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Well, that’s one way to go on a diet

Take a careful look at this picture and tell me what’s missing:

No, not a clown car full of peacocks. Where did you come up with that idea, weirdo? Our refrigerator! We traded it in for an abstract rendering of dust, cobwebs and rust. The unidentified yellow residue really pulls the whole thing together, don’t you think?

For some unknown reason the people buying our home did not want our 15 year old fridge with broken ice maker and non-functional water dispenser. Since both my mother and I are moving to apartments with refrigerators and don’t have the need to deep freeze any bodies in a spare fridge, she sold it.

We still have another fridge in the garage, so my TV dinners are in no danger of going rancid. But it’s going to be quite odd these next two weeks when I have to go out to the garage to get any sodas, fruit, veggies, or meat. But who am I to complain? I did ask her to hide the ice cream. Maybe she’s just thinking outside of the box. I’ve heard of people locking their fridge’s closed, but has anyone gone so far as to move it out of the kitchen before? How many calories do you think the extra walking will burn off?

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4 Comments

AnaBell • May 25, 2006 at 7:37 pm

ha ha, I’m thinking at least a couple of calories each way.

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Mark • May 25, 2006 at 8:13 pm

Going without a fridge has its benefits: You have to walk to the market for every meal, so you get exercise. And it encourages you to buy fresh food, since you’ll be eating it right away.

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K • May 26, 2006 at 6:41 am

Deary me.

I suppose simply looking at the yellow residue would be a bit of an appetite-killer. Maybe I’ll print this photo and put it on my own fridge (when we get it. We’re about to inherit one from the people who used to own our new house…)

In my experience, living without a fridge doesn’t make you eat fresh food. It makes you live off bread and jam and bananas.

How far is it to your garage? I burn about ten calories a minute when I’m running.

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melanie • May 26, 2006 at 11:55 am

that is NASTY!

although there is a noter up there that is right… other than meat and dairy, you could walk to the store every day for fresh fruits and veggies. that would rock. :D

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Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, weight-loss inspiration, chronic headache sufferer, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She does this at JenFul now, but you can still have fun perusing her past here.

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