Thursday, October 20, 2005

The actor/food critic

Would you buy a book from this guy? It doesn't matter, because you're getting it for Christmas anyway.

I met him my first year at the University, in a study group/drug ring hosted by our dear friend the converted catholic, who is now a mother and lawyer provencale. We spent six months discussing philo- sophy and getting drunk, not necessarily in that order.

After our exams the three of us had arranged to meet up at a local watering hole to celebrate. When we got there he was nervously elated. He told us that he hadn't taken the exams, he had decided to become an actor instead.

So he did. He went to acting school in London and returned to play such memorable roles as the guy in Rum and Vodka, and Perschonvern Gynt, the Hamlet of Finnmärck. Then, because he loves to eat, he drifted into food reviews.

What else can I say? He's fashionably melancholic and that's why he knows how to party. He understands things about communication most people don't. He could have been a jazz pianist if it wasn’t for the knife cut that severed the ulna nerve in his right hand, a defensive wound as they say.

Instead, he became author and publisher of Julereker og Rævpöstei - Trädisjonsmät fra Lüleå, which is an fantastic new cookbook. Here's a link to his amazing food pages. Check them out!

Soon he’s moving to São Paolo to get married to a beautiful Brazilian girl. In time, he wants to open a small boarding house with a gourmet restaurant and has admitted that he wants to have children.

What a boring life he leads.

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17 Comments:

Blogger ChrisWoznitza said...

Hi I´m Chris. Greatings from Germany Bottrop !!

8:46 pm  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Dig this guy. He's so far out, we have decided not to erase the comment.

8:55 pm  
Blogger anne said...

Poor Chris... He is very lonely and just wants some conversation. He is on b1-66er's blog also.

Your blog and its comments are very entertaining and educational to me (another American with a limited knowledge of the rest of the world). Keep up the good work!

7:08 am  
Anonymous converted catholic said...

löv your blög

10:03 am  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Can it be? Can it be that the converted catholic appears - much like a spectre in a cloud of smoke - when her name is called?

1:35 pm  
Anonymous converted catholic said...

I'll always appear when called on, much like Jesus, my friend.

2:11 pm  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Prove it.

2:29 pm  
Anonymous converted catholic said...

Avec plaisir cher ami,
∂ Ω (∂ ∂ D W↑ W↑ W↑)

2:49 pm  
Blogger Mikkel said...

You got me. I can't say what that is. It could be Gödels formalization of St. Anselms ontological proof, it could be a Greek phone number.

But I will say this: Is He willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then is He impotent? Is He able but not willing? Then is He malevolent? Is He both able and willing? Whence, then, is evil?

4:36 pm  
Anonymous converted catholic said...

Easy peasy:
doodle doodle dee, whuppa whuppa whuppa. I think that basically sums it up.
Ring a bell?

6:35 pm  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Ah! Good one.

The ∂ didn't have quite enough of a swirl to trigger that specific memory. Besides, as I recall, you were the only one who kept notes.

Long time no C.

6:50 pm  
Anonymous converted catholic said...

Yes I know. Didn't find the doodle symbol. Still have all those notes of course. It's been very long. I suppose Cat's out of the sack, I'll switch to some private channel once I've finished my motherly chrores. Lots of löv

8:05 pm  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Roger that.

8:09 pm  
Anonymous converted catholic said...

I just sat down with a very large cup of coffee, getting ready to write you an e-mail. But it seems I can't use your link thing. Any ideas?

10:57 am  
Blogger Sara said...

Hey C,
Mikkel's doing trë-møkkavakter-ï-trëkk, and sends his apologies for not being able to respond until tomorrow.

(the link button is to his mailadr, which is mikkelgruner@hotmail.com)

À bientôt, Sara.

7:49 pm  
Anonymous c said...

merci beaucoup

8:10 pm  
Blogger Sara said...

Pro Noblem.

1:01 am  

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