I wrote the below post in 2003 here, and yanno, I don't think I'd make any significant changes...oh my God, is this, like, the equivalent of wearing mom-jeans because I still think they make me look cool??? Changes as noted in strikeout with corresponding notes underneath.
Boring: forensic science shows, pickup trucks, practical shoes, beef, hetero weddings, nail biting, iced tea, aerobics,
Toyota, boring films under the guise of "indie," being friends with a movie star, marriage-porn reality teevee, fish as pets, talking smack about exes to virtual strangers, Whole Foods Market, peanut allergies, purple, goths, politicans who are ugly, Joe Scarborough (see above, ha ha), Ashton Kutcher backlash, Ethan Hawke as grunge-era-nostalgia masturbation fantasy, raw foodists, Pat Buchanan still being alive, baseball, Juicy Couture, middle-aged women, Ray Romano, upstate New York, cowgirl chic, Abercrombie & Fitch, Madonna as style icon
Fascinating: hot-teen teevee dramas, Kill Bill
anticipation, Mazda, gay weddings, Zac Posen, Clinton nostalgia, mega-blockbusters, being friends with a fashion designer, soft-core porn reality teevee, fish as food, having cordial relationships with exes, Trader Joe's, almonds, orange, the kid in Easthampton with the "goths for peace" sign, Hollywood Handsome politicians, Al Franken, Stephen Malkmus as grunge-era-nostalgia masturbation fantasy, Cheaters, Xtina, HSX, the Buffalo Bills, middle-aged men, Jack Black, GQ, unfashionable neighborhoods of Brooklyn, schoolgirl chic, Club Monaco, Blondie as style icon
Eternally out, irregardless of season: Roberto Benigni, SUVs, refined sugars, cigars, Fox News, the Bush family, vegans, Connecticut, people who can't shut up about having gone to Harvard, "shabby chic," the Dallas Cowboys, thongs, shock-value piercings, being rude to the waitstaff, guys who self-identify as "ass men," Maxim, bats, Paul McCartney, , Wal-Mart, Nancy Regan as style icon
Eternally in, irrespective of time: Paul Thomas Anderson, liberals, vintage Chanel, pink, yoga, the ACLU, the Die Hard Trilogy, coffee, Provincetown, Johnny Knoxville, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Marc Jacobs, Buffy, alpacas and llamas, Nars "Orgasm" blush, Eames chairs, breakfast for dinner, Target, Mrs. Robinson as style icon
Notes on changes:
Boring: Toyota is now acceptable due to their hybrid vehicle options. I am generally more open to talking smack about everyone these days, exes are no exception. Joe Scarborough is off the hook because I really liked his commentary with Ron Reagan during the 2004 election cycle (the Jack Klugman-Tony Randall thing). Ashton Kutcher, does he even still exist? Even so, I really want to take a moment to celebrate my own disdain for Ethan Hawke, that was kind of prescient!
Fascinating: Le duh, Kill Bill already came out (and was awesome). Zac Posen is sort of played; I'd now substitute maybe, eh, Philip Lim...? HSX, I can barely remember thinking about this! The Bills are off my radar (thank you, Sunday Ticket!) and probably will suck anyway since they traded Nate Clemmons.
And I was clearly spot-on for the eternally in/out sections. I miiiiight go a little easier on Nancy Reagan these days, but as I recall, my intention was the 1980something Nancy, and really, she was more than a little overdone at the time. But I am still wearing that Nars blush and loving on Johnny Knoxville and Marc Jacobs. I know it wasn't so risky with those, but come on. But then again...what is it they say about a foolish consistency...?