March 07, 2005

Why Would You?

Drumwaster has linked to a test of metrosexuality. I score even lower than he does, despite acknowledging having applied a wall treatment (working with my wee wifey on preparing her room).

One question has me completely mystified. They ask "Have you ever thrown a dinner party?" I didn't know people even bet on them.

Posted by triticale at March 7, 2005 06:22 PM

Whatever assumptions they make about you, dinner parties can still earn you demigod-like status among your friends. Women adore the attention. Gay friends say I am "faboo." Straight guys want me to teach them how to put out five courses.

As a local writer, I send in tell-all stories about who broke what, who puts ice in their wine, and who dangled the roasted quail over my dog's head and called it chicken. And I name names.

Managed correctly, guests bring too much wine and leave it, and that can surpass the value of what was spent on the food, which can equal dinner for two with wine at a pricey restaurant.

So I'll just skip that quiz, thank you, 'cuz I already know I'm a big walking streaka metrosex.

Posted by: michael parker at March 7, 2005 07:13 PM

I fully understand the reasons for hosting a dinner party. I was questioning the choice of the verb throw.

Posted by: triticale at March 8, 2005 07:31 AM


"And I name names."

You're an evil little man. I love it.


" I didn't know people even bet on them."

Thanks for the mental pic. "I'll put $100 on Martha Stewart at 3 to 2."

Posted by: Brian B at March 8, 2005 01:07 PM

Ohhhh - well, if I were more than a gossip columnist, I would have caught that.

I will think about that more as I drive on the parkway and park in my driveway, or perhaps later when I take a **i*.

Posted by: michael parker at March 8, 2005 01:41 PM
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