Fear not, dear readers. I will not be boring you with more talk about Bitcoin because I understand it less than Luke and Andrew. We do our best to live a cash only existence in our home so I'll probably get on board with Bitcoin about six months after everyone else has moved onto the next big thing. I'm not one to follow the cool things because they're cool. In actuality, I purposefully avoid the cool things because I think it makes me cool to not be cool.
Are we cool?
Seriously, though, I was really into the gents' discussion about Dave Chappelle and The Wire and people's motivations for being a fan of certain things. I have totally been one to advertise myself as something simply because I wanted to be in the cool kids club. Being a vegetarian was one of them. I mean, yeah, I had done the research and was into the whole health aspect, but deep down I really enjoyed feeling a little smug when I would tell people I didn't eat meat. Thankfully I got pregnant with my daughter and my daughter wanted a burger. Who was I to argue? I did it with music, too, when I was younger. I had some cool friends who listened to whatever the cool, indie bands were at the time and I felt a little better than everyone else who just listened to the pop stuff on the radio. I have most definitely regressed back to my roots and couldn't tell you ten popular songs these days-cool or otherwise.
What IS cool, though, regardless of space or race or time, is Song of the Summer! I can't wait until the voting begins! Don't forget to get your nominees in!
-toni hammer // firstname.lastname@example.org // @realtonihammer