Hi. I'm Steph. My dad is forty-something and not at all cool. Here's some of the
stuff I have to put up.
This is me, by the way ----------------->
The Latest - August 1998
Uncool by proxy. We had an Australian cricketer, Matt, staying with us for the summer. He's
24 years old, 6' 5" tall and very fit (he's a fast bowler for Western Australia). Quite cool I thought,
until he committed the ultimate sin - he got "Spiceworld The Movie" from the video store. Even
my dad is not this bad
The Uncool Past
Sunday 19th July 1998
Thank goodness. Things are back to normal - uncoolness has returned .......
. It's summer here. At least for one day. So my dad has
got hold of these really uncool sunglasses. He's not the thinnest guy you ever saw and with these
awful shades on he turns into a Frank Cannon lookalike. My dad - A QUINN MARTIN PRODUCTION.
ROTFLOL. UnKool Faktor - 9/10.
Sunday 5th July 1998 - Special Entry -
There's something wrong with my dad. He hasn't done anything at all uncool for ages now. I'm getting
worried that he's working up for something really big. Hmmm.
Sunday 8th Feb 1998
I made a big, big mistake. I went shopping with my dad to get some stuff for school. He saw a Spice
Girls pencil case and picked it up. I nearly died.They Spice Girls are the the most uncool thing on
the planet. I should have kept quiet. On purpose he started singing "Wannabbee" in the shop. Aaaargh.
Thanks a lot - Fat Spice, Ugly Spice, Short Spice, Bad Hair Spice, Even Uglier Spice.
Sunday, February 1st 1998
My dad has got a 'Teach Yourself Klingon' tape in the car. He drives along yelling in Klingon.
Hope we don't have to give any of my friends a lift.
Sunday,January 11th 1998
My dad takes me to Littlehampton, a tiny little greasespot
on the south coast. There's just been a huge storm and it smells of dead
stuff. A lot. You'll understand how bad it is when I tell you the
coolest shop in town is Woolworths. Luckily didn't meet anyone I knew.
Sunday, December 13th 1997
It's Christmas shopping time. We want to get the new 'Rescue
Rangers' video for a small person. My dad
makes me go to the cash desk to pay for it. Everyone's
looking at me like they think I'm far too old for cartoons - they
all think it's for me. Major loss of cool.
Sunday, 30th November 1997
My dad doesn't understand
why it's cool to leave your shoelaces undone.
My dad went shopping in The Disney Shop in our local mall to buy
some presents. He deliberately took
hours over it and tried to make me hold an Eeyore cuddly toy. Yuck. I had to
stick around 'cos I wanted two weeks advance pocket money to buy the
new Hansen video. Anyway it was quite late so probably no-one saw
me - I'd never live it down if they did.