Not that I have or have ever had my finger on the pulse of what's 'It" or anything. I am more like an outsider, a foreigner, an alien, old person... Observing from WAY outside of the circle, trying on words for size that amuse me, usually way after the fact that they came about or are even used any more.
I remember the first time hearing "in" vernacular in real life, not on TV. This story will show how cool I've always been. Ha, right. I was in my algebra class freshman year in high school, and there were two guys that sat behind me that would say things like "hecka fresh" and "hella tight". I remember being very aware of these phrases because I had never heard any one in my life say them before. I wish I could remember their names so I could look them up in my yearbook!
I also remember kind of liking the boy behind me. My awesome way of demonstrating this was being very smug about beating him on the quizzes and exams. Yeah, that's how you win someones affections; let them know how dumb you think they are and be condescending about their "low" score. He let me know after a few times that it really bothered him how I acted after each quiz. I was shocked because I didn't know I was being awful. Even though, hello, so obvious to anyone else. So I just stopped talking to him. I've got the smooth moves, don't be jelly.
And it's no surprise to anyone that I stayed single for a few years after that. My track record with boys and crushes did not improve.
Okay done with past Heather, back to right now Heather.
And today's fun slang.
And this millennial generation that I refuse to admit to being apart of. I'm Generation X! The cool kids! Right? Unfortunately, depending on what article you read, the year 1981 is usually clumped into the Millennial generation. Boo, I say.
So what has been knocking about in the ol' knoggin? What trendy phrase has worked itself into my lexicon? The current term "basic bitch." Or not so current as the case might be. Work with me here.
With this special snowflake generation, what could possibly be worse than being the same as everyone else? The internet makes everyone hyper aware of everyone, so it's pretty hard to like or be into something that a thousand other people haven't heard of or done already. Striving for that exclusive personalty and hobby list can be pretty daunting. I think everyone is going to like or do at least a few basic bitch things.
I love embracing things ironically (oh my gosh, how hipster of me! That's still a thing, right?), and since the basic bitch seems to also overlap typical white girl territory, I decided to try to make a checklist to see how basic/white I am. Personally I like finding out people like the same things as I do even if that happens to also be a popular thing. I'm not that concerned with trying to be different and quirky. I like what I like. Sometimes that is a common thing like salted caramel and sometimes it's an uncommon thing like Red Dwarf.
So take the quiz and see how basic you are!
Also I know how Hipster Ariel my photo looks. I can't even figure out what a basic bitch is suppose to look like! Basically I just put on a scarf and lipstick. Much effort, wow skill.