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A Girl’s Guide to Dating a Geek – Omi M. Inouye

Sjanger: Humor
Lesenivå: Alle
Først utgitt: 2007
Forlag: –
Format: Paperback
Sider: 168
ISBN: 9781435713185

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Fra omslaget
: Are you dating a geek? Find out just how geeky he is in «The Geek Test.» Learn how to cope with his geekiness in sections such as: «Getting What You Want» and «How to Exercise Your Geek.» Also, discover how to plot revenge, diagnose common geek ailments, and find the perfect gift for your geek. Take a deeper look into the world of geeks with «My Life Among the überGeeks» and «My Life Among the Gamers.» Read case studies, examine graphs, peruse the Geek Dictionary, and more in: A Girl’s Guide to Dating a Geek.
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Denne har stått på ønskelista mi inne i blant omkring 60-70 andre bøker, og jeg har ikke egentlig hatt noen umiddelbare planer om å faktisk kjøpe den – det finnes jo mange andre titler også. Men så, på julaften, åpnet jeg en gave fra min kjære, og voila. Der var den. Og ikke lenge etter snappet min bror, Jørgen, den ut av hendene mine, bladde opp og begynte å le av ordlista. Og ja, den har definitivt noen morsomme sekvenser! For eksempel dette utdraget fra et LAN-party som begynner å gå mot slutten:

Steve has passed out by 4 a.m. and at around the same time, Team LR gives up on gaming and start making prank calls to chicken vendors across the Southern United States. Quimbly falls off of his chair at quarter to five and doesn’t get back up. It takes Charlie a full 20 minutes to realize he is the only one actually playing in his Starcraft game. Once he sees that Quimbly is unconcious, he proceeds to change Quimbly’s wallpaper to European male pornography. He then signs Steve up to a number of German mailing lists, steals Quimbly’s keyboard, and leaves for home.

Men greia er at om du ikke skjønner et plukk av det som står i utdraget der, får du antageligvis ikke så veldig mye ut av denne boka. Jeg kjenner nemlig igjen lignende situasjoner fra virkeligheten. Man må være litt geek selv, men – som boka påpeker – blir man ufrivillig mer geek om man dater en av arten. Men boka gir definitivt et humoristisk innblikk i de forskjellige kategorier geek, av ord de bruker, av situasjoner som kan oppstå med din geek og gavetips til bursdager osv. Ikke minst gis en dekkende beskrivelse av forskjellen mellom nerd og geek. Den hadde ikke jeg tenkt over før jeg leste boka i allefall.

Dette er naturligvis ikke ment 100% alvorlig. Jeg så tilfeldigvis en anmeldelse på amazon, og der var det en meget såret geek som tok boka litt for alvorlig og mente at forfatteren er nedlatende. Det synes ikke jeg – i det hele tatt. Jeg er geek selv, jeg finner meg selv i mange av situasjonene som beskrives i boka, og jeg dater en geek (det er sant, jeg testa han). Man må ta denne boka som den er. Selv om det står at hvis du gir en geek pai, gjør han alt du ber han om, betyr ikke dette at det gjelder alle. Kjæresten min lo også. Det er lett underholdning. Ikke ta den seriøst. Le av ordlista, le av testene, le av situasjonene som oppstår og klassifiser din geek innad i underkategoriene. Det er pussig hvor godt noen av beskrivelsene passer. 😉

Avslutter med et utdrag fra en situasjon som visst oppstod i WoW (der jeg møtte han som skulle bli min egen kjæreste for ca 4,5 år siden). Vanessa og Murphy begynte å spille samtidig, Vanessa som Night Elf Warrior og Murphy som Dwarf Hunter. Alle som kjenner WoW (slik jeg kjente det for flere år siden da jeg selv spilte i allefall), vet at en warrior er langt mer nyttig enn en hunter i en gruppe eller et raid. En tank (warrior) er nødvendig, dps (hunter) kan velges blant flere andre klasser. Murphy får raide med Vanessa fordi han er kjæresten hennes, men så blir en annen warrior og hennes kjæreste medlem av guilden deres. Kjæresten hennes er en healer, og Vanessa og Murphy får ikke lenger de beste plassene:

