What is a lifeku?

A lifeku is a haiku about daily life. For those who are unfamiliar with haiku, it is a form of Japanese poetry usually about nature, "profound," and formatted in 3 lines of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables. Feel free to check out some famous haikus if you still don't get it.

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Wednesday, December 3: Reader Submission

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After Thanksgiving, we are all moving into "holiday mode" with thoughts of the hell that is present shopping and glittery red and green bits in our faces everywhere we go. But before we begin hiding in our old bedrooms to avoid certain relatives, let us stop to reflect upon the grossness that managed to infiltrate so many Thanksgiving dinners. What am I talking about? I am talking about those unmentionables that nobody should eat ever, under any circumstances. Today's reader submission, was sent in by the lovely Maureen, who I happen to know will eat anything. Even Atkins pasta. Eww.

Why are you so good?
I know others don't like you
But I do. Giblets.

9 Comments:

Daughter said...

I'll go ahead and comment first since I didn't write this one...

Giblets are sooooo gross. Period. My grandparents eat giblets but that's only because they are from Kentucky and they were both born in towns with "ville" and "boro" at the end. No sane person from any state that is not "fixin'" or "reckonin'" should ever eat giblets.

Maureen said...

Ok, giblets are good. Lets not hate before we have fully experienced their flavor. And my moms giblet stuffing kicks major ass. Ask your mom. She loved it.

And yes, I am fully aware of what giblets are. Don't care. I also eat sweet breads, escargot and foie gras. Yum.

Daughter said...

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Maureen said...

P.S. We had giblet gravy too. Delicious.

Maureen said...

AND with reference to that Atkins Pasta, I didn't "like" it, but there was nothing else to eat at your moms and I was so hungry. What did you expect me to do? Starve?!?!? It wasn't that bad, it just tasted like cardboard.

Daughter said...

"It wasn't that bad. It just tasted like cardboard."

Need I say more?

Megan said...

I feel the need to weigh in on this one...

Giblets are delicious.

msc said...

this is like an almost live feed into the heads of rachel and maureen.

wtf is a giblet???

Maureen said...

Giblets (according to Wikipedia) are the edible offal of a fowl, typically including the heart, gizzard, liver, and other visceral organs. Similar to sweet breads.

It's that stuff in the bag the butcher stuffs up the turkey.