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Old 07-15-2013, 08:26 AM
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If the real story is the real story, I want to know why we didn't go with the chocolatetaire!
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:40 AM
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If the real story is the real story, I want to know why we didn't go with the chocolatetaire!
LOL!! Seriously!

Can't you just see a bunch of 20-year-olds laughing at the "chocolatetaire" name the alum came up with, though? Sounds a bit hoity-toity. And then mocking that with the "peanutetaire" name? It sounds to me like this was a private joke that's lasted through the ages.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:14 PM
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Now that I've heard of this delightful Cookie Shine concept, I am almost retroactively reconsidering not having listed Pi Phi first on my bid card. I'm almost certain there was no cookie shine talk during rush.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:48 PM
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The other Pi Phis and I should have a Greek Chat cookie shine in Atlanta for the rest of you!

And I found the tomato thread--it was making me crazy because I knew someone had tomatoes for mascots!

http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/sh...gt%3B+tomatoes
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:58 PM
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Ahhhh... the Cookie Shine :-) And Sciencewoman, I think there may be a parents' Cookie Shine for Parents Weekend? Don't hold me to it, though.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:59 PM
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I bought a "Red Hot Tomato" shirt at the '88 Convention. (!)
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:01 PM
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Angels and angles, if there isn't a cookie shine for parents' weekend, I'm making it happen!

The cookie shine has a song/chant that goes with the passing of the cookies, as well. We always have a lot of fun singing it and clapping along at my chapter while the tray gets passed.

"Here's to the Pi Phi cookie shine, here's to the friendships true
Nothing's as fine as a cookie shine under the wine and blue!"

And then we always do a few whoops before we launch into the next verse.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:08 AM
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:13 PM
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The other Pi Phis and I should have a Greek Chat cookie shine in Atlanta for the rest of you!

And I found the tomato thread--it was making me crazy because I knew someone had tomatoes for mascots!

http://www.greekchat.com/gcforums/sh...gt%3B+tomatoes
I never would have guessed that it was a Gamma Phi chapter!

Our IH has been discouraging local mascots, colors, etc. I agree with this. A resolution was made at a recent Convention to look into making the old Gammie Bug a mascot. The resolution was voted down. The current philosophy is very much geared toward "back to basics and what the Founders did." So, I don't think peanuts and olives will go away!
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:03 PM
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"Here's to the Pi Phi cookie shine, here's to the friendships true
Nothing's as fine as a cookie shine under the wine and blue!"

And then we always do a few whoops before we launch into the next verse.
A few whoops! Not sure the whoops were a part of the first Cookie Shine in Lawrence, KS, but then again, no one is coming to it in a horse and buggy :-)

Yes, please have a Cookie Shine for Parents Weekend and then make sure to sing Ring Ching.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:22 PM
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When I was touring Colorado State many moons ago, I went over to the Pi Phi house to visit. They invited me to eat lunch with them and we sang Ring Ching and they were clanging their forks loudly on the glasses during the chorus. I was because when our chapter sang it, we daintily tinkled our forks on the glasses.

Not that we were a dainty chapter! It was my first realization, though, that sororities' chapters vary.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:35 PM
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Don't get me started! There are the chapters whose tradition it is to throw the spoons on the table once it's over. I did a little break-out session at convention about Fraternity Heritage and I made the statement that silverware is not an absolute necessity to sing ring ching. Clapping works just as well for those chapters without private dining rooms. I once went on a quest to find the tune to "When I was a student at Cadiz."
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:51 PM
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I love the Ring Ching, and I think the silverware/glassware part is my favorite (My chapter was probably on the daintier side of the fork-banging continuum, although daintiness was probably not in our top five adjectives in general). I hope I'm still friends with enough girls from my chapter by the time I get married to do a Ring Ching at my reception.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:59 PM
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I love both traditions, too. And both have survived much more than a century. I think that's one of the best things about them. I just made that suggestion to chapters who don't know Ring Ching because they really don't eat together. Personally, I love watching the faces on the wait staff at convention when the glasses and cups start getting clanged.
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silverware is not an absolute necessity to sing ring ching
Was Prudence Mackintosh right that the Texas Alphas would sing it while "ringing" their silver charm bracelets?
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