September 9, 2010

One of Them

“Tavi, take a look at this,” my dad said, waking me from my airplane slumber with excitement, pointing to an article in the New York Times about Apple products. Normally I take no interest in all that talk, but it was different this time around. For you see -- I have become one of them.

Too loyal to the good ole days when each Tweet was followed by “via web” as opposed to “via some kind of new-fangled Steve Jobs application,” I never planned to posses any of these modern gadgets. Until my sister got a laptop, which came with a free iPod Touch, which went to me. I was immediately converted, and felt pride in the way I could slide the “unlock” button with such ease; the way my “To Do” lists suddenly looked so much more efficient. The pseudo-notebook paper on a screen gave them validity, while real life notebook paper was for people who were amateurs at, well, life. Suddenly, I didn’t just have to buy deodorant. I had to buy deodorant.

These few days were bliss. But a dark cloud settled over my happiness as the Times article went on about the new Touch models. How they were so thin and sleek and could open envelopes. They had built-in microphones, and a million cameras, and, hell, you could probably make an Oscar award-winning movie with the new Touch. It had super powers, which made it possible for you to stalk anyone, ever.

And here I was, with the old one. I opened up my To Do list. I would have to find Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s house on my own.

This didn’t translate to my dad. “Aren’t you pleased with my shopping skills?” he asked, giddy. “We have the new model!”

I didn’t want to break it to him, but it was for his own good. “Dad, we don’t have the new model. It won’t be available for a while. We have the old one.”

His face fell before he began scrambling to find other possible explanations, pointing desperately at the upper left corner of our ancient Touch. “That? Isn’t that a camera? You’re sure?” he begged, as though asking once more would magically transform the device.

But he knew the answer. We both did. That was no camera; that was a useless, tiny black panel. Black, and filled with despair.

Suddenly, my iPod Touch was nothing to be proud of. It was not sleek, nor shiny, and could open no envelopes. Oh, God, I thought in a panic, what’ll I do about all those envelopes? It was a brick; as fat and useless as a Five-Dollar Foot Long. Even the boingy little noises it produced were as irritating as that Subway commercial. I pictured it under my bed, where it belonged and would soon be hidden, next to the first generation iPod Shuffle.

“Oh, that? You can have it if you want,” a friend of mine said back in fifth grade.

“Really?” I barely breathed.

“Yeah, it’s cool. Everyone in my family already owns an iPod. And I won it at some Bar Mitzvah.”

I fell in love with my new iPod Shuffle. Sure, it had no screen. And sure, it held approximately four songs. But that didn’t matter. It was an iPod. It was an iPod and it hung on a little iPod lanyard around my neck. I was one of them.

But as I would soon learn, a Shuffle could gain me no credibility. “It doesn’t even have a screen,” my friends would say, ticking away at their Nanos, trying to decide between Cheetah Girls and High School Musical. Indeed, I was definitely not one of them.

And the Touch situation was just the same. Distressed and unable to handle any more suffering, I began curling back into fetal position to sleep when I spotted a red hard candy on the floor in front of me. Hours earlier, I got it out of my backpack, dropped it, and just could not find it again. I had probably spent half of the eight-hour flight searching. And now, here it was, lodged in between the wall and the foot of the person in front of me.

Know what probably could’ve found it earlier?

The new iPod Touch.

My dad and I got off the plane soon thereafter. We got our luggage. We dragged our feet. We told the guy at customs we had a good time, but what did we know? We were no new iPod Touches.

“What’s that smell?” I asked my dad as we sat in silence on the EL train coming home. Then I remembered. I glanced at my To Do list. I no longer had to buy deodorant. I just...had to buy deodorant.

143 comments:

Two Girls One Closet said...

Genius! Love your blog SO much!

StyleAddict said...

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Sarah Margeurite said...

LOL! This post is so good! I love your commentary on everything, from fashion to anything non-related. Your blog is my favourite.

StyleAddict said...

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eat me said...

lulz Oh such a tragic read. It happens to the best of us: we're proud of what we got and then, poof, the love is gone with a new feeling of wanting to go buy the newest model. *tear*
I nearly bought the first generation shuffle last month. Just because it's lean and long and if I sit on it, my ass wont break it.

