Friday, April 17, 2009
British Friday: Fuss-ay Eat-ahs Edition
If you've never heard of Charlie and Lola, you need to go here immediately. It's an absolutely brilliant creation and you do not have to be a kid to enjoy it. I love these two rascals so much that I'm tempted to buy a couple of hamsters just so I can name them Charlie and Lola.
Anyway, the show is smart on several levels, but one of the things I love most is how quirky little Lola is. She has an aversion to numerous foods and describes herself as "A Ver-ay Fuss-ay Eat-ah." It's not so much the taste of certain things (tinned to-MAH-toes, fish FING-gahs) that bothers her, but rather how those things look or feel. I can relate to this--certain foods freaked me out when I was a child, too. For example, I was not fond of the way Kraft American Cheese Singles melted into a rubbery, circus-tent-orange mass and oozed out from the side of my grilled cheese sandwich. It was an upsetting sight so I'd pull off tiny pieces of sandwich and chuck them under the kitchen table, hoping my mom would think I'd eaten them. Yellow wax beans also weirded me out and made me think of dead worms.
My friend Katherine introduced me to Charlie and Lola, and since I'm off to visit her for a few days, I thought it fitting to write this post today. Incidentally, Katherine is also a bit of a fuss-ay eat-ah, but that's just one more reason to love her.
Have a happy weekend, everybody!
Posted by Catherine