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Beautiful Brutal Fruit

Who gave Brutal Fruit and all those highly flavoured alcohol drinks a bad name? They suffer the terrible reputation of being the downfall of many a teenage girl and are completely scorned by ‘proper’ drinkers. They sit in the clumsy gap between evil alcohol for children and play play alcohol for grown-ups.

Well, in my forties I am now becoming a fruit alcohol drinker. I am proudly announcing my preference here. Last night Big Friendly and I went to the cutie 2020 domestic game at Newlands (which was such fun btw) and I was delighted to drink down two delicious strawberry flavoured Brutal Fruits. Firstly, you can’t actually taste the alcohol (except for maybe at the end). Then, when compared to your only other option at the cricket, draught beer, which tastes properly horrible, it seems better. And it looks very pretty in those plastic cups with tons of ice. Delicious I tell ya!

I haven’t checked out the calories yet (I imagine with something that sweet there must be gallons of sugar in there) but it can’t be worse than beer or wine. Surely?

I have to share what just happened. I wanted to link to Brutal Fruit’s website and I obviously pressed the wrong button and so now I can’t access it until I am 18 or older! Love it! SAB being responsible for me! I don’t know how to fix it, but it is quite funny. But the facebook page tells me I like Sultry Strawberry. Does anyone remember that cute ad campaign with the naughty strawberry and the bad mango?

I love it!

I needed something to cheer me up and I got exactly what I wanted. A lekker krekker of a 2020 and the Proteas winning in the end. I love 2020. It’s short, furious, reckless, personality cricket (except for the dancing bunnies after boundaries, better than those Standard bank Kaboom girls, but still). Last night’s personalities were Aussie David Hussey, who slam dunked 88 off 44 balls and then took two wickets for 21, and Albie Morkel who did a few huge sixes for SA. It was Mark Boucher who won the game though. The old terrier hung on with his teeth and saved the night.

It was a bit scary when one of the big lights blew after the Aussies had bowled just three balls to the Proteas. I could see there was an electrical problem at the ground; the cameras had been jumping and frame flickering all night. All the stadia in SA have to be tiptop for the….IPL!!!

I can’t wait. I loved last year’s 2020 competition and this year it’s going to be played here. It is so cool. Yay.

This has at least shifted my gloom about what is happening here politically. I had one of those Oprah lightbulb moments yesterday. I realised (probably years after everybody else) that zoom zoom Zuma is not going to go to court. I realised that something somewhere was going to change to make that a reality regardless of the law of the land or the constitution or the NPA or anything. I guess I always knew that. But it’s the fact that people are literally ok to put a crook into the seat of the presidency of this country that made me miserable. I mean, the reality is that we are going to have a president and we can’t believe a word he says. And he is going to be ‘chosen’ in a democratic way. People are going to vote for the guy. It’s too depressing to contemplate.

I seriously hope there is an IPL match scheduled for voting day. That’s what I’ll be watching.

Was anyone else watching last night?

For cricket purists the Kaboom 20/20 series might not hold much interest, being short, splat and domestic (not to mention the really kak name!). Last night though, Big Friendly and I were glued to the box for the most exciting Kaboom semi finals ever; both at more or less the same time! The Warriors and the Eagles played in PE and the Cobras (my team) and the Dolphins (Big Friendly’s) played in Durbs. And it was totally, nailbitingly hectic, with both games ending in a tie and both having to go into a bowl out, where three batsmen per side and a bowler from the other have to play just one deciding over. Although my team did win eventually, it almost didn’t matter, the circumstances were amazing and I can just imagine the cricket stats guys going nuts working out the odds of two semis going to a tie. It was extraordinary. Kaboom!

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