Jill said...

and this is why i don't have an ipod!! I LOVE YOU TAVI.

Rafael Franco said...

I alwats read your blog, I already told you this but i'm not shore if you read my comment lol

i just update my blog with a comparation of Mean Girls and Clueless.

(Sorry, my english is sucks)

kisses from brazil

http://www.neopopculture.blogspot.com/

emily said...

SHUT UP

Kaiami said...

This was an entertaining read.
For a minute, I though "NO PICTURES?"

I bought my iPod 3rd generation nano second hand, when the 4th generation was all the rage. But that's ok. Because I like the older versions better. Japan makes cute cases for the 3rd generation.

They're outdated, so you can just call them 'vintage.' Haha that makes it cool in my book.

Claire said...

haha i love this. though I tend to find myself somewhat immune to the whole newest model thing, which I guess is good. My first gen. ipod touch suits me fine, and I'm sure I'd still be using my chunky, black-and-white ipod mini if I hadn't left it on a plane. sigh.

artleah said...

I've become one of Those People, as well, and whenever Apple makes a mistake, people gleefully point it out to me. "The DROID is now the #1 smartphone in America, Leah! How DOES IT FEEL?!?" "Uh, okay?"

I used to care more, but lately have been using an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach. I attained my current iPhone (the first generation) when the phone I'd been using flew out of my pocket and floated in an anti-gravity manner into space at the peak of a roller coaster bump. People have been getting fresh Droids and iPhones with 3G and iPhone 4s and such and encouraging me to do so, but I just know the instant I replace my old friend with a new one, I'll have really become one of Those People, and I'm not sure I'm emotionally ready for that kind of commitment.

Emilie said...

An interesting commentary on the ultimate flaw of technology--the moment you get it it's already becoming antiquated. Also pretty funny ha.

Tiffany said...

This was a really good read. You're writing styles are very good! I love this story so much! This reminds me of when everyone had the Heely's sneakers, the ones where you can walk and roll, I was pretty much the only one without them. Then a few months later I finally got pink Heely's (when I think about now, gross) and I was so happy! I started rolling and stuff. Then pretty soon people weren't wearing them anymore, people moved onto Converse! When I think about it now, it's so silly to get something just because other people have it or be disappointed because people get tired of it.

Amy Teske said...

Urg, I totally know what you mean. I bet someone or another in my class has it reserved for when it comes out to match their shiny new iPads... I mean, who needs both??? I've got the 3rd generation iTouch, and I was somewhere in the middle of the group of people who got it (I've had it for a little over a year and a half) and I was absolutely happy with it until I found out that the new will have a camera. That ruined everything.

Thanks for the wonderful post, Tavi. It's nice reading a blog I can relate to.

Melissa~ said...

I still don't have a some MAc toy. Not even an Ipod, because of this. I'm afraid. I'm afraid to ve posessed by this thing. But still, I die for a Ipod, but it's expensive for me, her in my country they are super expensive.

Kisses Tavi. Again I feel like I'm reading a friend's mail or something.

marie said...

This entry is pretty fabulous.

And I'm sorry about your lack of New Touch, and your human susceptibility to Apple's ever-renewing ad campaigns. It's terrible when they get enough money to do that to us, isn't it?

marie said...

This entry is pretty fabulous.

And I'm sorry about your lack of New Touch, and your human susceptibility to Apple's ever-renewing ad campaigns. It's terrible when they get enough money to do that to us, isn't it?

kimiko said...

i saw you on a fashion chanel, and at first i thought that you was a boy U.U... it was a little disturbing :S:S, then monts later, i start to search the blog of this kid... then i found your blog... and i realized that you are a girl! then i start to read your blog, and i love it :)
its dificult for me to love fashion people... but in your case, i think that you put your special touch in each style, and its not just a copy thing :)
i would like to be your friend :)if you wanted ^^ of course.
oh! and i now that every body wants an apple gadget...:)
im from México, thats why my engish sucks!
ah! and since today i always going to read your blog :)

gracie said...

