Thursday, May 20, 2010

The man I love

(photo credit: Chen Hualin via Wikepedia)
We had mozzarella with dinner the other night.

I promise this isn't one of those "cereal for breakfast/chicken for dinner" kind of posts.

So I said it was buffalo mozzarella - mozzarella di bufala - I said, all dramatically and Italiany.

This got both Betty's and Nick's attention. Betty spoke first.



"What kind of buffalo?"

I could see her wheels turning. I knew exactly what she was thinking. Being from North Dakota, she was picturing trying to get a bison to hold still and let you squeeze some milk out.

I wasn't wrong.

Nick said, "Probably water buffalo. It would have to be domesticated, so it wouldn't be bison or Cape buffalo."

"Cape buffalo." I pictured an animal with a long fringe of hair, like, well, a cape. "What's a cape buffalo?"

"Only one of the top ten deadliest animals in Africa."

"The top ten deadliest animals in Africa?"

"Yes. They kill you by goring you. And they're fast and mean."

"Like hippos?"

"But deadlier."

"How do you know?"

"I read a book."

"Oh, really? What was it called?"

"The Top Ten Deadliest Animals in Africa."



  1. Hysterical! Your conversations that you share make me laugh out loud even on the worst of days!

  2. I want that book. Even if it means Nick has to write it.

  3. Did you know that cape buffalo kill over 200 people a year? I know this because I had to google cape buffalo to make sure Nick wasn't making up an imaginary animal.

  4. PS: my sources say that cape buffalo are in the top 5 most dangerous animals in Africa.

  5. When I read the title, I wasn't expecting a conversation about cheese. Or buffalo. Which is why I love LG and the conversations between you and Nick and Betty! We saw a lot of goats this past weekend in the Texas hill country and all I could think of is "how cute!" and "yum, goat cheese".

  6. Neither the Library of Congress nor list a book titled "The Top Ten Deadliest Animals in Africa" in their catalogs... hmm... ;-)

  7. Mary - Thank you for that! Glad to make you laugh!

    KLZ - He promises it is real. I am going to look.

    Hillary - Well, that makes them pretty deadly! I believed it was a real animal, just didn't turn out to be what I imagined. And top 5 is even deadlier!

    HKW - Yum, goat cheese! is right! I love goat cheese!

    VVK - He swears he is not making this up. He bought the book in an airport.

  8. I would always believe anything Nick said. :)

  9. Buffalo Mozerella is lovely. One must investigate the milking of said buffalo to make this delectable cheese. Maybe theres buffalo ranches? Isnt there a song that goes something like ....dadada <cant remember opening line, where the buffalo roam and the skies are not cloudy all day dadada, and thats all I can remember. A baffalo ranch would be good I think.

  10. Go-Betty: "Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play, where seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day. home, home on the range, where the deer...."

  11. Go Nick! A classic example of "Guy answer syndrome." Although it sounds more like the title of a Discovery Channel show or an article in NatGeo.

    As for the mozzarella di bufala, you gotta try it on pizza. One word: divine. Check out Pizza Paradisio, it's an option.

  12. You are kind of strange. Who is Betty? I ask because I am from North Dakota too.

  13. We were warned on our safari walk in South Africa to be especially wary of cape buffalos, and to immediately get behind a tree if one started to move towards us. Yikes! :)


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