Let's talk Broccoli chips
now if you are a normal person you will look at this painting
with a sort of horrified fascination that these things exist in the world
a normal reaction is...
they can't taste good
not on your sweet Nelly am I eating them
or in what universe do you think they are making it onto my plate
dear Phantom Steve's reaction was ...
cool can we get them to try... can we .... I think they will be awesome
seriously that is what she said
I pointed out that the same brand of banana chips had not been a winner
but relented as I was still on a high from finding the cereal that I talked about in the last post
so they ended up in the basket
and were duly taken home for Phantom's snacking pleasure
Now Phantom is actually one of the most brillantly stupid people you will ever meet
she has a monster IQ and a freaky brain that does weird and wonderful things
but seems unable to grasp just how bad a broccoli chip could be
I mean seriously
would you eat something that looked like this for anything other than a dare????
Fifty bucks, a pile of chocolate and a weekend with George Clooney
wouldn't be enough to get me to try these suckers
but Phantom and Sinus are either crazy brave or crazy stupid
or maybe a bit of both
because the packet is opened and we are met by the unmistakable waft
of fish food
and not the mild kelpy smell, but the rotting in the sun kelpy smell
these things smell nasty
one whiff and my lips are clamped so tight they couldn't be pried open by the jaws of life
but still Phantom and Sinus eat one....
I actually thought Sinus teared up a little bit it was so bad
but he manfully got it down and declared them the worst thing in the history of the world
Phantom gamely hung onto her poker face for all of 30 seconds
before bolting to the kitchen bin to spit it out
and spent the next ten minutes trying to scrub the taste from her tongue
while shooting me dirty looks, as I was , by this stage,
laughing so hard that I was having trouble breathing
I really regret not having the camera out...
it would have been a youtube sensation let me tell you
Even more exciting is that I now have the ultimate weapon in my mum arsenal
in the war against teenager-dom
the threat of broccoli chips is being used at each and every opportunity
to great evil effect...
and just the sight of the box is reducing both Phantom and Sinus to my slaves
which they totally deserve by the way...
the scales have finally tipped in my favour
and I am mad with the power of it all ...
My domination of the house is not quite complete though
as any sign of any box makes my mutt, Mushu think he is getting a treat
mainly because he is alarmingly stupid and has the memory span of a goldfish,
so even if we had given him a try of them he would have forgotten what they tasted like
about two minutes after throwing them up
but he is cute and cuddly and is too gentle a soul to be tortured by such horribleness...
Someone who totally gets how sweet he is , is my friend Von
she has done the most beautiful painting of him
how wonderful is this
she has caught his eyes so perfectly
check out her post about it here ...
I love it so much.... so a huge public thank you to my friend
Happy Paint Party Friday to all
I am so looking forward to being able to catch up on what you have been up to
head over here to see what other painting goodness is on show... xx
this week I have been back from my studio break
and here is what I have been up to...
A post over at Dion Dior for the When Artists Cook series