As I mentioned before, I spend entirely too much time sitting in my car. Today's random thoughts are not due to stop lights however. Today's delay was the drive-thru at McDonald's. Who would have guessed it would be packed at 4:15 on a Wednesday?
So there I was salivating over the thought of a Quarter Pounder with cheese and salty, squishy fries, when a commercial for Famous Footwear came on the radio. Mr. Famous Footwear Announcer Dude was doing his civic duty by explaining to parents of today's youth that the phrase "that's sick!" actually means something is really cool.
I tried to remember how old I was the last time this phrase was cool. Sadly, I couldn't remember, which kinda sucks since I'm really not THAT old. But, it did bring back memories of other classic phrases and buzz words of my youth, most notably "that's bad," "rad" and "that's fat," back when fat was still spelled with an F. I wonder how long it will be before those make a comeback, or if they every truly went away. I hope they went away. That is not necessarily a time of my life I need to be reminded of.
There are some good phrases/buzz words that have stood the test of time, such as my favorite: "bite me" and "sweet!" My favorite buzz word of my youth, however, is "score!" The first time I said that in front of James, he thought I meant to say "sweet!" Apparently, he had never heard "score" as a cool buzz word before. He decided it had to be an Idaho thing. Actually, he thought that about a lot of things I did or said. I don't know-maybe Idaho is in a league of its own when it comes to coolness.
I stopped using "score!" because here in Portland it wasn't the cool thing to say, which was pretty much a bummer. I don't see why it can't be cool, and I don't know why it matters if I am the only one who feels that way. I think I am going to give it a try and see what happens. I'm easy to please. If I can get just one person to start using it, I'll be a very happy camper.