Monday, April 30, 2007

Finally! I'm cool

I was never cool in my school years. I wasn’t cool in my 20s. I wasn’t cool in my 30s. But, finally, at the ripe old age of 43, I am finally cool. I know this because I have the official endorsement of five 7th and 8th grader boys. And if teen boys don’t know cool, who does? Levi’s SAGE group had a Robotics competition Saturday. I scored big points right off the bat by bringing donuts. (And, not to change the subject, but it was amazing how six boys plowed through 2-dozen donuts in about, oh, 30 seconds.) But then the other boys found out I play Warcraft. I was quite amused at the shock and awe that greeted this information. And surprised at the numbers of questions they asked me. The idea of a MOM playing WoW was obviously completely beyond the scope of their reckoning. I was told more than once that I am “cool”. Levi was told that his mom is “cool”.

Ah, after all those years of nerddom, I am finally cool. I have to admit, it feels pretty good


agent713 said...

Did you know that MOM upside down is "WOW"?


You're cool to me :D WOW or not.


Trav said...

OK - we need to work with the concept of cool. As one nerd to another, when a group of young nerds

(Levi’s SAGE group had a Robotics competition Saturday.)

Think you are cool, it mitigates the cool factor.

Now, if your son's, oh I don't know, overly testosteroned teenage football team said you were cool, THEN you could claim to have risen in the ranks of the cool.

Regardless, I find you cool. But then I'm a nerd and younger (38) than you so . . . well, you do the math.