On being basic
that red lip classic thing that you like
The other day I was in the grocery story and I spotted a pumpkin spice creamer. There we were: fall had arrived. I’m a black coffee drinker as a rule, but I’m also a human being, so I like pumpkin spice mixes. So I got it. And it was great! I’ve been putting it in every cup of coffee I’ve made since I got it. I even posted a picture of it to Instagram with “it’s fall bitches.” Then Instagram got mad at me for using the word “bitch.” But was I bothered? No. Because I was drinking my coffee.
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“Pumpkin spice” is, of course, a stand-in not just for fall, but for basic taste. But then, fall itself is basic. It is the season of Mr. Autumn Man and dragging out that one Keats poem. It is the season of Basic Queen Taylor Swift. (For more on that, read Clare.)1
October in particular also (an…
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