I’ll admit it: 2012 was kind of a light year for the blog. Between me becoming a full-time freelancer, Cool Boy starting kindergarten homeschool, and our family moving twice, we had a hard time settling into a rhythm to post. So while some blogs might pick their top 10 posts of the year, we’re going to settle for 3 each from ’12. Continue reading
On Saturday, we hosted friends who happen to work in the blogging industry. Inevitably, the conversation turned toward this here blog, which happens with friends who work in about any industry. They blessed us with so much useful and encouraging advice that we should’ve given them a consulting fee. We gave ’em lemon cupcakes instead.
That night, I wondered whether the name Are We Still Cool? still fit what we’re doing here. We started this blog as a tongue-in-cheek look at whether we were still cool after having a baby. From our sleepy house in Gainesville, FL, we posted silliness with the occasional deep thoughts. Continue reading
SATURDAY, JULY 31
Up until now, our weekends have been spent sequestered in the apartment (we have an infant and a toddler), or at most, going on short trips out. But on this mild and sunny Saturday, we made downtown ours. The whole Cool Fam took a bus down to the East Village. Cool Mum and I debated over a suspicious drink bottle in the back of the bus.
We ate at my favorite breakfast spot where Cool Baby and I can usually be found for Daddy-Buddy Breakfast on most weekends. We left and CB had to go pee-pee (after he denied having to go at the restaurant), so we hit a Starbucks only to find a line of 5 guys ahead of us for the restroom. There was also a kinda crazy lady behind us lamenting that she was “going to go #2 all over herself.” I wrestled with letting her go ahead of us or letting CB go #1 all over himself. Fortunately, CM found a bathroom at a swanky boutique shop (Mart of K).
We walked to Washington Square Park and indulged in what was touted as The World’s Best Brownie at a street fair. It was good, though I am not experienced enough to know what The World’s Best Brownie should taste like (but I’m working on it). Cool Baby played on the playground while us old farts rested our feet.
We walked back east and Cool Mum bought a cheap nifty dress. We had a falafel salad and grape leaves at Mamoun’s and red velvet frozen yogurt (uh-mazing) at the self-serve fro-yo joint next door. Then I really took a leap of faith and bought a hat (more on that later).
We took the bus back north, the same one with the sketchy bottle, and hosted our friends for a BBQ. They brought over Nathan’s cheese-stuffed hot dogs. Whoa.
We need more Saturdays like this. We plan on getting them.