Today we spent a million dollars on my (only 3-year old) car unexpectedly.

Well, okay not that much.

Yes, I’m unnecessarily dramatic.


But the best part was that I was stranded at my parents all day where I took a 2 hour nap and ate fun things that were laying around that we never have in our house. Then I started to have convulsions since I didn’t have my laptop and my phone died. It was wonderful.

No matter what day or time, the minute I walk into my parents house the first thing I do is look in the fridge. I can’t be the only one. Food tastes so much better at home.


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69 Responses to “Today Was Fun. Not.”

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    Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing — March 30, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

    It’s so true… My family buys bulk organic lettuce for me <3


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    Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks — March 30, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    You make me want gum drops so bad…


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    Mary (A Merry Life) — March 30, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    Sorry about the car part. :( But at least you had a bit of fun and food. Food def always tastes better at home.


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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — March 30, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    Sorry about your day. The first thing I do when I go to my parent’s house is look in their fridge too!!! And I look in the little cabinet where my mom hides all her GF goodies. And then I sit my butt down on the couch – and eat.


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    Christine — March 30, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    that is the very first thing I do at both my parent’s and my bf’s parent’s house…which was awkward at first till they realized it was really a compliment ;D


    • Casey Miller — March 30th, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

      I’m glad to hear that other people do this. I walk into the house, say hello to everyone, and open the fridge and food cupboards. It never fails!


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    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine — March 30, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    Um, yes. The first thing I do in my parents house is raid their nut, hummus and chocolate stashes. Then I get started on the cereal, produce and other random goods. It’s delicious.


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    Heidi — March 30, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

    Aw, I’m sorry about your car!! In our extended family my husband and I have the worst car luck. We’re always borrowing his parents vehicles because ours has died unexpectedly. Yeah we drive an old car. Too bad for us, lol. I always tell my hubby to stop looking in his moms fridge, lol it’s the first thing he does when he goes over there, haha.


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    G — March 30, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    My parents always have the best food and the stuff I am too cheap/health conscious to buy like chips, cookies, salted nuts and pineapple. :)
    And for some reason, there is always leftover pizza in the fridge. Always.
    I <3 my parents (and leftover pizza)!


    • Jessica — March 30th, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

      That is SO funny – mine also always have leftover pizza, and I ate some today!


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    Debbie B. (DebaRooRoo) — March 30, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    I completely agree!! Love checking out their goods when I head home!


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    Katie — March 30, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    You’re definitely not the only one…except I open the cupboards first because they always have candy on hand, and we never do at our house.


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    Doniree — March 30, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    Ha, that’s the first thing I do when I go home, too! Probably because my parents always have a million kinds of cheeses and cheese spreads.


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    Sim — March 30, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

    This is SO true. It used to shock my husband at how boldly I would rummage through my parents fridge and pantry when we visited… now he just laughs. I feel like a college kid home on break every time. And like you said, they always have the junk food that we don’t keep at our house.


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    Alisha @ Wee Foodie Fashionista — March 30, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

    Yes, it’s like the first thing I do when I walk in the door. It doesn’t even matter if I’m hungry! It’s like you’re looking for buried treasure…or at least mapping out what your next snack is going to be. Or if there’s anything really good that you feel like sneaking home with you. :)


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    Holly @ The Runny Egg — March 30, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    I always check my parents’ fridge — and now I’ve gotten to the point that I do that at my in-laws too. They don’t seem to mind though!


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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — March 30, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    Girl I just plunked 2 grand into our 10 year old car, $1400 and then $600 all in a 3 week timespan. Better than buying a new one but barely. I feel your pain.


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    Leah @ Why Deprive? — March 30, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

    I always look into my parents fridge every time Im there too. Usually its to decide if I can take any cheese without them noticing. :)


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    Ashley — March 30, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    My mom just commented last week how every time I come over I immediately go to the kitchen to scour her cupboards/fridge :) Food is always better at home :)


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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — March 30, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    Yikes!!! So sorry about your car :-( And yes, food tastes SO much better at home!!! ;-)


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    DessertForTwo — March 30, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    Aww, sorry about your car.

