A Shiksa on a Mission

Balaboosta (n.)(bah-lah-b00-sta) A Yiddish term meaning the perfect housewife
I'm a shiksa on a mission...
It may not be perfection but it's the journey that counts

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gross and Grosser

Although we've been busy little beavers at the Five Cent Farm, I have been doing my fair share of reading. Thought I'd share the last two books I read with you all.

First of all,  That's Disgusting by Rachel Herz is a book about the emotion of disgust. And it's fascinating. You have to be able to read about drinking fermented, masticated corn flour liquid or eating maggot covered cheese or starting off the day with a big bowl of slimy, soggy soybeans because they are all beloved dishes in a variety of cultures. There is also much ado about cannibalism, morality, horror films, blood, feces, pus, phlegm and necrophilia. And more. I learned a great deal and was disgusted. And I think about disgust on a whole other level now. And also I can't get the idea of that Icelandic people like rotting shark meat. So my point is this: Mom, don't read this book.

The other book I read is The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan. Two words. Werewolf porn. Also, I'd like to remind my mother not to read this one either.

So there you have it. Any questions?

Play Ball!

In honor of both National Poetry Month and Baseball Season, I give you a poem about baseball.

Assignment #1: Write a poem about Baseball and God

And on the ninth day, God
In His infinite playfulness
Grass green grass, sky blue sky,
Separated the infield from the outfield,
Formed a skin of clay,
Assigned bases of safety
On cardinal points of the compass
Circling the mountain of deliverance,
Fashioned a wandering moon
From a horse, a string and a gum tree,
Tempered weapons of ash,
Made gloves from the golden skin of sacrificial bulls,
Set stars alight in the Milky Way,
Divided the descendants of Cain and Abel into contenders,
Declared time out, time in,        stepped back,
And thundered over all of creation:
                                       "Play ball!"