Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Instagram Life



Caleb and I often talk about the phenomenon we've named "Instagram Life."  Instagram life is simply the illusion that is your friends' lives through pictures.  Though you or your friend's life could be a total wreck, once one selects tiny, groovy snapshots of one's life, the rest of us are left to piece together what your life looks like between those pictures.  And, of course, it must be pretty awesome.  Why can't we all just live life like Instagram says we do?!

In recognition of this phenomenon, I have penned a song (cleverly titled, "Instagram Life"), set to Vampire Weekend's "Holiday."  Feel free to sing as you read -- in fact, it'll enhance your experience.  Aaaaand go.

Instagram Life

Instagram life, Instagram --
it's a wonder to behold.
Your life is simple, cool, and fun,
or that is what we are told.

Instagram life shows me that --
without any doubt --
that living in Lo-fi and Toaster
is what it's all about.

You must drink wine almost everyday
and we all can clearly see
that you look cute and so does your room
you live in Anthropologie.

So Instagram life shows me that --
without any doubt --
that living in Lo-fi and Toaster
is what it's all about.

I'll have you know that I think I am cool, too,
but I cannot measure up.
Your pictures of fresh baked goods just look
so sweet in that Earlybird light.

Your shot of that window pane
tells me I am simply inane
Your life is so vintage, it puts
the rest of us to shame.

I got light, I got Instagram
And a farmer's market too,
I'll snap some shots, tap on Hudson
and now I'm better than you.

Instagram life shows me that --
without any doubt --
that living in Lo-fi and Toaster
is what it's all about.

3 comments:

  1. Okay why isn't this a video of you singing and Caleb playing the guitar with 3503502 views on youtube?? Julie!! Get it up there.

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  2. Also, apply this thinking to blogging, and maybe you can better understand why I wrote a series called 'I hate blogging'.

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  3. What? You mean people's lives aren't a constant stream of awesome/hip/trendy/quirky things like what they portray on Instagram?

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