Sometimes I Feel So Out of Step with My Culture…

…and I am perfectly fine with that.

Television

Culture: Superbowl

Me: Downton Abbey Episode 5

I mean, really, would you rather watch grown men plowing into one another or these two? Don't even get me started about Dame Smith...

I mean, really, would you rather watch grown men plowing into one another or these two? Don’t even get me started about Dame Smith…

Fashion

Culture: Matchy-matchy = No-no!

Me: Matchy-matchy = Of course!

Out-of-Step with My Culture

Personally, I call that coordinated.

Dinner Out

Culture: McDonalds or sports bar for wings and more TV

Me: High-end dining or dive-that-makes-the-best-________

Iowa Tenderloin Sandwich -- no frills, no decor in sight -- Come to Mama, Darlin'...

Iowa Tenderloin Sandwich — no frills, no decor in sight — Come to Mama, Darlin’…

Technology

Culture: Angry Birds

Me: “Is there a way I can get an 18th century poem to pop up on my screen every morning when I check my calendar? Anybody? Anybody? No?”

Out-of-Step with My Culture

“I am still learning.” Michelangelo
“But I’ll never play computer games.”
Lori Biesecker

How about you? How are you out of step with our culture and fine with that?

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  1. Samantha
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    I actually slept through it all. I planned on watching Downton Abbey, but my BP dropped and I felt weird. I have enjoyed it so far, but after reading the spoilers I don’t know if I will want to watch it after this season.

    As for the other things, my attitude is that some things like the internet are important to have to keep in contact with friends like you who are far away. As for the rest of it, well I can just live without it. I’m constantly told how I’m denying my children real life because we don’t have cable tv or something that people deem is a MUST. My idea of MUST has changed so much over time, so much so that I’m an oddity.

    • Posted February 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

      I can’t imagine anybody with a lick of sense thinking they missed out because they grew up without cable TV, and I speak as a person who grew up without cable TV. :)
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  2. Alyssa
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Mom! I feel like such a failure as your daughter! I actually *did* watch some of the super bowl last night (when I heard about the power going out, I couldn’t resist turning it on!), and I accidentaly missed watching Downton Abby! I checked the clock and it was 9:30pm :(

  3. Posted February 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    I’m so with you there on the downton abbey vs superbowl thing. I just signed out of facebook yesterday because I was so tired of every status either being about the commercials, the football or not watching it.
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  4. Susie
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    I am so out of step that that I don’t even watch Downton Abbey, I missed the beginning episodes, so I never got started watching, although I believe I would like it. I did watch and enjoy Call the Midwife. I didn’t watch the Superbowl, or make an effort to see what the featured new commercials were. As far as decorating, I found out when I started reading various blog sites, that I wasn’t as out of step as I had thought. Before I started reading blogs, I had been seeing how people were decorating their homes on TV and in some of the magazines. Those venues are aimed at selling home furnishings, not making do or refinishing. When I started seeing fellow bloggers who were thrifting , refinishing, and making do, I realized how many people liked the same types of things that I do, and that there are a lot of other people who enjoy being homemakers. I am now considering becoming even more out of step by cutting the time I spend viewing the news. I don’t want to become ostrich-like or completely uninformed, but sometimes there is so much bad news that it becomes more worrisome than informative.

  5. Posted February 5, 2013 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Haha, I love this post!! And I definitely agree with a lot of these. And your outfit looks really nice… definitely coordinated, like you said! I think the “matchy-matchy” that is so often warned against would be, for instance, if your pants were the same exact floral pattern as your cardigan.

    As for me, one thing I feel very out of touch with modern society on is:
    Apathy = fashionable/cool,
    Being excited/impressed = dorky/dumb/”touristy”

    Because in my book,
    Apathy = boring.
    Being excited = living life with vigor!

    (What’s so wrong with being a tourist, anyway??)
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  6. Posted February 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Love this. It just makes me happy. :)
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