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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Indie Girl

I just took a quiz on what kind of girl I am. Check it out: http://www.cookingtohookup.com/quiz/

It's no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn't even speak to each other if they met at a party.
-- Nick Hornby,
High Fidelity

An Indie Girl's life is a Statement with a capital S, but unlike the Granola Girl, the statement is not political -- it's artistic. Indie Girls consider themselves actresses in the movie of life. Your meal needs to be constructed like an independent film. If you're bringing her over for a date, you are playing a character in her movie. If you create a setting, props, and a soundtrack that are good enough to avoid the cutting-room floor, she's yours.

You can boil the Indie Girl down to two words: cultural literacy. Or how about these two: media consumption. As the Gourmet Girl loves food and all that goes with it, the Indie Girl loves media: books, movies, music, and art. The good news is you don't have to be rich, good-looking, or famous to win this girl's heart. The bad news is she will judge you based on your music choices, the books you read, and the films you watch.

She Might Be a Indie Girl if:

  1. She drives: a classic car, a VW beetle, a Mini Cooper, or a Vespa scooter.-yea!
  2. She can talk for more than ten minutes about: obscure pop culture.
  3. She begins her sentences with: "It's like that Simpsons episode . . ."-yea!
  4. She'd never: drive a mini-van.
  5. She owns any of the following: TiVo, a mini-DV camera, an iPod, a pottery wheel, a serger, or a lava lamp.
Lava lamps! Yea!

4 comments:

Benny K said...

Sounds like this may be the most dead-on quiz I've seen -- this fits you to a T! Which, for the record (no pun intended), is a very cool thing -- because you are very cool.

JoAnna said...

I'm the girl next door!

I come from a home where gravy is a beverage.
-- Erma Bombeck
The Girl Next Door is from a small town, a large family, or both. She still has a healthy dose of what people 'round these parts call "family values." She calls her grandparents every Sunday and she's got her mom on speed dial. The Girl Next Door likes an uncomplicated life filled with the simple pleasures of family, home, kids, and food. She may not actually live on a farm, but she tends to keep a menagerie. Asked to choose between a dog and a cat, she generally won't. What's a good guard dog without a mouser to keep it company? She is caring and warm, welcoming and friendly. Anybody in your office ever bring in chocolate chip cookies? You got yourself a Girl Next Door.

The defining characteristics of the Girl Next Door are simplicity and tradition. Simplicity means that, unlike the Academic Girl, she's really not that interested in the great questions that keep philosophers up at night. When she can sit in the kitchen, drinking coffee, eating shortbread cookies with a friend, and listening to the cat purr on top of the radiator, what else is there to life? What else, indeed.

She Might Be a Girl Next Door if:

She drives: a good, solid American car -- a Ford Taurus, Chevy Cavalier, or Dodge Stratus.
She can talk for more than ten minutes about: her family's holiday traditions.
She begins her sentences with: "my mother says..."
She'd never: go to a rave.
She owns any of the following: scrapbooks, heirloom quilts, a Bible, family recipes, her grandmother's engagement ring.

mama bear said...

THIS REALLY SOUNDS LIKE EACH OF YOU. IT'S NICE. AND I WANNA....HOW'D YOU DO THAT THING??? WITH LOVE AND RESPECT, YOU MOTHER


I MAY BE 50 BUT I AIN'T DEAD YET.!

mama bear said...

THIS REALLY SOUNDS LIKE EACH OF YOU. IT'S NICE. AND I WANNA....HOW'D YOU DO THAT THING??? WITH LOVE AND RESPECT, YOU MOTHER


I MAY BE 50 BUT I AIN'T DEAD YET.!