Last updated on March 2nd, 2014 at 07:46 pm
I’m not cool. I can admit it.
I’m not trendy, I like looking good, but won’t blow a pay cheque on fashion – I’m just a guy who’s trying t o enjoy life as best he can. I’ve long since stopped trying to be “cool” – even in high school, I floated across social groups, wanting to befriend everyone and not shun anyone.
It’s possible I was never cool in the strictest sense of the word. I was always a popular kid, but not because I was an alpha male, or dating the head cheerleader or anything like that (especially since Canada doesn’t put nearly as much funding into its sports programs as America does)—but because I wanted to know people, regardless of where they come from.
But not being cool means things like not being up-to-date with what’s playing on the radio because you only listen to the same songs over and over on your iTunes. It means marathoning through Breaking Bad while doing the work you brought home so the Internet won’t spoil it for you. You’re too old to set trends, but still quicker at the Internets than many of your peers, so you do what you can.
But even though you might not be “cool”, it doesn’t mean you can’t look cool.
The Contest to Look Cool
I’ve been given the chance to give my readers a chance to win a pair of $90 Derek Cardigan sunglasses (ClearlyContacts.ca’s in-house brand) – the very same ones worn by J Rand in his “Ride” music video alongside T-Pain and Flo Rida (don’t worry—they’ll look like sunglasses when you get them!) But first, some very important questions….
Q: Who is J Rand?
A: I admit, I had to look this up. This J Rand guy is a… rapper?… from Florida.
Is this what you youngins listen to these days? Why, I remember the good ol’ days of music for me, back in good ol’ 97…
Anyway. I’m sure J Rand’s a great guy, but really, we’re here to talk sunglasses.
Q: Why should I enter?
A: Obvious answer – because free stuff is cool, and when it makes you look cool, that’s even better.
People often bemoan all the stuff I’ve won over the years (TacoTweetup had my friends jeering that we should just skip the raffle and give the prizes to me, due to my reputation*), but the simple fact’s that it’s several times easier to win things through social media than through more traditional means. So worst case scenario, I made you jump through a few hoops, but you can just carry on and live your life. Best case scenario? Free sunglasses, homey.
They’re worth $90. That’s $90 you wouldn’t have to spend.
Do the math!
*Which is exactly why I handed my raffle tickets to Sarah, since:
- She loves the thrill of the chase and the possibility of winning (you should’ve seen her at the slot machines in the Bahamas); and
- She seems naturally inclined to negate my uncanny luck. Everyone wins. (Except us.)
Q: What do YOU get out of this?
A: In this case, other than the eyeballs on the blog, absolutely nothing. I’ve been meaning to put a Facebook page together (largely to spare my Facebook friends from all the bloggage if that’s not their bag), but didn’t want to roll it out until I got a solid logo together. I’ll probably take another stab at it, though. But yeah, this one’s just me putting a contest out to give someone something cool. (Though I gotta say—sucks I didn’t get offered any sunglasses. I do have to go and buy some prescription ones this year. That glare while driving is fierce!)
So if you want a shot, put the necessary details in the Rafflecopter below and follow the steps for extra entries if ye so desire! I won’t spam you; spamming takes time and effort I’m not willing to put in to make a dishonest buck. Never been a fan of chancing jail time.
What’re you waiting for? Getcha entry on!
Good luck in being just a bit cooler,
46 replies on “CONTEST: WIN a Pair of Derek Cardigan Sunglasses!!!”
OH GOD I’M SO UNCOOL I PLAY ZELDA ON MY FRIDAY NIGHTS.
And I’d rather rock sweatpants and watch crap TV on Netflix than shake my groove thang at a douche club. #OldRaisin
In my books, Zelda makes you way cool, but this is coming from an uncool guy… so maybe we should take that opinion with a grain of salt.
As for the second part, sweatpants for life.
Now, is it cool for a woman to wear sunglasses designed for a guy, or does it just make us look like we’re trying too hard to be athletes or the Terminator?
And Casey, you will always be cool in my book.
