Friday, July 20, 2007

Wingal: Pie-maker.

Having an internetifical moment to myself for the first time in a long time, I feel it is appropriate for me to check in with all of you briefly and tell you about my new life mission... I want to make pies.

I want to be the person who shows up with a pie at a party and all the people in the room say to each other in hushed tones, "Oh, Wingal makes the BEST pies" or "Have you ever had one of Wingal's pies?" or "Please God, tell me it's one of her famous chocolate pies" or "Damn her and her fantastic shoes" (all the attention shouldn't actually be on my pies... I don't want them to be the only things I'm known for). This is all the result of seeing the movie "Waitress" with Keri Russell. Admittedly, I went to a movie starring the former Felicity with great trepidation, but I was seriously rewarded for my courage and I have to insist that you all see it just as soon as it hits your local video store. I was mesmerized not only by the numerous pie-making scenes in the film, but also by the creativity-factor involved in pie-making... they can be completely experimental and individual. And she NAMED her pies and we all know how much I love to name things (which is not to say that I'd show up to a party and introduce everyone to my pie, Bertrand Cooper, the Third). Keri's character created pies purely based on her mood and life-experiences (so you can anticipate that one of mine will be called "This Goddamned Dissertation Is Going to Be the Death of Me Pie"), and she sang a song about making pie... a song which was irremoveably carved into my brain and has been playing on repeat ever since.

It's possible, I suppose, that there was some kind of subliminal experiment involved in the making of the movie. Hmmm....

All I know is that I'm going to start making pies. And if you visit me, I'll make one and name it after you.

Boobarella Pie... it's a little like World Music...

2 comments:

Jenny said...

The last pie I made turned out to be a crisp because, as I have found out the hard way, you can't make good pie crust in July in Tucson, Trader Joe's only carries pie crusts during the holidays, and apparently Independence Day doesn't carry much weight as a holiday. Had I made an actual pie, I would've called it "I hope my dog doesn't turn out to be afraid of fireworks tonight" pie.

theswain said...

um, sticky toffee pudding, please??!!??

I can haz stickys toffey pud, plz?