I've gone to Catholic school the majority of my life -- from K to eighth grade. I just graduated eighth grade and I'm entering ninth and I have no problem admitting that openly. I'm only moving on to the program in my high school with three of my friends and I met tons of people at summer school, so it looked like that was no problem. However, this one girl, A let's refer to her as..we've talked tons since it's gotten out and we're going to hang out. What attracted me physically to Alex was her individuality -- we live in Florida and she was wearing a hoodie to class daily, listened to unique indie music, and watched movies from certain directors -- and only those directors. Coming from Catholic School, where everyone was generic and kind of followed the straight-and-narrow, it's a bit of a change. She recommened to me this book The Hipster Handbook, which she considers her Bible. I find some aspects of it good. I've started to really enjoy indie rock, which I had a liking for but not as large as it is now. I'm a liberal politically. But on the other hand, I'm a bit of a non-hipster as well. I play football, baseball, and wrestling. I wear T-shirts and jeans or shorts usually. I'm a casual dresser, but I enjoy it. I don't want to lose a friend, because I appreciate A a lot but I don't want to conform to be something I'm not. Sure, I'll get Chuck Taylors and Buddy Holly glasses because I like them, but wearing sweatshirts and jeans in 90-degree weather isn't my cup of tea. What am I supposed to do?