Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Here is a really great and informative web site:
This web site answers so many questions that I've had about how long food will stay fresh and edible. I'm a little bit freakish when it comes to this stuff. I don't like food poisoning! Call me weird, but spending the night kneeling next to the commode is not my idea of a good time!
I want to give a shout out to my good old friend, Vince, for sharing this web site with me. (Vince isn't old, but we were friends before I was old, so that's why I referred to him as good old. In reality, he is just good!)
Vince and I worked together at a bank a bunch of years ago and recently reconnected thanks to Facebook. Vince was present during one of the most nerve wracking experiences of my entire life...testifying in front of a grand jury in Los Angeles.
Long story, but basically one of the bank's customers was on trial for tax evasion and we found ourselves right in the middle of the courtroom drama. And just in case you're wondering, those people involved in grand jury trials do not have a sense of humor! Not at all! I won't tell you how I made a fool of myself that day, but just know that I did. OK, so I'll tell you.
I was scared to death to sit in that hard cold chair in that hard cold room with those hard cold people. When they asked me to state my name for the record, I basically gave every name that anyone had every called me. All they wanted was my first and last name, but I gave first, middle, maiden and last. I think I may have even said a few of the nicknames I'd been called along the way in life. The court reporter snickered, but no one else found it amusing. Like I said, those people have no sense of humor!
I was really happy when that experience was over, and I hope to never find myself in that hard cold place again!
Anyway, thanks for the great web site, Vince! And thanks for the memories, too!