Monday, September 1, 2008

It's Alive!

This walked out from under my couch. I think it may be alive. Beware folks. It starts off innocently enough at first - a waffle left lying on the bookshelf, fries on the floor of your car, a rotten banana peel in a sock drawer, a slice of pizza in your son's safe, a moldy sandwich in your son's bed, spoiled chocolate milk in that same son's backpack. But soon you start finding stuff under the couch, on the ceiling fan, hiding in your bed, sleeping in the washing machine, marching across the tv. In no time your house is invaded with moldy, rotten food.

Any guesses as to it is was? The first person to guess correctly will win two Anita Renfroe DVDs: It's Probably Just my Thyroid, and William Tell Momisms, compliments of Luvs. I'll announce the winner on Thursday, September 4th.

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cubmom said...

I'm guessing partially eaten plum with pit intact.

Brenda said...

That is a tough one! I've never looked at moldy food so close in my life. I really have no idea but since it has pink parts I'm going to go with a piece of watermelon.

Anonymous said...

I can't even fathom what that was in it's previous life. Ick! My son found an old sippy cup yesterday and was drinking the "contents". The black strongly resembles this thing here.

Kate said...

My guess is a grape. I want to say raisin, but I'm guessing it entered your house as a grape.

andramorphew said...

I believe it is a piece of steak.

Angela said...

Totally a strawberry or fruit core.

Annaberri said...

I'm going to guess a peach or something similar, barely eaten so there's a lot left to get moldy.

Otherwise, I'd have said dracula's heart was left under the couch too long.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

It's a strawberry!

dmack said...

I'm guessing either a peach or plum pit

Amy said...

I think it's a raisin. Well...it was a raisin!

Jennifer in Wisconsin said...

Looks like a strawberry, I hope. Jennifer

Rhiannon said...

A wad of bubble gum. I think my collection of chewing gum looked like that when I was a child : )

Bob and Snookie said...

My guess is a strawberry!

Cookie said...

is it a pepper?

Michelle said...

A strawberry?

angelforever20 said...

Strawberry maybe? Its gross whatever it is! LOL! Did it grow legs yet?

Michelle said...

Is it smaller than a breadbox? Is that a mouth? It is so hard when you don't know what size it is. It could be a grape or a prune.

Found my way here by way of Rick, who left a comment on my blog. Not sure where Rick comes from but I will be checking out his blog more since finding stuff like this through him. Love your blog so far!

Joella said...

It's a strawberry! Right!?!

Sunny Brook Rabbitry said...

A moldy strawberry? At first glance it looked like a dog bone, but I think a strawberry?

Cristina

Jamie said...

It's a strawberry!!

Brandi said...

I'm going to guess that it was a strawberry.

Twilight said...

A jelly donut?

Kim Hulett said...

a scary object formerly known as a plum??

Anonymous said...

It looks like some kind of fruit not sure what kind.Was thinkin a strawberry but that might look too big.but i could be wrong it looks like alot of different things that i can not think of the name.. Colleen C

Keekee said...

EEEEW! Is it a strawberry????

Kelly T. from Justin

Charla said...

It's a strawberry?? With a bite out of it? (Hopefully when it was fresh, not walking on it's own!).

Greta said...

A delicious piece of gum!

Kelly B said...

Looks like a molded strawberry to me:)

DAWN said...

Strawberry!

Amy B said...

I am going to guess a p-nut butter and jelly sandwich???? (becasue of the red color). Even if it is not right...I was the first to guess

Jessica J. said...

Strawberry?
BTW, whatever it is - it looks disgusting. I'm so sorry you had to find that.

Emily said...

A strawberry?

Missy said...

Part of a donut?....

Jaime said...

Is it a strawberry?

Michelle in San Angelo Texas said...

Is it a piece of hotdog?
BTW I love your blog!

forevaandeva2004@yahoo.com said...

I say it looks like a strawberry...

Krys72599 said...

It just had to be a yummy, juicy strawberry!

Beverly said...

That looks really disgusting!! I think it may be a strawberry. Can't wait to find out what it is.

Ang said...

IT'S AN ORANGE!

Holly W, Oklahoma said...

steak

Beth & Three Boys said...

It's a strawberry!

Terri Taylor said...

It looks like a plum.

Carol said...

I think it's a Peach Pit

Jenni said...

That looks like a rotten strawberry to me...

Alison Weber said...

A moldy strawberry?

Krista said...

it's a strawberry!

beckyjomama said...

strawberry?

Jacqui said...

Ewww....that is so gross. I am going to say a strawberry?

Jacqui F.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid to ask... It looks like a dead bird...

Holly said...

First off I love these! My mom used to find the yuckest stuff in my brothers bags lol.... so far my kids have no left me any surprises! I am guessing a Hot Dog...

Anonymous said...

looks like a strawberry
Grant's Mommy

Beth said...

I am going to guess a strawberry!!!!!
Now I must go and lose my lunch!

Wendy said...

I believe that this is or was a strawberry! Thanks for all the wonderful stories...you make me smile and appreciate having only 2 rug rats!

