21 November 2008

I'm probably Chartreuse

Or maybe Pear, or Springtime Moss, or even Lime.

But thankfully, I've got too many other strange and misplaced guilt-feelings, antisocial tendencies, and countercultural customs to worry about whether I'm on the carborexic side of the Green Spectrum.

9 comments:

Rebekah said...

I think dudes are just using the green thing as a cover to do the deed outside.

Gauntlets said...

LOL! Perfect. Just what the world needs.

Kelly said...

The elderly lady that lived across the hall from my grandma used to wash and reuse her Ziploc bags. They locked her up and threw away the key. I don't know what she used to boil her pasta. Yikes.

MooreMama said...

My grandma used to keep
ziplocks, bread bags, foil bits, plastic and paper grocery bags, gift bags, wrapping paper and bows, plastic silverware, and (maybe the grossest) the styrofoam trays that your meat comes in - blue, pink, and yellow. All washed carefully and hung on her kitchen clothesline to dry.

When she died a few years ago and we cleaned out her apartment, my cousins and I felt like we were committing a mortal sin by bagging them up and throwing them away.

I think that she was less motivated by "greenness" than by Depression-born frugality. She also reused leftovers by incorporating them into a neverending cassarole.

Reb. Mary said...

Uh-oh. I've been known to reuse those Ziplocs...plastic grocery bags are saved for dog-duty...paper grocery bags become art projects and home-decorated wrapping paper...

Well, if they come to lock me up, I'll enjoy the little vacation :) I'm curious as to whether anyone else reading here reuses Ziplocs...

But neverending casserole...now that's scary :)

AshleyEffken said...

I reuse Zip-locs because my mom reuses them and I just thought that's the way things were done. I don't think it's a "green" thing, it's a "well, if I wash them, I don't have to buy more" thing. Plus, they're still perfectly good. Why throw it out if it isn't junk?

Rebekah said...

Ahem. I also have two drawers stuffed with things I consider reusable, and I get a lot of guff for it.

Pam said...

I reuse Ziplocs, when I feel like it, and when I can't deal with it, out they go. But we don't use a whole lot of them to begin with.

Neverending casserole? Is that what it's called? I've been known to do that... in fact, I have this trick of throwing rice and either pork chops or a whole chicken with the water into the crockpot for Sunday dinner, then using the extra rice and leftover meat tidbits to make a casserole later in the week. I mean, throw cheese on top and broil it and who cares what's underneath, right? ;)

I have to say, my Grandma used to keep meat trays too, and I was really bummed when she stopped doing it. When we would visit, we'd cut shapes out of the wallpaper sample book and glue them onto the styrofoam trays.
Oh, what fun!

MooreMama said...

The Neverending Cassarole works like this (hang onto your breakfasts, girls):
Leftover breakfast sausage gets added to mac-n-cheese. Those leftovers get added to some veggies. Those leftovers get added to some sort of soup. Those leftovers may get some rice added to them. Those leftovers get added to some hamburger. And so on.
It's the cassarole that never ends. It goes on and on my friend. Some people started eating it, not knowing what it was, and they'll continue eating it forever just because ... thanks, Lambchops. ;)