About this blog right here. Uh huh...

Some people call my luv of mangoes 'a fetish'. Meh. I say it's gone way beyond that! This blog's my homage to the succulent fruit - memoirs, poetry, random thoughts, pics & anything mango-related I can get my tongue on.

Wednesday, August 15

Too Many Mangoes? Neveeeeer....

I just came across this site called Too Many Mangoes.

My first reaction was: Hell no. You crazy? There can NEVER be too many mangoes.

But anyway...

A couple of clicks later and my shoulders slumped. Thought I'd found me a fellow mango freak!

But alas, no. It just seems to be the name of the site and nothing else - can't see any references to mangoes. There's a picture of cranberries (yippee-fucking-yey), but NO MANGOES! Grrrr...

but I shall not let it get me down

I shall not imagine what I could have done with such a name if it was mine

I shall not send Mr 'Too Many Mangoes' threatening emails saying WHY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD - WHHHHYYYYYYIIII?

I shall not direct swarms of spam his way

I shall not paint his door mango-yellow

I shall not turn his eyeballs into mangoes
because then I might eat them
and then he definitely won't be able to 'see' the error of his ways

I shall not let it get me down

I shall think good thoughts

good good thoughts

like soaking my feet in warm mango puree and ginger

like being fed mangoes by Denzel Washington

like winning a year's supply of dried organic mango slices ('cos they're so damn expensive)

like writing beneath a mango tree

like making love beneath a mango tree

like not being able to step out my front door 'cos there are a gazillion tons of mangoes waiting to interview my tongue.

Good thoughts.

mango FReak


Erik said...

Hey, steady now. Those aren't cranberries, they are coffee beans on the bush. The origin of the name, as I tried to explain, comes from a certain kind of literature (love stories set in India or the Carribean) where exotic feelings are conjured up in the reader with the help of mangoes ("her breasts were like swelling mangoes ..." or whatnot). I want to write about East Asia where I live but I don't want to do it in this cheap style. I don't want there to be too many mangoes.

As for the fruit rather than the exotic symbol, I'm all for it. I had some dried mangoes from Thailand yesterday. They have a new low sugar version now which is really great.

yours ever,

mango freak said...

Coffee beans? For real? How can something that looks so sweet ultimately taste so bitter? Beautiful. I've learnt something new. Thank you.

That post was very much tongue-in-cheek. I'm also a poet so my imagination kicked in and one thought lead to another. Nothing personal.

And thanks for the explanation behind the name - I really should have read that bit - duh! I get your reasoning behind it now.

We have dried ones but I'm yet to come across the low-sugar variety. Would be interesting to try - taste what the difference is.

Thanks for passing by.

take care...


Erik said...

No offense taken. Taiwan has some four main varieties of mangoes and lots of sub-varieties. The large yellow ones seem to be in season now. There is a complete mango universe to explore.

Did you, btw, see this? http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/hss/395012357.html

mango freak said...

haha! That's a funny post! She can't be serious.

I saw boxes of honey mangoes yesterday. They were massive & gorgeous. It was all I could do not to buy them - I just didn't have the budget for it. Was hard to walk away.

take care!


...that in Hinduism, the mango tree is considered to be sacred because Prajapati, the Lord of Creatures, was changed into a mango tree.


Fellow Mango FReakoids...

* Marney Makridakis
* Whisper of Madness [a salivating description of a mango]
* FreshMangos.com
* Gift Mangoes
* National Mango Board


My Nemesis ;-(

* Kaptain Krayola