this is my refrigerator… there are many others like it, but this one is mine…

How long would it take you to eat everything in your refrigerator, right down to the last spoonful of mustard, heel of bread, limp brown carrot? Earlier tonight, I bet Linette that I could eat everything in ours in just 24 hours. I’m tempted to try it, and keep a record of the project on-line, but it would mean taking tomorrow off from work, and I don’t know if “I had to ingest everything in my fridge” really qualifies as a legitimate excuse.

I had the idea a year or so ago to launch a site where people could post photographs taken of the floorboards of their cars. I think I was going to call it something like MyFloorboard.dotcom. For some reason, the idea really appealed to me… Anyway, now I’m thinking that I could do the same thing with refrigerators. Or, better yet, the site could be refrigerators and floorboards. Everyone could send in two photos of the exact same size, one of their refrigerator and one of their floorboard, and we could post them side-by-side. I think it would be kind of beautiful.

Clementine, by the way, loves the refrigerator… That’s why it’s such a mess.

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6 Comments

  1. Hillary
    Posted December 8, 2005 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    If we ate everything in our refrigerator right now, we would both die of food poisoning.

  2. mark
    Posted December 8, 2005 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    I suspect that some of the stuff toward the back wouldn’t stay down long, but I’d save it for last. My strategy would be to put all the rotten stuff in a blender and save it for the very end.

  3. Anonymatt
    Posted December 9, 2005 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a refrigerator of yours that wasn’t completely crammed with as much food as possible. why shouldn’t it match the rest of the house?

    Is that organic Egg Nog?

  4. Hillary
    Posted December 9, 2005 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    A little thai hot sauce and you won’t even notice. So the rules are that you have to eat the items, but you don’t have to keep them down? Anybody could do that.

    Sarah put together a similar refrigerator project last summer. I hope that won’t discourage you from undertaking one because I would love to see what DCET eats.
    http://anchorednomad.blogspot.com/2005/07/refrigerator-project.html
    She’ll be hosting “guess the bloggers shoes” any day now. You’ve missed the deadline for entries, but you can still try to guess my shoes (pending my submissions were accepted).

  5. Collin
    Posted December 9, 2005 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    It’s like looking at a cutaway view of a rock formation formed of food. Light never reaches the bottom shelf, does it? Personally, I don’t think you could eat all that in 24 hours. Nope. If you try, be sure to write a note that can be found near your bloated body so you’ll make the news. Something like “I’m going to eat all of the food in my fridge to protest the way Bush is handling America.”

    I like your idea for the floorboards site, and possibly the fridge site. I’m thinking of starting a flickr set of photos of bumper sticker collections on various cars around town. I was going to start with a tour of cars around my apartment complex. I’m not talking about one or two stickers. I’m thinking a minimum of four. It could be interesting. But, as soon as I decided to do it, it started snowing and we haven’t had a decent weekend since.

  6. mark
    Posted December 11, 2005 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    This is Linette. Do you think that the Eclipse Coffee Syrup (can be seen in the door) that our friend Cristina gave us for Xmas in 2003 is still ok? It is a Rhode Island thing- this coffee syrup in milk drink…

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