How Basic Are You?

Everybody’s a little bit basic sometimes. Inspired, of course, by this video.

  1. Take a deep breath and check all that apply because it's time to know if...
    1. 1 You don’t think you’re basic.
    2. 2 You LOVE bagels.
    3. 3 You love your bagels scooped.
    4. 4 You wear makeup to the gym.
    5. 5 You own a pair of Ugg boots.
    6. 6 You love Northface.
    7. 7 You can’t get enough of the different versions of “Barre Method.”
    8. 8 You own socks from your favorite workout place.
    9. 9 You have had a yoga instructor “change your life.”
    10. 10 You love scented candles.
    11. 11 You have an inspirational quotes Pinterest board.
    12. 12 You had/have a wedding Pinterest board before you were engaged.
    13. 13 You follow astrology.
    14. 14 You have an astrological sign tattoo.
    15. 15 You’ve blamed bad things on Mercury being in retrograde.
    16. 16 You’ve done this but have no idea what “Mercury in retrograde” means.
    17. 17 You LOVE brunch.
    18. 18 You LOVE Instagramming brunch.
    19. 19 You LOVE tweeting about brunch.
    20. 20 You have a brunch group.
    21. 21 You protested when you thought New York was going to take away bottomless brunches.
    22. 22 You say “margs” instead of margaritas.
    23. 23 You abbreviate a lot of words.
    24. 24 You own the “Sex and the City” box set.
    25. 25 You have a fav spin instructor that everyone MUST try.
    26. 26 You’ve taken your heels off on the street after a long night of partying.
    27. 27 You’ve drunkenly gotten into a heated discussion over something you have no idea about.
    28. 28 You’ve soberly gotten into a heated discussion over something you have no idea about.
    29. 29 You LOVE vodka sodas because of the lack of calories.
    30. 30 Splenda is your life blood.
    31. 31 You love Diet Coke.
    32. 32 You call diet coke “D.C.”
    33. 33 You love Taylor Swift.
    34. 34 You identify with the song “22.”
    35. 35 You identify with the song “22” even though you are not 22.
    36. 36 You love Katy Perry.
    37. 37 You’re pretty sure Miley Cyrus invented twerking.
    38. 38 You’ve acted excited about Skinny Margs.
    39. 39 You’ve actually been excited about Skinny Margs.
    40. 40 You’ve been on a juice cleanse.
    41. 41 You claim you LOVE doing juice cleanses.
    42. 42 You’ve cried, “I need to detox!”
    43. 43 You’ve called yourself fat to bond with your friends.
    44. 44 You’ve bought something just because it was designer.
    45. 45 You’ve bought a fake designer something.
    46. 46 You’ve gone to Coachella.
    47. 47 You’ve gone to Coachella multiple times.
    48. 48 You shorten it to “coach” or “‘chella.”
    49. 49 You’ve worn a headband there.
    50. 50 You’ve worn Native American–inspired outfits there.
    51. 51 You don’t see that as offensive.
    52. 52 You’ve planned out your outfits extensively for Coachella or another music festival.
    53. 53 You subscribe to GOOP.
    54. 54 You’ve followed Gwyneth’s advice.
    55. 55 You have an opinion on Gwyneth.
    56. 56 You call her “Gwyneth” like you know her.
    57. 57 You own a juicer.
    58. 58 You LOVE Jennifer Lawrence.
    59. 59 You think you’re “so weird.”
    60. 60 You’ve read Nicholas Sparks.
    61. 61 You LOVE Nicholas Sparks.
    62. 62 You have ended a relationship because the person was not in line with the love that Nicholas Sparks portrays in his novels.
    63. 63 You LOVE “The Notebook.”
    64. 64 You watch “Love Actually” every year during the winter.
    65. 65 You watch “Love Actually” multiple times during the winter.
    66. 66 You love getting drunk and watching “Bridget Jones’ Diary.”
    67. 67 You LOVE white wine.
    68. 68 “Sweater weather” is a term you use with gusto.
    69. 69 You consider yourself a “daddy’s girl” (or boy).
    70. 70 You LOVE pumpkin spice.
    71. 71 You’ve bought a book because it was one of Oprah’s picks.
    72. 72 You watch “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”
    73. 73 You know who Juan Pablo is.
    74. 74 You love Rita Ora.
    75. 75 You own Rainbow sandals.
    76. 76 You’ve felt personally victimized by Justin Bieber even though you’ve never met him.
    77. 77 You’ve felt personally victimized by Regina George.
    78. 78 You know who Regina George is and LOVE that reference.
    79. 79 You have a tattoo on your lower back.
    80. 80 You have such a cute little tattoo behind your ear.
    81. 81 You’ve worn sunglasses on the back of your head.
    82. 82 You’ve said “chicks before dicks” and MEANT IT.
    83. 83 You’ve said “chicks before dicks” and secretly not meant it.
    84. 84 Your nails have had “nail art” on them.
    85. 85 You love a good accent nail.
    86. 86 You love fro-yo.
    87. 87 You say “I can’t even” when maybe you can.
    88. 88 You use “literally” very liberally.
    89. 89 And it sounds like “litrally.”
    90. 90 You love Rachel Zoe and all her projects.
    91. 91 You’ve said, “It’s almost bikini season!”
    92. 92 You have lost a single shoe at a party.
    93. 93 When you get drunk, you find yourself saying “OMG I LOVE YOU!”
    94. 94 You’ve said, “OMG he/she is sooo like [insert ‘Sex and the City’ character’s name].”
    95. 95 You’ve said ,”OMG he/she is sooo like [insert ‘Girls’ character’s name]”
    96. 96 You never admit to farting.
    97. 97 You’ve told people you never fart.
    98. 98 You love Starbucks.
    99. 99 Your Starbucks barista knows your order.
    100. 100 You get the skinny version of Starbucks drinks.
    101. 101 You love wearing leggings.
    102. 102 You’ve been a “sexy” version of something for Halloween.
    103. 103 You love “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
    104. 104 You actually keep up with them on Instagram.
    105. 105 You have STRONG opinions on the Kimye Vogue cover.
    106. 106 You own jean shorts.
    107. 107 You’ve made your own jean shorts.
    108. 108 You were wondering why I was not calling them “jorts.”
    109. 109 You LOVE the royal family.
    110. 110 You follow what Kate Middleton wears.
    111. 111 You’ve bought something Kate Middleton wore (or something similar).
    112. 112 You waited obsessively for the royal wedding.
    113. 113 You waited obsessively for the royal baby to be born.
    114. 114 You love talking about loving Chipotle.
    115. 115 You only get the burrito bowl at Chipotle.
    116. 116 You call it “Chipots.”
    117. 117 You want Chipots right now.
    118. 118 You’ve called someone a “basic bitch.”
    119. 119 You are really concerned with being basic.

Author’s Note: Basic, in this checklist is meant to be about people who get excited for things that are pretty normal or popular. Hence: “everybody’s a little bit basic”. It is not meant to put down people who like most of these things. Additionally, this is not the only way to define “basic”, as the term has been around way longer than this list.

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