Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I'm cool

No, seriously. Like, really cool. Like, cutting edge of everything. Like seriously, amazingly fashionable that people want to do what I do. Want proof?

Take guava, for example. A couple of years back, I lamented the lack of fresh guava in this country. Sure, you can buy guava nectar in the shops, but it's not really the same. And then, what do we find in the fruit shop a few weeks back? Guava! And pretty soon, it wasn't just in the pinko, lefto, commo organic fruitstores... but also in Coles! Lordy above.

Still not convinced of my coolness? Well, let's continue the fruity theme with dragonfruit. Previously, it was a delicacy spied only occasionally in above-mentioned lefto, pinko, commo organic fruiterees. After lashing out one day with ex-Love Denner the Angry German, I was hooked. Now, you can't move in the fruit section of Toombul's Coles without coming face-to-face with a bloody dragonfruit.

But I can see you're still not totally convinced by cutting-edgedness. Well, let's go on a holiday, I suggest late last year to my fellow Love Dennion SatomiTiger. We hire a car and bolt southwards to a little nook called Yamba and Angourie and instantly fall in love. Such a lovely little corner of the world, it is. Realising our gem, we decided to tell the world it was crapola so they continue to be amazed by the slowly decaying and plastique Byron and not trample all over our paradise. And then I see this: the death-knell. Now instead of fish n chips down by the sea, it'll be latte-frappa-wotsits, gourmet fucking pancakes and playing dodge the fricken Beemer.

Seriously, I'm either ultra-cutting edge, or someone's following my every move and taking notes. Either way, I'm cool. Yeah.


Dina said...


I'm SO glad you mentioned Guava. We bought two at the store today. We have no idea what to do with them. We wanted to just eat it and not do anything with it. We cut the top off and tried slicing it. It wasn't so great...tasted not ripe. Should we wait until it's softer? Can you even eat a fresh guava or do you have to make something with it first?

I feel kind of dumb asking these questions.....

Jamin (AKA Blue Box) said...

I'm not an expert on guava eating or anything. But I know they can be pretty tart when not quite ripe. When ripe, they should give slightly when squeezed.

The best way to eat is just cut it in half and scoop out the insides. The skin can also be eaten, but it's a little bitter, particularly on the pink-fleshed ones. Enjoy!

Dr Yobbo said...

I grew up just down the road from Yamba - which either makes me the coolest person in the punyverse or just a yeehaa from the sticks - and also gives me the God-given right to slag the hell out of it, but you're right, the place will be full of rich self-lovers from leafy suburbs driving luxury SUVs any minute now. Angourie's a lot nicer. But Brooms Head, now that's... that's something, anyway. Something will happen there, one day. I'm sure of it.

Jamin (AKA Blue Box) said...

Agreed. Angourie is the real winner here. Yamba's like the serious cousin at the wedding: annoying, but necessary to appreciate how cool everything else is.

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