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Wong Fu Productions/YouTube

I used to mentally roll my eyes anytime I saw someone Instagram their food. But during a trip last week to Williamsburg, VA to hang out with the Cool Grandparents, I fell hard into the habit.

I worked everyday while the family checked out the historical to-dos and goings-on around Williamsburg. The only tourism I engaged in was going out for a meal or two – and I Instagrammed. Even worse, instead of making it to a Yelp-approved local restaurant, we took a last-second turn into the parking lot of…don’t judge…Golden Corral. [-5 cool points] I guess you could say the Corral roped us in. (Har!)  Continue reading

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Cool Boy has never heard a lightsaber cut air with its unmistakeable vrmmm. He’s never seen Luke whine about chores on the moisture farm. Yet, thanks to LEGO books and kits, CB (and Cool Newbie) are enthralled with a certain galaxy far far away.

I’m a nerd, so of course the original trilogy held considerable sway over my childhood. The second trilogy…let’s not waste precious words on Jar-Jar and a love connection so icy, it was a match made on Hoth.  Continue reading

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Cool Newbie in Brooklyn Bridge Park, June 2013

When applying for my position as Oldest Social Media Intern Ever at Yelp, I had to create a Yelp account to show I could be proficient at all things Yelp. ‘Your Headline’ is part of a Yelp profile that at first seems like an afterthought, buried under 8 other fields on the form. But when you look at the public profile, it takes on an unanticipated prominence.

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As you see, right under the heavily filtered profile pic of me in a fedora I bought from a street vendor in the East Village for $15 [-5 cool points] sits my headline.

“Turning life upside down on a regular basis”  Continue reading