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[September, 1989] The Cool Group


Dear Journal,

Second day of school, I got the Blob (Mrs. Feinstein). She’s o.k.

Nisa’s a BITCH!

She’s a f@#in’ $%HOLE. I saw her the first day of school and ignored her. Now she’s getting the hint and ignoring me. GOOD! I’m glad we are in separate classes. Rose is also in another class but it’s not that bad.

Since Elaine and me are in the same class we have to start the cool group.

I think Penny should be in it. Also Chen-chi. I’m not sure about Yanmei. (she should kinda clean up her act.)

Mitchell got a new hair-style and looks cool. Gotta go. —Bye—

being cool 1980s-fashion

Are you cool enough for our group?

I haven’t the foggiest idea what inspired such vitriol towards Nisa, the girl I considered my elementary school best friend.  Maybe it had something to do with her mother. The important thing is that I had enough strength and courage remaining to start “the cool group.”

If you have to ask what the qualifies one for being in the cool group, you probably aren’t cool enough to be in it. Also, I don’t remember the criteria Elaine and I set. Having big hair and awesome clothes probably had something to do with it.  Being smart was cool, but being a nerd was not. There were probably other guidelines, which evidently Yanmei was falling short of (poor Yanmei).

In case you’re wondering, no, I can’t recall what the fringe benefits of being in “the cool group” were. Probably just a sense of clueless superiority over the other sixth graders.

  1. November 3, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    OH MAN, this reminded me I made a club when I was like 8 called the Kool Kids Club! I think it was like me and three other girls (one of which was 2 years younger and lived next door). I remember some of the rules were that you had to say “man” at the end of your sentences and you had to have either a leather or denim jacket. I think we even had nicknames too…

    Oh!! I remember also that I cut fringe at the bottom of a tank-top undershirt and use magic markers to write KOOL KIDS and some other nonsense on it…I wonder if I still have it…

    • damiella
      November 5, 2009 at 8:33 am

      Hahahaha, I love it. I think we should start our own present day Kool Kids club, with jackets and everything. 😉

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