Friday, June 28, 2013

"I than't theel my thongue!"

So here's a funny story.... A while ago I went to check out my new classroom and get the lay of the land. I was happy to see that for the most part, the previous teacher emptied most of the cabinets and shelves. Don't get me wrong. I like inheriting things, but I like to control what I inherit and not have to deal with sorting thorough all the crap irrelevant items.

There were a few random items left in my closet but even if I ended up tossing it all, it would only take an hour or so to deal with at the most. So while I was taking stock of the closet remnants I struck gold...


I LOVE astronaut ice cream. It is one of my many weaknesses. What's not to love? It doesn't melt! You can eat it without a spoon! It tastes like ice cream! 
So while I pitched boxes of old worksheets (BOO worksheets!!!!) I fantasized about my soon to be afternoon snack. After that, I went home, picked out an ice cream, sat on my porch swing and went to town.

. . .

But something wasn't quite right. It tasted a bit funny but I thought, "this stuff has to last forever, doesn't it?" And it had been a LOOOOONNGGG time since I had eaten space ice cream so maybe that's the way it has always tasted and I had outgrown it or something. So I kept eating. That is, until my tongue went completely numb. That's when it happened. I flipped over the package and


If anyone was outside on my street at that moment they probably got quite a show. Because I don't really remember what happened after I spit out the unswallowed bits into the bushes.

And apparently space ice cream has an expiration date.

Now that my tongue has regained all feeling I'm ready to continue.

 Then today I was at Hobby Lobby with The Meekster when I saw...

Yep. You guessed it. I decided I would never be able to right this horrible moment in my mind if I didn't give space ice cream one last go. So I bought a pack, after carefully checking the expiration date,

and it was everything I remembered it to be. I can die happy now knowing that I have rectified the situation.

But I think I have cured myself of having a weakness for space ice cream.


  1. I am seriously laughing out loud over here! I mean... I'm sorry for you... But ha ha ha for me!
    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  2. The real question is - what would have happened if it HADN'T made your tongue go numb?

  3. OMG- that's too funny! Once my mom was over at my house and I had just cleaned out my freezer. She pulled a box of un-opened waffles out that was past i's "best by date". She took them home and my parents ate them for dinner! To this day, I still tease her about the trash waffles and she still claims they were delish!

    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

  4. That is hilarious! I had no idea it expired!