Friday, October 21, 2005

What We Grew Up to Do

Editors were good at term papers in school.

Think about it.
Who else would want to be an editor?

What did the “cool kids” grow up to do?

They decide which links get recorded at Technorati and Truth Laid Bear.

What do you think the "cool kids" grow up to do?


—me strauss Letting me be

24 comments:

Eric Mutta said...

...to stand in front of the mirror lamenting "mirror mirror on the wall, when did I stop being the coolest of all?"

ME Strauss said...

Hi Eric,
Good to see you!
Do you think they get paid for that?
smiles,
Liz

Chuck Dawson said...

Hey man, I was a cool kid in highschool and now I pick up hitchhikers!

ME Strauss said...

Hi Cortez,
That's another one . . . do you get paid for that? Or is it just the joy of the fringe benefits?

smiles,
Liz

Bluesky_Liz said...

Sales.

"Cool" people usually have charisma, most of them I know end up becoming sales executives.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Liz,
Good point.
They usually have plenty of dazzle too! At least now we've found something they might make some money doing. :)

smiles,
Liz

fineartist said...

Ah, I know a lot of kids and they are EACH cool in their own way.

The ones with a clear vision are doing that which they have passion for, because they have allowed themselves to live what they dream, by first dreaming.

The things you write Liz, they can be interpreted in so many ways.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Lori,
It's not the things I write.
It's the things I write about.
We all get so caught in our perceptions. They are our realities.

Liz

fineartist said...

I meant say that you always amaze me with the things that you choose to write about. Darn my lack of clarity.

ME Strauss said...

Lori,
I'm smiling as I type.
It's not you that's unclear. It's the language. No worries.

smiles,
Liz

toadman said...

Some appropriate lyrics
"But time is revenge. All the bullies grow weak, and must live with faithless women who despise them..."
- Marillion - Marbles - Ocean Cloud

So, you're an editor? I'd call that a "cool" profession. I wasn't one of the cool kids, so that means I'm in the IT field. A very boring and dry field full of heartless machines and demanding and ignorant users. I don't know what the "cool" people I grew up with are doing...well, not all of them at least. One's a plumber, one is, or was in the Air Force, but I don't keep up with them...

ME Strauss said...

Hi Toadmaster,
Cool is like glamour. It's only cool from far away.

Editors are just editors to me. Personally I don't really claim to be one. I never could get those commas to behave.

IT has become cool in this century. The Geeks shall inherit the Earth and all. Sounds pretty cool to me.

See what I mean?

smiles,
Liz

Jennifer said...

Responding with my 'Good Morning' now, since I'll be gone early out kayaking all day tomorrow.

Since I was never a 'cool kid' I can't say I have much on the inside scoop :) But I can say that being the outcast I wouldn't (now that I'm semi grown up) go back and change things...I once wished I could fit in with them...not I realize I would have hated fitting in with them...betch you that means now I'd get along with them :)

Okay I'm low on brain cells (it's late) so I shall say good night (and good morning of course).

ME Strauss said...

Good morning, Jennifer, and Good night.

Skating, swimming, kayaking . . . and hanging out with Darth Vader Tater where do you get the time.

Girl, you may have been an outcast then, but you sure are cool now.

smiles,
Liz

Cheryl said...

Musicians, risk takers, whale savers, thinkers, cool kids seem to grow up to do all the stuff the rest of us don't have time to do for fear of the bills, and yet they also seem to end up making the most money as well as having the most fun.
Grrrrr :-D

ME Strauss said...

Hi Cheryl,
I think that's another looks good from far away thing. I meab you could say the same thing about writers. I lived with a musician for five years. He thought he was going to die in a car, van, or bus on his way to a gig as a 63 year old man on a weekend a 4 in the morning. Doesn't sound like fun to me.

smiles,
Liz

zilla said...

The madcap, renegade term paper writer within me (never scored below an A-, mind you, ever, and never asked for an extension) wants to copy and paste your nonmeme post and edit it down to memeness, then post it!

Alas, my inner editor has always been at war with my inner cool chick, and my inner cool chick says it would be cooler to deny the impulse to edit pretty stories into memes.

I so admired (and feared for) Lori for having the guts to suggest you deign to participate in a meme.

While I found your approach to compromise surprisingly flexible and, not so surprisingly, creative, I wasn't hooked by the first few lines. Not sure if it was the preamble, or the lines themselves.

Having said that, I do like your blog partly because you don't do memes.

I do like memes, though.

To each his own, especially here.

ME Strauss said...

Zilla,
I do you like you because you say what you think, you take me for who I am and you don't pull any punches. It would be fun for you to untangle my post and re-meme the unmeme meme for me.:)

I just didn't think I would have any fun writing it and I know if I don't have fun writing something, readers don't usually have fun reading it.

smiles,
Liz

Ned said...

Because being "cool" in high school generally meant something different than being cool means when you have reached maturity, most of them live in trailer parks and have fewer teeth than they did in second grade.

It's okay though, that government check keeps coming in - the one you get for being too "cool" to be able to function in society.

"Cool"

ME Strauss said...

Hi Ned,
I was hoping you'd come by to give your take on this "cool" question. I suppose they might think that's a cool way to collect some cool cash.
smiles,
Liz

garnet david said...

The cool kids grow up to lead succesful but unexamined lives where they talk mostly about the weather, the current movies, and show each other their family photos.

Cheryl said...

Ooh I like garnet's take on it - from cool kid to grey man - how poetic!

ME Strauss said...

Garnet,
Leave it to you to bring together all of my postings into one answer that sums up the cool kids. I'm chuckling at your creativity.

smiles,
Liz

ME Strauss said...

Hi Cheryl,
Welcom to Letting me be.
Yes, Garnet always has great comments about the questions I conjure up. He's the muse of this blog.

Stick around you'll find we're a great bunch all around.
smiles,
Liz