That Little Ol’ Nun, Me.

March 27, 2007 at 5:11 pm (New York Mets, Sister Mary Zig, Unzipped Thoughts)

Some time ago, way back in my formative years, I read Stud Terkel’s classic, “Working.” With essays covering virtually every avocation, it gave me an insight into the lives of “Johnny and Jane Lunchbucket.” That was fine, but what about the non-traditional jobs and the people who do them?

I invite you to tell me about the most non-traditional, interesting job you’ve ever done [for at least a week].

I’ll go first:


After being turned down by the Catholic Choich [for being Jewish, and not butch enough], I do some freelance nunnin’ every now and again…

First gig? It was 1986. The New Yawk Mets were in the playoffs against the Sox o’ Red when I first felt the “callink.” In full habit, I prayed like a motha for that ball to go through Bill Buckner’s legs. And so, my children, it did… and a career was born. Her name is Sister Mary Zig Tyko, and she is aware of how annoying people are who talk or write in the third person, but she can’t stop herself. Pray for her.

Your turn.


  1. PW said,

    OH Sister Mary ZIG…

    I am praying for YOU…

    I love it!

  2. Ralph Zig Tyko said,

    The good Sister Mary Zig needs all the prayers she can get. Thank you, PW.

  3. Barbara Burton Stewart said,

    Is Sister Mary Zig related to Robeman? She has my prayers.

  4. Ralph Zig Tyko said,

    The good Sis is related to all the nutty characters and voices floating around in my head… Pray for her tennis backhand, if prayer is your thang. Don’t, however, waste prayers on Robeman. Gornisht helphen [nothing will help]. :-)

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