While were not big on television here at the Fish household, we are movie fans, and we recently acquired the film “George of the Jungle” with “want to spread him on a cracker and eat him cute” Brenden Fraser playing George. Pardon my sexist aside, but yummy.
Guppy loves this movie, and while I’m not going to lend deep socio-cultural significance to a (BLEK!) Disney movie (shudder), I love the zen nature of George and his very Buddhist take on life. Despite spills, loss, separation and other tragedy, George remains true to his Buddha nature. He is cheerful, acknowledges that yes, sometimes the negative does happen, but then something good always happens, too. “George just lucky I guess.” is his refrain, his mantra if you will. While I’m obviously not watching this film in the same way as 3 and 1/2 year old Guppy, I so appreciate his underlining the lucky side of things, though it would be just as easy to highlight all the negative. I also thoroughly enjoy the fact that the protagonist thrives without the infectious encumbrances of Capitalist consummation, and once he and Ursla are finally united, they chose family and freedom in the Jungle rather than Nintendos, MP3 players, cheaply made, inferior quality clothing and all other bounty the free-market economy provides… I do hope they brought some aspirin and penicillin with them, though. You know, because they’re in the jungle and stuff.
I’ve been pretty lucky of late as well. No, Monsieur Fish hasn’t taken to weight lifting and parading around in a loin cloth (sigh). I believe the following goodies delivered to my mailbox will illustrate my côté chanceux :
These cute little kitty cats arrived from the sweet Krispycheks, proprietor of the most excellent nom! nom! nom! blog. These little cuties are decorating my sewing area, and I just love them!
My dearest Jumblefriend of Jumbleberry Jam fame has been doing a stellar job de-cluttering her home, and she decided to share some of her many tubes of Vegemite with the blogosphere, i.e.: She had a little giveaway and I won! So excited was I. Monsieur Fish was amused by the Vegemite that traveled from Australia to the United States to France, and the beautiful paper her hand-written note had also traveled an amazing amount : from Tibet to Ireland to the U.S. to France. Wanderlust runs through my veins, now literally!
I’m hooked on this stuff! It is indeed an acquired taste – reminds me a bit of blue cheese in my Omni days. First time I’d tasted it I shuttered, but, oddly found myself wanting more. It’s the same thing here people, but unlike blue cheese it’s cruelty-free and really good for you! I’m not sure if this is a blessing or a curse, because I needed another favourite something to slather all over a fresh baguette like a hole in the head. My new favourite thing to do with the Vegemite? It is amazing for boosting an anemic gravy – and the B-vitamin goodness… love it!
Here is my ultimate loot from the book exchange Carmen organized. I felt so spoilt, because Carmen included handmade cards along with these great books! She is so talented, and if I lived near her I would be hanging out at her house until she shared all her great handmade card tips with me! They are just beautiful, and it’s not going to be easy to send them off to new homes because I want them for me! Oops, selfish moment there. Ok, all better.
Thank you ladies for the wonderful mail! I’m off to go make myself a little Vegemite tartine with some faux E.B. and baguette. Yum!
Those PINS are adorable!!! I love the Alchemist too.
A book exchange? A tube of Vegemite (I’ve never tried it)? Cute little pins to adorn your sewing room? You’re so lucky!
Move over vegan cupcakes take over the world – it’s really vegemite takes over the world! Vegemite is the greatest food ever, definately one item I would take to a desert island!
Look at all your goodies! It’s like Christmas in February!
“Monsieur Fish hasn’t taken to weight lifting and parading around in a loin cloth” You crack me up!!
Ooh lovely mail! I love the nom nom nom cat trio!
Yay for mail! Those handmade cards look so perfect. Have fun reading and enjoy your vegemite.
those cards are magnificent! Have a great weekend and enjoy your loot!
Look at all your loot you lucky gal! I’m glad you love the cards – I had a hard time deciding which ones to send you 🙂 Enjoy the books! Hopefully they are new reads for you!
I love getting surprises in the mail – lucky you with all those goodies! The “nom nom” cats are so cute 🙂
What wonderful mail! I might have to try out the vegemite to see if the blue cheese comparison is accurate. I have a weird affinity for shuddery tasting, weird smelling things–definitely a left-over from my cheese connoisseur days…
what lovely mail! i love getting neat stuff in the mail. just makes me…well, happy! you are totally deserving 🙂
What great packages/exchanges! I didn’t know about the book exchange but it sounds FABULOUS. And as a book lover, I can understand why you wouldn’t want to give ’em up!
I’m so glad you like the Vegemite because I just bought myself some Marmite and don’t know what to do with it (some of Celines biscuits are top of my list), but I love the gravy idea. 🙂
And Brendan Fraser? Nom, nom, yes! And he’s Canadian (*she blushes with pride*). 😉
Brenden Fraser! Nom!Nom!Nom! ;-). Thanks for the movie and vegemite review. So glad you’re enjoying the shot of B-vitamins. And wow! Gravy…what a clever use for it :-). I’m so bummed I missed that book exchange, but I’ll be on the look out for the next one. Happy reading!!
Haha!! Gotta love George of the Jungle 😀
Such a nice package!!
Oh goodness, I forgot how much I used to love that movie. We took my (then) little cousin to see it, and she was dancing in the movie-theater aisle at the end!