It’s Officially Fall So Let’s Break Out Our [Insert Stereotypical White Girl Thing Here]

(I’ve realized I haven’t really written about anything the title of my blog suggests.  Either I’m a traitor to this site, or I just can’t come up with good handles.  Let’s explore this further, shall we?)

pumpkin spice yankee candle
“Feels good, tastes good, smells good, good for you, good for me.”

Just to make sure I’m covering all my bases here, I’m gonna go over my list of necessities for writing this post:

UGG Boots – Check ♥
Pumpkin Spice Latte – Check ♥ (Actually, it’s regular coffee from my regular coffee maker but let’s just pretend.)
Infinity Scarf – Check ♥ (It’s cold in my apartment.)
Flannel – Check ♥
Leggings – Check ♥
Pumpkin-smelling Yankee Candle – Check ♥
Fall Selfie – Not Check ♥ (I’m in my thin leggings and it’s cold outside.  Also, it doesn’t actually look like Fall yet, so yeah.)
Cats on Deck – Check ♥ (I got a cat for this very occasion.  Not really though.  I’ll get into that in a sec.)

Am I missing anything?  I have the September issue of Vogue and some vodka but I don’t think that’s correct.  In fact, I’m kinda bad at being a white girl.  (Which is really bad by the way because that’s what I am.  I’ll have to discuss this with my therapist – Check ♥)

Anyways, I totally got a cat.  Or perhaps the cat got me.  She actually came to my door a few weeks ago and wouldn’t leave.  Just strolled in like she owns the place.  And she does now.  My whole life is cats.

black cat yellow eyes

Her name is Diane Kitten because she wears a tuxedo and hangs out with Woody Allen.  Also, she’s insane and is an Academy Award winner.

(Do you see how I stopped myself from writing “A-CAT-emy Award”? It was difficult, but I stood my ground.)

Much like myself, she’s asleep all day and awake all night, but unlike me, she runs through the house at 3am frantically chasing a tiny stuffed mouse.  Or moving boxes around so she can nest inside them.

"It's not a diamond ring, it's not a fancy car, and it's not a house in the hills.  It's a cat in a box."
“It’s not a diamond ring, it’s not a fancy car, and it’s not a house in the hills. It’s a cat in a box.”

She also takes “Sel-felines” (I’m sorry) while wrapped up in toilet paper.

cat selfie toilet paper

Since I’ve been so busy with my writing (which may or may not be driving me insane), she hangs out with me and gives editing notes, saying things like, “Alanna, you’re a catastrophe.  Stop making so many puns.”

At least someone appreciated my writing, even if it's tinged with criticism.
At least someone appreciated my writing, even if it’s tinged with criticism.

Either way, I’m excited to finally have a partner in crime (or at least someone to talk to), especially one who’s tight with Woody Allen.  White girls, black cats, gray areas… we’re doing it all.  

In the spirit of Autumn and crossing boundaries, tell me how you all like to get your white-girl on and let your leggings fly!  No matter color, gender, or even species, we can all agree that being “basic” can be sorta fun.

Happy Fall, Everybody!!!

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White Girls Be Like

Hey there, I'm Alanna. I can't give you my last name for legal reasons, but you probably won't pronounce it right anyway. This is a blog about various occurrences in my life and also some of my thoughts and feelings about things, otherwise known as "what white girls be like". It's true. We be like... "Cats, Lana del Rey, Coors Light, and Twitter". If you disagree, please comment and tell me to shut up. Otherwise, enjoy! :)

28 thoughts on “It’s Officially Fall So Let’s Break Out Our [Insert Stereotypical White Girl Thing Here]”

  1. Diane Kitten cause she wears a tuxedo! Ahaha, clever!
    I like pumpkin pie or pumpkin breads, but I don’t want pumpkin in my coffee or whatever. I maybe don’t white girl real well either.

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  2. Hmm… I’m more white-middle-aged girl and I guess I’m playing the part pretty well. I’m still wearing the same fall clothes as last year oh and the year before and the year before that and… Screw this, I need to go shopping pronto! Of course, Loft and Ann Taylor are right up my alley. Damn, I really am gettin old.

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      1. Oh I like to hit up Ann Taylor when they have a 40% (sometimes even 50%) off EVERYTHING sale. You should sign up for their emails if you haven’t yet. They send about a million a day but it’s great if you catch one of the really good sales.

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  3. The PSL is okay. I get at least one a year so my white girl card isn’t revoked, but there are better drinks out there. I used to have an unhealthy obsession with the Starbucks pumpkin scone, but they changed the recipe this year and now it’s awful. I should’ve seen that coming. I have a history of companies going out of their way to ruin things I like. *cries into infinity scarf*

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          1. Will do, assuming it yields something palatable.

            If you’re as much of a pumpkin fan as I am, then you also need these pumpkin cookies in your life, immediately. Them I can definitely vouch for. If you love yourself (and white chocolate) you’ll sub in white chocolate chips instead of the semi-sweet and then they will be HEAVEN instead of just merely amazing.


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  4. My whole point with saying scientists should be active in social media is that it’s not just about getting the research out there, it’s about getting the scientists out there, too, so we can break the very stereotype that Steven and Kevin use as a reason for scientists not to get engaged.



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