    I agree-food tastes better at home! I go straight to the pantry and look for all the junk food that I won’t buy for myself–puffy cheetos, rotel (velveeta + can of rotel tomatoes), granola from whole foods ($$$), gummy bears. Ahh, wish my parents lived closer now…


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    Lindsey — March 30, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    My sister and I both do the same thing! And we sample everything-even things that we don’t usually like! There’s a gravitational pull there: you have to know what is in the fridge, and what it tastes like!! (And I’m so glad that we’re not the only ones who do it!)


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    Christina — March 30, 2011 @ 7:29 pm

    Haha, that is SO true! Every time I go to my parents house I open up the fridge and pantry. My mom just laughs at me. They have tons of snacks that I never buy- cookies, crackers, granola bars covered in chocolate…and I’m the same way at my in-laws, but they never have anything good. :D


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    rebecca lustig — March 30, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

    always look in the fridge, pantry and FREEZER. you never know what kind of frozen chocolate treats you’ll find ;)



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    Cara Craves... — March 30, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

    I do the exact same thing…I look into the fridge and then the cereal cupboard :)


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    Sydney — March 30, 2011 @ 8:01 pm

    My family makes SO much fun of me because every time I come home, I immediately go to the pantry —> cupboards —> fridge to survey the scene. Then I repeat this every few hours as if some new treasure will have appeared since the last time.. :)


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    Hannah — March 30, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    At the moment, I keep coming up with excuses to visit my parents so I can eat the mochi they keep buying. S’all good ;)


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    Lauren — March 30, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    HA! I swung by my parents house today on my lunch break and had a little dish of pasta. They always have the best food. Though, don’t you think there’s just something about mom’s cookin’?
    I am so glad to hear I’m not alone with this….


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    Melissa — March 30, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    At least you had the comfort of “home food” to take the edge off the car stuff. Everything tastes better at mom & dad’s!


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    Low — March 30, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    That is so true!
    Sorry about the car expense :(


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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — March 30, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    haha its too funny how I think most of us do that. Today I went home to grab something, nothing to do with food or the fridge, but as soon as I walked into my parents house, I opened the fridge. Then again, these days I dream about food lol


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    Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food — March 30, 2011 @ 8:27 pm

    That is seriously the first thing I do at my parents and my grandparents. It’s like their fridges are SO much better because there is stuff in there that isn’t in mine!


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    Paige @ Running Around Normal — March 30, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    Ha!! I do the same thing. Like, “oh hey, so what’d ya buy to eat since I left last?” and if I don’t find anything, I’ll be sure to utter the familiar “there’s nothing to eat in this house!!” hahaa
    Sorry about your bad day, girl :( Car troubles are no bueno.


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    Cheryl Stoy — March 30, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

    I am now on the other end of stick…my kids come over and raid our fridge and cupboards. We just had two at home the same week for spring break, then another for a different week for spring break. I had to go to the store everyday…because everything kept disappearing. We truly lived up to the title of “empty nesters”…there wasn’t an egg or cookie in sight. And then I had to bake tons of stuff so they could take it with them when they left.

    When the others who are married or single come over (We have 7 all together) we have to frisk them before they leave to make sure food is all they are leaving with. After previous visits, we have been missing books, Christmas ornaments (my oldest daughter raids the storage closets when she visits also) CD’S, DVD’s, clothing, family scrapbooks, cooking utensils and computer equipment.

    One of our son-in-laws is a Craftsman Tool kleptomaniac according to my husband.

    Our 4 year old granddaughter thinks anything “Disney” in our house should go home with her each visit. My husband finally told her if she wanted Disney Collectibles and souvenirs like we have at home, she needed to put in at least 20 years doing “hard time” at the Parks they way we did and then she could amass her own fortune concerning the Mouse. (This child belongs to oldest storage closet raider so I see a disturbing pattern emerging)

    The other granddaughter is only 6 months old so we don’t have to worry or frisk her. Yet. And she’s still on a bottle….


