I think the final nail in the coffin of my hipster status was hammered all the way in yesterday.
What precipitated this death knell was the revelation that John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia has discovered YouTube.
For a moment there, I thought I was cooler than our conservative, track-suit wearing, sexagenarian leader since, as you know, I embraced YouTube, fully, over a week ago now. (And, as perhaps you don’t know, my tracksuit is black velours).
But then I realised that John Howard has posted a video on YouTube. He has his own channel, while I’m still using YouTube to access digitised BBC dramas from 1994!
Oh, well, I can’t truthfully say I wasn’t aware that my cutting edge status on the internet had never been forged beyond a sort of blunt rock.
I’m the kind of person who is still inordinately excited at having access to the OED online*.
And because I think these people might be excited by that fact too—and I just love their blogs—these are the recipients of my own Rockin’ Girl Blogger awards:
Ariel from Jabberwocky
Clare from Keeper of the Snails
Molly from My Madeleine (I've never actually had a conversation, online or otherwise, with Molly. Hope she doesn't think I'm stalking her. Still, there were no rules specified about have to 'know' the Rockin' Girl Blogger in question).
Oanh from Halfway Between Ca Mau and Sai Gon
Sophie from Sophie Cunningham
* Words looked up on the OED this past week include:
integument, n. That with which anything is covered, enclosed, or clothed; a covering, investment, coating. a. In general sense. (Now usually either fig. from, or with humorous allusion to, next sense.)
iatrogenic, a. Induced unintentionally by a physician through his diagnosis, manner, or treatment; of or pertaining to the induction of (mental or bodily) disorders, symptoms, etc., in this way.
Manichaean, n. and a. B. adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of Manichaeism or its adherents; (more generally) of or relating to dualism, dualistic.
psephology The study of public elections, and statistical analysis of trends in voting; loosely, the prediction of electoral results.
veridical, a. 2. spec. in Psychol. Of hallucinations, phantasms, etc.: Coincident with, corresponding to, or representing real events or persons.
mystagogy, n. Initiation into mysteries, or instruction preparatory to this; the practices or teachings of a mystagogue.
Occas. derogatory although now often replaced by