while i was on holiday in ireland, louise, a girl i work with suggested that a dating columnist for cosmopolitan magazine go for a burrito date…
…and so rosie and i arranged to meet on tuesday evening… chilango had a surprise in store for us… they had laid on a ‘fancy’ table. despite being embarrassed by the special attention, it was cool to have mariachi playing during a date! a big thank you to the chilango crew from rosie and i! i’m glad this ‘special’ date was with rosie, as this was her first ever date (!) and one i’m sure she’ll remember 😉 .. we both had pork burritos with mild salsa and guacamole, corona to drink – rosie is a copy cat! for the record though, she is the first of the ten dates not to have finished her burrito!!
we continued from chilango to the camden head for drinks. rosie was very entertaining all evening, especially when she spoke at length on things like art: what is so special about damien hirst’s dots? or anthony gormley’s horse? they don’t even make them. (the horse turned out to be by mark wallinger!)
rosie has been working for cosmo for around four years now, and loves what she does. it was refreshing to speak to someone in her dream job. she has a memory when she was about 15, she of crying after reading cosmo because she didn’t understand the grown up stuff, and thought she never would! not only does she have her own column now, but she loves the magazine and all her colleagues and she even feels guilty because ‘people aren’t supposed to like their jobs’! it was interesting to hear about magazine life, and also rosie’s opinion that the magazine industry will thrive when ‘the whole new media stuff dies’!!!
me: what came first the chicken or the egg? rosie: well before that, someone came up with eggs benedict, then decided they needed eggs, so they produced a chicken to produce the eggs. rosie likes food. another passionate rant followed about her favourite foods. pizza, risotto and pa thai. she loves cooking, but finds pa thai the hardest thing in the world to cook. having tried it over ten times, spending a fortune on ingredients and it still tasting like crap, she concludes: ‘what’s the point? just go out and buy it’.
however, things aren’t all good in her personal life. her 8 year relationship ended in february, which she is still getting over. we had a good chat about it, and i think her attitude is great. it will be interesting to read her dating column over the next few months to see how she gets on.