April 10 08

i need this t-shirt. yes, i’m one of those.  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.  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: “i am obsessed with facebook.”

me: “oh, me too. it’s really taken off recently, eh?” (note how well i can use the word “eh” now. correctly and everything. awe.some.)

friend: “really. it wasn’t crazy before?”

me: “well…i’ve been on it forever. like, since september 2006 or something.”

husband: “oh, Ali practically invented facebook. she was the first person to join. while you were still in diapers she was already on facebook.”

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


Arrested Development



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??? 

  1. *I* watched the Heroes premiere online, the Thursday BEFORE it aired on NBC (they had a promotional thing with Yahoo or something, and you could watch the episode early) so I was there before you. 😉

    Gmail… while not first, my “welcome to gmail” email is dated June 14, 2004, which in most circles is pretty early.

    Late to the party? Never. I’m cutting edge, y’all.

    SciFi Dad’s last blog post..TDS: Pretty Cool

    Comment by SciFi Dad on April 10, 2008
  2. What am I obsessed with these days??? MY BELLY! 😉

    Multi-Tasking Mommy’s last blog post..Food For Thought…

    Comment by Multi-Tasking Mommy on April 10, 2008
  3. I had to delurk for this one 🙂

    First, I’ve been debating buying my boyfriend that t-shirt for months now – he’s totally Mr. Oh, I Was Totally Listening To That Really Obscure Band That Just Hit The Mainstream Way Back in 1999.

    I also joined Gmail in 2004 – September, maybe?

    AND… (here it is, my trump card)… I joined Facebook in 2004! I had just graduated from the University of Michigan, and back then you could only join Facebook if you had an email associated with a particular university that had been invited to be a part of Facebook… I think at the time University of Michigan got added, there were only like 20 Universities allowed to use it. We were all like, WTH is this “Facebook” business?? It took a couple years for Facebook to stop requiring that you be a part of an organization that they had invited or whatever. I am a Facebook pioneer, baby 😉

    Comment by Christina on April 10, 2008
  4. Oh.my.gosh! I had completely forgotten about Breaker High! haha

    I’d say I was early to instant messaging. I me my Canadian in a chatroom and that was right before things like PowWow and Babble came out and people were like OMIGOSH I can see when you’re typing and I don’t even have to hit refresh! lol My friend pointed out yesterday that my yahoo profile says last updated feb. of 1997.

    Something I was very late on and am currently obsessed with is Etsy.com. It totally caters to my need to spend money on little unnecessary things!

    Comment by AJ on April 10, 2008
  5. ‘see kai run’ one thing that i was into awhile ago but i see them a lot now on kids sites. they are the cutest shoes for babies and toddlers.

    what did i jump on the bandwagon to? i would have to say ben folds. i know he has been around a long time but i am just now getting into the music and love it!

    have loved loved loved Arrested Development since it started. i can’t believe they took such a genius show off tv. thank god for dvd box sets! george michael and gob rock.

    tracey’s last blog post..another robot!

    Comment by tracey on April 10, 2008
  6. I didn’t start Lost until this past Xmas but literally watched all 3 seasons over the Xmas holidays. It wasn’t the most physically active Xmas break I’ve ever had. 😉

    I just bought the 1st season of Arrested Development. Omg addicted! What? It isn’t still on the air?? I did not know this – dammit! I was looking forward to seasons and seasons of AD.

    Right now I have this weird obsession with Jon & Kate Plus 8.

    I know NOTHING of this Twitter thing… I must check this out I guess. lol

    lamberrymer’s last blog post..1 Day & Counting…

    Comment by lamberrymer on April 10, 2008
  7. lol I wore black nail polish before it was fashionable and done by celebrities, then i was forced into bubble gum pink ick.,

    Hmm I’m currently a fan of Pandora.com who knows it could blow up one day. lol

    Ambrosiality’s last blog post..Let the Hunt Begin!

