Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Like a girl, but not

Thanks for the "warm" comments yesterday. You might notice my neighbour also commented. It's not that it's terribly cold here; there are colder places. It's just that our houses have NO INSULATION WHATSOEVER. You can't really expect to live like that in  -10 Celcius. Anyhow today was a much better day in general.

I mentioned yesterday that my Complete Series of Gilmore Girls and Dawson's Creek arrived. I was so psyched that I also mentioned it on Facebook and Twitter. A friend from back home tweeted back:

Dawson's Creek & Gilmore Girls??....u r such a girl!!!
And I am. I live on girly shows like this. I love Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives, and back in the day I was all over 90210 (although when I saw a rerun the other day, I realise that it was incredibly bad.) 
And that's not the only girly stuff I do. I LOVE PINK. I mean like it's a part of my soul or something. My PC is pink. My cell  phone is pink. My camera is pink. One of the two pairs of heels I have in Japan is pink. Lorelai said something on the second episode of Gilmore Girls that really encapsulated me and the pink. Her cute, furry alarm clock didn't go off and she woke up late. She said, "I really need to stop buying things just because they're furry!" That's me and pink. So many completely impractical purchases happened because of the pink. 
I also love Disney. I love all the Princesses and Princes. I've seen Tangled in 5 languages.That pink cellphone I mentioned? It's a Disney phone. (Japan is uber-cool for even having such a thing.) My ring tone is Part Of Your World (Little Mermaid). My text tone is Aloha E Komo Mai (Stitch). My alarms are The Best Thing I Never Knew I Needed (Princess and the Frog) and He's a Pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean). 
So, there are a few things that I do more girly than the girliest. 
But in other ways, I'm totally a tomboy. 

I never wear make-up. My hair always looks like something built a nest in it. I avoid skirts like the plague (getting better about this). I'm not a fan of chocolate or cheesecake or ice cream. I hate shopping unless it's books or movies. I love guy anime. (You know the fight-y type.)

In short, I'm  really girly until I'm not. What my friend said on Twitter reminded me of a point that I keep coming back to again and again. You can never assign a whole stereotype to a person. There will always be some points of departure. It's a good lesson to remember for life and for writing. 

How about you? How are you a girly girl or a manly man? How are you not?

1 comment:

Liza said...

You had me at Gilmore Girls. Enjoy your viewing!