|Photo From Yesterday|
A slight airport delay provided the opportunity to catch up on some podcasts. This quote summed up some previous conversations as well as provided a stark contrast to the day's events:
“Hipster irony doesn't allow you to be serious about anything. ...Hipster irony is an inability to take anything seriously, or to be sincere about your relationship to anything.... Hipster irony expects you to say [of authenticity], 'this is silly.'”
- Bryan Lowder, Slate Magazine, in The Culture Gabfest Podcast: A Rhythm of Liquids
|My husband gave the keynote (and book-signing) yesterday at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico. The audience, including many 20-somethings, thankfully take their jobs very seriously.|
|There are worse airports at which to whittle away an extra hour.|
Brooks Brothers and others have been experimenting with embracing hipster. The results, predictably, are below.
|A perfect combination may be taking one's jobs and responsibilities seriously without taking oneself seriously. Some earned whimsy at the end of a long day is appreciated. This flask, given to my husband by the conference organizers, epitomizes that.|