Cool: Going on your first long distance business trip by yourself, left to your own devices and moxy to make important business decisions.
Less cool: Having your mom drive you to the airport.
Cool: Looking behind you for the safety exits is for suckers.
Less cool: Geeking out over having the window seat every time, and gawking with child-like wonder over the continuously changing topography thousands of feet below.
Cool: Saying no to the free wine because it doesn’t meet your burgeoning wine snob standards.
Less cool: Playing thumb war, ‘I Spy’ and a multitude of other games with the 7-year old sitting next to you.
Cool: Pretending to be moderately pleased with the hotel room.
Less cool: Once the door shuts, getting really excited about the bathrobes, two-person shower, sleep number bed, giant business-y desk, Bose alarm clock, and watching Pretty Woman for the first time in years on the big TV.