    Comment by Ambrosiality on April 10, 2008
  8. I watched Arrested Dev. when it was on air – they should have sold that show to HBO, it would probably still be on. It’s way to smart a humour for the average person. There are no truly funny sitcoms on TV right now. Re: everything else, I’m usually last – especially anything technical.

    Comment by Maria on April 10, 2008
  9. I introduced the song “You spin me right dound like a record” to North America in the 80s – seriously! I brought the 45 home from a trip to London England and insisted it be played at my grade nine high school dance!

    Don Mills Diva’s last blog post..Losing the battle

    Comment by Don Mills Diva on April 10, 2008
  10. I introduced the song “You spin me right round like a record” to North America in the 80s – seriously! I brought the 45 home from a trip to London England and insisted it be played at my grade nine high school dance!

    Don Mills Diva’s last blog post..Losing the battle

    Comment by Don Mills Diva on April 10, 2008
  11. Your husbands comment made me think of Penelope from Saturday Night Live – the one who always has to one up someone. hehe.
    does liking something that NEVER became cool count as being ahead of the curve. 2010 is my year, baby!

    Aimee’s last blog post..The One Where She Doesn’t Cry

    Comment by Aimee on April 10, 2008
  12. I came to The Office pretty early and then it exploded and I pouted because I WAS A PAM AND JIM FAN BEFORE ANYONE ELSE.

    I also found One Tree Hill very early but then no one else found it that wasn’t still in high school so perhaps I shouldn’t admit that?

    She Likes Purple’s last blog post..Things I Learned While Watching The Bachelor Last Night, Part Three

    Comment by She Likes Purple on April 10, 2008
  13. HA! This is a great post! I personally discovered ‘Sublime’ and ‘No Doubt’ (your daughter can thank me later)…oh, and I brought back braided pigtails…I know you were wondering why that trend up again. Yup all me!

    Clink’s last blog post..Four

    Comment by Clink on April 10, 2008
  14. i am obsessed with NOT DOING what everyone else is doing…

    Comment by LAVENDULA on April 10, 2008
  15. I was so behind with LOST. I was like you, just recently discovered it and then devoured the first seasons in a few weeks. But I was ahead of the curve for…ummm…I’ll get back to you on that one :p

    Lottifish’s last blog post..Attention Whore

    Comment by Lottifish on April 10, 2008
  16. This is going to be sooo dorky, but I got a myspace account in Dec 04. I was like the second person at my college to have it. And then it swept the nation!

    But I didn’t get an iPod until this last December. Little behind the curve on that one.

    B2G’s last blog post..I has busy. Let me show you it.

    Comment by B2G on April 10, 2008
  17. I just discovered Twitter, too! I was late with Facebook and iPod. But I’ve always loved Macs and apple products.

    Sadie’s last blog post..Go Tigers!

    Comment by Sadie on April 10, 2008
  18. I was wearing Bebe in middle school before it was kinda skanky and nobody knew what the store was.

    And I JUST started watching Arrested Development a month ago but now I own all three seasons. Are you obsessed yet? It’s so marvelously quotable!

    Lindz’s last blog post..You nekid now…

    Comment by Lindz on April 10, 2008
  19. LOL You are too funny. I always feel a little smug when something I LOVE blows up. Then I feel kinda annoyed. Like myspace. My myspace URL was so old, it was made of numbers. LMAO

    Miss’s last blog post..SPF – Triangle

    Comment by Miss on April 10, 2008
  20. Lavendula, me too. You should see the looks when I tell them that I think cloth diapering, wearing your baby and taking your kids outside to play in a sandbox and *gasp* get DIRTY! But lol, I think I’m a partial pioneer of im’ing too…wayyyyyyyy back in high school when it was brand new. Let’s not discuss when that was. And I guess I could say I’m a little late to the game when it comes to blogging, but…it sure is fun! 🙂

    Comment by PamperedBunz on April 10, 2008
  21. OMG. Love Arrested Development. We *just* started watching it…still on the first season. So very funny.

