Went to a dinner at E’s place last night with the chicks. The girl really does do a jolly good job in the kitchen, corporate goddess she is.
I took note of various innovations during the evening. Some oblivious sod, or maybe sod is not the right word, some oblivious prodigy invented a cutting board drainage system for instance. My bread board doesn’t have one, but E’s certainly has. Just a simple little trough that surrounds a board, so when you cut tomatoes, all the iffy, pippy juices drain into the area, and when you scrape it into a bowl, you don’t mess over your lovely self.
It’s like the man who invented the Pet Rock ®, except actually useful. And the drainage-board engineering guy’s name is probably Herbert, not Dwayne.
Another fantastic invention is the woman behind the Clinique range. Specifically, the Clinique make-up range, because anyone with a partiality to toner and soap can make, well, toner and soap. But the make-up range. It’s something else. Mascara that stays on all night, yet isn’t the equivalent of engine grease to wash off. Foundation that actually stays on your face and doesn’t slide off after a couple of hours. (Although after a night boogieing, it does shift slowly down my face, but then I am jumping around everywhere.)
The lipstick is soft and almost eatable. I mean how many times I stare at my lipstick and want to just impulsively bite the end off, I fail to count.
Soap on a rope. I bet that guy is sitting on a catamaran somewhere.
Sandwiches. Someone banged two slices of bread together, stuck a piece of cheese in the middle and announced it a sandwich.
That aside, E does entertain a great dinner party.
Doc goes back to India (again!) today. With new visa. It’s been great having him around, especially over the last two very trying weeks. He’s managed to slip back into the swing of Johannesburg and all it’s people and places like a glove. Keep in touch Doc. You’re the best, I adore you to bits. Now go find yourself a Bollywood bride my friend, you little beefcake you. Pity you won’t be able to give us guidance as to quality control tonight m’dear. Fly safe.