Not Cool

For the record, I am still not cool even though I now attend a cool church.  Also, I just reread Blue Like Jazz and liked it even more this time around.

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Not Cool

7 thoughts on “Not Cool

  1. Ha. Me too. Everything in that post. Except I don’t drink anything stronger than fruit juice, don’t drive at all, and have no idea what HBO even means.

    I love ‘Blue like Jazz’, though I only read it for the first time recently (well, it’s a cool book, isn’t it? Maybe that gives at least one coolness point).

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  2. I am not cool, either; however, in reviewing your list, I have or do lots of that stuff! So, maybe I’d be cool to you, Mel, but the rest of the world knows I’m a middle-aged housewife, in desperate need of a makeover (which will never happen). 🙂

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  3. Hmmmmm. I never have thought about whether the church I attend is ‘cool’ or not. What makes a cool church? I go where I go — and have gone — for the past 32 years because, even now, I feel the Spirit of God there as sweetly and completely as I did the first day I walked in there as a 22-yr-old new mom who didn’t have the first clue about ‘religion’ but knew in my heart at that moment that I’d found what I’d been searching for all my life.

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  4. Ah, the cool thing. I’m a bit torn about it myself. I have never been cool when I was young but I might be a bit cooler now. I actually can identify the cool clothes teenagers wear, I only don’t care for them.

    I’m not quite sure yet if I still want to become cool or not. Like being thin I’d like to be cool without actually having to do anything different.

    I didn’t know church could be cool at all. I still think “cool” is something along the line of punk rock, or Miles Davis. Which shows how old I am, I know.

    So, I think one of these days I will be writing my own post about the whole being cool issue.

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  5. LisaLouise says:

    If cool is trendy, then I am not cool. If cool is walking on the wild side then I am definitely not cool. Cool has always eluded me. If you try too hard, cool becomes absurd ( as most Vogue magazines prove) or pathetic ( like “Kath and Kim”)

    However, if cool is not wanting to look old, then I am taking definite steps towards cool. Just bought the book “How Not to Look Old” — a great, completely indulgent book that explains (in enough detail for me to get it) how to look current without looking like a woman who is trying to look 21.

    I needed this book because I was slowly sliding into OL (old lady) ways. Elastic waistbands, white blouses and sensible shoes were beginning to dominate my closet. I was beginning to reflect the ways of middle age and in my heart, I am 27 not 47.

    I just want to stay as young as I get older. If that is being cool, then I am down with that.

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