Happy Face Rabbit
I always thought I was cool enough to hang with everyone else, even people 10-15 years younger than me. Well, my coolness theory was busted wide open a few weeks ago when I saw a glossary of emoticons online. It's not the animated emoticons, just the simple text ones you can make with parenthesis and symbols. You know, modern day hieroglyphics. I looked through it and realized I knew two of them, Smiley Face and Wink Face. Seriously? How sad is that?
Wait, there's an emoticon for "cat" with cute little whiskers? There's one for baby and coffee? Why didn't I know this. Is it because I'm no longer a geeky teenager or is it because I'm old and totally "not with it." And using the term "not with it" should really prove just how uncool I am these days.
My impending old age is no longer years and years away. Remember when you were a kid and 30 seemed like grandma status? Well, I'm on the verge of being 10 years older than grandma status. Does that make me a great grandma? My sad emoticon fail made me wear a Fail Face :& in disgust. Maybe I should just trade in my BlackBerry for a pair of knitting needles and start wearing slippers around the house in 100 degree weather.
What has happened to you recently to make you think your "cool" days are over?