Well, they’re not dead yet.

June 28, 2011


One of the best parts of having Brad here is that I can treat him just like Lloyd and not feed him either.

Lauren: “I’m having leftovers. You guys are on your own.”

Lloyd and Brad: (silence because they are busy reading)

When Brad came to, he said he was in the mood for SpaghettiOs, and did we have any? Lloyd and I laughed because for YEARS we have kept two cans of SpaghettiOs in the cupboard that Brad bought long, long ago. We haven’t thrown them away because they are sacred or something.

Monday night, though, they served their purpose. Er, sorta.

Can the Elder

Yuck! One and two years past their expiration? Brad tasted both but then was suitably afraid of the crawling bacteria that had been lurking and breeding since we were all in our mid-thirties. Lloyd ate his whole helping with gusto, because he is fearless and stupid when it comes to old food.


My taco was delicious, thank you for asking.

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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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12 Responses to “Well, they’re not dead yet.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I should have eaten a whole can. What if it gives Lloyd super powers? I’d really feel like an idiot then.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    You both are very brave. I couldn’t have done it.

    Tacos are the better choice every time.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    HA! That is hilarious!

    I think as long as the can isn’t bulging, it’s ok. But it will be cool to see if Lloyd develops any special ingestion effects….maybe he’ll grow an extra arm, or at least a nub.


    • Curt Said on:

      So how about a can of biscuits? I have a can in my frig that expired 3 months ago. Is it ok to bake and eat?


      • Peggy Said on:

        I would say no….don’t eat those. Canned goods are vacummed packed, but biscuits’ cans are cardboard & junk can get in. Open them & see if they’re slimey & smelly. If not, give them a try….if you dare. Or you could always use them as modeling clay.


  4. Curt Said on:

    Doesn’t heat kill most bacteria? That is the thought I use, so if I question anything, I heat the crap out of it. This philosophy hasn’t killed me yet.


  5. Lloyd Said on:

    I threw out some ham from our refrigerator today. It did not taste bad, but it did not taste good either. And, as my father used to say, “You can’t trust a pig that don’t taste good”.


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