Aly said...

That certainly is a scary sight! I'd have to guess a blob of chewing gum (Bubble Yum?) or perhaps a chewed-but-not-swallowed glob of Fruit Rollup.

Believe it or not, my HUSBAND is a bigger culprit than my children at abandoning food.

The Hayes Famiy Events said...

This looks oddly familiar. I'm going to guess that it is a peice of watermelon the innocent children of your life have left for you to discover as their latest scientific experiment.

Robin said...

Is it, I mean, was it at one time a strawberry?

momofsixteen said...

It looks like it was red at one time. I will guess a dog treat. It kinda looks like meat.

I was just cleaning under my couch this morning too! First day of school and all... you know. Part of a mom wants to just go through the whole house and just start cleansing it of everything (that is, if they are all off to school).

Naw, I'll just clean when I have to. It's better that a mom knows just enough, but not too much!

Karen said...

Is it a moldy, rotting strawberry?

Karen B.

Julie said...

It looks like a massive moldy strawberry to me...EWW!!

Lisa said...

My guess is that it is part of a piece of chicken.

I can tell you that if you enlarge this to be the size of the screen it is VERY GROSS!!!!

Sam said...

I wouldn't have dared touch that thing to figure out what it was, but by chance, a hotdog?

Stefanie said...

My first thought was a strawberry.

morninglight mama said...

I'm going with a strawberry with a bite taken out.

CanadianCarrie said...

OMG that is so disgusting, I'm so glad this is happening to you before it happens to me, it's a reminder for me to clean under the beds and couches more often!! :)
Ok, so my husband thinks it's some kind of meat, my first thought was fruit, strawberry perhaps. But as he said, fruit would have more grey fuzz on it. So we're going with meat! COngrats to the winner!

Nicole said...

It's a strawberry!

Mary Sellers said...

Strawberry? :)

Steff said...

My guess is a raspberry!

Tina in Ohio said...

Hot dog?

marissat said...

strawberry?

Keren said...

I don't want to look at that nasty thing long enough to guess!

Nacol said...

It looks like a strawberry.

Jen H said...

A partially eaten plum? That would be my guess, but I can't look at it for very long, it burns my eyes.

Carla said...

A strawberry.

Amanda said...

Eww! LOL A strawberry?

Anonymous said...

A strawberry?

Becky

Susan said...

Something out of my oldest son's bedroom...but since you are not his mom, I'll guess a bell pepper...

Gaye said...

Could it be a very nasty piece of hotdog?

dimmzy said...

it's a turd.

hatrick316 said...

It's a strawberry.

Kecia said...

It looks like a strawberry to me.

MyCozyCreations said...

yuck-o-rama!! Man, that is nasty! I'm going to say that it is an extremely moldy strawberry. bleh!!

Come on over to my blog! I'm having a giveaway too. No nasty moldy stuff to look at though, sorry.

Gargalesis said...

long time reader, first time commenting. that looks to be a moldy strawberry.

LaLa said...

Strawberry?

Britny said...

my guess is a fruit rollup
Britny G

joyfulmom said...

I know this may result in PETA writing me to complain, but it looks like a decomposed Rottweiler puppy head. Gross!

Kim H said...

It looks like a strawberry!

Rachel said...

is it a strawberry??

Meghan said...

I am guessing it was a strawberry??? Maybe?

Nancy B said...

I'm going to have to guess plum. Maybe some dog slobber on it? :)

Mom2ZacharyOwen said...

My guess is it's a strawberry

Anonymous said...

My guess to the moldy food is a half eaten apple?!?

Lorene
Perry, KS

Chris A. said...

Watermelon?

Jeni said...

It looks like gum, but maybe its a peach?

Joti said...

A strawberry?

Valarie said...

Ummm, a blog of alien poo?? or maybe a red pepper...??

Jill said...

I'm guessing that it's part of a strawberry.

Anonymous said...

Strawberry??!!

pastrytiff said...

Ok, my guess is fruit, prob a strawberry from the pic I can see.
(BTW, I am a long-time lurker)

Tiffany

Jen @ Rolling Through Looneyville said...

It's a berry of some sort. ANd it's freakin' disgusting. :)

Thanks for posting

Missy Johnson said...

Hi, Yuck umm is it a plum?

Sharon Harris said...

Is it (or was it) a strawberry?

Sandy, HE, Illinois said...

I don't even WANT to know the answer to this one.

khill said...

A strawberry!

Gerky said...

My guess is a dog bone.

Nancy Ramsey said...

Its a Ham Bone or an apple.

Becca said...

Oh, my goodness! Is it a strawberry?

Lois said...

It must be a half eaten nectarine. Yummy.

Becky in KCMO said...

Why, it's a strawberry, of course. A couple shades dark than the ones in my fridge right now

Michelle said...

I'm guessing strawberry, but I've seen the bad side of so many foods and been mistaken about the ones in your pictures almost every time...

Shari said...

My guess is it's a half eaten plum...
Great blog I love reading :)

DaShmare said...

