well, the producers last night was enjoyable, very amusing. it got a little tedious in parts but was overall good. we kicked back on our comfy recliners and drank a bottle of chandon. this followed dinner at the conservatory, an all-you-can-eat buffet, at crown, where i revealed my homer-tendencies to the point of being told off by a chef for handling the oysters without the tongs.
he did call me madam. and then winked at me later when i grinned at him, as i was heaping up my third plate.
i was extremely pleased with my food choices. i saw people eating bread, rice, potatoes, soup. fucking soup!
why, oh why would you do that, why take up valuable stomach space with everyday items such as bread, when there are platters of seafood, tureens of hot meals, delightful yummy little yum cha items, exotic salads and gourmet other bits and pieces.
my first plate consisted of:
about 8 oysters
about 8 prawns
some iceberg lettuce
my second plate consisted of:
about 4 prawns (slowing down. portion control is one of my two new year resolution catch-crys.)
about 6 oysters
2 yabbies (come on, they were tiny)
some seafood salad
more seafood sauce.
there was an incident with this second plate. i was a little distracted about the chef, telling me off, and i stupidly pulled off one yabby head in the wrong place. i got a violet gush of yabby head juice down my front. you know that orangey stuff? well, it spurted across my decoletage.
nice. so i mopped and sponged, as subtly as possible. and then asked the kind waiter for a fresh napkin. except i said serviette because i was flustered.
by this time we had had one glass of champagne each, and one glass of scotchman's hill charders.
my third plate consisted of this:
a piece of fish with a type of capsicum chutney
two small pieces chicken in batter (sweet and sour-y perhaps)
a small piece of chicken in a sauce
two little dim sum-type thingies
one little dim sim
a rice ball, small
i can't remember what else but there was no seafood sauce on this one.
and note, the comparative lack of carbs
my fourth and final plate (dessert) consisted of this:
one little berry thing in a glass pot
one little portion of chocolatey-type slice
one small scoop chocolate icecream
one serve banana pudding
one slice tiramisu
i think that was all. then a flourish of melted chocolate from the chocolate fountain.
but i have to say. i saw one guy finish his meal with a nectarine??!! this guy was also one of the soupies.
am i the only one to think wrong, wrong, wrong?
onto princess. spoke to her today, they had just had mexican food for dinner. she sounded good. is still really looking forward to coming home, but is hanging in there.
tomorrow is the show, and she is helping her dad. then two days after that, they will be busy with carpets. so that's sunday and monday. then tuesday she thought they were going to sea world, that's in san diego i think. then back to la, for disneyland something like thursday/friday. then she leaves monday.
that's it for today.
hope you are all having a good saturday.
ps someone asked about the spider story. i will recheck what i wrote and fill in any narrative gaps.
11 days to go