Oh, hi everybody. It’s Jorel. First of all, “happy” new year! That’s all I’m going to say about that.

Second of all, you’re probably wondering why I haven’t made a post in a while. What’s it been, like, a month? 2 months? 14 years? I’m surprised all of the members of Bailey Day’s fanbase haven’t stormed the Day headquarters, smashed in the windows and laid siege to the place! I trust you all are intelligent enough to never do something like that though. The reason you haven’t heard from me for a while is simply because there hasn’t really been a lot to talk about. Nothing that I’d care to talk about anyway. If you do want to know some of the boring details, I’ll gladly expound for you:

It’s Bailey Day’s second quarter of her second year at her local community college. This quarter, she’s taking World History, where she’ll learn all about the history of the world, Art, where she’ll learn how to draw like a pro, and Creative Writing, where she’ll finally learn how to write. It’s about time! (Haha, I made the same joke twice. I’m probably going to get booed off of the Internet for that.) Anyway, Bailey Day is enjoying all of her classes so far. Especially drawing. Her and I are actually taking the same art class together; I’ve been needing to work on my drawing skills, you know. Perhaps once class is over we should take a look at all of the cool things that Bailey Day has illustrated.

I forgot to mention this a long time ago so it’s old news, but Bailey Day recently became a tutor at her community college. She helped other student’s with their essays and other writing assignments and had a enjoyable experience doing it. I know you’re asking “But, Jorel, how can she be a tutor if she’s not even allowed to be on her college campus?” That’s the magic of Zoom my friend. Tutor and tutee. Face-to-face, yet miles apart. However, Bailey Day isn’t really doing the face-to-face tutoring anymore, mind this is old news. She just reviews and edits essays as they come to her. But hey, if any of you are also in college and send in your essay for professional help, who knows? You’re paper might just be reviewed by Bailey Day herself!

Well, that’s that. I told you it wasn’t very exciting. But that’s how it…

wait a minute…


Finally something newsworthy! Okay, brace yourselves ladies and gentlemen. Bailey Day has often expressed to me her distaste for certain artistic modes of writing. Namely, poetry. Nevertheless, Day’s Creative Writing class requires that she channel her inner poet. Without further ado, behold Bailey Day’s ode to the tomatillo!


The Strange Tomatillo

By Bailey Day

Writing Exercise #1

The brittle,


Uneven leaves

That shroud your bulbous fat.


As you sit among the produce.


At the innocents

Who pass by.

You wait

For prey


To peel back your screeching


Let them see the



Of green skin


The bravest onlooker.


But not tasty.


Mocking the tomato family.

Keep on your mask,


Though your leaves

Secretive as they

May be,

Let them hide

The strange that

Lurks within.


Wow. That sure was something. Bailey Day not only detests poetry, but those little green goblin vegetables as well! A tomatillo would be the last thing I would write a poem about. Bailey Day is full of surprises, isn’t she?

Before I let you get back to your life, I should mention one more thing. Bailey Day has read a lot of books(that’s an understatement). If you’d like to know more about the books that Bailey is reading, you can follow Bailey Day’s Goodreads account. Goodreads is an application that you can get on your smart device that’s all about books. Think of it as Facebook for booklovers. You can tell the world what you’re reading, where you are at in the books you’re reading, and give books you read a fair rating. Follow Bailey Day to see how many books she’s read, what books she is currently reading, what books she is planning to read, what groups she is in, and where she is at in her 2021 Reading Challenge. Right now she is on page 152 of a book called Dracula Cha Cha Cha by Kim Newman. Yes. . . more vampire stories. Gotta love ’em. If you want updates on Bailey’s bibliophilia, Goodreads is the place to get them.

And that is finally that. Thanks for your patience, everyone. I’ll try not to keep you waiting for too long next time. Let me leave you with a couple of illustrations drawn by–you guessed it–Bailey Day. The two stars of the show! Cartoonified!

Jorel here, telling you not to skip your daily exercises! Keep up on your fitness!

Stay healthy, everybody.

Bailey Day
Me! (I need a haircut)

Jorel signing out.