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01 September 2010 @ 06:33 pm
Slow on the uptake  
So, it turns out not only am I the last person to get on board with a trend in fandom ... this pattern extends to my entire life. Witness these two recent revelations:

1. Jeans are comfortable and flattering!
I bought my first ever pair of Levis in the US last month. Backstory: when I was 18 my jeans got cut open on the Tube in London by someone trying to (one presumes) pickpocket my wallet. It was, now I think back on it, quite traumatising. I'd never directly related this to not wearing jeans (when people would ask I had a whole rant about how they were plebby) but it seems not implausible that they may be related. :D Anyway, jeans trauma was overcome in San Francisco where I slunk around the Levis store until I was brave enough to try some on. SO COMFYS OMG. I actually now own a second pair picked up in NYC. I may never wear a skirt again. I always thought jeans would make me look fat. *eyes mirror* Not so much.

2. Twitter is fun!
I have had a Twitter account for eons and never really used it. When I got back from the States, however, I started using my Twitter account to feel a little less far, faraway from Vividcon buddies, and it turns out... it's FUN! I like it! :D I still maintain ADAMANTLY that it only makes sense in Twitter context and that posting one's tweets to LJ is epicly boring, but proof of my conversion exists here. I would invite you to follow me but I'm no faster on picking things up there than I am here.

Thank you to everyone who left sweet messages on my previous post. I am doing better. *g*
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Cris: Dr.Who - MS & KGduskwillow on September 1st, 2010 08:39 am (UTC)
Yay for jeans love!
I live in my jeans, they are the comfiest thing ever. ♥

Following you on twitter. :D
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Empire Records leanbop_radar on September 2nd, 2010 12:52 am (UTC)
*follows back* My inner tomboy appreciates that you can kick in them easily these days. *remembers heavy non-stretchy 80s jeans*
Fleegull: Yu-Na Kimfleegull on September 1st, 2010 09:41 am (UTC)
I never wore jeans until premium denim lines came out in the early 2000's.

I'm on Twitter too, I get most of my info on dance there!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Aishwarya lanternbop_radar on September 2nd, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
I feel belatedly validated in my fashion choice! TY! \o/
Beck: SV - Lois Fighterbeck_liz on September 1st, 2010 10:33 am (UTC)
I'm on twitter, too, same name there as here. But I've got my tweets locked (not that I have a whole bunch going on anyway), so I'd have to add you back if you wanted to follow me.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on September 2nd, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
Ok, messaged! :)
Ms Cranky Pants of the Depresso Blogbofoddity on September 1st, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
Yay for jeans! They're the comfiest thing ever, I would never abandon mine.

As for Twitter, well, I don't seem to have much use for mine, but I added you there anyway! *g*
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Abed/Troybop_radar on September 2nd, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
I was the same until recently. I think you have to have friends that actually use it? I'll probably abandon mine as quickly as I started but while the novelty lasts it gives me someone to 'talk' to at my work desk. :p
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K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Lois searchingbop_radar on September 2nd, 2010 12:39 am (UTC)
Yes, goofy! I clearly am in a goofy place post-VVC. :D

*stalks you right back*

Have a faboo time at D*Con--I'm looking forward to the resulting tweets :p
m_a_r_i_k_s: Alicia-Kalindam_a_r_i_k_s on September 1st, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm addicted to wearing jeans. It takes too much effort to put on a skirt these days. :)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on September 2nd, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
I could get addicted too! But I like skirts and dresses a lot. I'm appreciating the warmth though right now as it's winter here.
Mary: Amy & Tardispenumbra on September 1st, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
I completely agree with you about Twitter -- Twitter is fun! But the last thing I want to do is ship my tweets to LiveJournal (or, lol, vice versa). I'm @perihadion and I'm following you now.
Mary: John & Yokopenumbra on September 1st, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you're doing better, by the way. I realised that I never commented on your previous post but I did think of you!
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Audrey Tautoubop_radar on September 2nd, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
(no subject) - bloodygoodgirl on September 2nd, 2010 01:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Batgirlbop_radar on September 2nd, 2010 09:00 am (UTC)
Hoorays!
brokenmnemonicbrokenmnemonic on September 2nd, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
Slow on the uptake
Jeans are awesome \o/ I wear them all the time, because as you say, they're comfy, but they also last me a fair while. Plus, I'd look daft in a skirt :)

I've never gotten into twitter, though. I understand the concept, but there are only so many hours in the day, I guess.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on September 2nd, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
Re: Slow on the uptake
Well at first I was all :/ about the way jeans looked. But turns out they look not so bad after all. So now I can enjoy the comfiness. (Though I swear they did not used to be so comfortable!)

Twitter is very low maintenance. I like that.
brokenmnemonicbrokenmnemonic on September 2nd, 2010 08:27 am (UTC)
Slow on the uptake
Jeans are awesome \o/ I wear them all the time, because as you say, they're comfy, but they also last me a fair while. Plus, I'd look daft in a skirt :)

I've never gotten into twitter, though. I understand the concept, but there are only so many hours in the day, I guess.
Beckabeccatoria on September 2nd, 2010 10:25 am (UTC)
Dooooood, I could not LIVE without jeans! So practical yet stylish, and, yes, flattering.

Twitter is weird, I originally got one just to follow the tweets of a few friends who had largely forsaken LJ and SWORE BLIND I wasn't going to use it, not really. But it's the perfect outlet for random stuff too little to post to LJ and forms a really nice kind of...pseudo chat facility.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on September 2nd, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
I know. I'm a strange recalcitrant person! :p

Pseudo chat is how I'm seeing it too. There are times when you don't want to have a whole conversation or make a whole post but you feel like sharing little things. And it is very cheering to me as a freelancer. It makes me feel less like a crazy cat lady. :p
svgurl: erica comic consvgurl on September 3rd, 2010 12:28 am (UTC)
Yay for overcoming the jeans fear! :D

I'm svgurl410 on Twitter. I'll follow you over there.
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!bop_radar on September 4th, 2010 08:34 am (UTC)
Ok! :)
Dualbunny: Black Books - ate your beesdualbunny on September 3rd, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
I just caved to Twitter the other day while waiting impatiently for radixiscat to leave work. This post reminded me I will have to track people down. *g*

(Also......people wear things besides jeans? O_o)
K, Bop or Boppy--take your pick!: Empire Records leanbop_radar on September 4th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
Oh, yes! *tugs arm* Twitter fun! But only if you add people... :) I raided other people's 'following' lists. That seemed to work ok. You should follow Pink--she's great value (of course!).

(I have no idea what these other clothes are doing in my wardrobe now. True.)