Thursday, May 13, 2010

Train of thought with too many links

Loving a bit of a blog bitch at the moment after i read this on one of my faves and then this and went "urrgh!" and then considered how different English are to Americans (IN GENERAL before you shout at me.) I mean this was an immediate natural 'urrgh!' and yet a lot of other people had an immediate and natural "wow! this is so cool! I love the name 'major' for a baby!" Huh?

Then i read this which made me laugh, but it did get me wondering about my blog and what bracket it fits into. I was slightly paranoid about these pictures being a bit too unhappy hipsters and I swore I would never do a house tour (after taking the p out of them). But there you go!

There are some blogs so painfully narcissistic they are funny, but I am drawn to them because I like their fringe.

Anyway, I am grateful that most of my readers (or commenters at least) seem to be a bunch of sarcastic moaners like me, so I thought you might appreciate this from a spread in this month's elle deco. How unhappy hipsters is this? I think this is supposed to be aspirational but she looks like she's been kidnapped to me, poor child. What do you think?



Anyway, Ben has bought a new bike bag and is keen to show me all the pockets. Then we are going to watch Flight of the Conchords.
Have a lovely weekend. You lot have really made me laugh this week. So ta very much for that. x

17 comments:

  1. Francesca I am shocked! Am I one of the sarcastic moaners?
    Bugger!!!!
    I started this whole thing in a bid to become a higher being.
    L x

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  2. And I read those two today as well and began thinking about having another baby just so i could call it Major!!!
    And I laughed when I read the one about the Martherettes, how eleoquently put, that's exactley how I feel sometimes.

    That child has definitely been kidnapped.

    L x

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  3. Did I read right, had they also named a child 'FIVE'? Sweet mother.
    I'm off to bathe in self-loathing now for even having a blog. Maybe I'll start an anti-interiors feature where I photograph my pile of washing up, dirty laundry on the bedroom floor and un-hoovered dining area, all in the beauty of incandescent lighting...

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  4. anna - yes indeed, and also 'breaker', just for fun. i still think we think we should do that feature regularly.

    laura - yes, you are one of the aforementioned and i love you for it (and anna). luckily, i have just enough self confidence not to feel too inferior after looking at blogs. and i happen to think you can be a good person and a good mum without having to shout about it all the time! x

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  5. ahem, well yes, we have been having a bit of a moany bitch-fest, but it has made me laugh out loud so i staunchly defend my right to poke fun at americans who think that calling a child after a number, a wave and a naturalist (david bellamy) is a good idea.

    i see that you were also staying up late after yesterday's lie-in?

    yes, i am ready for an anti-interiors photo-shoot looking around. oh dear. it's all a bit desperational.

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  6. I love the mattress on the floor look. It's so retrosquat. Reminds me of my bedroom circa 1979. I insisted on not having a bed. Which makes me 30 years ahead of the game. (and it is a game non?)

    I say, bring on the grime blogs too but to be fair, to be fair, I live in grubsville and chaos most of the time but can artfully find a corner that looks good enough for a snap so it's not about having the perfect house/life/garden...it's more about being creative enough to make it look better than it actually is. Which is what I do with my face every day.

    Happy weekend, the sun is shining and the heating has finally been switched off.

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  7. you are so funny - i also read about major yesterday and thought huh??? and also saw that house in elle deco and thought why the hell are they sleeping in an empty room on the floor? hasn't their furniture arrived yet?
    xx

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  8. Is this a real house??? No way!

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  9. Was thinking has elle decor gone a bit emperor's new clothes on us!?
    L x
    Plus have decided to post real shots soon, i.e not ones where the crap has been filtered out.

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  10. It's interesting that you should post this at a time when I'm seriously starting to question the use of my own blog...

    On a more positive note: I'm going to London again in a week's time. To see Flight of the Conchords live at Wembley :-) Just bragging, of course. (Isn't that what blogs are for?)

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  11. janne, i am jealous. i've been watching their live shows on youtube and they are so so funny. would love to go one day. x

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  12. God it's taken me about a week to finish reading this post and all the various links - keep getting interrupted by husbands kids work crap etc. Don't they realise this is important stuff?

    I find that Mise (Pretty Far West) strikes the perfect balance between being utterly fabulous whilst having her tongue firmly planted in her cheek, which to be honest is not the most attractive look, but she carries it off so well.....

    PS, Brett is mine, you hear, MINE.

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  13. flora, if i get left with murray, i will not be pleased. will check out mise now. x

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  14. Ha! Yes she does look like she's been kidnapped! ;)

    Hmmm am I sarcastic moaner? Probably in real life... probably not too much in my blog life. It's kind of what I call 'happy space' as I use it to cheer me up on blue days. I'm definitely a moaner on twitter though ;)

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  15. Let's go together next time FoTC play in London! It was the funniest gig ever. Got a crush on Jemaine now. (Flora, you can have Brett :-)

    Apropos of nothing - I saw a woman in Heal's carrying a Lucienne Day tote bag and instantly thought of your work. (You know which tote I mean? From twentytwentyone, I think. I so want one but I'm probably about 3 years late.)

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  16. janne, that would be great! we were watching it last night and i had a stupid grin on my face and ben said "you LOVE jemaine'. it's true. i do. x

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  17. Oh this made me laugh so much, thank you Francesca! It's all about the editing isn't it - I tell myself no-one really lives in these perfect pictures, the mess is all hiding behind the camera.

    And yes, that child has been kidnapped.

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