Wednesday, September 7, 2016

In which I discover that one of the advantages of Primo being gone all evening collecting nominating signatures is that I can work in peace getting rid of old stuff like some of the food we moved from Primo's apartment to the house eight years ago

This stuff was already old when we moved. I don't think we are in danger of starvation, so it is safe to toss ten-year-old pickled eggplant.


  1. Death in a jar. Glad you got rid of it!
    I had a friend who never threw anything out of her fridge or freezer. There was a minor fire in her building and the power was out for 2 days. She had to dump the contents of both fridge & freezer. She was devastated, I was relieved. She showed me a bag one time that she said was sweets from when her daughter was born. Her daughter at the time was 16 . . . Primo is not the only saver.

  2. Yea but why was that stuff still in the house? And how did it escape becoming sentient after that long???

  3. My aunt does this. My sister refuses to eat at her house anymore because there's no telling how old or expired things are. Some things I don't mind (that eggplant is probably fine to eat but the fact you haven't is telling), but my aunt goes a step beyond sometimes. I was there once and found a jar of jam on the counter with mold growing in it, but she wouldn't let me throw it away. Fortunately it seems that Primo has not descended into true hoarder territory yet!

  4. I'm cracking up that I recognize one of those jars and also we occasionally have to root out "expired in 2011 - oh shit!" jars too.


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