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A little less than a happy high
For the coffee table for sure
COOKING IS DEAD SEXY. It's a fact. Women will always choose men with wooden spoons over men with Gold Cards (unless you're in L.A.). But there's a world of difference between any dinner and the right dinner. Should you serve sushi or meatloaf? Play Sting's greatest hits or the latest Yo La Tengo single? Wear the Birkenstock sandals or the Armani loafers? It all depends on the Girl.

There's even a meme quiz that let's you categorize your "Girl" (or yourself) in ten easy questions.


Current Music: Camera Obscura, "Keep It Clean"

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komos From: komos Date: December 8th, 2004 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll try this again...

Ah, but would you be more impressed with a menu based on the works of Shakespeare (which is one of the menus recommended for the "Academic Girl") or one that was more reflective of the tastes and talents of the person preparing it?

To me, it almost seems like the difference between a pick-up line and an actual conversation.
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bbbsg From: bbbsg Date: December 8th, 2004 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
yay, sterotyping!

they've labeled me as a cross between gourmet and progressive. while i do enjoy the finer things, i don't think those are necessarly caviar and quail eggs. a well prepared steak & a simple, but quality, cheese platter are fine.
komos From: komos Date: December 9th, 2004 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Just based on what I was able to see in the store, I'm pretty sure that a) most everyone I know defies their categorization and b) in my current state, I will appeal to no one of their categorizations.

I do love quail eggs, though.
whatifoundthere From: whatifoundthere Date: December 8th, 2004 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I find it hilarious that they feel the need to explain, in parentheses, what the Cloisters are and what "OED" stands for. Let me promise you this: if you need to tell her that, there's no way she's an Academic Girl.

P.S. You get so many points for the Boomtown Rats reference in my LJ that my scoreboard can't hold them all.
komos From: komos Date: December 9th, 2004 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Given the premise of the book, I'm guessing that the parenthetical references are for the guy who's trying to be something he's not so he can "hook up."

It even has instructions on how to bullshit about wine with a foodie. I mean, c'mon...

I had hoped that would be well received. ^_^
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komos From: komos Date: December 9th, 2004 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)

Because I can't resist

And all woman.

Yeah, as you have said, I got nothin'.
wildflowersoul From: wildflowersoul Date: December 9th, 2004 12:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Wait, is there ever a choice between Sting and Yo La Tengo??!! Mmmmmm, YLT...

half indie, half academic
komos From: komos Date: December 9th, 2004 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)

Yo La Tengo, I choose you!

The philosophy of the book is fundamentally at odds with the ways I can think of relating. If I cook for someone, I want to cook for someone, not some generic type.

I was reading M.F.K. Fisher earlier, and I came across a passage where she was talking about how humans' three basic needs, "...food, security, and love are all entwined so that we can't think of one without the others." The basis of Cooking to Hook Up manipulates these needs. 'Scrazy, i tell you.
nakedsockpuppet From: nakedsockpuppet Date: December 9th, 2004 01:09 am (UTC) (Link)


Wonderful! I must get myself a copy..*ahem* (a bachelorette has to do what she can y'know). ;)

I'm academic girl, I play a mean game of Scrabble and I used to drive a Volvo. Perfect. :)
komos From: komos Date: December 9th, 2004 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: :D

Excellent. I'll opt for the Chaucerian Roste Chikyne and afterwards we can discuss stories from the latest issue of The New Yorker. Afterwards, I'll totally let you beat me at Scrabble. ;P

[*shakes head*]
From: venomgoddess Date: December 9th, 2004 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)
She is a hybrid of:
Indie Girl
Academic Girl

Click on the pictures below to read more:

Indie GirlAcademic Girl
Take the 'What Kind of Girl Is She?' quiz at CookingToHookup.com

komos From: komos Date: December 9th, 2004 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
You wear Vans and spend your free time at lectures? (heee!)

If you were aware that someone cooking for you had structured an evening based on the recommendations in this book - from menu to what he should wear to music and even what to talk about - how would you react?
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: December 9th, 2004 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Not too surprising...

komos From: komos Date: December 9th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Not too surprising...

Yes, but what do you think?
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komos From: komos Date: December 9th, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I know. Remember The Rules? It was no less manipulative and certainly as skeeverific.
apeyanne From: apeyanne Date: December 10th, 2004 04:55 am (UTC) (Link)

I like mine better.

I'm a full-blown Indie Girl.

Big surprise there.

I am, however, not as in-touch with pop culture as they'd like to think. I love art and media, but once if become pop, I almost always form a mental block against it. Pop=Poop.

I propose a new category:

PUNK ROCK GIRL (aka punker chic)

She drives: a stolen car, or fucking gets off her ass and walks!

She can talk for more than ten minutes about: body piercings; or humbucker pickups versus single coils.

She begins her sentences with: Fucks yeah!

She'd never: watch reality TV, shop at the Gap, or drink a latte.

She owns any of the following: cheap black eyeliner; well-worn combat boots; a hand-me-down zippo lighter; a guitar.

komos From: komos Date: December 10th, 2004 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I like mine better.

We could do a whole parody of this with things categories like "Eurotrash Girl," "Townie Girl," and "Girl, Interrupted."
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