The Common White Girl Checklist

This is a post I first published five whole years ago. My blog and I have both grown up a lot since then, so naturally, some of the answers were bound to change. In a small break from book content, I’m going to go way back, and re-evaluate my answers.

I find myself relating more and more to the Common White Girl Twitter account much more than I think should be healthy. So when they posted a personality quiz to see if you fit the bill and were REALLY one common white girl incarnate, I couldn’t resist taking it.

(Of course, in the five years since this was first posted, the term has now evolved into ‘basic bitch’. Language is a wonderful thing.)

If right in the morning, you start your day off with Starbucks.

Not Starbucks, but coffee in general. I slowly warmed to coffee when I worked in a coffee shop and had to do regular tastings. Now I’m the proud owner of a Tassimo, a travel mug, and a caffeine addiction.

If you know what October 3rd is.

Doesn’t every girl?

If you LOVE Nutella.

I can’t stand Nutella on toast. But I would happily sit with a jar of Nutella and a spoon. I also adore it on crackers.

If you own Uggs

Real? No. Penneys? Yes. But I haven’t owned a pair in FOREVER.

In fact, I wore Uggs for my confirmation with my outfit at my meal. In April. I nearly lost about two stone with the sweat, but I swear I thought I was the biz. (disclaimer: I wasn’t.)

If you own a white iPhone.

For a time, I did. It’s still in the house and my mother uses it as a calculator. I haven’t had an iPhone in four years, my phone right now is a Samsung S8 and we are very happy together. Also, my phone right now is black, so it definitely doesn’t fit that brief at all.

If you watch Pretty Little Liars every Tuesday.

I started and abandoned this show so many times. For a while, it looked exciting, but there are so many plot twists and suggestions as to A’s identity (I know who it is, thanks to the Internet) I’ve pretty much lost all interest.

If you hate texting first.

I’ve never understood this one. If I want to talk to someone, believe me, I will.

If you own a pair of Converse, particularly white ones.

I have a couple of pairs in my wardrobe, but no white ones. I can’t be trusted with white clothes.

If you LOVE drinking tea.

That wouldn’t make you a common white girl. That just makes you an Irish Mammy.

If you sub-tweet more than twice a day.

I don’t do it often, but I am definitely guilty of it.

Turns out, I’m a little bit of a white girl/basic bitch. Tell us something we didn’t know.  . .

How much of a common white girl are you?

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