I don't know how it happened, but I've slowly and without noticing gone from a Plastic Person to a Glass Person.
It all started with the Tupperware. I've always brought my own lunch to work, and almost always that would be leftovers, because they're so easy. There's something uniquely challenging about making a sandwich first thing in the morning--slicing the bread, slicing the cheese, putting on the meat, adding mayo or mustard, lettuce or tomato. And then having to put it all away again. It's all just too much.
So, yes, lunch=leftovers in Tupperware. But you know how after awhile, Tupperware will get that rough rim of plastic around the inside, and it'll be all stained orange from spaghetti or chili or whatever? That started to skeeve me out, because it occurred to me that the plastic was melting off a little, most likely in the food that I was ingesting. Gross.
Enter Pyrex. They make cool glass containers with fitted lids that are pretty much the glass equivalent to Tupperware. So I started to use those. My collection now numbers about 20 of all shapes and sizes, and I don't use plastic anymore. Plus, I have an unnatural love of Pyrex. I always want to buy the variety packs of Pyrex containers, where you get 6 different sizes in one big box. It's like Christmas! Except we don't need any more dishes, so I don't ever get to have my Pyrex Christmas. Sad.
BUT ANYWAY AGAIN.
The most recent glass conversion I've made is to these glass milk bottles from a local dairy. They're swell. They make me feel like Wally and the Beave will walk in at any moment for an ice-cold glass of milk and some cookies. I bought them so when they were empty we could use them to keep some water cold in the fridge. Now that we can drink the tap water, I wanted a container of water in the fridge. I thought about getting a plastic jug, but glass just keeps everything colder. The best thing about these milk bottles is that they cost less than $2 for a half gallon. So I got a gallon of milk and two re-usable glass containers for four bucks. Awesome.
But what about the breakage factor, you ask? In the five years or so that I've been using all Pyrex, all the time, we (and by this I mean A.) have broken only one. If you knew how destructive A. is by nature, you would know that this is a great testament to the durability of Pyrex.
And so ends what may be the most random and boring post of all time. How did I ever get so lame? And also, can you tell I was suffering from writer's block this morning?