i need this t-shirt. yes, i’m one of those.Ã‚Â one of those people who likes to tell you that she’s been listening/watching/wearing something before it was popular. Entourage. Heroes. Doc Martens. Guitar Hero.Ã‚Â Abercrombie and Fitch (i shopped there in high school – in the 90s when BIG BIG sweaters were in style and they hadn’t yet realized that using half-naked men was a good marketing tactic) my love for Ryan Gosling (hello? i’ve loved him since he was superdork on The Mickey Mouse Club…and i even watched him on Breaker High. *hangs head in shame*) and don’t even get me started on the music. i was there. early.
about a year ago the following conversation transpired:
friend: Ã¢â‚¬Å“i am obsessed with facebook.Ã¢â‚¬Â
me: Ã¢â‚¬Å“oh, me too. itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s really taken off recently, eh?Ã¢â‚¬Â (note how well i can use the word Ã¢â‚¬Å“ehÃ¢â‚¬Â now. correctly and everything. awe.some.)
friend: Ã¢â‚¬Å“really. it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t crazy before?Ã¢â‚¬Â
me: Ã¢â‚¬Å“wellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been on it forever. like, since september 2006 or something.Ã¢â‚¬Â
husband: Ã¢â‚¬Å“oh, Ali practically invented facebook. she was the first person to join. while you were still in diapers she was already on facebook.Ã¢â‚¬Â
but i’m also quick to admit to the things that i’m way behind the times on. I didn’t start watching LOST until last summer (and then proceeded to plow through the entire 3 seasons in merely a few weeks. it was THAT good.) I hesitated for an entire season before slipping into my first pair of skinny jeans. ipod. it took me forever to finally cave and get one (and now i can’t go back) Big Brother. cell phones…mine is a fossil. no blackberry. no internet. nothing. all it does is dial numbers. imagine!
and now, my three newest loves
obsessions are things i was late to jump on the bandwagon.
Dance Dance Revolution
i am getting nothing done in my life right now because of these three things. mind you, i’m awful at DDR, i can’t get past that first song where they actually say out-loud, left, left, right, right, front, back, front. etc. i’m too scared to actually dance to a REAL song. but still, obsessed. and arrested development? beyond. brilliant. i can’t believe this show was only on the air for 3 seasons. i demand that it returns. demand. and twitter? what’s there to say about twitter. it’s FANTASTIC.
what were you ahead of the curve to love? what were you behind the time to love? what are you obsessed with these days???Ã‚Â