Waste Not, Want Not

Lately I’ve been feeling pretty convicted about how wasteful I am. I’m constantly getting rid of things that I probably shouldn’t have bought in the first place — for me, for the kids, for the house — whatever. I think the thing that gets wasted most in this house is food. I’m the only one that really likes leftovers. It’s hard to gauge how much to cook because sometimes my kids eat like birds, and sometimes they eat like starving wildebeests. But as long as I get the spoiled food out of the fridge and into the garbage on trash pick up day, I don’t give it another thought. I know it doesn’t disappear. I know that there are landfills overflowing with all of our nasty crap. Truth be told, I don’t want to think about it.

I guess I’m thinking about it now because a) reading Mare’s Blog reminds me of just how much more we have in comparison to other parts of the world, and b) reading Matt’s Blog (The Church of No People) reminded me of an episode of Dirty Jobs that is, in a word, unforgettable. (Please note that Matt’s blog post had absolutely nothing to do with being wasteful, he just mentioned Mike Rowe and my ADD mind lead me here.) I’m not a squeamish person. But there was something about the following video that literally made me shudder. Like the farmer says in the video, “You get a whole new appreciation for the term: Waste not, want not.” Enjoy the video. It is equal parts disgusting and hilarious. Also, Mike Rowe is pretty dreamy, even if he is covered in pig slop.
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P. S. – Just as an indication of how truly immature I am, I tivoed this episode and watched it over and over again like some 13 year old boy watching reruns of “Jack*ss”. Furthermore, if someone came over, I would make them watch it. My introduction would go something like this: “This is totally disgusting. You have to see it!…Wait, do you want to watch it again?”

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14 Responses to “Waste Not, Want Not”

  1. Mare December 4, 2008 at 3:29 am #

    >Oh my word! That had me on the verge of gagging.

    Love Bob though. “We just got too much of a good thing!” He’s too cute.

  2. Matt @ The Church of No People December 4, 2008 at 9:41 am #

    >Nooooo! Make it stop!

  3. Helen December 4, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    >My………..mom talked us into cable after years of trying……………..He installs today………………must pretend I am not home……………..

    It just looked like the truck vomited.

    Consider us even for the claymation.

  4. Annie K December 4, 2008 at 10:34 am #

    >I don’t know if THAT was ‘too much of a good thing’.. Jury is still out on that one. But you’re right Kat, we do waste a lot of stuff. Oh what we take for granted…!

  5. Beth December 4, 2008 at 10:40 am #

    >Okay at 4:45 when he digs in, my head started to swim and I turned it off. Maybe later. Okay, who am I kidding. Maybe never.

  6. katdish December 4, 2008 at 11:01 am #

    >Aw, come on people! That’s only a small snippet of the episode! I didn’t even post the world’s largest stew pot and Mike Rowe feeding slop to the pigs! Once you get over the initial urge to vurp (that’s a burp accompanied by a small amount of vomit), it’s actually quite delightful!

    Favorite line: “That is one bad buffet!

    Okay, now I’m actuall grossing myself out.

  7. Helen December 4, 2008 at 11:41 am #

    >I can’t believe you’re afraid of dancing trolls, and not this! What is so frightening about the trolls? I used to show the movie to second graders during lunch! Could the same be said by anyone of the video you showed? Hmmmm?

    wv flakes: Is blogger making some sort of accusations at us?

  8. Pam December 4, 2008 at 12:32 pm #

    >Wow….and I don’t mean in a good way either… Fave line- “Quit playing around down there Mike and get back to work” or something like that…:-O as Mike shovels overflow back onto the buffet belt! That was pretty funny, just really glad that we’re not so technically advanced that I was able to *smell* that video!

  9. Sherri December 4, 2008 at 12:53 pm #

    >My boys would have much preferred YOU as their mother when growing up ( or even now!)

    Your just gross Katdish. GROSS!

    I’d be the one walking through the room going, “Turn that off , it’s disgusting!” I then would VURP! ( I like that little word you made up).

    I’ll be sure to let them watch the video when hey come over, and sorry, but I couldn’t finish it.
    I Vurped way too early! LOL!

  10. Shawn W December 4, 2008 at 1:47 pm #

    >I saw that episode when it aired, and had to leave the room.

    I cleaned out the fridge yesterday, and noticed how much food we waste. I’ve got to start buying smaller portions.

  11. katdish December 4, 2008 at 10:44 pm #

    >I would like to say in my defense, that while I do enjoy a bit of crude humor occassionally, I also am a fan of more refined, cultured forms of entertainment. This clip goes out with love to my good friend Sherri

  12. Sherri December 5, 2008 at 9:35 am #

    >Katdish– YOU NEED HELP!

    Earlier, somewhere, I left a comment about our little “group meeting” and I said that I would definitly win the award for the most Messed up woman in the group….well, now I think I’m feelin’ a little better about myself!

    Thank you, Katdish, you’ve given me newfound hope that there IS somewhere out there who just may need more “help” than ME!

    That film clip was….sacreligious!

    How could you?!

    Can my sons come visit you for Christmas?

    I’ll take your brilliant little “girly” girl in exchange! (3 for 1…sounds like a GOOD deal!)

    Nless her little heart, she’s probably mortified…on a daily basis!

    Let me guess…you taught her how to burp the alphabet?! Or at least SHOWN her how!

  13. katdish December 5, 2008 at 12:05 pm #

    >Sherri -My kids both think my gross humor is funny…it’s my husband that is mortified.

    BTW – I know you can’t tell, but I just put my butt in front of my computer screen and sent a cyberfart in your general direction.

  14. Sherri December 5, 2008 at 12:18 pm #

    >Ya’ know, when I was going through my blog roll and my curser landed upon yor site, I did start noticing a strange smell….
    I hesitiated to even click on your site. Yep, sure enough….you clarified the smell for me!

    Now, you say you have church in your home? Is that because you’ve scared away so many people that now they would all fit in a small living room?

    Is your “church” properly ventilated?

    Do you warn people or are you hte “blame it on the dog” sort?

    Wait– I forgot who I was talking to— I’m SURE you take ALL the credit!

    “That was ME! That was ME!”

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