Haley is hands down one of the more entertaining people in my life. Because of a total lack of mutual interests, she and I did not become close until I left for boarding school. That was when I realized what I was missing. As Haley grew up, she developed this totally unique and absurdly passionate outlook on life. She collects mugs. She decided she liked astronomy so she taught herself the name and location of (almost) all the stars and constellations. She is stubborn. She went through a Twilight phase. She names anything that resembles an animal. She won't ask for help on math homework. She has absurdly accurate memory recall for dances the cousins made up 14 years ago. She loves Disney Princesses. She'll embarrass you at Jeopardy. Most importantly, she's got a wit that just won't quit. Now that I've graduated college and she's right in the thick of it, we talk every day. G-chat is our preferred method of communication and our non-sensical back-and-forths are among the things that I love most about our relationship.
In light of that, and in homage to the hilarity that is my sister, I've decided to add a segment to my blog called "Texts from my Sister" or TFMS if you will. TFMS will chronicle the awesomeness that is Haley Wahl (H for brevity's sake) for all the world to see. Here goes!
Context: Referring to the abundance of GIFs she was posting through G-chat...
Me: "You're on a roll, aren't you?"
H: "I'm on a roll, on a baguette, AND a croissant."
Context: Discussing her Post WWII Italian Cinema Class that day
H: "So today, we talked about the director Pasolini, whose movie we watched last night. We were going through a list of his films and got to one called "La Ricotta," which, as [my teacher] explained, was a collaboration of a bunch of famous directors and is about the crucifixion of Christ. It took serious willpower and restraint not to raise my hand and ask if it's a cheesy movie."
Context: Discussing the fact that she was outraged one of her roommates took the soap out of the bathroom.
H: "If the soap isn't back by tonight, I'm taking the hand sanitizer hostage."
Context: Absolutely none.
H: "Fun fact of the day: water temperature determines the gender of crocodiles when they're born."