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With the recent release of the IPhone5, we are once again reminded of just how cool a product can be. Cool phones, cool clothes, cool cars, and cool as a cucumber customers waiting with baited breath to buy them. But is there a point when figuring out what’s cool, keeping up with what’s cool, figuring out what’s new on the cool horizon can seem tiring? So maybe it’s time to take a cool break, a vacation from all things cool. Where oh where to begin? Perhaps we can rediscover some simple pleasures that are not deemed cool. So here is a list:
Foregoing the trendiest, hippest new restaurant and grabbing a bite at the tried and true diner, complete with greasy menus and salty waitresses.
Skipping Zumba, P90X, Insanity and whatever other workout program touted by top stars and playing a game of full-court basketball or touch football, or doing good old-fashioned calisthenics. Yes calisthenics like jumping jacks, toe touches and running in place just like 1950s gym class.
Putting aside video games and game apps on cell phones and gathering with friends to play cards and board games. Not poker, although poker may not be as cool as it was 5 years ago. Card games like hearts or crazy 8′s, and yes UNO.
Now this may sound a lot like unplugging or simplifying or whatever but here’s to not having to be cool, or do cool stuff, or sport cool gear. So maybe we can take a cool break. After all, it was Huey Lewis that once sang, “It’s hip to be square”. Oh wait, 80s music is cool right now…..