Such a Character

The teriyaki chef explained how the game worked. He spoke about chopping up omelettes and firing the pieces at our faces, while we tried to catch the eggy bits. I chanced a sideways glance at Sharon just as she turned to look my way. We tried to hold it in but it was impossible – we both dissolved into fits of giggles, her head flying back fast, giving herself over to the joy.  She refused to take part in the game, but the rest of us sat there like those clown games at the carnival, where you feed ping pong balls into their mouths in the hope of winning a prize.

Later, as we were paying for our dinner, she noticed cartons and cartons of eggs piled up near the entrance. She looked at me, an eyebrow raised – a sure sign that something cheeky is coming. Sure enough, she grabbed three eggs and walked out.

It was Chinese New Year in Melbourne and the celebrations were in full force. It was standing-room only on the pavement as the dragon dancers undulated past us. Sharon motioned towards her husband so I readied the camera. Sure enough she threw the eggs at his feet one-by-one. He had no idea, he was watching the show, but Sharon and I found it hysterical as he stepped on the eggs, cracking them open, yolk exploding.

Her dark shiny hair is usually pulled back in a ponytail and you can see the sparkle in her eyes, or sometimes a dark scowl when she has noticed an injustice and wants to tell the world about it and then fix it. She may live 15,504km away from me, but as she says, in her Jersey “caw-fee” twang, she’s my sistamama.

Crazy gals.


Today’s Writing101 prompt – “Who’s the most interesting person you’ve met this year? Turn it into a character study.

How about you? Who’s the most interesting person you’ve met this year?

x desleyjane

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. I haven’t met any interesting persons this year.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh no Cardinal! I hope you have plenty of other interesting people from previous years to make up for it 🙂

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  2. Debbie says:

    Trying to catch the eggy bits is always fun! A nice character study too. I’m not sure who would be the most interesting person I’ve met this year but I do know that I’ve met some highly interesting blogging friends – does that count?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Absolutely! I have too! I was chatting with one tonight who said the same thing 🙂 Thanks Deb!

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  3. You are such an entertaining original. Left brain, right brain scientist.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL, thanks so much 🙂

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  4. A.B Mood says:

    Haha aaww wow that must’ve been a fun night ^_^ Perfect character study; short, precise and fully defined the kind of awesome person your sistamama is 😉
    By the way, you both look soooo adorable in that picture 😀 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you!! It was great fun and continued long into the night…

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  5. brittabottle says:

    Everytime I read your writing, I’m more and more impressed. You could write a novel, DesleyJane! Another lovely story, too. 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Aw thanks so much Britta. I need some focus!

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      1. brittabottle says:

        Focus can be hard to come by…I know the feeling. 🙂

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  6. What a super funny and lovely story. The narrative is crisp, enticing and leaves no doubt about the character of sistamama.
    Kudos my friend, you’re top. And f’resh’ of course.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you for your sweet words. I love to be fresh 😉
      Xx

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      1. And you’re the queen! Xxx

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  7. First of all, I love those Japanese hibachi places…they’re such fun! Last time we were there, the chef threw broccoli pieces in our mouths!
    Your friend Sharon sounds like tons of fun! Plus, if she’s from New Jersey, she’ll have an accent similar to mine!
    I really enjoyed your narrative of your Chinese New Year revelry!
    Cheers!
    *Lia

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Lia. It was my first visit to one of those places. It was so much fun. Yep she’s great, and now I can imagine your accent 🙂 Cheers!

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  8. What a nice profile of your night with Sharon, dj. Really enjoyed it!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks jillyp 🙂

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