I think that wearing clothes designed for a guy is one thing — the frame of men and women, generally speaking, differs.
But are there male and female face shapes? I’d like to think that many sunglasses could be unisex; it’s all contingent on opinion.
But thank you 🙂 Your books matter to me, so yay! 😀
I own two Derek Cardigan frames. Love them!
I am officially uncool since I had my son, he stole my cool at birth.. I have repeatedly asked for it back to no avail.
OH NO! Don’t tell me that’s how it works – with a son on the way in just over 2 months, I’m going to need all the cool I can hold on to!
SAY IT AIN’T SO!!!!
Sadly the answer is yes.. that is how it works…. If you find any extra cool, please send my way, its been 13 years now and mine is still missing… lol
I wonder if I can store up all of my cool in advance and inject it back into myself whenever I need it? There should totally be a market for this.
what makes me UNCOOL? well beyond the obvious, I love reading preteen/teen apocalyptic fiction!
I need examples of this genre to determine the level of uncoolness, sir. I look forward to seeing a reading list.
For instance, “Tomorrow, When the War Began” series is good.
Cool? what is this cool you talk about?
Well my version of cool involves One Piece discussions, Doctor Who references and a lot of reading about how to make websites as cool as possible, but that’s just me.
I love a messy hair look!
Nice contest Case!
That’s all. I’m not entering. I have tooo many pairs of sunglasses. I will share this though.
Good luck to all the contestants. 😀
I’d love to win some new sunnies since mine from #BiSC are currently in a state of disrepair (sniff!). Also, Derek Cardigan stuff rocks!
How did you manage to break them already, Simone?! I need to live a lifestyle that’s as dangerous as yours!
Good luck 🙂 I’d love it if they wound up on your face 😀
I like watching anime so I guess that makes me uncool to most people 😛
It’d be faster to list the things that make me cool since there’s less of them. lol But my biggest uncoolness is definitely the momvan I drive.
Case, I respect you and your efforts to bring coolness to the people! I’m in 🙂
Yes!!! I love uncool people! I wish I could be friends with every “weird” person in the world!!!
I’m uncool because i lived with my parents till i was 34
But then you escaped, and now the world’s your oyster 😀 ???
A free pair of sunglasses? Perfect! Wish me luck Casey…
LOL. And see, Lorenzo, I can’t enter my own contest, so that’s even better for you!!! Good luck 😀
My tragic lack of hockey knowledge makes me very uncool to most of my current co-workers.
Marcin would love these. 🙂
Mathematically speaking, wouldn’t he have double the chance of winning if he entered himself as well?
I’m just saying 😛
I LOVE BOBBY SHERMAN and I was LAUGHED at before for going to THE MONKEES 2003 Concert. I’m okay with that, but I need some new nerd spectacles~
I need new glasses. I need all the glasses
I fall asleep before 9pm on Fridays 🙁
I love watching gameplays on youtubes to put me to sleep … currently watching Grand Theft Auto 5 =D
Those sunglasses look awesome!!
What makes me uncool is that I had no clue who J Rand is..
glasses look beautiful though.
I’m 48, have 2 kids, my grey roots are constantly showing, and I still have a hotmail account. Do you want me to continue? Because you know I can!!! 😉
The worst part here is easily the Hotmail account! You know they have solutions for this — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE1il5znICA, for example 😀
What makes me uncool is if I had to choose between going on out a friday night or staying home with a good book… the latter will win every time, lol.
I will not look cool in these
You’re already so committed to not looking cool in them! They haven’t even had a chance to defend themselves! 😛
The Derek Cardigans demand a fair trial, Mark!!!
I’m so not cool, I spend most of the weekend in my PJs…
It’s uncool when I watch trashy reality television
I’m so uncool I can’t even explain it. The words I’d have to use are so uncool it’d break your website and crash your rafflecopter.
I need to look cool so I need a new pair of shades.
I’ve never been cool. Garrett on the other hand. He always knew everyone. I was always the little tag-a-long. Look how things have changed. 😛
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