A Little Bit Cooler

Ladies & Gentlemen & Dad!

I apologize sincerely for the lack of updates! This blog is really intended for Portland adventures, but after having some tea/coffee with one of my professors from SLU, he told me I should post whatever comes to mind. Ok, so he didn’t say whatever, but some of the ideas that pop up in my head.

So, what is new? New year and a new President! There is this fresh American spirit floating in the air! I got a whiff of it and I want more of it! I feel like the nation and world is just so freagin’ pumped! I mean EVERYONE is pumped even Veet hair removal. image1

With all this newly found American spirit, I have been doing some research to get in touch with the youth. After all, children are our future, no? For the past two months, I have been getting closer to my inner pre-teen. It wasn’t easy. My friends laughed at me at any given opportunity and I lived my life in shame. Why would I do such things like downloading Miley Cyrus songs, watch Jonas brothers interviews/music videos, hate Joe Jonas for dumping Taylor Swift, hum Taylor Swifts song “Love story” at work, and read the Twilight series? Why am I so determined to understand our youth? I have absolutely no clue. I will tell you how it all started though. Let’s travel back in time to when I was working in the kitchen at Kaldis and I was trying ot connect with one of the bussers. Anonymous busser had said she liked to listen to audio books and I got kind of excited and asked her if she got hers from the library. Then as cruelly as possible, she laughed at me and said she was just kidding and turned up her music. I felt very UNCOOL. Does anyone know what that feels like as they are about to graduate from college? It’s horrifying because that means you will be one of those people who cannot connect with the youngsters. Later on you find yourself saying things like “I remember when I was really hooked on *Nsync”. (Sidenote: I was never addicted to *Nsync…obsessed? Yes.) Well, when the movie “Twilight” came out, I saw my chance to hop on the train and get connected. I have read most of the books, but gave up on the fourth. I still don’t get it, but I understand that the character Edward is totally dreamy and sensitive. I dig it. What I don’t dig is that he is possessive, a stalker, breaks into her house in the middle of the night to watch Bella sleep. It’s creepy. Vampire or no vampire. Home boy needs to chill out.

Next teen topic: Jonas brothers. I wanted to hate them so much with Joe straightening his hair, and their faces on pillows and blankets at every store I walked into. I tried my best to resist, but when I listened to “Love bug”, they got me. How can I hate these boys? They are adorable (except for Joe Jonas because what he did to Taylor Swift and he straightens his hair.  Who are you fooling?). I am jealous that one of the boys owns a gold jacket, they look better in tank tops than I will ever look in one, and they can hit high notes. Lastly, as I was stalking them on their official Flickr account page, I noticed a Stevie Wonder LP resting next to Kevin Jonas. Needless to say, my heart melted and I felt a potential BFF connection right then and there. You got my vote Jonas brothers.

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If you are wondering if I feel a little bit cooler after doing all my rigorous research? Guess what! I do! Put me in a group of 12 year old girls and I would be the coolest 22 year old in the state of Missouri. Bring it.

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2 Responses to “A Little Bit Cooler”
  1. sara says:

    I would just like to congratulate you on finally embracing the things that I have held dear for years. no one believed me when I said that the Jonas Brothers had talent. But they do. I knew it all along. Yay me.
    Oh and I do agree about Joe Jonas being such a bitch to Taylor Swift. Who breaks up with someone over a voicemail? Lame
    Anywho. A High Five to you Irum for finally basking in the awesomeness that is the Teeny Bopper World. I welcome you with open arms.

  2. heather says:

    My friend Ali has unintentional sex dreams about one of those Jonas brothers.

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