Ha!
I've had the same ipod since freshmen year.
I'm a senior in high school
trust me, no one really cares what you have, but what you can do

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Bella said...

I know what you mean. I begged my parents to buy me an i-Pod (ANY i-Pod), and finally when I was ten I got the i-Pod classic. I was happy, no ecstatic, never mind that I couldn't work it...it was an i-Pod. So, I thought I was such a kewl kat with my i-Pod and it's pink Liz Claiborne case until a particularly snide classmate of mine walked up to me and said (with much sarcasm and thinking that she was clearly my superior) "An i-Pod classic? Those are SO old. I have the nano." And walked away leaving me feeling like an UNkewl kat and realizing that even if my classic was OLD, it could still hold more songs and was wayyy cooler in it's Liz Claiborne case then hers in it's metallic silver one. Besides, while hers (secretly) held Justin Bieber and Cheetah Girls..mine held Hole and Bikini Kill (at least, once I found out how to work it)...and THAT is much kewler than being a living-in-a-dreamland kewl kat. A culturally relevant and intelligent kewl kat is kewler than a non-intelligent technologically-superior kewl kat. In fact, that takes the kewl out of the kat. And there IS no kewl in kat anyway.

-Bella

(Love your blog Tavi G.)

Kir said...

I don't have an iPod or a cellphone, or even a laptop. My CD player in my room and the old family computer suit me just fine.
I can imagine the feeling though. I guess I've always been odd though, I've never cared if stuff is new or the latest model, probably got it from my mom as she's the same way.
Even though I can't relate, I think you're a fantastic writer, and I enjoy your blog greatly. :)

Sophie said...

I suppose it's best, then, to just stay away from "keeping up" with technology. I'm perfectly happy with my old phone, one without the internet (though it does have a keyboard - how fancy!). The downside to smart phones and smart-technology in general is that one is able to be constantly connected. Do we really want that? It reminds me of the people in Wall-E. Doesn't sound like such a good idea to me. But I understand the frustration of not having the newest gadget. I used to hate not being "up-to-date" with the new phones and such.

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JBalloon said...

Great story! Love it!

Richard Kilroy said...

Apple have managed to instill the desire for the latest version in us all so badly.

If you think about it, it kind of runs parallel to the way fashion refreshes itself every six months. Unfortunately, dated ipod's can't really be mixed and matched or restyled. I used to own the credit card sized nano (4th gen) which in my eyes will always be the coolest and hold kudos.
Great post Tavi x

Rachelle said...

The best I've read from you in a while deary. Just remember, technology is the root of all evil. (It should also be mentioned that I'm typing this on an outdated Macbook Pro)

Ross said...

This. Is. So. Great.
I'm one of the few people who didn't even have an mp3 player until about five months ago. Up to then I had still been using a walkman. Now I have a scratched up old shuffle. That has an audio book on it. 19 going on 71.

Elizabeth Benfield said...

i feel you! husband and i FINALLY became "mac people" about a year ago. a month after buying my mac book, i went in to get a awesome case from the mac store that would protect it from a hurricane, monsoon and of course, my dog. i was so excited to have to narrow down the color and make a decision that would put me and my mac on the it list. i was appalled to find out that NONE of the cases in the store fit my cool, sleek mac book because they came out with a new one. the guy told me i have to go on ebay or overstock.com. what the devil!!!!

Gabriella said...

Great post, I love your blog :) I know how you feel, I hate it when you get really excited about having some new gadget and then two weeks later there's a newer, better version, mocking your sad old one..lol technology is nuts!

Check out my blog: Principessa Gabriella

keelysays said...

Haha, I love the deodarant part. I have the old one also. I still have a want for the new one but I'm down with the old.
xxoo
Keely
www.pinkcupcakequeen.blogspot.com

claudia beetlestone said...

