Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Guilty Pleasures


I just started an affair...

A shot of vodka. Some melted dark German chocolate. A driblet of wild honey. An almond. A walnut.

I mix them up, languid swirling motions with my teaspoon. Half-listening to conversation which may or may not have been directed at me. But I remember Annie Lennox's Something So Right in the background, a palliative for the weary. Excitement builds up as the drink gets closer and closer to the consistency I want. I lay the teaspoon down to rest, bits of dark chocolate dripping onto the white saucer. A flaw on the immaculate, but nevertheless beautiful.

I hold off drinking and focus my attention on dinner-table talk. Half the pleasure of the experience is knowing how much I crave it, yet denying myself gratification.

Finally, I give in. The warm, the bitter, the sweet: a sensuous explosion.

Thus began my affair with Mel Gibson.

(The Mel Gibson vodka shot at Van Gogh is Bipolar, 154 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, QC)

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11 comments:

Camy said...

I want that shirt....is it for sale? or does it have a shop that sells merchandise? I am in love.

the sketching backpacker said...

you write SO well! This is a literary masterpiece inspired by van gogh is bipolar.

t-shirts are available at 154 maginhawa st. sikatuna village

bipolarjet said...

welcome to "mel gibson's darkest sin mistresses club."

mental wayfarer said...

Camy: Yes, the shirts are for sale at Van Gogh is Bipolar. And lots of other cool wearable creations. You'll love it there.:)

mental wayfarer said...

the sketching backpacker: Thank you! This is the second that Van Gogh is Bipolar has inspired, actually. And because i plan to keep going back, i'm afraid i'll fill up my blog about my trips to the resto.:)

mental wayfarer said...

bipolarjet: Oh, my! I'm honored to be part of the Mistresses Club! I hope i'm worthy. :)

fantaghiro23 said...

Aj, because of your last two posts, I'm considering going there tomorrow na!

mental wayfarer said...

Honey: You should! Call me, i'll go with you.:P

Peter S. said...

Hi, Ajie! I can't wait to go there!

czar said...

what's with you? one bipolar isn't enough? =P

mental wayfarer said...

Czar: You're sooo funny! And as it happens, i have... lemme count... 4 bipolar people in my life. It's an interesting life, to say the least.