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    Jenn L @ Peas & Crayons — March 30, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

    ahhh sorry about your car dear! and why DOES food always taste better at home? its ridiculously true!


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    Caroline — March 30, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    cars=trouble! for everyone!!! Those gumdrops are soooo colorful, they look like childhood :)


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    J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) — March 30, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    When I grow up I want to be a mechanic, lol.

    Damn, I wish my mom didn’t live with us so I could raid her fridge, lol.


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    Brittany — March 30, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    I am the same way with looking in my parents fridge, only once my parents separated, I kind of stopped doing it. Mainly because every time I looked in my Dad’s fridge it was empty. I was always saying, “Dad, seriously, what do you eat?? Apparently just ketchup.”


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    Lesley — March 30, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    ME TOO! I swear my dad must wonder how I’m not 400 pounds.


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    Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife — March 31, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    I always look in my parent’s fridge too- always something yummy there!


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    Ashley — March 31, 2011 @ 1:15 am

    Ugh…what a drag!!! This little post still cracked me up though! :) I go to the candy cabinet, then the fridge.


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    Marta — March 31, 2011 @ 6:26 am

    Oh yes. That is the very first thing I do when I go to my parents. Or… maybe I kiss them first. I’m not sure. My brother, father of two grown up girls, a great job and a huge fridge at home does the same. My sister too. We all do it.

    My mom’s fridge always has our favorite food in the fridge. Just in case we stop by :)

    I love my mom!!!!!!! I miss her… and her fridge, which are both in Spain… and I’m in Australia. Oh no… I think I’ll might cry. Miss them both!!


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    Sara P — March 31, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    I am the same way. My dad buys tons of cookies and crap for my nephew. Last time I went home, there was a box of old school oatmeal pies…how can I possibly pass one of those up?


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    Kristen — March 31, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    home cooked food is the best!


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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat — March 31, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    Aaahh car problems stink. Especially because you depend on your car so much that you’ll take a mechanic’s word for it and pay without questioning just to have it back and functioning properly.

    Luckily my fiance’ is a car genius and can do a lot of basic repairs himself – score!


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    Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon — March 31, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    My parents live about 10 minutes from my house–I see them at least once a week. And still (and probably forever and always) I look in their fridge first thing when I get there :)


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    RhodeyGirl — March 31, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    Bummer! Sorry about your car trouble.

    For the first day in Italy Trig had convulsions at not having his phone… but then he figured out how to steal an internet connection from my nonna’s neighbor.


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    christine — March 31, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    it’s the very first thing i do at my parents house too! even if i’ve brought food with me, i still have to check out what’s going on in their fridge and pantry! it’s a problem. i also usually eat my weight in saltine goldfish since my mom buys them for my 1 year old nephew.


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    Kim in MD — March 31, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    That is so funny (well…not the part about your car)! I’m sorry to hear about your car, but glad you made the best of it! :-)


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    Bliss — March 31, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    I do that (looking in the fridge/pantry) too! My mom thinks its so weird and makes fun of me, but its a habit – I usually don’t even realize it until she comments. I’m so glad I”m not the only one!


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    teresa — March 31, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    Car troubles…ouch!
    One of the things I don’t wanna spend money on!
    I totalllllllllll~eeee do that at my parent’s house.
    I also used to do it at my mamaw’s house too.
    And…we’d open her oven door.
    She always had left overs from breakfast or lunch in the oven!
    Those biscuits were hard as a brick sitting in that oven all day.
    We ate~em up!
    LOVE those memories!
    You’re such a cutie~pie!


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    Kathryn — March 31, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    I totally do that too! Somehow my mother is still surprised that I know what she has in her kitchen after being home for only 5 minutes ;)


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