I love the comentary. Apple just cranks out the new stuff so that people feel exactly like that. I have an old one but I lurvvv it :D. And NEVER EVER buy the first generation of anything apple, it always has tons of glitches. This was quite the tragic story, its like the story of life pretty much. For everything, like this move I saw, The. Joneses. That pretty much that in a whole life sense. I think I wrote too much. Love your blog, love you.
-c
http://beetle-bug.blogspot.com/

Becky said...

hello! are you the next Sedaris?! hilarious & props, Tavi. When are you going to read this on NPR?!

AZEDE said...

You won't believe this but I had this same convo with my bf two seconds ago because I just saw that the new iPod touch had HD video and my iPod touch, which I splurged on and had thought to be the newest addition did not :(. Thanks for sharing
-www.uncouturier.blogspot.com

zoomslow said...

"That was no camera; that was a useless, tiny black panel. Black, and filled with despair."


You should pretend that it’s a camera – it’s too easy being able to instantly capture the moment, and then being able to print out several copies, or store it away where you can just bring it up whenever you want!

You guys can have all the fun of using pure brain power. Take all of the mental snapshots that you want. Sure it may take a while to remember these snapshots several years from now, but they didn’t coin the phrase, “Memories that last” for nothing!!! :-)

Eli Jürgen said...

Oh man. In 1997, I managed to get a Casio "My Magic Diary" on sale. This amazing, pale purple device could send ACTUAL TEXT MESSAGES to someone with the same device - granted that they were in the same room haha. The really amazing thing about it though, was the built in universal remote control which I would use to harrass my teachers endlessly during class movie screenings. Volume up, volume down. Channel change. TV on, TV off. And they never worked it out!

It seemed like such cutting edge technology at the time and now it seems so sad. But I'm going to resurrect it anyway, just like I resurrected my Baby-G watch from the same year. I hear they're back, with the kids? Correct?

Love,
A guy who was once a 13-year-old girl.

http://thelilwarrior.blogspot.com

Amanda Lea said...

blaaaaah. fancy smancy new high tech stufff.
i love how special i feel pressing the touch screen on my 3rd generation :P

Leigh said...

funny! your blog is awesome!

thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

Paulina said...

Aaaaaawwww, it's okay Tavi! I also have the "older" generation of the iTouch... Don't worry.. Even if you buy the newest one, later on there will be another one that will be newer than the one you would have... That's how Apple is. They are so fast at upgrading their products that there are always new ones coming out.

Till your next post!! xoxo

VanWyngardenová said...

Are you for real? This is brilliant! You've just made my day =)

Fierce. said...

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Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

I love your writing style as much as your styling, style.

Kali Venable said...

This post makes me happy. Well written, corky but cute. Technology is moving so fast, there is almost no point in buying an item that will be out of style in a month or two, I only wonder what the future holds.


www.TheLevelHeadedChild.blogspot.com

Kali Venable said...

This post makes me happy. Well written, corky but cute. Technology is moving so fast, there is almost no point in buying an item that will be out of style in a month or two, I only wonder what the future holds.


www.TheLevelHeadedChild.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

dude, that was FUNNY. nice writing.

LittleEpicZombie said...

Oh haha, HAHA! I'm normally way too lazy to comment on anything anyone writes, but I honestly couldn't resist this one. HAHAHAHA!

I can't believe you're THAT young! I refuse to believe it! When I was your age I couldn't even spell half of what you write! (In english though, mind you.) You sure you're not your dad?

Anyways, oh gosh- haha, I'm so amused by this. It's highly performed satire, and probably the most accurate I've read in a while.
Even made me choke a tiny tad on my coffee, earning me a set of very befuddled looks from my room-mates.

Please, let us know when you've given in and bought it!

Poppy-Rosy said...

Love it! :)
I'm getting the new ipod touch.
At least you have a touch I only have a 3rd gen nano :l

Sky Pies said...

lol this is so funny. so well written and it made me laugh out loud. thanks for making my start of the day awesome! <3

skiepies.blogspot.com/

✿ren said...

I too had an iPod Touch that came with my brother's laptop. But that soon became obsolete when I got an iPhone 3G. Although now everyone and their mums are toting the newest, unicorn-magicked iPhone 4. Woe to the apple consumer. :(

gala said...

hahaha that is kind of excellent! and no worries, nobody who's actually worth spending time with cares about what generation ipod you have. they will, however, care if you don't buy deodorant :p

love your blog, keep up the great work!

little l said...

