Monday, August 21, 2006

We Still Have Clubs and Cliques



One of the things I got to attend this weekend was the annual San Diego SurfDog Competition held on Imperial Beach (the southern most beach before Mexico) with a big party afterwards at Coronado.

My Aunts Pet Boutique Store (www.shopluckydog.com shameless promotion I know) was one of the major sponsors so I went to lie out on the beach and catch these talented pups in action.

As I lay there I got to think how funny it is that everyone has such unique ideas of what to be passionate about. Surfers. Music Snobs. Shoppers. It seems everyone picks one or two things and sticks with them, mastering the art of the Pointless Talent.

I can’t surf (I have a couple of times but I am not that great), I can’t snowboard (bad experience) and I sure as hell can’t get any of my dogs to Hang Ten. But there are people everywhere, bonded by these passions and extracurricular activities that make them unique.

How many people do you know that met their significant other at some sort of event for their quirky obsession? – surfers hang with surfers, music snobs flock together….

I first got to thinking about this during another recent San Diego trip where I found myself accidentally immersed in the National Over The Line Tournament. I barely knew this game and yet thousands turned up from around the Nation to celebrate the game and a weekend of debauchery.

And now we have SurfDogs. The ultimate extravagance in Dog obsession.

So what are my quirky obsessive talents or passions that cause me to belong to cliques that rival high school?

If now were high school, and we had a national yearbook…what would it say next to my picture?

Rachel Heather –Member of…

…The Music Snob Club…

…The Dancer Club…

…The Dog lover club…

…New Yorkers Unite….

….Why Shoes Make an Outfit Club…

…Handbag Nation…

…Baseball is Life, the rest if just Details Club…

….Mastering Persuasion Club...

Maybe my dog can’t surf, but I can sure make him look handsome in an outfit.

15 comments:

Steve said...

You, a music snob? I guess maybe compared to the mainstream, but I wouldn't say you are too snobbish about it. Your taste is quite varied. You just have good taste.

-J said...

I can't picture you as a music snob ... maybe a fashion snob and a baseball elitist. Of course, that not necessarily a bad thing. :-)

Rachel said...

I love shoes too. I hate that I can't really afford the extravagance of owning Manolo's, Jimmy Choo's, Ferragamo's etc. The most that I have ever spent on one pair of shoes is $80.00. I like nice things, but I can't seem to bring myself to spend $400.00 on a pair of shoes when I could use that money for things that are necessary rather than a luxury.
I don't know what club I would be a part of other than Fluff Readers of America and Car Singers Unite. I wasn't ever really one to be part of a clique. I tend to invite everyone.

Scott said...

I am a music snob too... and a mountain bike snob, and kind of a clothes snob, but not too too bad.

Oh and a humour snob too...

Scott

Neil said...

I was in San Diego this weekend. I can't believe I missed that awesome event!

question girl said...

i am a member of the:

chick lit club

dog lovers club

car singers & proud of it club

& i am a new member of the work out girls club

Rachel Heather said...

Steve - well I use the word "snob" lightly. :)

J - I am a big music person and much of my life is based around it (I know its shocking lol) :)

Rachel - oh I like the fluff reading too! Man there are a lot of clubs I need to join

Scott - a clothes snob huh? I have not met many straight men in the club so welcome, we need all the members we can get! lol

Neil - oh it was so much fun! you must go next year

question girl - welcome to the workout girls club - and ckick lit - yeah me too! d'oh!

Keshi said...

**The Music Snob Club…

how Rach? :)

Keshi.

Grumpy O. Selznick said...

Just saw your comment (and pic) on AGirlsGottaEat) and stopped by to see whatcha got. And you are tres hot.

G

Robert said...

Glad you had a fun weekend rachel are you ever on your aim??? LOL post some pics of you wearing your stlin shoes!!!! ooo la la :)

shpprgrl said...

You are definitely not a musical snob. You are in your 20s and saw Rick Springfield! You are wise beyond your years! :)

kat said...

the club i would have belonged to in hs? the "i refuse to join your facist institution and you so can not make me do whatever it is you want me to do...oh, and i refuse to be labeled" club. i can be a bit too independent for my own good.

given the right opportunity i probably could become a ren fest baby, though, just because i love an excuse to dress up and know historical costuming. go team. at least i'm not trying to tach my cat to surf or pee in the toilet.

Anonymous said...

If there was a club for those who go through very brief phases of trying out different clubs,kinda've flittering from one to the next, I'd be in that club. Obviously not for too long though.
Emz

Lydia said...

Surf dogs?! I may have heard it all now.

I'm a bit of a music snob too. And a literature one. But I try to avoid cliques so I'd probably be in a club all on my own.

Grins said...

I'm going to resist looking at your aunt's site. My son freaks out if I even put a bandana on the dogs. He accuses me of girling the one dog up. Um son, she IS a girl.