The Write Stuff

Well, writing this blog has, I think, dispelled one illusion for me – I’ll never be a writer. I’m fairly sure I can express myself accurately, even articulately, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to write something that’s a pleasure to read. If you’re looking for poetry, you’re in the wrong place, basically.
Still, if “writing the great 21st century novel” has to be crossed off my list of life’s ambitions, I can console myself with the thought that I’ve already achieved some of the others on the list, including “appear in a fantasy/horror/sex comedy film”, and “share a house with three Scandinavian women”…

On that subject (life’s ambitions, not Scandinavian women), is anyone else sick of walking into a bookshop to be confronted with titles like this?  Life is stressful enough, I don’t need Waterstones or Borders to keep reminding me of my impending demise, thank you very much.

I think I need to change the colour scheme here. Maybe blue?

Had two weird restaurant experiences recently. A Japanese restaurant was a crushing disappointment. It had been recommended by Japanese acquaintances (maybe as a joke…?), but everything was tepid, soggy and bland.
Last night, on the other hand, Re-Source exceeded my expectations – it was inventive and delicious, and ended with one of the best desserts I’ve ever eaten (flambéed banana covered in coconut yoghurt, with some flakes of ginger sprinkled on top).

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One thought on “The Write Stuff

  1. simonlitton October 16, 2007 / 12:24 pm

    Comments from:

    Paola
    Posted on Nov. 29th, 2006 10:48 am (local)
    You must be joking, THAT dessert was the worse part of the meal!

    Simon
    Posted on Nov. 29th, 2006 12:51 pm (local)
    Yeah, well you like brussels sprouts, so what do you know? 😛

    Jane
    Posted on Nov. 29th, 2006 01:43 pm (local)
    Brussels sprouts are wonderful. But not for dessert.
    I like your writing quite a bit.
    Blue is always good.

    Paola
    Posted on Nov. 29th, 2006 01:54 pm (local)
    Yes, I think I would prefer blue too

    Simon
    Posted on Nov. 29th, 2006 04:04 pm (local)
    Never let it be said that I don’t listen to my audience (both of you).
    Blue it is, for the time being…

    Jane
    Posted on Nov. 29th, 2006 11:22 pm (local)
    The blue is good.

    Paola
    Posted on Nov. 30th, 2006 09:45 am (local)
    As Chiara would say…
    Bello Daddy… Blu!

    Simon
    Posted on Nov. 30th, 2006 10:04 am (local)
    I’m flattered that you all like it, but simultaneously disappointed that of all the issues raised in that post (literature, gastronomy, mortality, Scandinavian women) the colour blue is the one that’s generated the largest response.
    Women…

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