You're too good, Tavi.

enimie said...

RA 13 liked you alot! So many pics on their Facebook page, and look: http://www.juliendrapier.fr/romain.gif

:D

Adri said...

I still don't own any apple products. I refuse. Be strong, Tavi! Next thing you know you'll be buying a Hummer. :P

sarah said...

soso funny. and well written! damn, you got skills...

saffron. said...

I don't have any Apple products.
-insert sad face here-

BE STRONG, TAVI. DON'T GO OVER TO THE DARK SIDE.

Vicky said...

This is so amazingly written x

coulditbesatan said...

hilarious!!

catty said...

HILARIOUS post :) love it! You've made me laugh after some nasty stuff at work today... so thank you!

kristy eléna said...

lol, loved this. i hate chasing technology! =P

Vogue Gone Rogue

cathy. said...

This is really well written! I loved it. :)

xx

RedHead said...

This is hilarious. You write so well.

Chloë said...

ha, tell me about it! when iphone 4 came out i didn't sleep for two days because i was so anxious to get one - even with all that talk about the antenna being crap, i couldn't possibly imagine living in a world where there was a newer and shinyer model than the one i had!

E... said...

Please tavi read my blgo and tell em what do you think...

http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

Photography in Community said...

so narrative, and entertaining :)

Public Mentor said...

Ha Ha, you should really write some more, you've got potential:)

Best,
Anastasia

http://fashionnews.pipeno.com/

Nora said...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is miineeeeeeeee!

Ellen said...

Joseph Gordon-lewitt is smokin! i adore him kisses from denmark

Me said...

Tavi you're great & all but seriously, hands off Joseph Gordon Levitt! :D

ólöf said...

haha..I just loooove to read what you write. Sorry about the technique that envolves faster than you guys..it goes before me as well..my ipod nano was only new and a amazing for a little while, but I love it anyway;)

Sootjeelina said...

Very well-written! I love it so much! I still have the old one and I'm very happy with it.

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Emily Vaisno said...

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Follow please!

Brenty said...

Glad to hear you found your ipod touch! Excited that your participating in Fashion's Night out!

http://afashionaddictsconfession.blogspot.com

Angelica said...

hahahaha! I love this! You are an unbelievably good writer, even though you've become one of Them.

I think the shinier technology is, the less people appreciate it. I will cherish my battered 3-year-old iPod classic till the day it dies cuz it's always been there for me.

Angelica said...

hahahaha! I love this! You are an unbelievably good writer, even though you've become one of Them.

I think the shinier technology is, the less people appreciate it. I will cherish my battered 3-year-old iPod classic till the day it dies cuz it's always been there for me.

Judy said...

This has to be one of my favorite posts ever from Style Rookie. I couldn't help to "lol" while I read not only because you are a very comical writer but also because I can identify 100 percent with you. In my case it's with the old iphone and the new iphone that takes video and you can actually use skype with. Anyway, thanks for this. It was great.

Molly Lee said...

You're funny as hell...no sarcasm here. That Joseph Gordon Levitt part cracked me up. Have a good day Tavi! You are so awesome with words and stuff :)

Samantha said...

Tavi, I just love your blog. I feel the same way you do - I have a2nd generation iPod Touch and I feel so behind with all the new ones coming out. This is so well-written and funny! You should write a book. I'd buy it! (:

Mich said...

best post ever!!

I have a sloughed off 3rd generation ipod nano - 2 measly gigs! haha but i love it. whatever.

Mich said...

best post ever!!

I have a sloughed off 3rd generation ipod nano - 2 measly gigs! haha but i love it. whatever.

Jaime said...

Tavi- I just posted about my own one step behind expereinces. I am prone to own Zack Morris cell phones without even knowing they aren't cool! http://lifelessblogged.blogspot.com/2010/09/am-i-destined-to-always-be-one-step.html

Bobbie said...

this is brilliant. Apple better send you a new Touch for this...

