Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Creativity counts

That's the bottom pick-up line.

I'd like to play a little game with our readers today called:

Pick-Up Chrissie or Sarah

Go ahead, you know enough about our dating styles from this blog to know what pushes our buttons... so comment and tell us what YOU WOULD say to us to open your set.

(And a piece of advice, "Has anyone ever told you that you look like Hilary Duff will NOT work).

Whoever sends us the best pick-up line will get an honorable mention on the radio Monday morning when we chat with CJ and Annie on 96.1 Kiss FM.

So try and pick us up... I dare you;)

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31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pardon me miss, I seem to have lost my phone number, could I borrow yours?

Anonymous said...

When I saw you from across the room, I passed out cold and hit my head on the floor, so I'm going to need your name and number for insurance reasons.

Anonymous said...

If you were a burger at McDonalds, you'd be named McGourgous.

Your body must be a Visa, because it's everywhere I want to be.

Chrissie said...

love the visa line:)

Anonymous said...

I'm a genetic engineer and I need to utilize your body for a stem cell experiment. It shouldn't hurt too bad.

Chrissie said...

what about this one:

"Oh, I'm sorry, I thought that was a Braille name tag."

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, but weren't you on The Price is Right last week? - there's no cheap punchline, it just stops people in their tracks and breaks the ice. You need looks, charm and wit to take it from there. Cheers.

Jared said...

Then again, nothing says "unemployed" like never missing an episode of an 11:00 AM show.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh - but when you have a swingin' full-time, pays-very-well, work from home gig for a well-to-do publishing agency, you can watch The Price is Right, most afternoon baseball games, take naps, mow your lawn, mix a cocktail or two and still collect a fat check. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

i suppose an easy "opener" now might be, "hey, have you guys ever seen the pick up artist? do you think that stuff really works or is it all just BS?"

it opens a conversation with an interesting and fun and situationally-appropriate topic that most people are probably pretty opinionated about.

plus, it spells out your intentions in simple chapter and verse, but without "telegraphing too much interest".

in fact... i really like this... i think i'm gonna use it this weekend...

unless you two ladies tell me it's lame, in which case my judgment is way off.

it wouldn't be the first time.

Sarah said...

I would wonder why a guy was watching the pickup artist, then I would assume it was because he wanted pointers, and that would probably turn me off completely.

Sarah said...

Wear it on your shirt!


I always notice guys wearing funny t-shirts. I found this web site (cafepress.com) recently when I was looking for "KILL MICHAEL VICK" T-shirts. They have some pretty eye catching shirts, like this one:

http://www.cafepress.com/buy/adult+humor/-/pv_design_details/pg_1/id_13062436/opt_/fpt_/c_666/

Sarah said...

Try this link, the last one was no good

http://www.cafepress.com/buy/
adult+humor/-/pv_design_details/
pg_1/id_13062436/opt_/fpt_/c_666/

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

There's a shirt on there that beats The Price of Right pickup line.

The shirts says: "Yes, I was ON COPS!"

Anonymous said...

Well...I do watch The Price is Right - no joke! But my fav t-shirt, with a simple statement across the front, frames things in maximum perspective: "Listen to Black Sabbath" And I mean it!!!!

Chrissie said...

i think using the pick-up artist as your the "open" to your "set" is just fine.

afterall, i watch that show... and i'm not an overweight, middle-aged, unemployed man:)

the one thing i find that works is that quirky accessory thing.

so wear your fuzzy hats and paint your nails guys!

errr... wait.

Sarah said...

Claire's is not a store for MEN Chrissie!

Leave the nail polishing to your little sister guys, because it's NOT SEXY, as least not to me.

Anonymous said...

but see sarah, then you would ask me, "why are you watching the pick up artist? are you looking for pointers?" and i would smile and say, "yes! so do you think it's working?" and then i would wink and smile and be smooth and effortless and carefree, and then maybe you would realize that the situation is not so awkward, and so maybe you would crack a joke back to me and maybe we could have fun with it for a while and maybe after some time you could make a more informed decision as to whether i'm worth your time and maybe then you would learn not to look too deeply into a pick-up line....

i can be pretty good at making the simplest of discussions entertaining.

remember how long i entertained that conversation about capitalization;)


well... i suppose "entertained" is a subjective term.

and i lied back there when i said i would wink. i can't wink. i wish i could. winking might be the most effective pick-up line there is.

Chrissie said...

i love to wink!

it's over the top... not coy but instead a "HEY LOOK AT ME I THINK YOU'RE CUTE!" pick-up.

it's best if it is an extremely theatrical wink, complete with the head turned slightly, and a little hair covering the non-winking eye.

i've perfected the wink.
or at least, i like to think so.

Price is Right, Black Sabbath Fan who is fully employed and not middle aged or fat said...

Happy Hour at Noah's today. Be there!!! Winks are free!

Chrissie said...

i'm working late tonight, so sarah will have to enjoy those winks and drinks herself :P

TPIR/SABBATH FAN said...

Hmmm, half an Odd Couple means half winks and half drinks and....ahhh, forget it....NO!, the show must go on!

Sarah said...

How could I forget the "some times I use capitals letters when I post, some times I don't" convo! Well, whatever you do, DON'T LEAD with THAT! hehe!

As for Noah's, I'll be winking at home tonight. Wait, that didn't sound right.

TPIR/Sabbath fan said...

Winking practice in a mirror at home all alone - sounds rather drab. Now I am starting to lose my previous affinity for happy hour today...the winks turned to tears and...I'm kidding...good luck with practice.

Anonymous said...

haha... you see sarah, we've met only once, many months ago, and had only one 5 minute conversation, but you still remember it!

think about all the brief encounters with men you have totally forgotten about...

the capitalization convo is simply unforgettable.

i think i can weave capitalization into a clever pick-up line.

and when i do, i will lead with it EVERY TIME.


oh, and note to self: anonymous rendezvous made over the internet == ineffective pick-up line.

;)

Sarah said...

I also remember getting my wisdom teeth pulled, being grounded in 6th grade for a month, cracking my head open when I was 11, being hit by a drunk driver, when the family dog was put to sleep, being called "grandma" in 2nd grade because I had white hair, and so on.

Chrissie said...

ya have any HAPPY memories sarah???

i thought i was supposed to be the bitter and jaded one.

TPIR/Sabbath Fan said...

Every single one of those memories is...uh...kinda sad...no? I remember when I spent Good Friday in Jail, and it was pouring the whole day and...ok, almost time for Happy Hour. Perk up, please. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

having your memory of me categorized together with such significant emotional spikes is quite complimenting actually, and i thank you very much.

though i believe this would be the point at which i disengaged my pick-up attempt.


so, moving on...

yes, chrissie, you have perfected the wink. i know this very well. i think you've perfected "cute" in general.

hmm... sounds like another pick-up line.

does it minimize the effect of the pick-up line, the fact that i just rolled from one girl to the next? ;)

Sarah said...

My unhappy memories = point proven. Anon is memorable yes, but many things, bad and good are memorable...

Perhaps that's the whole point of a BAD pick-up line. To be memorable.