How I spent my Sunday and Monday evenings

January 22, 2008

Journal, Lauren

Anybody need a fridge? We bought a little one at an auction a few years ago, and we use it for keeping da beers cold. Funny, in all the time we’ve owned it I’ve never defrosted it.

It shows. This weekend I discovered this:

Dang!  We're in a tight spot!

Minus the candle, of course. I thought putting candles in there would help melt it, since I didn’t want to pour hot water all over the ice. (There was nowhere for the water to go since the drip tray was full of ice.) One night of candles and scraping didn’t do very much, but the second night of candles and a hammer and a chisel worked wonders! A full hour and a half of ‘SMACK SMACK SMACK’ resulted in this:

That ain't styrofoam, people.

This is my finest piece:

Note the wounds on my hand.

So the long and short of it is, cold beer ain’t worth it.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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12 Responses to “How I spent my Sunday and Monday evenings”

  1. Mark Said on:

    Silly you. Just put your beers outside. After all, it’s Nebraska!


  2. Brad Said on:

    Is lighting things on fire your answer to everything? Remind me not to ask your advice next time I have a home improvement question.

    Brad: I’m having a problem with my bathroom floor tiles.
    Lauren: Did you try lighting them on fire?


  3. Beth Said on:

    Brad: I can’t stay awake in the afternoon.
    Lauren: Did you try lighting yourself on fire?

    You’re right, Lauren’s into fire. Note to self.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Brad: I have this strange lump …
    Lauren: …..


  5. Karla Said on:

    Brad: My check engine light keeps popping on in my truck.
    Lauren: Did you try lighting your truck on fire?


  6. Karla Said on:

    Arron has made a remarkable discovery. He went to Wikipedia (his favorite site in the whole wide web) and searched on “Lloyd and Lauren” just to see if they’ve become famous. Check out what comes back with 100% relevance…


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