felt as if I was playing Chewbacca in Star Wars, and that’s when I decided I was going to go under the blade.
Now I am obsessed with having smooth hairless arms. Nothing feels better than having that silky smooth skin, and then lathering up with some fruity lotion. I have also been a lot more critical of others who do not shave their arms...Wow! Time for a therapist!
Anyhow so the moral of this tale is… if you want to keep your hair on your arms, don’t date someone who is a hairless wonder.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


I am thankful for:
#1. A loving family: Dad, Nette, Mom, Shelly, Wynter, Elder Heber Haws, Brad, James, Hayden, J.K., and Tommy.
#2. My band...I have had 22 close friends move away in the past year, and I feel like I have some amigo's back.
#3. Making music: I have been teaching guitar, being in a band, and also have been working on a solo church album. I love being in the ward choir, and just singing old songs from my childhood with my family.
#4. I am so grateful for my job. I am so lucky to have a job where I have a flexible schedule, and work with great people. I have a great 401K plan, and have plenty of time off.
#5. I am grateful for my close friends who include: Becky Brown, Diane Williamson, and Mary Braithwaite. I am grateful for Becky, because she brings so much life into this dull world. I am grateful for Mary for always sticking with me, and for Diane for listening to all my problems, and always giving great advice.
#6. I am thankful for all the blessings God has given me. It amazes me at the ideas he will pop into my head, promptings to call people, or just the comfort he gives to me when I feel like I need a friend.
#7. I am so grateful for the YelYahSwah Music Foundation. Life was so selfish until I started this up. I love my students, and there cute comments always make my week. I love that they sometimes want to sing me songs in a made up Chinese language, and that they tell me that I should paint my office like Outer space.
#8. I am grateful for a body that is usually healthy, and for all the activities of life that comes from having a healthy body.
#9. I am so happy that I live in the most gorgeous Provo Valley. I am grateful that we have 4 distinct seasons, and that we have things to look forward to throughout the year.
#10. I am grateful for food. I am so happy that I have learned to be a wonderful cook this year, and that I work so close to the 7-11 and am able to have my Diet Dr. Pepper every morning.

The 7-11 Singing Man

For the last year, I have started my day with a healthy dose of Diet Dr. Pepper at an undisclosed 7-11. Day after day I am greeted by the same employee who doesn't whistle while he works, but belts out the loudest tune you will ever hear. When you walk in you see a smile on his face with his MP3 player, and some major headphones on.
I have always got a kick out of him, especially the time where he sang "Be a Man" from Mulon, and sang the girl parts in a girl voice, and the men parts in a deep man voice. But today he went to a new and outrageous level that I didn't imagine possible... He sang "Little Bunny Foo Foo." Now when I say sang it... I am talking that everyone within a 3 mile radius could have heard it. It was so bad that I had to leave the store, because I couldn't stop laughing.
I have to admit that its good that he has fun at his job, but I have noticed that giving him the unprofessional title would be giving him way too much credit. But I must say he shouldn't quit his day job!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Just when life is going great... you get the flu

So I had the biggest surprise on Wednesday morning at approximately 3:00 am. I woke up with the flu, which is funny because I went to bed totally healthy. I have not puked in years, but on Wednesday it was a new hidden talent that I possessed.
Today I am still feeling sick. In 48 hours I have eaten about 30 saltine crackers, some chicken broth, mashed potatoes, and some Sprite. The funny thing is I have no desire to eat food at all, which is hard to come by.
I will get well again, and I intend to stay that way. I hate being sick!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Food Gone Wrong

So today was an interesting day when it came to food. It seems like everything I ate just ended up being not what I expected. At work I had a yogurt in the fridge, and as I was expecting a berry delightful taste it ended up being very sour. I threw it away. An hour later being breakfast less I decided that it was time for me to get my Diet Dr. Pepper at 7-11. When I was there I spied a jalapeno taquito, and so I thought what the heck one jalapeno taquito please. I kindly gave the employee $2.11 and started back to work. When I had a bite of the taquito, beans and cheese oozed out. It was not in any way gross, but its not what I wanted. After work I had guitar lessons to teach, so a trip from my work to Arby's to my office was well in order. I ordered a roast beef and Swiss sandwich, but when I got to my office I realized that the roast beef was missing and replaced with turkey. It also was good, but again not what I wanted. I then took a sip of the Diet Dr. Pepper that I had ordered at Arbys, and it wasn't diet at all but the real deal, and again not what I wanted. I decided that I am done eating for the day, because who can stand so many disappointments. I'll make tomorrow a better day.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hayley Potter

I was Hayley Potter for one of many Hallween Parties

Halloween Party

So Becky Brown and I went to a Halloween party the Saturday before Halloween. A guy in a dark cape, and a white puffy shirt passed us, and I asked him if he was a vampire. He then told us that he was Prince Charming, and Becky in her witty ways told him that she had been looking for him. It was a Disney Moment.


Today I applied for a passport! Yeah! I am 25, and just barely discovering that I was born to travel. This year I have been to Seattle, Nauvoo, Santa Montica, Mesquite, and for Thanksgiving I am going to go to Canada, to celebrate an American holiday. I love vacations!