24 December 2007

A civil war involving an exchange of friendly Zissous

Only one of the images in this post is by me - the other two are by my brilliant friend Kate.

Because I'm late cottoning on to stuff, I only discovered how brilliant Wes Anderson is this year. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou quickly established itself as one of my favourite ever films and I became something of an Zissousian evangelist, telling all that they must see this quirkily wonderfully deep and light film. Kate was just about the only person who listened and soon fell in love with Zissou and Rushmore. Who wouldn't? Anyway, skip to my birthday back in August, in Finland, in somebody else's house checking my email and there's a card from Kate.

I wonder if it remembers

How great is that to stumble upon in a foreign Finland?

So when it was Kate's birthday, I thought I should do something similar for her in return. I'm not 100% sure of what I say but I think Kate's favourite person ever is Harpo Marx - if you text her out of the blue she'll tell you what colour eyes he has (and his brothers) even if she's out shopping and nowhere near a reference book. His eyes aren't blue. So I did this.

harpo zissou

Of course being a card from me it was naturally very late what with all my excuses to maintain and what have yous. So blow me dahn if before I'm all done and dusted, some several months beyond the 30th in question, hasn't she gawn and done me another card along similar lines?

thanks pal

Yes she bloomin well has is the answer! And how more wonderful again what?

In other news, please spare a thought for Ms Suomi-Suolmate over there in a corner of a foreign Finland for the ollidaze and the worse nightmare imaginable for a foreign Finn has come to pass courtesy of the new GM sponsored climate - a black christmas, devoid of snow.


Kate said...

This is so lovely! :-) Thankyou again, and thankyou for the plug! :-D

Sorry there's no snow for Kati, though - maybe some will arrive tomorrow, just in time to make it a white Xmas? I'll keep my fingers crossed!


marja-leena said...

Interesting and wonderful connections we find sometimes, and how exciting. And yes, southern Finalnd has had a black Christmas two years in a row, isn't that something!? We usually have a green one here. Have a very merry one, Dem (though without your Finnish soulmate?) !!