Jennifer in Wonderland

August 1, 2009

I Want to Be…

Filed under: Uncategorized — jennifer @ 6:22 PM


One of Those People Who Shop at Goodwill and Make it Look Awesome:

You know who you are. I’ve seen your blogs. You can mix a Commes des Garcon jacket with H&M shoes and a dress you picked up at Goodwill for $2 and make it all look fabulous. I can do designer duds and I loves me some Zara and Banana Republic, but thrift stores are so not me.

In fact, my trip to Goodwill today inspired this whole post. I went there today to drop off some old clothes and decided to check out the store. Where to begin? The uh, “musty” odor? The racks of clothing that were probably dumped in the trash by Stacy & Clinton? The overall depressing atmosphere? I don’t think I’m creative… or patient enough to shop here.

My idea of digging for a bargain is Nordstrom’s Rack. My idea of a vintage store is Decades or Resurrection. Call me a snob and I will most likely have to agree on this one!


One of Those People Who Actually Enjoy Running and Working Out:

I’ve hated running ever since I was a kid. Seriously. Yeah, I liked to play tag, but god forbid that I was ever “it” because I could never catch anyone. One time I actually came in first in a race in Japanese school! There was a twist though – the race involved putting a t-shirt on in the middle and everyone knows that trying on clothes quickly is one of the things that I do best. Those other kids never even had a chance.

My point is, I’m not athletic, but I have some sporty aspirations. I’d love to be a person who runs marathons or does triathlons. I “run” sometimes. I put run in quotation marks because apparently I’m not running very fast. I’ve run and walked the same course and sadly, the difference in time was negligible.

You all heard about my tennis lesson in an earlier post as well. I noticed that each week my Coach uses people in our class as examples saying things about their natural athleticism and putting their natural athletic ability to work for them blah blah blah. Well, he’s basically used everyone as an example EXCEPT FOR ME!! God, is it that obvious that I suck at sports? I get told that I have good technique, good form, but what about my athletic ability?? It’s non-existent that’s what. I did get a “nice outfit” though. I suppose that counts for something.

Scouts Camping

One of Those People Who Like to Go Camping (also People Who Backpack):

I’ve never actually been camping so I can’t truly say that I don’t like it. I did attempt it on one occasion and it went terribly to say the least. I’ve been to a campsite several times and I was hardly impressed. My reaction went something like this… “THIS IS IT?? WHERE DO YOU PEE??”

But I admire these people. I wish I had an interest in doing stuff outdoors and sleeping in tents. I wish I had camping equipment and even an RV. I wish I could tell people that I would be camping in Yosemite or the Grand Canyon this weekend.

But when it comes down to it, I don’t get why it’s all that to sleep in a sleeping bag. Isn’t a room at the Four Seasons complete with Infinity pool and cabana boy more fun?

That brings me to backpacking. How I envy those people who go backpacking in Europe, South America or South East Asia. The idea really just terrifies me. Hostels, meeting people, and carrying that giant backpack?? Not to mention all the walking! I’m all for doing non-touristy things, but can’t I do that while spending my nights at the Raffles nursing a Singapore Sling?


One of Those People Who Can Dance Hip Hop and Wear Hip Hop Clothes Without Looking Stupid:

It’s so unfair that I can’t dance. I have no rhythm and no soul. I can’t even blame it on my Asian genes because I’ve seen plenty of Asian hip hop dancers on So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Best Dance Crew. Maybe it’s specifically by Japanese-ness.

Again, this was a problem that was discovered early on and continues today, well into my twenties. During one of my hip hop dance classes, I moved over just far in enough that I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and was horrified. My timing was off, my movements were robotic and it was just generally nauseating.

I also wish I could wear hip hop clothes. Like baggy pants. God could you imagine? I just keep picturing that guy from the Pretty Fly For a White Guy video. That would be me. I might give up on hip hop and take up Samba or Cha Cha or some other dance that involves sequined, feathered costumes and heels. Yeah, that is so much more me 🙂


1 Comment »

  1. I agree with almost everything on this post! Except the hip hop dancing..I think I can pull that one off since I enjoy dancing and love hip hop. But camping, thrift clothing, and running..ya…I wish I could but I simply can’t..not my thing either!! GREAT POST!

    Comment by Sarina — August 7, 2009 @ 12:14 AM

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