Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bitties at the UMD

At the University of Maryland- College Park, coasties are in one of their native habitats, and therefore are not referred to as coasties. Instead, Marylanders call them "bitties".

Back to the coast for Thanksgiving

layover at detroit, getting ready to get on the place for madison:
reason why there is no space in the overhead bins...last time i checked the carry on limit was 2 bags
"but i NEED my vera bradley rolling suitcase AND my longchamp AND my big leather purse"

Monday, November 23, 2009

As if I wasn't hot enough...

"walking up and down bascom all the time is gonna make my ass look even hotter in spandex"

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Future Coasties

mini coasties frolicking in their natural habitat, a lovely suburban neighborhood in the state of connecticut

Sunday, November 1, 2009

halloween 2009

coastie on kitchen appliances

Coastie behind me on the way from the halloween football game: "i should like eat something...but i don't trust myself using the stove"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Totes BBMing before class

uggs and a black northface...classic and perfect for fall!

Monday, October 19, 2009

ohmygaaawwwwd!!! I'm so excited it's finally cold enough to break out my uggs!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):)

""it's ok that we're taking up the whole sidewalk outside of starbucks. we're hot enough for no one to care""

Bagels before the badger game

"Look, even my northface denali jacket is red."

"Let's all wear leggings, like we do everyday. We'll look hot without even trying"

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Look at us in our fucking badger gear

on state st., in between towers and state sider... where cool never goes out of style. of course. 


look at us, holding hands, so hot.

look at me, heading to the game, in my fucking american apparel spandex bra. hot.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Dear Readers, 

Welcome!  And thanks for taking a look at this social experiment.  Before any coasties out there take offense to anything written in this blog, please take a step back and remind yourselves that this is just for fun.  So... browse, enjoy yourselves, send us your photos, write us some emails, and tell us your best coastie stories.  

AND happy first day of school to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

For anyone who doesn't know the correct definition of a coastie, check it out:

Coastie (n.) : refers to a subculture of midwestern universities, whose population is generally between the ages of 18 and 23.  The female coastie is easily recognized by the orange glow of her skin, the wearing of Ugg boots for all seasons, spandex leggings, oversized t-shirts that barely graze the top of the buttocks, North Face fleece and/or knee-length puffy coat, messy hair, oversized sunglasses or RayBans of any color, a duffle-sized purse, a Venti Mocha Latte with skim, and a Blackberry as an extension of the hand.  A coastie rarely travels alone, and is partial to moving with their pack.  Their male counterpart can be identified simply by calling out "Braaaaaaaaa!" and waiting for a response.  Accents include tattered backward-facing baseball hats, polos of any kind, plaid or khaki shorts, and flip flops.  The male coastie enjoys activities such as Ultimate Frisbee, beer pong (at any time) and pledging fraternities.  The male and female coastie may interact at such social institutions as frat parties and sorority formals.  There is controversy as to the specific origins of coasties.  While a majority come from the east and west coasts of the United States, some may hail from larger suburbs of major cities (i.e. Chicago, Twin Cities, Milwaukee).