    Also really love the show Dirt, with Courtney Cox Arquette. Not sure why that show never did well.

    Do you watch Tell Me You Love Me and Weeds? Totally brilliant shows, too.

    I am always behind on the social media things. Facebook and twitter had been around for like a million years before I heard of them.

    Karla’s last blog post..The great escape, now on wheels

    Comment by Karla on April 10, 2008
  22. I love threadless.com (where you can buy the t-shirt you posted)
    I’m always buying funny t-shirts from them and never wearing them (ie. ‘Meat is Murder. Tasty, tasty murder.’ and ‘Pickles are cucumbers soaked in evil’)

    hillary’s last blog post..Like A Hero Or A Champion You Are The Best You’re The Best

    Comment by hillary on April 10, 2008
  23. I was ahead of the curve on Arrested Development! I was right there signing petitions trying to get that show back on the air! Have no fear, they are in the talks of making a movie.

    I was behind the times on Weeds. I am still a season behind, but that is because I am too cheap to get Showtime.

    Megan’s last blog post..The Littlest Blogger

    Comment by Megan on April 10, 2008
  24. christina – i’m a 2004 facebook joiner too. pioneers unite! haha 🙂

    i always get conflicted with unknown bands that i know make it big…on one hand, yay for musicians i like getting success & recognition…but on the other hand, ugh i could REALLY do without every frat boy and his mom listening to MY music!! haha 🙂

    what else…i saw napoleon dynamite the first week it came out in theaters, months before everyone was quoting it…no one believed me that it was funny!!

    katie’s last blog post..i will never get tired of these

    Comment by katie on April 10, 2008
  25. Hilarious post, I am so glad I am not the only geek around! I loved Barenaked Ladies, long before they were mainstream. Way back in ’92 a boy gave me a cassette and I fell in love, but only with the band, not the boy.
    I also was the girl who started to opaque tights fad in my small town;) Picked them up in Europe on a school trip. I also started a lot of fads that no one else ever picked up on. I would see cool fashions or hair styles on holidays or in magazines and then be the only one to ever wear them. I was a geek!

    Kristen’s last blog post..My first try at Haiku!

    Comment by Kristen on April 10, 2008
  26. I would have to say that I’m obsessed with working.


    Comment by Keri on April 11, 2008
  27. I loved Heroes from whence it started, and I have been on Twitter since last May.

    Whoorl made me sign up, and now she quit! 🙁

    I’m pretty happy you finally joined the party though 🙂

    Angella’s last blog post..Photo Lenses And Photography Links

    Comment by Angella on April 11, 2008
  28. I was totallly on top of LOST from day one.LOVE IT.

    I just recently discovered the show WEEDS! This show is a must. It is so freaking funny! Check it out!

    Comment by maria on April 11, 2008
  29. I’m usually late with most everything. The biggest one was Harry Potter.

    I’m usually one of the firsts with TV shows – Big Brother (first US season SUCKED and yet I stuck with it), Friends, Grey’s Anatomy.

    I watched the British version of The Office, so I guess that counts too.

    Kristabella’s last blog post..Another Post Where I Talk About My Teeth

    Comment by Kristabella on April 11, 2008
  30. I was late with Arrested Development too. My brother tuned me into it just last year. So very funny. Rumor has it a movie is in the works for 2009. He also pointed me in the direction of the British Office. He’s always ahead of the curve, but I some times take a while to listen to him.

    Shan’s last blog post..south paw?

    Comment by Shan on April 11, 2008
  31. okay, arrested development is my favorite show on the earth. the WHOLE earth. i watched all three seasons on DVD, and i nearly died from laughter. A+

    there is a movie coming out in ’09. you should totally be on top of loving it before everyone else does.

    Comment by punchanella on April 11, 2008
  32. If you are looking for future obsessions, I recommend Sports Night on DVD, 30 Rock and Sudoku.

    Di’s last blog post..Mom2Mom

    Comment by Di on April 12, 2008
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