When Bucking the Trend Becomes the Trend

Trending, trending, trending… It’s how we get our news, make our fashion decisions and decide what to eat. What would we do without trends?

Be objectively informed, comfortably clothed, and full?
Naw, never happen.

I am so over trending beards. Thick fluffy, fuzzy, down-the-neck, bushy faced beards.

beard_brian wilson

How is this even a look?








You, too? Join the club, er, the trend. DirecTV has. When mocking a trend becomes fodder for advertising, you know it’s become it’s own trend.

Aw, man, if you are not a sports nut, this time of the year is the worst for you. Everywhere are football posts, baseball posts, hockey posts… One season opens as another wraps up in anticipation of another. With all these online gambling sites and Fantasy Leagues, streams are clogged with sports posts.








But you know what? Filling the stream with anti-sports stuff is equally obnoxious. Better be careful, your anti-trend is trending.

Tired of Pumpkin Spiced everything?
Lattes, donuts, candles, pancakes, tea, malted milk balls (!), air freshener, Peeps (!), creamer, Kahlua, Oreos… The list of unnecessarily PS flavored food goes on and on and can be found here.

There are appropriate cookie outlets for pumpkin spice, but Oreo is not one of them.

There are appropriate cookie outlets for pumpkin spice, but Oreo is not one of them.










Pumpkin Spiced Tequila?








It’s a thing now to be anti-pumpkin spice. Admittedly, they drove us to this, but still, when countering a trend becomes a trend, nobody wins.

Trends are EVERYWHERE. Trending software is ginormous business.  The connections I’ve made clicking around the internet for this blog are setting me up for days of miscued ads for beards, Oreos, and sports.

Unfortunately (luckily?) we live in a time and place where opinions are welcome and encouraged. So, spice up, sport on, and *sigh* continue your follically clogging facial tendencies.

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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