Hangin' in Hinsdale
Meet the "Park Kids."
I was on my way back from covering the Hinsdale Silent Parade when I came across a group of Hinsdale Central High School students in Burlington Park, enjoying a 70-degree night. They told me they called themselves the "park kids." I thought to myself, "What a great way to kick off the first 'Hinsdale's Moments' column. The teens didn't know about AOL's new local news source, so I told them about Patch, and they taught me a thing—or 10.
Here are 10 things I didn't know before I met these kids Friday night:
1) That you could marry someone on Facebook
2) That you could have children on Facebook
3) What a rocketship handshake is—This is a high five where one person holds her index finger up and the other person wiggles their fingers down. Both hands move up, so it looks like a rocket taking off.
4) How to "park the car"—This is a fist bump where one person has his index and pinky finger extended, so that the fist "parks" between them.
5) How to "park the motorcycle"—This is a fist bump with no fists involved, where one person extends his index and middle finger and the other "parks" an index finger between them.
6) How to do a "stick shift"—This is a fist bump where one person grabs the other person's fist like she's shifting a stick shift.
7) What a "turkey" is—This is a high five where one person's fist meets the other person's hand to form what looks like a turkey.
8) What a "hug" handshake is—This is a high five where one person's thumb and pinky finger wraps around the other person's hand.
9) That Justin Bieber's cousin attends Hinsdale Central (still wondering if they're pulling my leg on this one.)
10) That you could have more than 15 parents on Facebook.