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Biggest C&R Loser 2013


Happy Valentine’s Day!  Welcome to the 7th week of Biggest C&R Loser 2013! This year we’ll be keeping all of the results and placings secret until the end of the contest. We’ll also be pooling our cash to award the 2013 winner the largest prize we’ve ever awarded … a whopping $40!  This week’s theme is always a Biggest C&R Loser favorite!  It’s time for: “What’s Inside Your Fridge?” Let’s see what our contestants are hiding behind the refrigerator door!  This week each of our contestants will show you a photo of their fridge and describe the contents. Here we go!



My fridge at home looks a lot like the one in this photo. Now that I’m leeching off my parents for practice teaching, they only have healthy things in the fridge. It should be good for me as long as I don’t splurge on my own! Which I won’t, because I’m broke.


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Ah yes, this week is the fridge picture. And here we go! Top shelf: OJ, milk, butter, Ginger ale; next shelf: eggs, carrots, celery, salsa; next shelf: Salad stuff, and meat (to make chili tonight); next shelf: Diet Coke, baking soda, two bottles of wine, one bottle of beer; In the lower drawer is an onion, for the chili; The door shelves contain condiments, then yogurt, the applesauce. Healthy, I know! But now I’m really looking forward to the chili tonight!



So. Our fridges. I tried to have it neater this time so Adam wouldn’t freak out. I only got groceries on Sunday so I’m surprised it’s not fuller (more full?). My freezer is stocked up and yes, that is two containers of Hagen Daas. But come one, it was $3 off, and it’s next to the box of Weight Watchers egg mcmuffins so I think that has a moderating effect on the ice-cream calories. I tend to fill up the freezer, then don’t buy anything until it empties out. Just restocked. Our top shelf is usually lunch stuff, pudding, juice, etc. There are some leftovers in there this time, I usually have an average number of fruits and veggies in the bottom and we have lots of juice and soda in the door along with various bottles of sauce, relish, whipped cream in a can, marinade, salad dressing, etc. Oh and that little drawer inside is chock full of cheese. (Sorry Michelle) So an average fridge? We take our lunch to work/school every day and we cook dinner at home 13 out of 14 days, so we usually have a lot of staples on hand to make it fast and easy.



Atop the fridge are several boxes of cereal, bottles of dishwasher detergent, and vitamins. Freezer is packed, mostly with frozen fruit, ice cube trays, and coffee. The main section of the fridge has waaaay too much stuff in it, with the bottom shelf dominated by a pot of broccoli-bean-and-lemon pasta, and various other containers of leftovers. Good luck finding what you’re looking for in there!


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In the freezer I have some frozen veggies and pitas. On the fridge door I have some condiments, seltzer, rice milk, canned fruit and water. In the fridge I have some Fresca, veggies, fake cheese, leftover taco “meat”, apples, hummus, peanut butter, tofu and tempeh. YUM! Now I want to go eat it all.

Michelle M.


We always have the following in the fridge: juice, salad dressings, condiments, fruits, veggies, Harry’s beer and my zinfandel (Beringer’s!), dill pickles (Adam’s favorite) and salsa. There are usually ingredients for a meal or leftovers from my cooking, but I didn’t cook this week (lazy!), so the fridge is a little bare. There are some leftover fajitas from the Mexican restaurant where we had dinner the other night. And the yogurt (yuck!) is Harry’s, he’s been making smoothies.


In the freezer: 1st drawer: frozen veggies. 2nd drawer: popsicles (Harry had a cold/sore throat), ice cream and vodka. I find when I freeze Thin Mints, the box will last longer than a day. That hummus is soooo garlicky – when Harry eats it, the house reeks of garlic. That’s why it was banished to the freezer (until I’m out of town or die). 3rd drawer: Lots of leftovers (in the back), some Lonely Man dinners and a big old bag of strawberries for Harry’s smoothies.



What’s in my fridge? Not a lot at all as you can see. There are a lot of condiments though…I’m on the all condiment diet you see. Lots of flavor…very little health.

Mr. Sombrero


Now that I look at this picture I realize how crammed, small, messy and badly-lit this fridge is. Maybe I should be on Food Hoarders, if there is a show like that. It does have good things in it. Lots of veggies and fruits, some protein and leftovers. Yummmmm!


Have You Ever… Annoyed Michelle M?!

