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Thursday, September 17, 2009

leftovers

I really don't love them.


And here's why.
Inevitably, we forget about them.

Inevitably, we end up growing Frankenstein's monster in flora form.
I know, gross.

When I finally unearthed it under its innocuous looking facade of saran wrap, I could hardly believe what we had been growing under our own roof.

A lot of people grow flowers.

Herbs, even.

Some even grow chickens and goats.

We grow mold, I guess.

Big, billowy piles of mold that can deceptively look like cotton candy.

But not anymore.

At least not until one of us gets the next bright idea of stashing away those leftovers in the very back of the fridge.

Like I said, gross.

15 comments:

jeanok said...

That is the MOST colorful mold I have ever seen!!! You made Art.
and yes ewwww but still kinda pretty.

jeanok said...

I mean what is that Robin's Egg Blue??...it's a nice blue.

Jessica Latshaw said...

Yes, this is true. But don't worry, you too can grow this art all on your own. Just take some sort of taco meat that only drew eats anyway, put it in a bowl covered in saran wrap, stick it on the back of the fridge for a very looooooong time and voilĂ ! Take it out to impress visitors.

Jenna Latshaw said...

that is one of the most disgusting things i have ever seen. i gotta go throw up now.

Jessica Latshaw said...

Rude.

jason said...

I'm kind of scared that that's the taco meat from the mexican feast you and drew hosted during the summer....

in June.

Is it?

James Ricardo The Actor said...

WOW boo! I love left overs, but I will pass on those!

Mom said...

I actually love left overs. I purposely make too much food so there will be left overs and yes, sometimes I forget about them, but mostly I remember. But sometimes Bruce decides to give my saved leftovers to the dogs and when I look all through the frig looking for my special leftovers, they are gone!

Jessica Latshaw said...

Jase--in our defense that Mexican Feast (and yeah, I am pretty sure it IS from then) was in July.

Okay, so that's not much of a defense.

Mom--that's so sad that pop sometimes gives your leftovers to the dogs! Not sad for them, though, I guess!

jason said...

hahaha that's hilarious!

I have never seen a fridge referred to as a frig. But I like it.

Jessica, that Mexican fiesta was a LONG time ago.

Mandy and Jack said...

Oooooh wow Jessica. We really do have a lot in common.

Jessica Latshaw said...

Mandy, I hope for your sake you did not have one of these growing in your fridge any time recently!

kathiek said...

Wow...that would make an exceptional science fair project if you could determine if that was one kind of mold in various stages of growth or just several different kinds of mold. It looks cool and disgusting all at the same time. One thing for which I am extremely thankful, Jess, is that we cannot smell it...something I am certain you wish you couldn't have done!

Jessica Latshaw said...

you know, surprisingly enough it didn't smell as bad as one would think. And yes, I couldn't believe how disgusting it was--but at the same time definitely stopped to marvel at it!

Michele said...

Positively disgusting! I would have thrown away the bowl! :)