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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Friday, October 03, 2003

Assigned Reading

Gentle Readers will note that Jeff was one of the respondents to my previous, exuberant post about our impending trip to St. Phillip's, Jackson. Ever earnest, ever helpful, the dear boy suggested some reading material, in order to prepare prepare us for our adventures.

What sort of reading? you may ask. Something of great theological import? Perhaps a guidebook, to help us find our way around? No-- simply an oblique reference to Sweet Potato Queens.

So I obediently trotted over this morning to my local public library, where I did indeed find the following learned tomes on the shelf:

The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love: A Fallen Southern Belle's Look at Love, Life and Being Prepared.

God Save the Sweet Potato Queens

and the crowning jewel of the trilogy,

The Sweet Potato Queens' Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner)

All three books were penned by self-proclaimed Boss Queen, Jill Conner Browne, and promise such delightful tidbits as:

"The True Magic Words Guaranteed to Get Any Man to Do Your Bidding"
"Men Who Need Killing, Quite Frankly"
(suppose these two are related?)
"What to Eat When Tragedy Strikes, or Just for Entertainment"

and of course,

"The Best Advice Ever Given in the Entire History of the World"

Geez, these women are a hoot! With insightful literature like this available, why have I been wasting my time on dusty theologians in preparation for ministry?


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