Sunday, January 29, 2006

early sunday morning.

i just answered a few questions at the Question of the Day and thought i'd share them here since i can't think of a single, original topic to share with the world.

  1. Postage stamp: If you were to issue a new postage stamp, who or what would you put on it?
    black and white head shots of everyday people across america reminiscent of those black and whites in Life magazine in the depression era.
  2. Toga party: You've been invited to a toga party, the rules state is that you MUST wear a toga, AND that you MUST use the sheets that are on your bed now. What will your toga look like?
    beige cotton. how boring is that?
  3. Most unusual: Tell us what the most unusual thing about yourself is?
    ay ay ay. unusual? only one thing? hmmmm........ i have been known to eat black eyed peas with mayonaise swirled in's something i got from my daddy. that's unusual, right?
  4. Train: If you could take the train from anywhere to anywhere, where would 'anywhere' be?
    i have never ridden on a train. i think it would be interesting to take a train across the country (USA) or that Orient Express beginning in Paris. sounds very exotic and exciting to me.
  5. Under your bed: What is underneath your bed?
    books, old quilts, and my framed diplomas/degrees and photos that i haven't put on the walls in the almost 2 years that i've lived in this apartment. pretty pathetic, huh?
  6. Rock Star: You are auditioning for the tv show Rock Star, what band are you hoping to become the lead singer for?
    move over Bono! U2
  7. Caskets: Would you ever/have you ever placed a momento inside of a loved ones casket? What was it?
    when my nanny (grandmother) passed away, i had the florist make a sweet little nosegay with ribbon around a fork. it was placed in her hands in the casket. during the service, i have the pastor read a story that i'd found online: "Keep Your Fork"

Gong or Hollywood?: If you were trying out for American Idol, would you be gonged or would you be going to Hollywood? And most importantly, what song would you sing in our audition?
i'd definitely be gong'd, but i'd sing "under the boardwalk" a la bette midler in beaches.


i signed up for that flickr thingamabob cuz i think it is pretty cool. be sure to visit my flickr page to see visual evidence of my goofy life.


while searching online for tips on how to tell if eggs are spoiled (they are spoiled if they float in water), i came across this amusing little "joke". thought I'd share:

How to Tell if Your Food is Spoiled

THE GAG TEST: Anything that makes you gag is spoiled except for leftovers from what you cooked for yourself last night.
EGGS: When something starts pecking its way out of the shell, the egg is probably past its prime.
DAIRY PRODUCTS: Milk is spoiled when it starts to look like yogurt. Yogurt is spoiled when it starts to look like cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is spoiled when it starts to look like regular cheese. Regular cheese is nothing but spoiled milk anyway and can't get any more spoiled than it is already.
MAYONNAISE: If it makes you violently ill after you eat it, mayonnaise is spoiled.
FROZEN FOODS: Frozen foods that have become an integral part of the defrosting problem in your freezer compartment will probably be spoiled-- or wrecked, anyway-- by the time you pry them out with a kitchen knife.
MEAT: If opening the refrigerator door causes stray animals from a three-block radius to congregate outside your house, the meat is spoiled.
LETTUCE: Bibb lettuce is spoiled when you can't get it off the bottom of the vegetable crisper without Comet.
CANNED GOODS: Any canned goods that have become the size or shape of a basketball should be disposed of. Carefully.
CARROTS: A carrot that you can tie a clove hitch in is not fresh.
WINE It should not taste like salad dressing.
POTATOES: Fresh potatoes do not have roots, branches, or dense, leafy undergrowth.
CHIP DIP: If you can take it out of its container and bounce it on the floor, it has gone bad.
GENERAL RULE OF THUMB: Most food cannot be kept longer than the average lifespan of a hamster. Keep a hamster in your refrigerator to gauge this.


i wonder when i'll be able to sleep.


Jean-Luc Picard said...

I like the answers, but surely the answer to No.5 is that an evil monster is under the bed?

Michele sent me here.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Very funny list regarding spoiled foods! And I love your ANSWERS! Where do you get the questions from???

Here from Michele this A.M. I can't sleep either! (Though I did get a two hour nap...

Viamarie said...

Enjoyed reading your answers. I also keep the same items you do under my bed.

Cheers from Michele!

coolchick said...

Love love love your Flickr pics!!! I'm partial to old family photos, and you've got a wonderful collection. Great spoiled food list too!

mar said...

Great post for lack of inspiration!! Thanks for the food tips, lol- Michele sent me today.

Star said...

I will be posting the food spoilage info on my refrigerator. Michele sent me.

Heather said...


I love the list. Ben pretty much subscribes to that theory about spoiled foods too! I'm going to have to send him here to check it out.