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Purge Thursday: Frurge? Puridge?

Filed under Purge Thursday by at 10:16 pm on Mar 19 2009

Fridge Secrets(Sorry for skipping last week… nobody’s perfect!)

I had one of those Aha! moments this week. The following became evident to me through various channels in a concrete way:

Taking care of yourself is a way of showing that you have respect, or regard, for yourself.

Duh, right? Well, for me it’s a tough one to get. And I think this is clear in how I eat, how I treat my body. Constantly feeding myself crap (which when I am Crap Mode I will defend with every ounce of my brainpower) is a way of saying “I think I suck and I don’t care about myself.” Sounds like self-help claptrap but if getting my head around it helps me not have sugar crashes that wipe out the last two hours of my work day or helps me alleviate acid reflux, then I’ll take it. Not to mention, when my dad posts something like this, who am I to belittle his accomplishment? Who am I to treat that person like shit?

What does this have to do with Purge Thursday apart from a horrifying and false implication that I will become bulimic? Well, if you’ve looked in our fridge lately, you’ll understand. It was, prior to tonight, a horrifying graveyard of wack-ass old crap in there. Total bachelor fridge, since apparently Jack and I both identify as bachelors, or at least adopt their alleged eating habits.

So in preparation for trying to do myself a favor, here is a brief list of junk I cleaned out of the refridgerator to make room for better things:

  • 2 jars of “fancy” mustard
  • 4 year old thai peanut sauce that had solidified into brick
  • cocktail sauce: “Best Before 0806”
  • Acai Juice, date unknown
  • 1/3 of a cake from you don’t want to know how long ago
  • Random homemade hot sauce, date unknown
  • Annie’s dressing, 2007, cracked lid, frightening green color
  • Smuckers Caramel topping
  • Can of cranberry junk, date unknown
  • Raspberry Curd
  • Brummel & Brown pretend butter, past date

And maybe a few other things it would be embarassing to mention. This weekend, since we can see the shelves, maybe we’ll be productive and like, clean them.

One Response to “Purge Thursday: Frurge? Puridge?”

  1. 1 Angela @ Lost In Splendoron 20 Mar 2009 at 10:01 am

    There is something so disgusting and yet so satisfying about cleaning out the fridge. It’s also amazing at how some items ca magically be overlooked between each clean. How does that happen?


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