Friday, June 06, 2008

Well I suppose I could clean up a little

Our next request comes courtesy of Anette. I’ll just quote her: “what about the story you almost promised me a while ago, about the evolution of last years cheese in your fridge? The one who started to growl at you when you innocently came to look for something to nibble at...?”

Ok Anette, sure…I’ll admit it. I could use a little bit of clean up and attention around the house. You know how single bachelors are. The kitchen is a little bit messy.

Its hard to focus on cleaning up when your in charge of such a powerhouse blog and a long blog roll to comment against. Some things sort of get behind. I guess while I am at it I should probably clean the spare bedroom too, huh?

Anyway, Anette had posted about cleaning her refrigerator and it got me thinking. Have I ever cleaned mine? Have I ever taken anything out of it? The whole thought of food got me hungry and I did remember a sandwich I had made back in 2005…perhaps its still salvageable.

Ok, that didn’t taste very good at all. I tried washing it down with some milk but apparently the milk was a little sour. I thought it was Watermelon Yoohoo from the green color. Oddly, it wasn’t watermelon at all; it was a bit cottage cheesy. I don’t remember buying the extra crunchy milk.

Ok, I guess the fridge does need cleaning. Not only should I recycle the food but Anette taught me that one should clean the actual fridge as well. I looked at mine…

Yeah, it’s a little bit dirty. And it was at that point that I heard a growl. Did that come from the fridge? Sure enough…it appeared that the cheese was growling at me. I mean I have had specialty cheese before but I don’t recall any that would growl. It did look sort of mean though.

I don’t understand. I only bought this a couple of years ago and it sure didn’t look like that. Oh well. Still good enough for a toasted cheese sandwich…I grabbed some wonder bread I had bought back in 2004. Weird; it looked exactly the same.

But my lesson had been learned. It was time to call in help to clean. I hired a very competent cleaning person. She not only cleaned my kitchen, spare room, bathroom and some other areas as well. Well worth the investment I say

37 comments:

Memarie Lane said...

This post should have come with a warning. I just had breakfast!

VE said...

marie - Sorry...it was time for a shocker...the 11 toe foot just didn't have enough effect.

Kurt said...

Looks like the kitchen floor could use a once-over with the mop, too.

Anette said...

Yes baby! Thats what I call a crunchy fridge! And an excellent post! I guess you have to go grocery shopping now since you hopefully threw them ancient ingredients away? And pleace change the bedding in the guestroom! Did you keep her, the kind helper?

VE said...

kurt - That's good advice! What's a mop?

anette - Alas, the girlfriend didn't think quite as highly of the house cleaner as I did

cathouse teri said...

Indeed. A warning would have been very much in order! That thing made me all puky!

Weird thing, though ~ I know a woman who adopted her grandchildren because their strung-out mother kept moving them to different houses where they would live in one room until it filled up with trash and then move to the next room until the whole house was like those pictures! Then they'd be homeless until they found someone who would let them rent a place again.

Love the Minority Report pics, btw! ;)

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

This makes me feel better about my house....

Jacki said...

Oh dear God, this makes me want to go on a cleaning spree.

And it reminds me of an Oprah show I watched one time....about people who lived in dirty homes. (I only watched it out of sheer morbid fascination). I itched for a week.

lime said...

i think i am going to be ill.

The Offended Blogger said...

Ewwww!!! I am so deeply offended by the sheer grossness of this post! I must go bleach my eyeballs out and scrub myself down with a wire brush.

Thank you, you are now officially my favorite blogger. :)

Serena Joy said...

Oh, no! I was going to eat something. Now I think I'll hold off on that for a bit. So, did you give the nice cleaning lady a nice tip?:)

doggybloggy said...

that cheese still looks tasty to me....

Beth said...

Your home looks absolutely charming - shows off that "devil may care" air. (Or smell...)
And I would like a male equivalent of your "competent cleaning person."

VE said...

