Some dorkster photos from the first day of school in my retro-grime kitchen on the first day of spring semester. Retro-grime makes it sound like the dirty dishes and plastic bags shut in the cabinet doors are totally on purpose. *Snaps for combat boots and prepster sweaters*
I feel like I've been posting a lot about school lately, which I don't particularly like because I think it dates me and/or makes my content exclusive to people in my situation. And I don't want to just be talking to students. Because frankly, we're all a bunch of free-thinking, starry-eyed liberal bozos with over-ambitious ideas about solving the world's problems. "So take your overly-hopeful and grossly unrealistic ideas and SHUT UP." (Direct quote from political science teacher. Man, I love that guy.) Maybe I'm thinking too much about it, but regardless, the thought has definitely crossed my mind. So here are a few thoughts that have been on my mind recently that will hopefully break me out of that? Does it need to be broken out of? Am I trying too hard right now? (Don't answer that.)
I'm researching a few things for an upcoming zine, one of them being SAD, or seasonal depression, or the-crappy-winter-blues-when-the-sun-never-comes-out-and-you-just-want-to-lie-in-bed-and-watch-trashy-TV-while-eating-old-Christmas-candy-and-rot-because-of-how-depleated-you-are-of-vitamin-D period of time. If you can't tell from that hyphenated modifier, this surely durely effects me and seems to be a little more difficult this year than others. Is it my own fault because I'm choosing to live in a tundra with pretty bad air quality that makes it pretty undesirable to go outside? Does this happen to you guys? What do you do to combat it? HOW DO YOU DEAL?
Also, find your opinions about Hipsters. And tell them to me. Especially those of you that don't live and go to school where I do. What is the hipster scene like where you are? Are they taking over the world? Is denying that you're a hipster a defining trait of being a hipster? I wanna know!
And one last one...I've seen bits and pieces of these shows, but I've never consistently followed any season of The Bachelor or Bachelorette until this season. And I'm kind of suprised that the show hasn't gotten more heat, you know, for being what it is. I mean, it's kind of a ridiculous idea and it is pretty degrading to the idea of commitment to one person, along with a myriad of other things (for instance, I'm pretty sure these girls get picked before even knowing who the bachelor would be, so how are all of these women automatically swooning over Ben? I don't understand that. What if you were on The Bachelor and then you met the guy and you just didn't click even though he thought you did? Do you have to like him automatically just because you're put in that situation? Are you contractually obliged to like him even though his hair makes him look like he's part of Hanson? That's where I mildy, key word: MILDLY, understand Bentley from last season for leaving early because he didn't like that chick because he liked that other chick from the other season of the bachelor more and thought she would be the new chick instead of this other chick that he got stuck with. See how much I know? I'm a freaking connoisseur of Bachelor history.) ANYWAYS, even if it's fake or scripted, if this guy is sincerely falling in love with this many women, what does that say about how important commitment and *gasp* monogamy is to our generation? Because nobody seems to find that as a problem. It's totally fine for some dingbat to mack on 25 different girls, didn't you know? How have I missed this? HOW AM I MISSING OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GETAWAY WITH SO MUCH KISSING FROM SO MANY PEOPLE? (Read: joke). Not that I would be, but if I was ever in a situation similar to that, I don't know if I could genuinely fall in love with someone if I knew he would be kissing and potentially falling in love with someone else two hours later. It just HURTS MY FEELINGS, you know? It's like, "Oh Kacie B! I just feel for you and how jelly you're getting because Ben didn't take you on a one on one this week, but still likes you, but likes alllll these other girls too and I just want you and Ben to runaway together right now and not even bother with this dumb reality show because we all know Emily's too smart, Courtney's a beast, Blakely's scary, and Lindzi is a terrrrible kisser!!! Just DROP the show, IT'S NOT EVEN WORTH YOUR TIME, and just twirl your baton while you bum ski and drink your weight in wine with Ben in San Fran and just be in love! You don't need this show, ya hear me? TRUE LOVE DON'T NEED NO TV SHOW!"
I've been sucked in. And I can't turn back.
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