Saturday, January 23, 2010

STUFF YOU DON'T KNOW...

So, I know that I haven't been doing this blog for very long, but it occurs to me that I haven't really ever shared any information about myself, besides the fact that I live in Alabama and love vintage... I don't know why, but so far, it has been a little hard for me to share much personal stuff on here... I don't know why- I journal almost everyday and its kindof the same thing, except that nobody reads my lunatic rants...  However, I do want to be able to be open and honest so that this blog will have some sort of therapeutic value for me and I guess if people want to judge me then screw em... Anyway... I will start with the easy stuff...

1. I live in a small town in Alabama, which is also where I grew up... A few of years ago, my ex Bobby and I packed up our car and hit the road because, well, we wanted to... We didn't have a plan. (mistake)  And we traveled all over the country for a while... I had wanted to settle up in Boulder where I have family but things didn't quite work out like they were supposed to in the fairy tale in my mind.  Just a couple months into our trip,  the money we had saved was almost gone- and we still had no place to live... So we headed down to Austin, TX because we had some friends there and the music scene whatever yada yada yada... Austin was an alright place but Texas sucked (sorry if this offends any Texans, I know you have great pride in your state) but it just wasn't for me... There were a lot of sweet, cool people there but the problems we were running away from just ended up following us out there, and within two years I was tucking tail and running back to Alabama.... And that's how it is that I still live here even though for my whole life I said that I couldn't wait to get the hell out of here... 

2. On my 29th birthday, I had somewhat of an epiphany that I needed to get my shit together... I have always had a "no regrets" type of mentality- but will I still feel that way in another fifteen or twenty years? I don't want to end up the person that I have become. So, I started this blog, started back to college (for the fourth time) and am determined to make something of myself. Even if it kills me....
3.  I drink about ten cups of coffee a day... I am addicted to it. I am ok with it.
4.  I never really grew up... I love living in the fantasy world that is in my head... I wish that I could live at Disneyland... I am an only child and was encouraged to use my imagination and "become my own person-"  not to follow the crowd...
5. I still rebel against whatever is the "popular" thing.... In fact, it irritates me to no end that when "creative" people feel the need to be clones of each other... I liked crafting before it was popular.... Why have owls become the mascot of crafty people?  Ugh. I bought some hair rubber bands the other day from Wal-Mart that had an owl on the packaging. Why? It reminds me of when in the nineties, runway designers started sending lumberjack shirts and plaid down the runway for $400 a pop.... Are you kidding? The whole point of grunge was to rebel against contrived commercialism and image obsessed 80s and glam hair bands... I hate it when pop culture gets its claws into some unique creative form of self expression and commercializes it.... It happens every time... Also, I prefer my vintage Liddle Kiddles to Blythe dolls.
6.  I will most likely offend you at some point and I am very sorry. I am opinionated and judgmental and not as open-minded as I strive to be... These are things that I am working on. But honestly, why do you care what I think anyway?  Who am I?  I am no one.
7.  I curse like a sailor... A lot. I have been really trying to restrain myself from cursing in my writing on this blog but I always get dirty looks for cursing too loudly in the check out line at Piggly Wiggly...
9.  I have three dogs:  a boston terrier named Sgt. Pepper, a frenchie mix named Thelma and the newest addition: a basset/pit mix named Idgie that I rescued from a busy highway outside of town... I think someone had dropped her off out there as she was starving and covered in fleas and ticks... She had roundworms too, gross, but the vet says she's going to be a-ok.... Oh, a green spotted puffer fish named Pluto (is a planet.)

10.  I was definitely born in the wrong decade... And although I loved growing up as a little grungy/alternative kid and think that some great music came out of my generation,  I grew up wearing all my mom's old clothes, listening to her records and being so jealous of the stories that she would tell about seeing Joan Baez at Red Rocks or Janis at USF... And I blame her for my love of all things vintage... As far as fashion is concerned, I prefer the decades of the 60s and 70s but as far as home decor is concerned I prefer mid century and modernist pieces, although my heart still flutters at the thought of avocado and harvest gold appliances...
ok. thats enough for now....
and by the way, i love you all for taking the time to read my shit.
jessica

2 comments:

  1. "definitely born in the wrong decade" I relate to that xD

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  2. Wow. I've only been stalking your blog for a couple weeks but this post is the best one yet. I too HATE the blogger obsession with owls, fawns, Blythe dolls...I've never been one to collect because others do. You know what I like? Really cute bedding. Maybe I'll start collecting that and blog about it all the time.

    <3

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