Grosgrain ribbon is cool--superior to satin in every which way. Green Girl buys it by the spool for holiday gift wrapping because it classes up everything. Even brown paper packages. Which are always better wrapped up in deep red grosgrain ribbon instead of string.
Well-wrapped gifts are cool. Presentation in presents is everything. Green Girl scoffs at cheap wrapping paper, plastic bows and tacky gift bags (except for children's birthday parties where such efforts are totally unappreciated).
String instruments are cool. Cellos? Are the coolest. The woodwinds and brasses* have nothing on the cool factor oozing out of the string section. But that deep vibrato of a cello? Pure awesomeness.
Black turtlenecks are always cool, no matter how you wear them. This is why Green Girl owns several because her wardrobe? Is not cool. But the weather in Wisconsin is and a black turtleneck resolves both of these issues very nicely.
Exposed brick walls are cool. Green Girl adores brick walls. She'd give up a non vital organ to live in an old building with gorgeous crown molding, tin ceilings and exposed brick walls. Alas, she'd have to give up her marriage for such a fond dream and that sacrifice is too much to ask.
And every treatise on cool has to include this man. Samuel L. Jackson exudes cool the way Green Girl exudes perspiration on a hot muggy day.
Not cool--soul patches, rudeness, buildings without landscaping, bottled water, fake flowers, slasher movies.
Spill it, reader. What's always cool for you?
* Except for saxophones. They can be very sexy.