Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Blob of Something Different

One of the greatest books in the world is The Twinkie Squad, by Gordon Korman. In it, there is a group of middle school children who don’t fit into the typical mold of all the other children. Therefore, they are forced to join the schools “special discussion group” known to the rest of the school as the “twinkie squad”. As described by Douglas, the ringleader of the group, (or chief twinkie, depending on who you ask.) middle school is like a well oiled machine in a plastic factory. In goes a blob of plastic and out comes a little toy dinosaur or some other little trinket. The Twinkie Squad is the story of what happens when you put a blob of something different into the machine.
That is the story of me. A typical Bais Yaakov girl on the outside, a blob os something different on the inside. I never DID fit the usual mold, and I don’t see how I ever will. This blog will record my journey to finding a different sort of prince charming, the sort that doesn’t mind a blob of something different. (Hence known as a BOSD)
Please join me on my journey. It will be a roller coaster ride on some days and a boring trek on others. But one thing I will promise you is: it’ll be something different.


Anonymous said...

Wishing you a smooth and successful journey!!

Zeeskeit said...

Wow! Well put! You'd be surprised though at how many "typical Bais Yaakov girls" would idetify themselves as a BOSD! Many of us out there no what that's all about...going through the system and just shuffling along, following all the unspoken rules, trying not to fall into the category of "weird" by being a bit individualistic. Many of these girls blossom once they graduate, depending on the reason they are a BOSD. And many of them struggle further with shidduchim and such....

Good luck out there...and compliments on a well written blog!