Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Exhibitionism R Us

So tonight, the Matron anticipated this complex, professorial post about what's on her book shelf: The Road, by Cormac McCarthy (she has a reader to thank for this!); In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan; and We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates, among others.

Anyone who has read all three detects a dark note. Anyway, she's going to tie them together for you tomorrow.

Because tonight she is just too tired!

So instead she is falling onto a photograph: the interior of her refrigerator! Now, she thinks she got this idea from the car guys on NPR, but can't really remember. But the gist is to see how people 'read' someone's car -- or refrigerator. What kind of person frequents this? Hippy-dippy? Time-driven and practical? Conservative or a dreamer? Etcetera.

Whaddya think? She's letting her fridge speak volumes! Is the Matron a neat-freak, health-nut or junk food junkie? Other options? The refrigerator might be as revealing as the medicine cabinet.



And hers doesn't just feed any old child. No, these nutrients must power the boy who will not settle for the ordinary, run-of-the-mill bury your brother in the sand. Today, Stryker was hell-bent on burying Merrick --standing up.



If you detect some intensity, purpose and drive in those sand-scooping arms, you'd be an apt observer. Hope the fridge scan goes just as well!

Don't be shy. Flaunt your fridge on your own blog! She'll be watching (and probably linking).

Literary pursuits, tomorrow.

15 comments:

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I'm still trying to figure out how you got a picture of the inside of my refrigerator...

TX Poppet said...

Eep! Only one bottle of wine the fridge? I'll be right over to stage an intervention with a few more bottles.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Well, ain't this a coinky-dinky? The insides of my freezer are photographed on my blog post today.

And I think our kids would get along just fine.

XOXOXO

Jocelyn said...

Your fridge tells me you aren't OCD or an annoying neat freak. But you do eat with some deliberation--with thought about what's healthy. Even more, your food choices (so like those in my own fridge) reveal a consumer who has been well marketed to by the organic movement...a certain upscale sort of organic movement, of course! Hee. I had to stop fretting over my fridge's current lack of Annie's Gingerly Vinaigrette long enough to type this, you know.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Where's the milk? I think I see some Soy, but that's it. We're a 6 gallon a week family, and I don't even drink milk.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I concur with the soy milk. In Defense of Soy Milk. Just so you know.

Came back over from your comment on my post today to say that I am familar with In Defense of Food from The Matron's Swim Suit Season post. See what a loyal Minnesota Matron reader is that Blog This Mom!? The Matron? She makes an impression. Blog This Mom!? She's looking forward to the Matron's professorial post about what's on her book shelf.

Jennifer H said...

Looks strangely like my fridge, too. Except for the soy milk, and the wine.

(Note to self: buy wine)

Memarie Lane said...

OMG I have that exact same yogurt!!!

liv said...

i don't EVEN know what this post is about, but if you don't hurry up with the macaroni salad and champagne then i will never come to visit.

Hen said...

Spiffing idea...

...I'd say you come out of that looking rather balanced...in all ways!

I will post mine tomorrow....I better go and scrub the goo off the shelves first!

smalltownmom said...

Go to fridgewatcher.com to see other people's refrigerators

Hen said...

Matron...the deed is done, fluff and mould removed, we're ready for inspection!

Rima said...

I expected to see more half drunk bottles of wine in there, Matron.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Flaunt your fridge, eh?
yes, that is some dark reading, honey. Hope you've got some laughs planned.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Yes, I remember this! See? I was the first commenter. Yours definitely looks like mine. Just tell all those German au pairs that.