Saturday, August 20, 2005

I am Indie Girl. Hear me roar.

Indie Girl

I am a sucker for quizzes. Online, in Cosmo or Seventeen magazine, it doesn't matter; I'll take it. My friend emailed me a link to Cooking to Hook Up. Apparently, there is a cookbook for men dedicated to teaching them the art of seduction through food. The book promises to give you the secrets behind not only what food to make, but also "girl-specific tips on which CDs to play, which flowers to buy, and which magazines to leave on the coffee table." Wow... I didn't realize I was so transparent and predictable!

But before a guy can use these tips, he has to know what type of girl he is dating. According to the quiz, I'm not: Athletic Girl, Academic Girl, Career Girl, Girl Next Door, Gourmet Girl, Granola Girl, Party Girl, Progressive Girl, nor Uptown Girl. I'm Indie Girl.

So those interested in capturing my heart, read on: "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."

Naturally, there are many things about this quiz that are offensive. One of which is that I was hoping at this point in my life I had graduated from the label "girl" and moved up to "woman," but I'll let that one pass. Plus, I was really hoping I was Gourmet Girl.

Sleater-Kinney: Entertain (mp3)


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