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Monday, December 22, 2008 :::


I'm hosting a couple of good friends who happen to be Kiwis from New Zealand over the Christmas season. Although I'm usually a very accommodating host, I do have my own tics and compulsive issues when it comes to the cleanliness of my own living space. But this hasn't been an issue. In fact, everything has been going swimmingly with my houseguests. Until today, when I walked downstairs and saw this on my kitchen counter:

EEEWWWWWWWWWWWW, Vegemite? Not in my kitchen! I'm tempted to "accidentally" leave it outside for the birds to eat, but that would be super mean. To the birds.

Barf. I guess some stereotypes are true: they actually do love that stuff in Australia. So much so that one of them actually packed that jar and traveled with it for 36 hours. That's how much they like Vegemite down under.


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here in Australia we've been told that vegimite has been banned for sale in america so we have to bring our own if we want it. im a vegimite convert myself. try it ob hot buttered toast with melted cheese when your next hungover. its the best way to eat it!

By Blogger george86, at 10:14 PM  

Hang on, which are they: Kiwis or Aussies? Confusing the two is like calling a Canadian a Yank or vice versa...

If they are true Kiwis they'd be eating Marmite anyway! (there is a yeast extract schism in the Antipodes that has been tearing families apart for years...)

By Blogger fishboy, at 11:57 PM  

DO NOT confuse Kiwis and Australians! Just don't do it. That sort of assertion is medieval. OH and thanks for MacDonalds, and George Bush.

By Anonymous Andrew, at 2:36 AM  

To say someone is a kiwi AND from New Zealand is redundant. Also, that snowmen kitchen towel is ADORABLE!

By Anonymous Noelle, at 8:30 AM  

Vegemite & Marmite are acquired tastes for N. Americans (my partner and I are Americans). I love it but my partner believes it only suitable for filling-in the cracks in asphalt driveways. I sometimes sneak it into soups and other items that require something salty/savoury. He never notices.

Personally, I'm a Marmite man. Great on buttered toast and crackers, (and yes,even) peanut-butter toast.

Just start slowly while your friends are there. They won't begrudge you. Those jars last about three years (exaggerating) before they're emptied since you need very little per serving.

By Anonymous Canada, at 8:31 AM  

Aussies and Kiwis might not be interchangeable, but their collective love for Vegemite is. In that sense, they may as well be from the same country.

And if you think I'm going to eat even a drop of that barf you can forget it.

By Blogger dan, at 8:47 AM  

Hmm...I'm thinking that this post was set up only for you to reveal your spotless appliances & holiday linen collection. Confess!!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:19 AM  

I would like some New Zealish friends to visit me.

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