Booga said...

Nice one. I still own a shuffle, and an old clunker of a cell phone, which, I might add, I NEVER use.

Alyssa said...

You are a great writer but I was suprised by the topic. Not that I'm not guilty of the same kind of superficial insanity but I assumed you wouldn't take that stance. Guess it shows you can be very smart, talented and completely absorbed by "the latest thing" simultaneously. Read many of your posts and you seem very multidimensional, which is real. I don't know if this makes any sense at all, but it is a compliment. I like posts that make me think and bloggers I can overanalyze, so thanks :)

SHINJUchan said...

your post just revealed the thoughts of millions of teens with apple/tech gadgets troubles.
ie.I'MUSINGTHEOLDMODELGAHH

rolaroid said...

darling - it's too bad you feel that way. it's silly because i just got a macbook pro and ipod, and yes, it feels like i am part of a club. the manager at the apple store even shook my hand upon my purchase and welcomed me to the family (verbatim). so yes, there is a status thing linked to i products. BUT being a recent university graduate, who has a degree in communication studies and worked exclusively on macs at school - fuck are they better products. the design is so respectful of the consumer, and they just work better. but i see where you come from.

also i just discovered your blog - you are fucking awesome. to say the very least.

DUNC said...

fucking l.m.f.a.o. are you serious this is retarded, although i am baked right now so who knows. but nah. FUCK THIS SHIT,,,,,,,,,,,,,

perempuanevil said...

and tomorrow you're gonna get it for free. and it'll get it's own post, where you'll kiss the ass of whoever that is who sent it to you, out of marketing strategy. simply genius

janelle said...

I would like to draw your attention to a comic that the oatmeal has done that perfectly illustrates this: What it's like to own an Apple Product

Ines said...

This sounds so familiar. One moment you're cool, holding the newest apple device, bet before you can show everyone how cool you actually are, there's already some new (far better/cooler/faster) device.
But it's true: once you go mac, you never go back. Steve Jobs is brilliant!
Loved this post.

luna said...

Awww!!! this is so sad! really good read though ^_^ love you tavi!! <3333

Marie said...

Great writing.

Just Another Londoner said...

You write so ridiculously well, bit freaky-deaky really. As for the iPod situation, hold onto it for long enough and it will become retro and worth money on 'weloveoldtechnology.net'. I mean, vintage clothes came out of nowhere right? So at some point carting around years-old iPods has got to become cool...

hahafail said...

"New Model" addiction is worse in the adult world too, especially the developer forums where if its going to be a month old it probably needs to be returned for whatever just came out (you absolutely must stay within the 30 day return period.) Apple has a trick though, release one "new" a year.

VeraGeorge said...

love it!

I just started a blog, and I don't know if it's good, do you wanna read something, once in a while ..
when you have time?

http://lovesandhatesfromverageorge.blogspot.com/

Pashupati said...

That's called commodity fetishism.
You're welcome!

Zoinks6 said...

ipod touch. me.

probandoenblogger said...

Amazing. Totally catches the soul of it all.

BattyNora said...

You.Write.So.Well :D
enagaging,funny,and so true!
xx

StarrW said...

Tavi - That is a wonderfully whimsical story. You have the ability to write with a maturity and an engaging quality that not even some adults can. I am in love with your blog!

musingsofastarr.blogspot.com

The Mini Satorialist said...

YES! I feel exactly like you! I have what I thought was the latest iPod touch and thon suddenly everybodys scrambling for ones with cameras. And their goes my blood pressure. :)

Emily Moore said...

You're blog is so funny :)
I saw you're blog in an Asos magazine
just thought you'd like to know
though you probably already knew that it was there...

Hannah Jean said...

So relatable - When I bought a Game Boy, I thought it was the bee's knees! Then came the nintendo DS. It was everywhere! I got one. Now I realize both are silly - Why play a Nintendo DS game when I could be reading your blog?
Love Hannah Jean

iamgossipgirl said...

interesting read, and I do totally agree with your take on Apple's products. really, sometimes, they make me wonder whether they're just doing that to make a bloodsuckig business out of us. maybe? >.<

-Rachel

Amanda "Creamy" Apriani said...

