FRIDAY FOOD THING
Grocery lists only work when you remember to take them shopping with you. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. That’s why I’ve begun using “Super Sticky” Post-it pads. The glue is so strong that half a pad can be adhered directly to my refrigerator door, or any smooth surface. Stuck right next to my refrigerator door Post-it pad is a pencil clamped in one of those magnet clips. When my second-to-last box of pasta gets dumped into a pot of boiling water, right over to the fridge I march, and “spaghetti pasta” gets written down on the Post-it pad.
Form follows function. Poetry in motion.
When I go shopping, all I have to do is peel off the top sheet before heading off to the store. As a matter of fact, I have two different pads stuck on my refrigerator. Two different colors — one for the grocery store, and one for the hardware store or other serious in-town shopping.
When I get to the store, I stick that super sticky grocery list right on my shopping cart’s handle, where I use a pen to scratch off items while I fill up my cart. How cool is that?
I even have a Super Sticky Post-it pad adhered to the inside of my front door, along with an accompanying pencil-on-a-string:
“Take out the trash!”
“Don’t forget the SHOPPING LIST!”
Sometimes I’m so clever it hurts.