Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Gorillas and nuts

We went to the Kong opening at TheNewDowse on Friday, with the divine Ms Tyler. There were several highlights, the first being a sticky label stuck to my foot that belonged to Mirek Smisek, the rather marvellous potter. I brought the sticker home to show my dad (who was babysitting), and when I pulled it out he rolled his eyes, but those very same rolling eyes lit up when he saw the name, for he is a geek like me.

Richard Tayler was a magnificent, inspiring, tall highlight. He spoke a bit about the process of creating Kong, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. Which is a complete exaggeration, but it sets the mood.

AND we got photographed for the society pages for two papers. My goal last year was to get into them, and I failed miserably. We weren't in the paper today, so there is one more chance I'll make it - go the Capital Times!

This morning I received a big stash of macadamias from Mr SunnyO, who grew them himself, such talent. They're fricking hard little bastards, but dead tasty. I think they might be one of those negative calorie foods, like celery, because they're such a lot of work to open. Please don't spoil my delusion.

8 comments:

llew said...

What's so hard to open about celery?

Martha Craig said...

If I started writing grammatically, where would the fun be?

rosie said...

I think he is Richard Taylor, maybe that is a typoo though...

llew said...

BTW - nuts, like avocados, are classified as fat. However, they're good fat, unsaturated, omega 3 & all that (NB: I didn't check this so it could all be bullshit).

Beside, scandinavians (so I may have read once. Possibly) eat a lot of nuts & they're all slim & good looking.

And madadamias are Australian, and have you ever seen a fat aborigine?

llew said...

Although peanuts are carbos, not nuts at all.

Martha Craig said...

legumes?

David said...

You're in this week's Cap Times, by the way.

ZOKAPF!

Martha Craig said...

Ooooh, goody, thanks for heads up.