Confessions of an Uncool Blogger


You guys may have already picked up on this, but I’m no hipster. There’s some part of me that wants to be “cool” but in the end, I just have to be me! Besides, I highly doubt anyone out there is this perfectly put together picture of cool. We all have our quirks, tastes, and differences. Today, in the interest of helping you all get to know me better, I thought I’d share a list of ten things about me that are (in some cases) kind of embarrassing and totally not cool. Do you any of you share these traits?

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1. I like country music! And I don’t seek out cool new bands before they hit the big-time. I just wait for songs to get popular on the radio. I like music, but I don’t have a big collection of it. I usually just set Pandora to the Taylor Swift station :)

2. I don’t drink. I’m not judging you for drinking, and I don’t think it’s morally wrong or anything. But I’m just not into it. I don’t like the taste of alcohol, getting drunk isn't appealing to me, and there are so many other things I’d rather indulge in. Hello, cheesecake!

3. I don’t own any designer clothes. Can’t afford ‘em, and even if I could I just don’t think it would be worth it to me. I shop at Target, Forever21, and H&M...and buy things on sale at Anthropologie when I can!

4. I’m not vegan, gluten-free or anything like that. I eat Oreos and Cheetos (not all the time, but I like them). I don’t cook really fancy dishes with unique ingredients and complicated processes. I love Indian food and Thai food, but in truth I’m not a very adventurous eater. I don’t even like sushi!

5. I don’t have much of a nightlife. I’m a really low-key person, and I prefer to relax at home with Ben or hang out with friends and family. A restaurant and a movie is what we consider “going out.”

6. My favorite color is pink. When I was younger, I pretended that it was yellow or blue because it was sooo not cool to have pink be your favorite color. But now I don’t care! It’s the color of peonies, frosted sugar cookies, and sunsets...what’s not to love?

7. Edgy and thought-provoking movies sound interesting theoretically, but I pretty much watch big box office movies with happy endings. I really hate depressing or scary movies, so I see mostly chick flicks and comedies! The Notebook, Bridesmaids, the Help...admit it, you like them too!

8. My husband was my first love. When you know, you know! From the first month that we started dating (when I was seventeen!) I knew he was the man I would one day marry. And I’ve never doubted or regretted it. I think some people are skeptical of young love, but I know ours is true and real and will only deepen as we grow older.

9. I use smiley faces and exclamation points a lot. I have to tone it down so I don’t look like a junior higher when I send emails and texts. I just discovered the Emoji on my iPhone, and I’m having way too much fun with it (sorry Ben!)

10. I’m a really terrible dancer. Like, terrible. Sometimes I like to dance in private for a workout, or with Ben just to be silly. But if you saw me, you would probably be very embarrassed for me.

And that’s that! There are actually a lot of other uncool things about me, but I didn’t want to scare you all away too quickly :) I hope everyone has a fun and relaxing weekend...I’m heading to eastern Washington for my second weekend in a row with a baby shower!

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  1. Posted by Jenn V on Friday, February 1st, 2013

    Well I guess am pretty un-cool as well. I could say yes to #1,3,5,7,8,9,10. :) I hope that you write a list about all the COOL things you are because I know there are a lot. :)
  2. Posted by Chloe Moon on Friday, February 1st, 2013

    I think your awesome! I'm a bad dancer too, I watch WAYY too many chick flicks, I have one coach bag I treat like gold because it's the only designer thing I own, I use smileys too, and that's so cool that you just knew about your husband. =)

    I hope you have a great weekend!!!
  3. Posted by Debbie on Friday, February 1st, 2013

    I think you described ME! Although I LOVE TO DANCE. (This is done privately of course. :) In the early 70's, the smiley face was "born". I have loved him for 40 years. I need to find him on my iPhone. Maybe at the shower you can show me. ;)
  4. Posted by Debbie on Friday, February 1st, 2013

    P.S. #3 I don't even like designer clothes. You couldn't pay me to have any. :)
  5. Posted by Sarah D on Friday, February 1st, 2013

    Awww I love this post:) I got all goose bumpy when I read #8. So cute:) and I think 10 is freaking hilarious;) Right there with you. No wonder they called us twins as children. must have been the dancing thing! And the smileys and emoticons.. As you can see from this silly comment I clearly use them too much too. Lets be uncool forever! :)

    Miss you tons!!
  6. Posted by Krystin on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

    It seems we have a lot in common, especially 5, 6 and 10!
  7. Posted by Amy on Monday, February 4th, 2013

    :) Love this....
  8. Posted by Linsey @ pretty preened on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

    aileen...i love your honesty. i can so relate to so many of you uncoolness.
  9. Posted by tors (girl meets wolf) on Monday, February 11th, 2013

    Right there with you on pretty much all of these, although I may possibly be uncooler as you'd have to substitute 'Ben' for 'wolf' in my case (and, sadly, I still have no number 8, much to my Mum's distress, she's desperate for more grandbabies)
  10. Posted by Allie E. on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

    This is so awesome! DItto on everything! Just found your blog today and I am already in love!!
    • Posted by Aileen on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

      Aww, thank you!! So glad you found it :)
  11. Posted by Shirley K on Friday, September 4th, 2015

    Thumbs up in agreement for #2, 3, 4, 5, and 8! "Coolness" is too subjective anyway!
    • Posted by Aileen on Friday, September 4th, 2015

      AGREED! :)