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When we were students in England, Laureen used to link arms with me as we walked down the street. Especially if it was cold ... but sometimes just because.

Girls don't tend to link arms here in the U.S. unless they're in love, but in England it's commonplace.

It's a custom I miss.

You guys don't know Laureen, but she's one of my best friends, and she's a fantastic cook. My mouth still waters for her sage and butternut squash risotto.

It would be so fun for her to go to New York and meet Emeril! Please vote for her burger recipe - it's the pulled pork one:



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Aug. 10th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
I agree, we're a non-touchy culture. I've lived in countries in Europe and in Israel where even the men walk arm in arm. It is nice to see.

I voted for Laureen and although I'm not a fan of pork, the peach relish sounds ab-fab (get it? Ab-fab? It goes with your avatar? One of the best shows ever, btw.)

Fingers crossed for Laureen!
Aug. 11th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
Yes, one of the best shows ever.

I have a feeling you and I would get along beautifully in person!

Thanks for the vote for my peep Reen.
Aug. 11th, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)

Oh, sorry, did I just scream that in your ear? Let me try again, quieter.

Yes, I've always thought we'd get along beautifully too!
Aug. 10th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
Sounds yummy. I voted.
Aug. 11th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
Yay! Thanks!
Aug. 10th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Wow, how cool is it that she made the semifinals, even! I voted for her. Her burger sounded the best to me anyway.

I agree about girls linking arms and such...I was just watching Ghost World and thinking that nothing made me believe the girls in the movie were good friends so much as the fact that they briefly hold hands in one scene, and then near the end, Scarlett Johanssen's character squeezes the hand of Thora Birch's character. It really conveyed closeness.
Aug. 11th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jackie.

I haven't seen that movie - I'll have to check it out.

Aug. 10th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
I would walk arm in arm with you in America!
It didn't say "Pulled Pork", but her name was there. I voted, which was difficult...I'm vegetarian. ;)
Aug. 11th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks, Ange.

You took one for the team!
Aug. 10th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
I voted for Laureen. I wish her luck.
Aug. 11th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
And you probably don't even eat pork! Thank you!
Aug. 11th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
Au contraire, mon amie. I adore pulled pork sandwiches. And roasts, and chops, and bacon. (This is what happens when you grow up Protestant, then convert.)
Aug. 10th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
When I lived in Germany it was that way too. I miss it. In America there is no touching!
Aug. 11th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
No touching!

It's a shame.

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