Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not cool.  No way, no how.  I know this because I say things like ‘no way, no how’.

Lyrical references to late 70s punk bands are lost on me.  I don’t like coffee.  I have no problem giving my custom to evil multinational corporations if they have what I want.  I think there is no place in this world for skinny-jean wearing men (especially if they combo it with boat shoes – gah!).  I usually equate the word ’boutique’ with ‘rip you off’, so I’m immediately suspicious of ‘this little place’ you’re just dying to show me.  If it’s ‘undiscovered’ then, in this hyper-connected day and age, it’s usually because it’s lame.  I don’t care what the new black is.  I’ll still go to Vietnam, even if Laos is the new Vietnam (is it?  I don’t even know).

I enjoy crocheting.  I like reading.  I’ve had radish emergencies and I have at least one Richard Marx song in my playlist (but no Michael Bolton – I’m not cool but even I have standards).  Although I come from the 80s, I have no 80s cachet: my big inspirations from that decade were Sooty and Mr. Squiggle.  I like libraries.  I like going to chain cinemas – they have comfortable chairs and above-average sound quality.

Whatever the new ‘it’ is, I’m not it.  I’m not even being post-ironic.  Or whatever hipsters are doing these days.  I am the anti-hipster.  Dags rule (should I add ‘4 eva’ on the end of that?  To really prove my point…)


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  1. Michael Bolton is so much more cooler than Richard Marx. If you have any Barry Manilow, Kenny G or Nickelback in your music collection, I’m not sure we can be friends. Care to share some of your radish emergency stories?

    • What if I said I liked 1 Nickelback song but didn’t actually own a copy? I know it’s dodgy territory…

      Ah, radishes. I’ve had to rescue them from overzealous sun (quick! Shade and water STAT!), overzealous planting (and having to rip out lots of baby seedlings so that the rest could actually grow) and totally lacklustre care (and having to quickly pull them up before they start resembling beetroot) 🙂

  2. So Hipster, because you never fail to amuse, enlighten or happily distract, I am passing along the Liebster Award to you. Will it change you life? I doubt it. However, it’s something passed along from blogger to blogger as a way to say “Hey, I really like your stuff.” I just received it from another blogger and am passing it along to you. There are some criteria and follow-up in receiving this coveted award, and the details are here http://nedhickson.wordpress.com/about/liebster-award. Regardless, thanks so much for what you do 🙂 Cheers! — Ned

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