Teri - Nice observation...it was hard to get those Minority Report photos; I had to pull them directly off the DVD. Weird about that family. I've seen houses that trashed before too

arizona - I'm here to please

jacki - Remember, you're only one lack of cleaning away from this! Ok, maybe a few more than one...

lime - That which doesn't kill us only makes us stronger. The cheese is definitely stronger now...

offended - Excellent. Glad you enjoyed. Hopefully it's worthy of a Chelle B. effort; it's so difficult keeping up with your photo finds...

sj - You should ask her yourself...it was a VERY big tip. Ha ha

doggybloggy - I'm sure it is quite flavorfull...no velveeta there

beth - You should get a male maid...and make sure they're very excited about their job!!!

VE said...

Teri - Nice observation...it was hard to get those Minority Report photos; I had to pull them directly off the DVD. Weird about that family. I've seen houses that trashed before too

arizona - I'm here to please

jacki - Remember, you're only one lack of cleaning away from this! Ok, maybe a few more than one...

lime - That which doesn't kill us only makes us stronger. The cheese is definitely stronger now...

offended - Excellent. Glad you enjoyed. Hopefully it's worthy of a Chelle B. effort; it's so difficult keeping up with your photo finds...

sj - You should ask her yourself...it was a VERY big tip. Ha ha

doggybloggy - I'm sure it is quite flavorfull...no velveeta there

beth - You should get a male maid...and make sure they're very excited about their job!!!

angie said...

Oh geez. I'm going to barf. :)

Kelley said...

You didn't ask my permission to put my photo on the internets boy. At least I was wearing clothes this time...

Chris C said...

This post reminds me of the early days of the internet when gross pictures were the hot thing.

But the milk pic trumps all that. wow. eww.

leelee said...

Great I haven't even had coffee yet..

;-)

Hazmat HUGS!

Lakota said...

you don't need a mop VE-baby, you need a backhoe. errr... the OTHER kind of 'ho, silly.
On second thought, if the rest of the house is like this, you might just wanna burn it to the ground and start over. Much simpler.

"it appeared that the cheese was growling at me"
~giggling~ hate when that happens.

VE said...

angie - That's just going to make it messier!

kelley - You are so bad...yeah, next time I'll put the unclothed pictures. Ha ha

chris - It's good to go back to your internet roots every once in awhile

leelee - And you might not now...

lakota - Well the maid did remind me of you.

RED MOJO said...

Wow, I just threw up in my mouth a little.
I knew there had to be an explanation for why you have time to write all these posts!

Bonnie said...

Barfing, just a little. I second the lady who wanted a male version. I wonder if my kids would notice? If my hubby would care?

VE said...

red mojo - Something always has to give...aren't you glad it wasn't the blog?

bonnie - Nah, I think only notice the clean house and the smile on your face!

Quickroute said...

re: photo of hot chick srubbing bath - How did you get Lakota to clean up yer bathroom? - htere something goin' on between you two we should know about?

colbymarshall said...

reminds me of a recent episode of Oprah called "The Secret Lives of Hoarders"

NYD said...

I don't know what all the hullabaloo is about. The place looks quite cosy.

ChrisEldin said...

AHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Brilliant! I wouldn't mind having a maid like that either.
;-)

Jeff said...

How disgusting! Her dress doesn't even fit her. Sheesh.

iamnot said...

Hey, I'd go through a lot of bad cheese for that bit of payoff in the last frame.

VE said...

quickroute - Shhh...don't tell anyone. She does an amazing job!

colby - Oprah hords people? Or people hord Oprah? I'm having a hord time keeping up...

nyd - Spoken like a true New Yorker! ha ha

chris - I'll check with her union...

jeff - I was concerned about that too which is why I quickly had her undress and clean naked. I'm such a giver...

iamnot - I'll send her and the cheese your way; friends don't let friends suffer...

Maureen said...

Thank you for the read. It is (was) lunchtime and now I have no apetite to eat.

Woot! Another few calories skipped. If I keep reading you, I'll be thin in no time!!!

VE said...

maureen - I'm glad I could help. The sacrifices I go through... ;)

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I think I'm gonna be sick.

VE said...

suburban - Go ahead...you can use my bathroom... ;)

Dee said...

that post totally grossed me out!

Funny yet gross at the same time! Unless of course that is really your house then baby we need to talk!

D~

VE said...

dee - No, don't worry. The only part that is real is the maid (I wish...)