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What Cool Kids Do

Who made me an authority on what constitutes cool? Myself. And that is all that matters. I think I’m cool, hip, happening, down, groovy. I mean, I “raise the roof” and “get jiggy wit’ it” with the best of ’em. Plus, I do a MEAN running man (forward and backwards), cabbage patch, perculator and robot. I am down for dance offs anywhere and everywhere, and have been known to challenge random strangers on the streets to them. As a result of this extreme coolness, I have created a list of other things that cool kids like myself do.

What Cool Kids Do

Cool Kids stay on g-chat ALL day. Cool kids know how much gmail rocks, and g-chat is just another way for us to be unproductive throughout the day. Besides, its a great way to keep in touch with the friends without Massa knowing. 1 point for loafers, 0 for Corporate America.
(Edit: Umm some cool kids have said Massa is catching on, and is blocking g-chat at their gig. This disturbs me. Us Cool Kids must come up with a way to work around it.)

Cool kids drink vitamin water. In an effort to feel better about not drinking enough regular water, we drink Vitamin water, even though we are hazy about any actual health benefits it holds. I myself prefer the Lemonade Multivitamin

Cool kids google themselves. The information superhighway is stalkerish, and we google ourselves not only out of vanity (what? I think it’s cool that I can read about myself. You don’t? Well no one asked you.), but to see what other folks can find.

Cool kids wear argyle. We really do. I have no explanation for this. We’ve been wearing argyle before it became “in” (which, as it turns out, is now. Argyle is EVERYWHERE). Actually, now that argyle is considered a trend, us cool kids may just leave ours in the closet for a bit. Trends are something us cool kids DON’T do.

Cool kids are blogaholics. We kick it HARD with Google Reader because it keeps track of the 15-20 blogs we read a day (no really, it is that many).

Cool kids like frozen yogurt. It’s delicious and just happens to be healthy (a bonus that I wouldn’t care about otherwise). That is why I frequent “Berry Chill” often. BEST. YOGURT. EVER. Plus, they are open till 4am on weekends.

Left – Me not accepting that I KILLT the yogurt and there is none left.
Right – Reason for my denial

Ok so in reading this, I sound like I wrote an ad for Google. They ain’t pay me, I promise. Besides, I do believe Google has a diabolical plan to take over the world (in corporation with Starbucks, Walgreen & J.P. Morgan Chase).

So yeah, are you a cool kid?

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  1. confessionofsbw
    August 25, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    lol reference the free ad for Google…they should be paying you.

    I just got with the program and got my own blog.

  2. ZACK
    August 25, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    You ARE cool! I like this blog..and the fact we are both Chicagoans! Chi-Town STAND UP!

    I will be back!

  3. suga
    August 26, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I love your blog. Yay for th cool kids.

    For the cool kids who are being denied gchat by massa, I have a solution. Unsure if massa has caught on to this, but allows a cool kid to log on to gchat, yahoo, aim and MSN all at the same time. Check it out

  4. NaturallyAlise
    August 27, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Cool kids write clever, snarky, witty blogs! Woo hoo!

  5. KindredSmile aka SubWood
    August 27, 2008 at 7:34 am

    Truer words have not been written. As you are well aware, we do most of these things together, so I’m comfortable in my status of Cool. B-)

  6. LaToya
    August 27, 2008 at 10:52 am

    I AM A COOL KID (tho I dont own any argyle)it is against my biggum’s religion!

    I really really want to an ignant…. but I dont think I make the cut, my radio only plays when I turn it on, sometimes people and peer pressure make me cave in to acting like I have common sense. But I promise I am working towards claiming and reppin’ the IGNANT lifestyle to the fullest!!

  7. Monk
    August 28, 2008 at 1:49 am

    I’m not gonna proclaim to be cool or anything but those frozen yogurt cups look damn good!!

  8. Yogi Jones
    August 28, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Hey Luvvie,

    Wanna see something cool?

    Even the official Cool Kids think Berry Chill is cool.

    I wouldn’t be suprised if the next time you stopped in at Berry Chill there was a tshirt waiting here with your name on it…

    Thanks for all your support and for all things Berry Chill please visit our website

    Stay Cool,

    Yogi Jones

  9. Maya
    September 8, 2008 at 5:18 am

    haha so happy to see the reader shoutout. I just added you to mine.

  10. Que.P
    September 11, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    I guess I’m a cool kid in training.

  11. Paula
    September 22, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I may be becoming cool – i am sooo happy! (but not TOO happy, cos that might not be cool of me!)

  12. Anonymous
    October 23, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Dang! I was gonna tip you in on that meebo ish. If only Palm made an application for it, I’d be the happiest since… ever. I see you’re a UIUC alum, I just graduated in August! Are you coming to the Black Alumni Reunion? I don’t really feel right because I haven’t been ‘alumnized’ enough, and I still live and work in Chambana. Really funny blog, really really. :*)

    Later days,

  13. Naturally Sarcastic
    December 30, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    *High five to you on the CK Post*

    As a Cool Kid myself…who’s best friend happens to be a fellow Cool Kid from Chicago… WE so TOTALLY ROCK!

    Althouh, I’ve never had Berry Chill (must be a Chicago thing or they don’t have one in Raleigh which doesn’t surprise me cuz Raleigh sucks!) I do enjoy a tasty yogurt or sorbet treat!

  14. NaijaSweetz
    July 19, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Nah, b. Although I had no concept of non-frozen yogurt until I got to North America. I was like, “These people are trippin..what the hell is this? This ain’t no damn yogurt.” Oh, and I’m becoming something of a selective blogaholic.

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