Months of having to fight for raid spots followed and Vanessa’s relationship was suddenly on the rocks.
«Why can’t you heal me like her boyfriend?!» she’d scream at Murphy. «HEAL ME!»
«I can heal my pet!» He’d holler back.
«A fat lot of good that does us! Your pet can’t tank anything! And he keeps getting us all killed!»
«At least my pet never yells at me! And you wipe the raid too Ms. I-was-saving-my-shield-wall-for-later! Maybe you should be more like my bear, if you aren’t already!»
«Did you just call me fat?!»
«All I’m saying is that you both get us killed, block my line of sight, and EAT ALL MY FOOD!»
«Why you SON-OF-A-»
This went on for a while and Vanessa seriously considered upgrading to a geek who played a healing class. Murphy seemed to sense this and eventually rerolled a paladin.

Kjæresten min tok hintet (+en kakeoppskrift)

Jeg kan ikke annet enn å anta at han gikk lei den evige kaklingen min om lesebrett og e-bøker. David kjøpte altså en sort Kindle 3G til meg til jul, et sort cover med innebygget leselampe og et gavekort på $25. Jeg føler meg i grunn lettere bortskjemt, men jeg er veldig glad allikevel! Jeg får den dog ikke før mot slutten av januar da den var utsolgt allerede i midten av november, men det gjør ingenting.

I tillegg til flere andre greier, fikk jeg også tre bøker (henholdsvis fra pappa m/fam, David og Litteratur i Vestfold): Tigerjakt av John Vaillant, A Girls Guide to Dating a Geek av Omi M. Inouye og Rock’n Roll, Baby av Kari-Mette Astrup og Myriam H. Bjerkli. Jeg er heldig, jeg. 🙂 Andre bokelskere som fikk bøker og/eller bokrelaterte ting denne jula?

Tenkte jeg skulle dele en oppskrift med dere mens jeg er i gang, også. Jula handler jo også om god mat og sosiale sammenkomster, så da slo jeg på stortromma og lagde tidenes mektigste sjokoladekake (mens mamma stod for årets julemiddag). Oppskriften har jeg lånt fra Det Søte Liv, og den er vel kanskje ikke noen typisk julekake. Men jeg er heller ikke noe typisk julemenneske:

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Chocolate Orgasm Cake:

500 gr kokesjokolade (minst 70% kakaoinnhold)
300 gr usaltet smør
2 dl kakao
6 store egg
3,5 dl sukker

Pynt (kan sløyfes):
2 dl melis
2-3 ss vann
revet kokesjokolade

Smelt smøret i en kjele. Ta kjelen av platen og tilsett oppdelt sjokolade (ruter) og kakao. Rør blandingen jevn. Pisk egg og sukker til eggedosis og vend i sjokoladesmøret.
Hell deigen i en rund form (24 cm diameter), med bakepapir i bunnen. Stek kaken midt i ovnen ved 175C i 35-40 minutter. Kaken skal ikke bli gjennomstekt, og det kan lønne seg å la kaken stå i kjøleskapet over natten. Den er nemlig vanskelig å håndtere når den er varm, grunnet den myke innsiden.
Når du skal servere, bruk en varm kniv for å dele opp kaken, og husk at dette er en veldig mektig kake. Balanser gjerne et tynt kakestykke med vaniljeis.
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Enkel å lage, også kan den serveres til min glutenintolerante, bedre halvdel også. Flotte greier. Mektigere sjokoladekake tror jeg ikke du finner noe annet sted. 😉 Men i retrospekt lurer jeg på om den kanskje gjør seg best i en avlang form isteden, så man kan skjære den i skiver. Eksperimenter gjerne.

Nå skal jeg forsvinne tilbake til bøkene jeg holder på med, det kommer antakeligvis et par anmeldelser om kort tid. Ha en fortsatt fin jul, folkens! 🙂


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