Friday, February 13, 2015

I got a Tumblr if anyone was concerned about my maturity level

If you are a mega Taylor Swift fan like me (who am I kidding, no one is on my level), then you know Tay has been interacting with her Swifties mostly on Tumblr.

That's why I decided to cave and get on because I want to be young and cool and STOP ME IF I'VE MADE THIS JOKE BEFORE, but I want to be everything Dina Lohan thinks she is. Yeah, pretty sure I've made the same joke but with Kris Jenner instead. bloggingishard.

8:06 p.m. I enter Kassidy's room. I tell her I have an idea. She looks at me scared. The last time I had an "idea," we ended up on in a pot dealer's dorm room at 9 p.m. because journalism. BUT THAT'S NEITHER HERE NOR THERE. I tell her I want to get a Tumblr. She says "cool." I wonder how people can make decisions so easily without analyzing everything for five to six months beforehand.

8:10 p.m. I type in "" into my Internet search bar thing.

8:11 p.m. I sign up.

8:11:42 p.m. I need to come up with a username. I contemplate whether I should do something Tay-related and cute or just stick to my classic "paginaskinner." I yell across the apartment to ask Kassidy her opinion.

*Actual conversation*
Me: Should I make my username something Taylor Swift-related?

KK: I don't know. Does she follow people who do that?

Me: Yes, she followed a Swiftie with the Tumblr name "givethescarfbackgyllenhaal."

KK: Yeah, but what if you want to use your Tumblr for other things besides stalking Tay?

Me: You're right.

And she is right. FUN STORY TIME EVERYBODY GRAB YOUR CARDIGAN BECAUSE MR. ROGERS IS HERE. An ex-boyfriend made me sign up for Twitter. I didn't want to do it but because I was 20 years old and impressionable, I did it. He was like, what do you want your username to be? I was like, I don't effing know. Make it pagina. I'm never going to use it anyway. AND NOW I HAVE BRAD MUTHAEFFIN PAISLEY FOLLOWING ME. Now I am Twitter. Twitter is me. I don't go 30 minutes without looking at Twitter.

8:14 p.m. I settle on paginaskinner for a username.

8:15 p.m. Setting/personalization time. I choose the first picture of myself I can find. It's a picture of me on a bench outside my college newsroom where I spent my entire college career and I'm wearing coral pants. We're off to a good start.


8:17 p.m. I need a cover photo. I go through my photos on my computer and I have enough Taylor Swift pictures to actually kill someone slash have her file a restraining order against me, but she would never do that because I'm literally too pretty. I choose one titled "alltoowell.gif." It's a gif of her performing "All Too Well" at the 2014 Grammys and she's flipping her hair.

8:20 p.m. I follow everybody. I follow givethescarfbackgyllenhaal because that username is freaking hilarious. I follow Tay herself. I follow all of the suggested follows. I even follow Kylie Jenner because torture is fun.

8:30 p.m. I reblogged something and added "WHO IS SHE" to it so Tumblr and I are already off to a great start.

**Tumblr is really funny. You know how on Facebook everybody loves themselves and brags about their mom and their boyfriend and their dog's first do-do. And then Twitter is that cynical-ass cousin who hates themselves but is really effing funny. Well Tumblr is that drunk uncle is funny to the new level. This uncle uses gifs and videos and says funny things and it's the best. 

***Also the people on Tumblr are new-level fans. They're the fans who call their idol mommy and daddy. Like those people. I feel right at home.

8:41 p.m. I can't figure out where the notifications are and I'm positive I should have notifications by now. I mean, look at me. Look at my profile picture. I'm wearing coral pants. I'm sitting on a bench. I'm wearing sunglasses. I'm the coolest chick the TTU Media and Communication building has ever seen.

9:30 p.m. Still no notifications.

10 a.m. THE NEXT MORNING. Still no notifications. Hmm, interesting, I think to myself while watching Wendy Williams and wondering if I will ever love a man as much as Wendy OR Taylor. I'm going to download the Tumblr app on my phone because I'm sure the notifications will show up there.

10:02 a.m. Ok, ok, ok. So I still don't have any notifications but you know Rome wasn't built in a day. OH SHI*T. TAYLOR AND KARLIE ARE ON THE COVER OF VOGUE TOGETHER????????????????????? I LOVE MYSELF I HATE MYSELF I LOVE MYSELF I HATE MYSELF.

10:15 a.m. I watch the new Style video.

11 a.m. I cut my bangs to look more like her in the Style video.


3:30 p.m. So I don't have any notifications and I guess I just wish I knew why slash knew how to be prettier so these Tumblr girls would like me.

It's fine I guess. I'm going to change my profile picture to the side-by-side pic of me and Tay in our dresses bye.


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