:) I love the gadget and I hope I can have it..

http://creamyandicecream.blogspot.com

Sofia said...

вот наконец-то села за переводчик,чтобы почитать , что ты пишешь))ты очень остроумна))

The Entropic One said...

Oh, the woes of technology. I feel sadly dated without an iAnything, but even stranger that my mother and father recently decided they can't live without iPads.

Eloise said...

Hey Tavi! You're so funny. The answer is to just get an iPhone, iPods are done. I feel a bit sorry for you though, the billions apple spent on marketing trying to convince you to upgrade really worked a treat on you! Get off that slippery slope, it leads to nowhere.

jeux de mode said...

you'r blog is very nice and creative!
great!

xx
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jeux de mode said...

you'r blog is very nice and creative!
great!

xx
http://jeuxdemode.blogspot.com/

Rlusilla said...

woow, you're fantastic. I read article about you in Elle Poland! good luck;)

Joy Mars said...

There is NO WAY a 13 year-old can put up this blog -- no less a 11 year-old start it.

Anyone who believes this nonsense is a fool. The parents of this child are 100% responsible for this media lie.

Get a grip people. The fashion industry is silly most of the time, but believing this kid can do this is nuts.

Eric Waroll said...

Someone like can't buy deodorant! Just good fragrance! :D

Pavani said...

ikr! i totally agree w/ u tavi.. i hate this new ipod touch cuz it makes my own feel lke poop.. screw trends they make me feel old

Pavani said...

ikr! i totally agree w/ u tavi.. i hate this new ipod touch cuz it makes my own feel lke poop.. screw trends they make me feel old

kristyfruition said...

this. This is why personal blogs and "professional" media are different.

Sarah said...

I haven't laughed so hard in a while. My favorite part is being able to find the red candy, but only with a new iPod.

Sarah said...

Also, some of these comments are just as funny, but probably not intentionally so.

Pashupati said...

Joy Mars > That's ageism.
If you said, a woman can't do that, or a black can't do that, or even a blond person can't do that, that would have been shitty-shitty flamewar-starting; that's "out", not edgy. But there it is, you said a kid can't do that and it's so "in", and nobody even funky'ng care.
That's not right. But, after all, Piaget said kids don't have brains, no? Uh, no.

Bryce said...

I felt like this with my ipod touch when the new iphone came out. I just kept thinking, this thing can't even text!!!

Oh, and, I saw a picture of you in Glamour today. It was talking about grey hair being hip.

Ci said...

You're a genius.
Is this why I have my phone for three years ... I'm really not one of them.

Violet said...

oh your writing skills are impeciable

XX
Vi from Cali

Aimee said...

Maybe Steve will read this and you'll get one in the post.
Fingers crossssssed!
xxx

Mariella said...

Haha. This is really funny.
I remember my first iPod, it was the Shuffle too, the one that dangles on your neck. I always felt so awesome with it.

Then I got the iPod Nano 3rd generation... and it has lasted me a few years. But now, it is just a situation full of despair. :|
My beloved iPod's memory has ended... but I worked out a deal with Mum and Dad, and I shall get the new iTouch for my birthday and Christmas combined... I'll have to wait a bit, and will not be able to listen to new music on my iPod for a while, but it's something.

** But, don't worry. I bet someone important is going to read this and think, "That Tavi is so funny, and she has good fashion sense. I will send her the new iTouch." ;)

http://a-girl-like-moi.blogspot.com

Sonia said...

I have the 1st gen iPod Touch.
And I watched the ad for the new one.

Where are my video calls, huh iPod?! YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE A BUILT IN SPEAKER.

*Sobs uncontrollably*

Pepper Morrison said...

Oh Tavi... You are hilarious

ruby winsor said...

Hi, my name is Ruby, Im 12 and I just finished sewing clothing for a fashion show that had its debut last night. I was on goodday sacramento the other morning, and have a blog at
www.justruby-fashionandstyle.blogspot.com
I lovelove your blog, so check ine out, though its still in the process of becoming good!

