First, let me say, by *Cool Cat* I mean hip, as opposed to arctic–as in freezing temperatures. Myren, my chauffeur, thought I should mention this since he felt that few would associate me with anything to do with hip. We had a
loud long discussion about this, but I won’t bore you with those details.
How would I know about cool? you ask. (Or I should say, Myren asked this very thing. Numerous times.)
Let’s say, I’ve had the chance to observe many of the cool-as-in-hip over the years. Sometimes I’ve even acted cool myself.
Why should I care? you ask. Everyone wants to be cool, I say.
What planet are you from?
Here are my coolest handy hints!
Top 6 ways to be a Cool Cat:
- Don’t use the term Cool Cat unless you travel back in time to the 50s and join a band of beatniks. Or unless you’re referring to the old cartoon character based on beatniks from the 50s. Come to think of it, those beatniks were really cool cats.
- Wear a beret. Preferably black.
- Never smile.
- Always wear sunglasses.
- Get some bongo drums.
- Wear black. Or black & white stripes.
Now you’re asking “Can I be a Cool Cat in the 21st century without imitating some ancient-times goth-looking characters?”
Sure, I say.
- Change out the beret for a baseball cap or knit cap.
- Wear very baggy pants or very tight pants.
- Get a tattoo or 4 or 5. Large and colorful ones.
- Grow a beard if you’re a guy and enhance your hair and nails if you’re a woman.
- Change out the bongo drums for the latest mobil with at least 479 apps.
- Join a gym. Muscles are in.
Keep the sunglasses. Shades are forever cool.
About USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Queen
A romantic at heart and a writer by nature, Stephanie Queen has the enthusiastic soul of a cheerleader. So of course she loves creating stories where the good guys always win. Although she’s lost count of all the jobs she had before she settled on being a Novelist, her favorite was selling cookies as a Keebler Elf. She is a graduate of UConn (go Huskies!) and Harvard U and lives in New Hampshire with her family, her cat, Kitty, and her (real or imagined?) chauffeur, Myren.