Slow board day, so…
My friends seem to think so. They mention it from time to time. A couple of days ago we were talking. One friend mentioned something, and I said that I had one of those. (I don’t remember what it was.) She said, ‘You are so cool!’ My other friend laughed and followed up with something like, ‘He’s got the best toys!’
Sometimes a subject will come up, and I have some information about it. Some bit of trivia, or an amusing anecdote about something I did or saw. I guess I know a little about a lot of things.
I ride a motorcycle, drive a zodiac boat, can sail, SCUBA dive sometimes, and hold a Private Pilot’s Certificate. (Okay, I’ll say myself that I think having a PPL is ) But for the most part, in the immortal words of Popeye the Sailor, ‘I yam what I yam.’ I tend to do things I like because I like them, and have little consciousness of what other people think. (If I paid attention to what other people thought, maybe I’d actually have a girlfriend or wife by now.)
I don’t feel cool. I feel boring. I mean, I’m way non-current in the helicopter. I don’t ride as much as I used to, since the weather up here often does not cooperate. The boat is for catching the elusive dungeness crab (season opens in this area next month). I spend more time reading non-fiction aeronautical histories than I do reading fiction. (Awaiting my Harry Potter delivery though, which should arrive by the end of next week.) What’s cool about that?
So, am I ? Or do my friends have a boring concept of what is?