The Reluctant Housewife or Dorothy Parker Ate My Puppy

"When I got married, I said to my therapist, 'I want to do something creative.' He said, 'Why don't you have a baby?' I hope he's dead now." Joy Behar

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Revulsion and Self Loathing

The very idea of romantic novels repulses me. My heart races, my teeth grit, I mock them in public. What am I, an intelligent woman, doing reading about true love and passion? Don't I have better things to do? (Actually, probably not, unless you count washing the kitchen floor and making excreable bread Anyone got a good recipe?). And yet, oh lordy. I can't seem to escape them.

It's a secret love affair.