Monday, January 29, 2007

Trendwatch: Small Fruit

I predict that small fruit will be a trend in the coming years and months. Apples and oranges do not need to be 4 inches in diameter. Bananas do not need to be of Jeff-Strykeresque dimensions. Small fruit. Watch for it.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Ballard Vignette

Me: The hipsters are freaking me out.
S: Activate your disdain centers!
Me: I already have!

Special Guest Blogging from S: Description of Disturbing Hipsters at La Carta Oaxaca

they stood, together yet alone, tragic. hip. pale. emaciated. she: clad in a striped wrap dress and a plaid parka, 80's era chrissie hynde hairstyle. you know, black. layered but overgrown. hanging past her eyebrows and crowding her cheeks. also with the impish face, overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the hair, bored, unfocused, expressionless, disaffected gaze. he: striped button down shirt and no jacket. black oblong-framed glasses. same disaffected gaze. brown hair, neither short but long. "textured" with "product." cultivated sense of unease.

ohplease says: i feel bad, because we used to have punks to make us uneasy, but now we only have hipsters. it seems like a loss. i am sad for our culture. oh my god. it's like i'm hillary clinton, speaking about hipsters.

/guest blogging

S: I feel like my hair might be kind of hipster-like.
Me: No, it's not. It's sui generis.
S: [?]
Me: That's a term we use in law school. It means "its own thing."

Monday, January 01, 2007

My entirely non-unique blog conundrum

Part of why I haven't been blogging is that 2L year is excruciatingly boring. However, Mike pointed out that's probably still worth blogging about. But I've also not been writing because I feel like most of the things I would write about now (my hideous fall quarter classes, my wacky law firm's wacky Christmas party, the most annoying woman in law school) would easily serve to identify me, and I'm not sure if I'm OK with that. This wasn't an issue 1L year because the 1L curriculum is pretty much identical everywhere.

So I dunno.

That goddam Mike tagged me with a meme...

...and since I've just drunk an entire bottle of champagne, I'll oblige.

(BTW, I've finally figured out I don't like champagne--too yeasty. I prefer prosecco.)

The meme is "FIVE THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME," which reminds me of "Two truths and a lie," which my old work team used to use as an ice-breaker. I once "won" two truths with the following statements:
  • I was music direcctor at my college radio station.
  • In high school, I was vice president of the math club.
  • [Some forgettable, yet seemingly in-character lie that I honestly can't remember right now.]
Everyone thought the math club thing was the lie, because (1) Who's that big of a geek? and (2) What the hell math club needs a vice president? Little did they know...

Anyway, 5 things you probably don't know about me, but which are entirely in character:
  1. I spent my New Year's Eve at home, alone, cleaning madly, throwing things away, and drinking an entire bottle of champagne by myself. However, due to my solo drunkenness, I still have laundry to fold.
  2. I like fruitcake. I especially like fruitcake with champagne (or prosecco). My favorite part of any fruitcake is the candied citron, and some years, I make my own fruitcake, which is surprisingly expensive what with all the liquor and candied fruit. I have a vague intent to some year make not only my own fruitcake, but my own candied fruit. This would require starting the fruitcake process in August or September.
  3. I can squaredance.
  4. I know all the words to "You're So Vain."
  5. I kind of want to go skiing. For the first time since what? 1988??

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