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One of the things that has been occupying my mind, besides the work I need to finish before the end of the semester, is finding a really good cookbook of American food. In six months I move to Russia, and the main issue of living in Russia, for me, is food. I don’t really know how to cook anything besides pasta and grilled cheese–I rely a lot on prepared food, and the kind of prepared food I’m used to is not as easy to come by in Russia. So I’ve been looking through my mom’s cookbooks, because I fear that new cookbooks will have a lot of stuff that is also hard to find in Russia.

One of the cookbooks I read this weekend was Home Cookin’ With Dave’s Mom, a cookbook David Letterman’s mother wrote in the mid-nineties. While it’s not as prevalent as her obsession for say, I Love Lucy, it was confirmed in her biography that Ann is a Letterman fan, although she rarely stays up late enough to watch it. Letterman is also mentioned a couple of the times in the series, notably in Claudia and the Lighthouse Ghost where one of the guys in the “Fred” group is pretty much a Letter Look-a-like.

Anyway, this cookbook features a Letterman family tree. On Dave’s entry, it says, “David Michael.” We all know how… obsessive Ann is with the stuff she likes, so I would not be surprised if Ann named Kristy’s brother after her favorite late night gap-toothed talk show host. This would, at least, explain the odd choice of two names–although this does not still explain why Emily Michelle Brewer is often referred to as Emily Michelle, although she is occasionally called just Emily. Without the Michael, however, you are calling DM by the wrong name, which is kind of… weird. Cause damn, that’s a long first name.

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chicken_queen said, December 18th, 2007 at 6:36 pm

I would not be surprised if Ann named Kristy’s sister after her favorite late night gap-toothed talk show host.

Kirsty’s SISTER?! ;)

I’ve never understood why poor DM has to go by two names, whereas Emily can swing by with just the one. Just thinking of DM as simply “David” seems weird.

greer said, December 18th, 2007 at 6:47 pm

@chicken_queen: whoops, you’re right! hahaha

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