Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hipster Bingo / O Valencia

Hipsters: They. Are. Everywhere.

Found these witty little hipster bingo creations a couple months ago, and have been doing checklists in my head whenever I spot a "hipster" or even better, a group of them. I really should have a special day where I print these off and go to Starbucks or Kensington or something and have a go.

And an updated version...perhaps more 2008/2009ish.

It's funny how the typical hipster (or perhaps the wannabe hipster if you will) claims to be different, original and whatnot, but is really the exact opposite. Think American Apparel standard hoodie (owns 3 or more colors), skinny jeans, vintage sunglasses, headband across forehead, vintage tees from Goodwill, a bomber jacket, environmentally conscious, liberal....etc, etc. Very generic and really nothing original to it. Doesn't annoy or bother me or anything, just a general observation.

However, what really bothers me is the fob look. Which I won't get into.

Urban Dictionary defines it as:

1. Hipster

Listens to bands that you have never heard of. Has hairstyle that can only be described as "complicated." (Most likely achieved by a minimum of one week not washing it.) Probably tattooed. Maybe gay. Definitely cooler than you. Reads Black Book, Nylon, and the Styles section of the New York Times. Drinks Pabst Blue Ribbon. Often. Complains. Always denies being a hipster. Hates the word. Probably living off parents money - and spends a great deal of it to look like they don't have any. Has friends and/or self cut hair. Dyes it frequently (black, white-blonde, etc. and until scalp bleeds). Has a closet full of clothing but usually wears same three things OVER AND OVER (most likely very tight black pants, scarf, and ironic tee-shirt). Chips off nail polish artfully after $50 manicure. Sleeps with everyone and talks about it at great volume in crowded coffee shops. Addicted to coffee, cigarettes (Parliaments, Kamel Reds, Lucky Strikes, etc.), and possibly cocaine. Claims to be in a band. Rehearsals consist of choosing outfits for next show and drinking PBR. Always on the list. Majors or majored in art, writing, or queer studies. Name-drops. May go by "Penny Lane," "Eleanor Rigby," etc. when drunk. On PBR. Which is usually.

I am not a fucking hipster! (sweeps bangs to side dramatically and takes a swig of PBR)

On another note,
I've been doing something pretty great for everyone lately.
I've been stimulating the economy by spending.

After hearing all the rave reviews about the Coastal Scents 88 Color Palettes, I had to order one of these wonderful things up! I ordered the shimmer palette as the matte palette was sold out but as soon as it's in stock, I'll probably get that one as well.

It came out to be about $35 including shipping I think? That's amazing as you can only get 2 individual MAC eyeshadows for that price. Not only is it cheap, but from what a hear, lots of color payoff as well! Will post what I think when I receive it.

All these colors are to die for....just looking at them makes me happy.

And along with that, I've been spending money on random crap I can't even keep track oh I don't know, a bellybutton ring, another book light, and an electric toothbrush. This has to stop.

Song today is: The Decemberists - O Valencia

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I Don't Understand Guys

Edit: Post deleted. Not because everything's okay, but because I don't want to fan the flames further. The reason for being angry at me was so so so stupid and pathetic, but I apologized anyways, for the sake of making up.

Overly sensitive people are the absolute worst. They make things that aren't meant to be complicated, complicated. And the silent treatment! God, I'd rather someone yell obscenely in my face than be given the treatment.

And I still don't understand boys. I don't think I ever will.
Will update with something more interesting (maybe) sometime tomorrow.

In the meantime, there's always:
The Superficial
Not Always Right
and of course, FML.

Song(s) today are Lily Allen's - Not Fair, Fuck You, Who'd Have Known....her whole album! Catchy stuff.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tiny Vessels

This is the moment that you know
That you told her that you loved her but you don't.
You touch her skin and then you think
That she is beautiful but she don't mean a thing to me.
Yeah, she is beautiful but she don't mean a thing to me.

