Monday, March 31, 2008

Holy Cow

Before I talk about my post, I want to give my theory for the origin of the phrase "Holy cow".
You see, in Hinduism (which until seven years ago was my family's religion), the cow is a sacred animal. To kill a cow is sin. To insult a cow, even by accident, will result in having no children. (Not kidding; this happened to a king and his wife.) So, much in the same way that "Oh my God" is the common expression for surprise, "Holy cow" became the less than cool equivalent of "Oh my God" when Hindu worshippers immigrated to the West and started speaking English.
Don't look so innocent, Apu. You know who I'm talking about.

Now I return from my digression.
...I won a Silver Key in the regional Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards! And I also won first place in the local youth fair for the short story "Persona Sin Corpus"
This is how I feel right now. I thought the story wasn't good, just like Quasimodo thought he was ugly, and look what happened!
Call me Quasi for short.