We’ve long considered Michelle M. to be one of the nicest and most beloved inhabitants of the blogosphere.  But as we’ve recently found out, Michelle is a mighty force to be reckoned with.  You cross her, and you she might just beat the ever-loving shit out of you.  And it is for that reason (we want to protect you from her rage!) that we asked Michelle to come up with her own Have You Ever?! list of annoyances.  You know the rules: For each question that you answer ‘yes’ to, give yourself a single point. When you reach the end of the quiz, add up your points and post your total in the comments.

Have You Ever…

1. Have you ever been Kristen Stewart, Ashton Kutcher or Jennifer Love Hewitt?
2. Have you ever failed to return a shopping cart?
3. Have you ever sent Michelle a chain email?
4. Have you ever eaten a tub of garlicky hummus before getting into bed?
5. Have you ever left your dog out in the yard to bark all damn day?
6. Have you ever had a spoiled brat who is out of control/doesn’t listen to you?
7. Have you ever mispronounced jalapeño?
8. Unless you’re Craig, have you ever said “me and him” or “her and me”, etc.?
9. Have you ever been a die hard, crazy ass Republican?
10. Have you ever made noise at a movie theater?
11. Have you ever spit in public?
12. Have you ever loaded the dishwasher improperly?
13. Have you ever used too many asterisks in your comments?
14. Have you ever designed a stupid Wonder Woman costume?
15. Have you ever been a salesperson/customer service rep. who ignores Michelle FOREVER and doesn’t know how to say, “I’ll be with you in a moment.”?
16. Have you ever made Michelle do math?
17. Have you ever walked on the wrong side of the lake path?
18. Have you ever had bad breath while sitting next to Michelle on an airplane?
19. Have you ever left a mess in the staff break room?
20. Have you ever written a song that Michelle can’t get out of her head for days?
21. Have you ever changed the chicken noodle soup recipe at Panera?
22. Have you ever posted a duckface photo?
23. Have you ever given your kid a weird/pretentious name or a name with a ridiculous spelling?
24. Have you ever used a lawnmower or leaf-blower before 10am on a weekend?
25. Have you ever called Michelle Ma’am?

Add your name and score to Michelle’s hit list in the comments!

Just Another Manic Monday

I’m sick of Facebook.  I think I’d delete my account if it wasn’t my only means of communication with so many people.

I wish the Home Depot in Flemington, NJ was open later than 8pm on Sundays.

Woah, it’s 68 degrees outside!

I’m in the mood for Ritas.

Boca Spicy Chik’n Patties are delicious.

Lately I’ve been obsessed with seedless watermelon.

I’m so proud of myself for not forgetting to take any of my antibiotic pills for seven days straight.  Three more days to go!

I wish I could stop coughing.

After the move, my car was a disaster.  I spent nine dollars at the car wash to vacuum and clean every square inch, inside and out.  Then it rained.

I went to 6 stores yesterday looking for a cheap 8000 BTU window unit air conditioner.  I bought nothing in each of the stores, but managed to abandon a cart in each one of the store’s air conditioner rows.  Sorry 😦

I bought one today at BJ’s Wholesale Club.  $170 felt like the deal of a lifetime.

I moved almost a week ago and am ALMOST finished unpacking.  I’m so lazy for taking so long to unpack!

I need to start dating before I die of old age.

I watched Marley & Me today and balled my eyes out.  It’s a good thing that Spring is immortal.

I finally bought curtains for my living room at Target on Friday.  Now I can walk naked around the whole apartment and no one will ever see me.

Does anyone else feel guilty for using the dishwasher?

I’m tired.

I love my new Kindle.  I finished Sarah Silverman’s The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee and just started Kathy Griffin’s Official Book Club Selection.

My friend told me that Jennifer Aniston’s wardrobe in Marley & Me was supposed to be great.  I didn’t notice at all … does that make me a bad gay?  Oh wait, my new green curtains match two of my throw pillows and a picture on the wall.  I’m good.

Both the Celebrity Apprentice Limited Edition Snapple teas are disgusting.  How hard could it have been?  I could have designed a better flavor than Bret Michaels and Holly Robinson Peete.  I should be the Celebrity Apprentice!

My new apartment smells funny.

I can’t believe that I’m going to be 30 in less than a month.

Have you seen Rainbow Poo yet??

BreathSavers Spearmint 3-Hour Mints are delicious. If I crunch the whole package in 5 minutes, will my breath smell good for days?

Inception looks awesome.

Get Him to the Greek was pretty funny.

In 2 weeks, this ginger will be at the beach for a week.  Someone please ready the vegan sunscreen, SPF 1,000,000.

Fuck you, BP.

Yay, True Blood: season 3 starts next Sunday!

OMG so many thoughts!  It must be a Manic Monday!