Friday, January 27, 2012


How will we say "cool" in the future?

It's survey time! I found (and made up) some options that could be used for "cool" in the not too distant future. My MS is not dystopian, just about 60 yrs away and in it I have a young man or three who have to express their wonderment. Cool has been around for about 70 yrs already (can you believe it? feel old? me too!), so it will probably pass the test of time, but who knows! So tell me your thoughts and'll be cool!
  • tame
  • daff
  • lucid
  • straight
  • poppin
  • hamster
  • stupid
  • or just stick with cool
And 2 more cool things. First, check out Christine's cool short story she wrote for Auntie Tara!

And 2nd, I'm a winner!! Woo hoo! Say it again. Woo hoo!
I won 3rd prize in  Laura's Character Blogfest! Yea-uhh! (any Regular Show fans?) I won a 5 page crit from Melanie Billings, Aquisitions Editor for Whiskey Creek Press! Perfect timing too, because I just found an awesome agent to query who wants my first five pages! *stops to bend down and take a breath*

I am super stoked, dudes! I hope you all have a stupid weekend! (hamster weekend?) Just go enjoy yourselves!


Unknown said...

Hmmm. I think I still prefer cool. I'm hoping sick won't be around for much longer. It's getting confusing because it's also being used for the original meaning of sick. So I can't figure out if someone is saying something great or not great!

Congrats on the prize. Hopefully the editor is quick so you can send the agent the five pages. Good luck!

Christine Rains said...

I'd say we stick with cool too. I already have my son saying it. Congratulations on winning the Character blogfest! :) And thank you so much for the mention. Have a great weekend!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And maybe in the future 'groovy' will make a comeback.

Angela Cothran said...

LOL! I've never heard hamster. I guess I'm not "hamster" :)

Matthew MacNish said...

I vote for lucid. It sounds very near future to me, and is also a very cool word. See what I did there?

Karen said...

Well, I lived through "groovy", so I vote for cool!

Anonymous said...

Even old people can still use cool (me)
I love the Regular Show. Funny, decent, and down to earth with their feelings. Yet way out there when they go into those crazy dementions.

E. Arroyo said...

Congrats! My son says "beast" that's suppose to mean cool. =)
That's beast mom, he says. Go figure.

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats on getting 3rd place!

It's interesting to think of how words and word meaning can change, even in 50 years from now.

Tara said...


Every time I think of the word 'cool' I think of the movie Mars Needs Moms. The alien chick says, "That's very low temperature, man." My kids didn't get it but the hubby and I had a good laugh about it.

mshatch said...

don't forget wicked, or rad - although I'm not sure what that's short for :)

Catherine Denton said...

My vote is daff. I like the sound of it! Congratulations on your win!!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.
Catherine Denton

Heather M. Gardner said...

Congrats on 300!

Congrats on your blogfest win!

Congrats on an agent wanting your pages!

All wonderful and inspiring!

And any Browncoat will tell you that we say 'Shiny' in the future.


Theresa Milstein said...

Congratulations on your win. YaY!

I think Cool will never go out of style. But I'm digging Lucid.

Peggy Eddleman said...

I like tame. It sounds like a great replacement for cool that isn't hard to believe.

And congrats on the win, and an agent to give your first five to!

Alana said...

I vote lucid.

Love it!

And hooray on the crit and agent for the first five!!! Keep us posted!

Rhonda said...


And I vote for hamster - because it made me laugh.

Tara Tyler said...

Thanks so much for the congrats!

sick should be out soon, beast is in now, my kids say it too.

groovy, wicked & rad had their time, but you never know
(rad was fir radical =)

hamster is an actual techie slang term for a program that wont stop running! like hes on a wheel, ha!

never saw Mars Needs Moms, will def have too!

how could i forget shiny! i did think of it, but couldnt remember where i heard it!

and thanks for the votes, love your reasons too!

Kelly Said said...

I'm with Heather on this one. SHINY! hehehe! Browncoats forever. :)

Although, hamster makes me chuckle. Maybe it's those car commercials, lol!

Happy Saturday, Tara! :D
Kelly Said

Margo Kelly said...

maybe they'll go back to something people said in the fifties ... hmm? I don't even know what that was!

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