1) being a nerd about coins reminds me of someone I know from back in college who has displayed an enthusiasm for rare coin designs. thinking about this makes me pull a face - not quite as full-on as contempt or disgust, but somewhere between incredulity and those two.
2) whenever I see some gross institutional thing where the winning design was done by a school-kid, I pull the same expression as above.
I know kids can help who they are even less than adults, but the thought of a 15 year-old knocking up some simpering, teacher-pleasing clichéd establishment drivel like a fucking daffodil coming out of a coronet, the pompous little hack, crossing his arms and sitting up straight and being polite so he gets to go to dinner before everyone else... [tails off].
3) I know, I said "two thoughts". I forgot what point I was trying to make. there's probably a strong element of self-loathing running through this post.