Old-Fashioned? Or Just Being Particular
Nicholas, Doing some window-shopping today, I suddenly realized how many new and not-so-new trends I don’t take part in. I started making a list and I’m shocked. Am I old-fashioned or simply being particular? Not that I begrudge others the pleasure, but there’s a lot of very popular stuff I don’t do, including:
*blue or bejeweled manicures
*Real Housewives of Wherever
And I’m Just Getting Started!
How many trends do I get to dodge before I’m seriously old-fashioned? Also, some of these trends have been around so long they seem permanent, including:
*smoothies and other ostentatiously healthy food
*running shoes when I’m not running
*carrying the damn phone everywhere
This list is making me sound grumpy and finicky, definitely not Julie Andrews singing “My Favorite Things”. But I just took a highly-scientific online personality test that said I was 98% open-minded and only 57% neurotic. Could that be wrong?
I have updated somewhat. I do like:
And I’ve come around to being okay with:
However I don’t understand the de-trending–the demonizing–of pantyhose. I think they look elegant.
But we all have our preferences, don’t we? Nothing wrong with that. At any age. (And as you may recall, I’m a very hip seventy.) So tell me some trends you’ve decided to stay clear of. I need company in my persnickety-ness. We could make being an outlier–or old-fashioned–into a trend.