from Basket Case, by Carl Hiaasen:
"Improper lane changing etiquette has resulted in two drivers pulling out semi-automatics and inconsiderately shooting each other in the diamond lane of the interstate. The traffic jam is epic..."
also from Basket Case:
"She insisted the morgue job was the best she'd ever had, owing to the lack of customer complaints."
from My Name is Mahtob, by Mahtob Mahmoody:
"William James, one of the founding fathers of psychology, has been credited with saying, 'The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.'"
also from My Name is Mahtob:
"It's not our differences that divide us. It's our inability to recognise, accept and celebrate those differences."
(again, so true)
Have we all seen the ads for the upcoming series of MKR? That's My Kitchen Rules, for those who don't know. It's a competition style cooking show, where couples show off their skills (or lack of) by cooking entire meals and serving them to the other contestants who then judge them on it.
The ads I'm referring to here are those featuring a contestant, Jessica, who repeatedly states that she doesn't eat this, doesn't eat that, doesn't like fats, oils, carbs of any kind, hates icing sugar, never eats rice or pasta or fried food. In fact deep-fried food scares her. "Seriously!" she says. Or maybe she said "I mean it!" at that point. I know she said both.
All of this makes me wonder just what the heck is she doing on a cooking show?
One of the other contestants has said, "I hope your cooking tastes better than your attitude."
I agree with him, but now I'm intensely curious.
What will she cook? How is she going to cook it? How will she serve it? How will it taste?
This is a terrible conundrum for me, because I've told everyone I know, often, that I don't watch these shows, never have and never will.
But I want to see what Jessica cooks and how well, or not, her offerings are received by the others.