That ain’t right.

October 22, 2007

Lauren, Lloyd

Part of the reason that it’s so easy for me to be messy is that things can just become part of the landscape for me. The mail on the table is just…. there. The empty paper bag that can easily be mistaken for a bag with popcorn…. just there. So for the past year and a half, this bottle of grapefruit juice has been sitting with the tools. ‘Why?’ Well, because I never moved it. It’s from Annette’s Awesome Birthday Luau of May 2006. To be fair, it might have been inside the luau stuff containers for a while, then moved to the tool area. (I’m loathe to call it a ‘workbench’ because no work happens there – it’s where I throw the tools.) Anyway, I noticed that the juice looked pretty brown, and the bottle was pretty swollen. I showed it to Lloyd and said, “I’m pretty sure this is fermented.” (The expiration date was February 2007.) Like any guy – he drank some of it. *jibblie jibblie* He said he wasn’t sure if it really was fermented, since unsweetened grapefruit juice tastes so nasty anyway.
This juice is brown and yucky.  Should've used Fruit Fresh.  Mmmm... Fruit Fresh.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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14 Responses to “That ain’t right.”

  1. Karla Said on:

    Anytime Arron does something questionable, I tell him that it probably isn’t good for him because of his brain hemorrhage and that usually scares him into acting rationally. So I ask -- is this something that is good for your heart, Lloyd? Maybe you should call your cardiologist and check with him…


  2. Christina Said on:

    What were you thinking drinking that stuff!! Silly Brother, some day you’re going to make Lauren mad and all she has to do is bring out a bottle of some old stuff and “Puff” you’d be a gonner!


  3. Curt Said on:

    What??? Me with the first post?? Woohoo!! I am so surprised since I am a occasional lurker. You know what, that looks good. I would drink it. Could it have to much acid to ferment? I have had a small amount of grape juice ferment in the fridge. It didn’t taste too good, it was a little moldy as well. I haven’t had orange juice ferment, it just gets rancid after a while.


  4. Brad Said on:

    Dang it! I’m usually the first commenter! And I usually say something wierd that no one can respond to. So now I have to settle for SEVENTH?!? Criminy!

    I do not drink anything that is spoiled or old. I throw it away if it is even thinking about being old. Unless it’s the fruitcake in my freezer I got for my 33 and 1/3 birthday. I can’t bear to part with it. It is precious to me.


  5. Peggy Said on:

    This must be one of many gross guy things. Once my son was just about finished his sandwich when I walked into the kitchen. He said, Mom did you get a different kind of lunchmeat … it tastes different. I said, No … it’s probably that mold on the bread. He just said “Oh.”


    • Deanne Said on:

      I was just about to say how wonderful it is to not be a guy because I never do anything gross, and then I remembered…

      My friend from little-kid-hood reminded me that on a week-long canoe trip, we would try to strain out these little black buggies from our water. You never really got them all out, but a few wasn’t such a big deal. Well, once there was a cup of water with TONS of little black buggies in it. On a dare, I drank the cup of water with the extra protein included. I admit it, I’m a bug-drinker.


  6. Annette Said on:

    Ahhh Luau!!!
    How can anything have gone bad? It was all so good!


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