Here are the things that I have learned during the course of the Rotten, Awful, Plague-like Sickness that I am finally emerging from.
1. You can create a hipster paper doll of yourself online by clicking here. Here's me.
Warby Parkers, and I wear my hair in a knot all the time, so go with the rest, OK?
(They all sort of look like Japanese anime characters. You can't change that part.)
2. One Direction is taking over the world. At least, part of it.
One Direction is the new boy band that has young women screaming their heads off. I had never heard of them. They were on the Today show the other day. Evidently, the hoards of girls had been camping out for like 3 or 4 days on the plaza to see them. Hmm.
|They all have "personas," too. |
Like one's "mysterious" and another is "the charmer."
They are cute little British boys. The t-shirted mastermind of pop, Simon Cowell, put them together. They sound like, uh, a boy band. They don't sound particularly British, which probably would have endeared them to me. I watched them and actually found myself squinting at the TV, as if to try and hear something that sounded like music that might be good. Didn't happen.
Also? Full disclosure. I also know that if I were whatever their demographic is right now, I'd be all about them. Because I *did* have a New Kids on the Block poster in my bedroom. Oh, yes, I did.
3. South by Southwest is here.
South by Southwest is a ginormous music, film, and interactive festival that's held annually in Austin. It's ridiculously cool. However, this year, I fall into the category of a jaded Austinite that's perturbed by "South by" (as locals call it), because it jacks up my traffic and fills my city with people from LA and because I don't have a ticket.
That last one is the real reason, I suspect. But, during SxSWi, there were bloggy people that I would have loved to see, attend panels with, etc. And during the music portion, which is about to implode today, there are countless bands I'd like to see.
Blue Ivy's dad was even here the other day.
|You know, Jay Z.|
So, you know, I've spent the past few days either sleeping, or laying on the couch making hipster paper dolls of myself. The kind of hipster that *would* have a badge for South By. I haven't found the website that helps you make paper dolls of working moms with razor sharp wit and a toddler on their hip. If you find that one, let me know.
Not even kidding,