Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Chop sticks and philosophy

What was your very first phone number?

How long do you keep left-overs in your fridge before throwing them out?

Do you consider yourself to be a kind person?

Do others?


At 12:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

4607. No prefix or anything. That's how small the town I grew up in was!

We're so efficient that we just throw away food right when we get home from the store. Soon, I expect to be able to throw it away IN the store, and finally progress to calling the manufacturer / farmer and getting them to throw it away before they even make it.

I am a kind person, and anyone who says otherwise can't take a frikken joke and maybe next time I won't call 911 for them, what about that?


At 12:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wait, it was 4067. Turns out I lied.

Guess I'm not kind, afterall.


At 3:57 PM , Anonymous Bismuth said...

1- I'm not at liberty to say, since my parents have had that # longer than they've had me. However, it was not an easy one to remember, as all 7 digits were different.

2- I keep them until a) they mold or b) my wife throws them out. Whichever comes first.

3- Kind? I'm nice. I'm not mean. I hold doors for strangers. However, I'm not particularly compassionate, and I don't reach out well to people. In that way I can seem cold at times. You make the call.

4- I try my best to wear no pretenses, so I hope that other people will see no differently than I see myself.

At 4:09 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

1. Fieldbrook 1-6524. Then it was called 341-6524. Then (412) 341-6524.

2. When they get to the point that I'm afraid to eat them, or forget what they are, they get tossed.

3. Yes. Even though I'd want to assinate Hitler.

4. Yes. Sadly, some people still confuse "kind" with "doormat". I kindly set them straight.

At 5:23 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

The first phone number I remember is the house in Oswego. My mum is still there!

It depends on what the leftovers are. Meat - 2-3 days - and it doesn't usually make it that long. Lisa is much more strict about chucking that stuff out than I am.


I think so. Pretty sure.

At 5:27 PM , Blogger Leetie said...

1. 375-6370 That was from 1975! On this kind of phone. I also had a small town number at our summer cottage: 55826 (875-5826). I can't believe I remember those numbers.

2. Depends on the food. I kept some yuca salad around until it turned orange. Neato! (Yuca is kinda like potato)

3. Not especially. "Kind" conjures up images of feeding stray cats and stuff. I'm not kind, but then again, I'm not unkind.

4. I doubt it.

At 5:36 PM , Blogger Trillian DBB said...

'til they grow fur
yes - more then i really am

At 5:52 PM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

(I told you I'm a geezer!)

Leftovers - usually up to a week, depending on what they are.

A kind person? Sometimes. I try, but I'd say others think so more than I do myself.

At 5:55 PM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Oh yeah, the NI stood for "Nightingale".

Leetie, if it was up to me I'd still have that kind of phone!

At 9:09 AM , Anonymous Dan said...

1) the same one it is now

2) until i scheve, which is usually a week or so. my favorite is the shit that gets pushed to the back and starts a colony of mold. awesome. science experiments!

3) sometimes

4) i have no idea, sometimes. sometimes i can be a real dick.

At 12:30 PM , Blogger Leetie said...

Jeff, mine was ES5 for Essex :)

At 5:53 PM , Anonymous kingw said...

The first phone number I remember is still my dad's. Some 36 + years. It was a party line with three other families.

I try and clean it out every week. Pretty good about it, but mistakes happen. I suppose that would be just an opportunity for the mold and bacteria.

I suppose in general I am a kind person. But some people just rub me the wrong way.

I think most people think I am more kind than I really am. My wife and dogs love me that is all I really care about.

At 8:27 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...


It varies on the amount of time I have in my day. If things are crazy (like they are right now), leftovers might go a whole month because I don't have time to even think about tossing them.


Oddly, they seem to. I must put up a good front.

At 7:20 AM , Blogger Tamara said...

1) *Snork* at Cbol.

2) Lookie me! Online at home in my house which is mine! WHEEE!

3) What were the questions, again?

A. *shrug* Ayunno! We moved a lot.

B. Until it's time to throw the dish away!

C. NO. I am NOT NICE, so let the rumors stop there!

D. Yes. Ha! Dumbasses. ;)

At 10:32 AM , Anonymous insomniac said...

sarsh o. wants to assinate Hitler, whoa, rough crowd...

CA (for Canal)6-1424

as j.cochrane would say "if it's been a week, it'll start to reek"


i dunno, but probably not...

At 4:25 PM , Blogger Graz said...

774-7388 was the first one I remember growing up. It was a party line that was shared with the family of the girl I dated through middle school and much of high school. That worked out pretty good when she or I was grounded from the phone as we would pick up the phone at a set time and be able to talk without it ringing.

2 days max. Then I start to get paranoid about it going bad.


Absolutely. I get told that quite often.......usually when someone wants something from me, though.

At 4:44 AM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

881-074 (that's from the house we lived in from '78-'84 - we've moved several times since then.) First number I had for myself as an adult I won't post, because despite changing phone companies , houses and suburbs yet you can still ring that number and it rings at my house.

Depends on the leftovers. Some stuff stays in there and starts its own family, other stuff I throw out within a couple of days.

Not really.

Depends how well they know me. It's not really kindness, more of an ability to tolerate idiots.

At 2:22 PM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

Hey, 's up?

5144 (small town).

Kinda kind.

At 12:26 AM , Blogger Blogchik said...

1) 573-4569. Still my favorite number of all the ones I've had.

2) Until they get moldy or start to smell funky or taste funky. So, up to a month. Except salad. Salad doesn't keep.

3) I would say I am kind.

4) Probably.


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