Death Cab for Cutie - Tiny Vessels

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Everybody Knows / F My Life

- Today, at lunch I ordered a coke. The waiter replied "diet coke?" and I corrected him saying, "No, regular coke." He shook his head and said again, "diet coke." FML

- Today, this guy took me to Denny's on a first date and used a 2 for 1 coupon. It was expired. I paid. FML

- Today, my boyfriend handcuffed me to the bed, naked. Someone pulled the fire alarm, and my boyfriend couldn't find the key. So he left me, and the Resident Advisor found me. The fireman had to cut the chain. FML

- Today, I had just opened up some porn on my laptop when my mom walked into my room, so I slammed the laptop shut. I didn't know the speakers continue to function after the laptop is closed. FML

- Today, I was having sex with my boyfriend. When he was about to orgasm, he screamed "Yes Brittany!" at the top of his lungs. My name's not Brittany. That's his sister. FML

- Today, I went to the gym to try to get into shape. I pulled a muscle taking my sweater off in the locker room. FML

- Today, I was at the gym and as I was pulling out my earphones and getting off my treadmill, I heard the girl behind me say to her friend on the treadmill next to her, "Wow, there have no cute guys today." Her friend replied, "None at all. It's like everyone suddenly got gay or ugly." FML

Nothing to post. Go read this for entertainment.

Song today is John Legend - Everybody Knows

Sunday, February 8, 2009

In the last 24 hours:

not-getting-any-studying-done-for-my-three-midterms-and-one-quiz-this-coming-week,insomnia ridden, romantically confused/challenged/inept, idea less, ready to give up, jeans
too tight, suffering from the waiting game, dwelling on stupid issues, too tired to read, feeling passive, feeling ignored, expecting and then getting let down.

After receiving a very unpleasant text yesterday morning, I feel suddenly a little bit like crying.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Stephen King says "Twilight" Author Can't Write

LOS ANGELES - Stephen King's opinion may drive a stake through the heart of "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer.

In an interview with USA Weekend, the bestselling author compared Meyer with J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series.

According to Stephen, "Both Rowling and Meyer, they're speaking directly to young people… The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."


While Stephen may not be a fan of Stephenie's writing, he understands the appeal of the series.

"People are attracted by the stories, by the pace, and in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it's very clear that she's writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It's exciting and it's thrilling and it's not particularly threatening because it's not overtly sexual."

He further explains, "A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like, the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold. And for girls, that's a shorthand for all the feelings that they're not ready to deal with yet."



Just found this article today and I'm absolutely delighted! How appropriate that I should see this after my rant the other day...thank you Mr. King. That was right on target.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Twilight Series is Terrible/ Absolute Crap/ Sucks

A long overdue rant...I had to type this up after seeing a 40-something year old woman reading the book the other day on the train. She looked thoroughly immersed in it, like it was some kind of literary masterpiece. Please, if Edward Cullen actually existed, he would not fuck you.

I absolutely abhor the Twilight saga. To be completely honest, I did like the series initially, before realizing that her writing is completely mindless and moot as the series went on.

I'm so sick of hearing Stephanie Meyer being compared to JK Rowling and people recommending the series as a "great read." Oh please, Meyer is terrible and her writing is comparable to that of a eighth grade lovesick teen.

So never mind the pointless storyline, never mind Bella's annoying, incessantly obsessive character, never mind that there is absolutely no character development, never mind everything that Meyer does NOT do well as an author, at the very least can someone please send her a package containing some kind of thesaurus or tell her there's a synonym looker upper on Microsoft?

I must have read the words, "perfect," "dazzling" and "beautiful" reiterated 50 times over throughout the first book, and god knows how many times she decides to repeat it in the following installments. I mean, yeah we get it, Edward is really good looking. Heck, he's beyond good looking...he's a SEX GOD and that would even be a better description than the ones Meyer repetitively gives. There is such thing as this. I felt slightly less intelligent after painfully trying to get through the 2nd book. And why did I even bother? Out of some kind of inscrutable curiosity perhaps.

So what does this all mean? Well, if I were any hard working English major whose biggest dream is to write and publish a novel, I would rest assured. If this kind of crap and nonsense can be spewed out and sell millions, then anything is possible in the literary world. (I mean, Meyer only has a stunningly aggressive 120 word vocabulary and she did it, no?) Excellent motivation.