Somehow I continually manage to have no idea what is going on “out there”. I am always the last person to find out about something and the last person to join the new thing. I am definitely not on the cutting edge of anything ever. Is it because I don’t have good connections? I don’t know where to find stuff or don’t go looking? I don’t particularly care? Not sure. I do know that I don’t like to be doing what everyone else is doing. If something becomes popular, I’ll drop it like a hot potato. If it already is popular, I will avoid it. Even if it’s something I find interesting.
That being said, I have no idea what is behind the “hey girl” Handmade Ryan Gosling thingies. I would have never come across it myself, but I ended up running into it on two separate occasions. It just so happened that I was at a Stitch ‘n’ Bitch (something else I rarely do) and one of the ladies mentioned reading one that she really enjoyed. “I love it when you knit in the car on the way to my mom’s house.” Ok. Well, later I was browsing one of Erin’s pinterest boards and she had another one posted there. “Your wedding pinterest board is weirding me out.” From there I ended up clicking through to the original tumblr page where there are tons of these things! And they are so funny! I had to read them out loud to Rich because so many sounded just like something I would say/complain about. Now I want to submit one myself.
Question: Are you the type who likes to be in the middle of everything? How do you keep up with trends? Do you prefer to be on the fringes? What makes something appealing to you?