|DIARY OF AN URBAN MILKMAID|
|Two more hours and this horrific year will be over. Thank you Jesus!
We've celebrated in our traditional way here at Milkland. A big pot of corned beef with cabbage. Except for the two years I was intimately involved with persons of the hispanic persuasion (those years I made kick-ass tamales), I have made corned beef for New Years Eve. There's rich, Irish blood coursing through these veins...
Before I put the pot on, the kidlet and I went out to stimulate the economy. I got some Reebok walking shoes (see Resolution #1). We also hit the bookstore, where I dabbled in Klass and Kulture. I picked up "The Shipping News", a novel I read half of a few years ago - and then lost. I had mixed feelings about the book. On the one hand, I loved the writing. I could smell the fish, and feel the cold, salty air. On the other hand, it was kind of boring. It's better the second time around - especially with Kevin Spacey in mind as our hero.
I also purchased my very first book of poetry. This event, I will have to attribute to my devoted reading of Mecaieh's poetry-filled diary. She's always got some high-falutin' poem in there. I used to just skip over them. I could never figure out what the poet was trying to say. After a while though, I started to "appreciate" the poetry.
This afternoon, I cruised the poetry section of our local Borders bookstore, and I picked up a book by a poet I had never heard of. However, there were books on the same shelf that discussed his poetry - so I figured that meant he was pretty good... His name is Galway Kinnell, and I think I'm in love! He's from Vermont, and has won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book award, and this is my very favorite poem of his (so far):
ST. FRANCIS AND THE SOW
Beautiful, huh? Poetry. What a concept.
Happy New Year to All. May 2002 bring all good things and many positive changes!
SLAY ON BUFFY!!
|Buh Bye! |
October 05, 2008
Be Afraid, People.... Really Afraid
One Last Bitchfest for the Road
Get the Popcorn Ready
I'm a Rich Ho-Bag
|Marriage is love.|