Pretenders Guide: Love The Day You Hate

Back when I was in school, nothing depressed me more than Sunday evening. The Canadian world outside my bedroom window was dark, cold, and still. The only light seemed to come from my desk lamp which cast a judgmental glow on the leaning tower of binders that had yet to be cracked. I was either exhausted from a sleepover or mourning the lack of messages from my latest crush. I also suffered from S.H.S. or Sudden Hate Syndrome–the fear of being despised on Monday for no reason. And then there was that homework. As much as I begged, it simply refused to do itself.

On Monday everything was fine. But that Sunday night sadness always returned, bringing with it a giant hose that connected to my oddly deep belly button and sucked the happy right out of me.

Today things are different. Sunday is now Funday. How, you ask? Pretending, of course.

The Pretenders Guide To Loving The Day You Hate.

1.     Create a killer playlist with all of your favorite happy songs. Only play it on Day You Hate. 


This is Sheridan Spencer’s playlist from Pretenders.

How To Be A Heartbreaker – Marina and the Diamonds
Diamonds – Rihanna
Give Your Heart a Break – Demi Lovato
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Blue Jeans – Lana Del Rey
Obsessed – Mariah Carey
All I Want Is Everything – Victoria Justice
Popular – Wicked
Defying Gravity – Wicked
Never Alone – Fame
Body Electric – Fame
High Flying Adored – Evita
Light My Candle – Rent
Nothing – Chorus Line
What I did For Love – Chorus Line
Maybe – Annie

2. Settle on your outfit for the day before Day You Hate. Nothing kills a day faster than an outfit disaster. (I just made that up. Feel free to Tweet it.)

thumbnail-6  *This graphic designer clearly hates Mondays. Keep reading Designer. I can help.

3. Be glad you’re not a baby animal. They’re cute, sure, but what guy is going to take one to prom?


4.  Plan one thing you can look forward to on Day You Hate. A bar usually helps me…Salad bar, of course.


5.  Pretend it’s not Day You Hate! (Note: This is for advanced Pretenders only. Clearly Graphics Designer is one of them.)


For more tips on pretending, pick up a copy of Pretenders, available wherever incredibly awesome books are sold.




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  • Laila N says:

    I love your advice 🙂 Although I’m not in high school anymore. I just finished YESTERDAY. A part of me thinks that I’m going to miss the ‘Day You Hate’. Weird how things look nicer when you’re leaving them behind for good.

  • Aaliyah says:

    Lisi, u should totally do this if u want a couple of laughs. Go to YouTube and search up kid snippets and watch math class and fast food – Aaliyah

  • Angelique says:

    Lisi i love your monster high book series! will you be making #5 and more? please say yes!

  • Kathy says:

    Thank you so much for the tips!! These will definitely come in handy on those days you just wanna crawl into bed and do nothing 🙂

  • Abigail C. Ryan says:

    My mom calls it “the Sunday night blues”

  • Asha says:

    Awesome Post! I LOVE LANA DEL RAY!!!! she is amazing!!!

  • Rhea says:

    Nice tips! (Love the playlist too!)

  • Julia says:

    Nice post. I always wait until the last minute to do homework- I think it has something to do with my obsession of How I Met Your Mother….
    Anyway, I like your new icon-thingy next to the url. It’s classy hehe
    Blah-g you next Wednesday!
    (That will become a thing.)

  • Jordyn says:

    Sunday night sadness… definitely an affliction that plagues us all.
    Can you do a post on your own personal college life and what that was like for us high schoolers about to make the transition? Lisi’s guide on how to be fabulous in college? 🙂

  • Helen says:

    i love your books how do i get to be a writer???

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