Kimitty Kim said...

"Too loyal to the good ole days when each Tweet was followed by “via web” as opposed to “via some kind of new-fangled Steve Jobs application,”"

This is sad. How you described the 'good ole days' is just plain sad. But then again, you're 12, so I understand. My good ole days involved ancient, boxy computers and the only way you could save something externally was using a floppy disk.

But then again, my perception of the 'good ole days' when it comes to technology would probably make people of an older generation cry as well.

Lactose Intoler-Art said...

Its amazing how sometimes we are only satisfied until someone has something better than us.

I see a deeper meaning behind this post that I think some aren't seeing. This is really great. Its like we have become so connected to technology and materialism that we are somewhat disconnected from the realities of life.

For example, noticing that you actually needed deodorant without a gadget telling you. This is great.

And to the person who said a kid couldn't start this...If it was made by parents, why would they choose to do something that was naturally not so believeable? I think Tavi is just super smart, or maybe even a prodigy! I applaud her for being original.

http://lactoseintolerart.blogspot.com -Street Fashion Illustrations

Lactose Intoler-Art said...

Its amazing how sometimes we are only satisfied until someone has something better than us.

I see a deeper meaning behind this post that I think some aren't seeing. This is really great. Its like we have become so connected to technology and materialism that we are somewhat disconnected from the realities of life.

For example, noticing that you actually needed deodorant without a gadget telling you. This is great.

And to the person who said a kid couldn't start this...If it was made by parents, why would they choose to do something that was naturally not so believeable? I think Tavi is just super smart, or maybe even a prodigy! I applaud her for being original.

http://lactoseintolerart.blogspot.com -Street Fashion Illustrations

Thereseee said...

This is just amazing! Love!

vickyshazam said...

"And here I was, with the old one. I opened up my To Do list. I would have to find Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s house on my own."


I LOVE HIM TOO!!! hahaha that was awesome.
<3

- GraceCarolina said...

This gave me a good laugh..especially the last couple of sentences.

www.theafeminada.blogspot.com

elena said...

I'd never had thought i would get emotional about an iPod story hahaha. but same for me, of course I was feeling like the coolest kid ever when i got my fabulous new 3GS for my birthday back in march.But then of course, two months later the 4 hade to come and i was not seeing as great as it was 3 weeks before. but i've got another strategy: snobbing the iPhone 4. it went a little like:

random classmate:Oh have you seen the new amazing iPhone???

me: oh that's crap, i mean honestly, what is another camera good for? it's so narcissic to own one, and anyway, it's not as feminine as the 3GS, and oh, of course, who needs multitasking, no honestly, and it breaks easily, i heard.

so go for the snobbing, i mean in 2 years your iPod touch will be retro again, and that it'll be cool. that why i kept the mini (first and only generation , BW-screen)

love your blog young lady, keep going

elle8765 said...

haha this all reminds me of this:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apple

Isabelle said...

I feel like I've just opened an essay in a US version of Fantastic Man or something. Love it x

The Boot-Obsessed Eccentric said...

Amazing writing! I just found your blog from a post on another blog about Fashion's Night Out at Barney's. I'm sorry I missed it...You're hysterical!

PS I'm Daria too. And my bestfriend in high school was her funky asian friend....whose name I can't remember....

plooff said...

it's great Tavi :)

greets from Uruguay

sojourned in style said...

wonderfullly written, your so witty and bright!!

http://sojournedinstyle.blogspot.com/

Ruby said...

I feel the same!!

Karijn said...

this is so funny, well done!

Kelly Scott said...

Oh how I feel your pain my dear. Though I still use my ancient, paint covered shuffle, I wonder what it'd be like to have the new Touch or the highest of highs, the iPad. Eh, music is music.

~ Kelly

www.thetinspoon.blogspot.com

Gladys Fashioncancer said...

Genius! Haha! This is absolutely hilarious!

Jenn said...

: D

I have no Apple products. I am full of envy. This matters not. To anyone.

Love your writing!