why i cohabitate

November 14th, 2007 · 6 Comments


sometimes on the weekend cary and i might hit the grocery store and he’ll faithfully stand by while i agonize over package labels and ingredients.  one particular saturday we were at our neighborhood supermarket and as i was pouting in the pasta aisle, lamenting the very sad fact that there was no orecchiette to be had, he reached for the ‘alphabets’ and said ”hey, i want these so i can spell out ‘i wanna kiss my girlfriend'” (which actually is close to, but not quite what he said – but for our purposes will do nicely).  naturally, i found that rather endearing and grabbed the bag and threw it into our cart.

so on a night when my guy is working late, i’m fighting a cold and it poured down rain for most of the day this was my ambitious kitchen project:


obviously ‘world finer foods‘ who manufacture davinci pasta is struggling with the precarious balancing act of the letter I and hasn’t quite ironed out the kinks in this particular mold.  i felt like a contestant on ‘the wheel of fortune’ desperately needing to buy a vowel.  or perhaps it’s a more freudian explanation, removing the “I” from the conscious mind, disabling the ego which would in turn enable me to even buy davinci pasta as opposed to its shelf-mate barilla pasta, a far superior product - but alas not a maker of the ‘alphabets’.

and now, i just keep looking at the innocence of the simple statement ’i wanna kiss my girlfriend’ thinking it reads more like the question “u wanna kuss my gurlfruend?”

i suppose if i’d stuck to the actual words that cary had uttered that day perhaps a tad too loud amidst the aisles of publix, this whole linguistic exercise would have taken a much different path.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TaratheFoodie // Nov 15, 2007 at 7:16 am

    How cute! Mabye you should cook those alphabet pasta up and spell something back to him. Make sure it’s against all FCC regulations. :-) And hey, those alphabets are an official excuse to make a really good, ooey gooey macaroni and cheese, are they not? That’s how my brain works, doesn’t yours? haha…

  • 2 Dan // Nov 15, 2007 at 7:17 am

    I will be responding with my post, “Why I Snort Coffee Onto My Monitor and Keyboard” at some point later today or over the weekend.

  • 3 Mary Coleman // Nov 15, 2007 at 7:27 am

    To quote the movie, THE SANDLOT…

    “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!!”

  • 4 LucyRE // Nov 15, 2007 at 11:18 am

    i’ve heard of these alphabet letters but never been able to find them. you can imagine how empty my life is because of this.

    thanks for a laugh to start my day.

  • 5 cookiecrumb // Nov 15, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    You know he wants to kuss you.

  • 6 Starla // Nov 19, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    AAWW! How adorable!

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