A rotting strawberry

Colleen said...

A piece of hotdog or strawberry??

Amanda said...

Is it a strawberry?

Julie B. said...

That sure looks like a strawberry gone very, very bad.

SMC said...

A peach? I looks like it absolutely has to be some kind of fruit to be so "fleshy" looking. I have a very strong stomach...I can't handle staring at it. If you can't handle puke I'm not sure how you cleaned this up.

Jenny said...

It actually looks like a rotten giant's tooth, but my 2nd, more logical guess would be broccoli???

Kristin said...

A strawberry???!!!

friedrichfamily said...

Is it a raspberry? It looks hairy and bumpy. Although anything that came out from under my couch would have hair.

Jess said...

I will guess strawberry - with logs of mold!

Kristy said...

A raspberry?

momumo said...

based on years of experience -- my official guess is part of a dog bone (though, I don't know if you have a dog) -- also, could be some sort of rotten fruit, but I'm sticking with dog bone for the official guess.

Mamapajama said...

Holy yuck!! Perhaps it was a strawberry at some point in time?

melissa said...

A bitten off chunk of hotdog or sausage can't tell which.

Did you run for cover and scream like a little girl when you saw that? I know I would have

Melissa

Tessa said...

Strawberry.

Brooke said...

A Strawberry or an apple

Candi said...

Hi Dawn!
I'm guessing it's a small piece of berry or cherry pie or tart with a tiny bit of white icing and lots of black mold.

PraiseFiddler said...

As the mother of two little food hoarders and connoisseur of all things moldy I would have to take a stab that this here fine specimen used to be a grape.

Jac said...

That looks horribly like a day-old chick that's had its head ripped off! Yuck!!! OK, I have a lot off poultry and that quote about "Nature, red in tooth and claw" applies to birds too - I've seen some messy sights so obviously my perspective is skewed, and I am sure this odd object is something far less gruesome!

Lisa-Anne said...

Is it watermelon?? :)

<3 Necky said...

strawberry remains LOL
Kim - Yorba Linda, CA

Roberta said...

A Strawberry?

CBean said...

strawberry?

Melissa R. said...

Is it an apple?

bustermama said...

Looks like a molded strawberry! That soon will eat you!

Anonymous said...

A strawberry? LOL
ajkatz74@gmail.com

Us3JKJ said...

I guess a strawberry!!

Jenn

Lisa said...

It looks pretty scarey but my best guess would be a Nectarine, (does spelling count)...

Connor & Hudson's Mom said...

ABC gum?

Caroline Guy said...

Looks like a plum. Maybe?

LilBit said...

That's *really* nasty.

Uh... a peach??? No no.. an APPLE. Yeah.

Wait no, it's a trick question! It's one of Austin's school projects, right? Not even moldy food!

Uhm. Plum. Final answer.

Jessica said...

a peach or a fruit snack?

kmorales4 said...

Watermelon?
Guava?
Tomato?

It's a mystery to me.

Katina said...

G-ross. Looks like a half-eaten plum to me. Ew.

Katina

Aimee Jones said...

Looks like a Tomato.

bassetsrassets said...

Was it a peach at one time?

Lori

Michelle said...

That has GOT to be a partially eaten plum -- or maybe a plutot since they look so much alike. Never seen one looking this good myself, mind you ;)

thoughts and ramblings said...

eew...that's super nasty. I was gonna say it looks like a wad of gum, but I didn't realize gum got moldy and furry. LOL.....

Not to be nasty, but to me, it looks like a dead baby bird. blech.

Anonymous said...

Is it a strawberry?

~Paula
butterfly.school@yahoo.com

Jessi said...

I believe it was at one time a strawberry.

Rick said...

A portion of someone's colon or a strawberry.

Amber Narae said...

I say it was an apple core. Hubby thinks it was a strawberry.

Jennifer said...

Looks like a strawberry to me. Yikes!

Anonymous said...

are you serious?! that used to be edible!!! my guess is a cherry. egad though.

Beckie said...

Is it a Strawberry? I had some of those growing in the back of my fridge this summer.

Barb Chansky said...

Hi, Dawn!
Thank you, thank you, thank you again for your lovely voice of humor and sanity! I am your regular reader, even though I am not married and do not have kids; but your up beat personality is very, very appealing. As for my guess, it is/was a piece of watermelon.

All my best,
Barb

Angela Helms said...

A Strawberry??

Billie Jean said...

I'm guessing a half eaten peach(although it looks a bit like a alien cornish game hen.......)
Billie Jean

bcmom2 said...

Was it a strawberry?

Anonymous said...

Ewww, ummmm....a raisin?

Emily from the STL!

Cliff Jones, Papillion, NE said...

Looks like a partial eaten strawberry.

Anonymous said...

WAS it a chocolate-covered strawberry? No matter what it used to be, I think it can now be Clay's next "speriment"!!

Donna in PA :)

Paulette & Melissa said...

Oh my gosh. Is that a Strawberry or a Raspberry? Yummy! I hope you wore gloves.

Allison Hill said...

it looks like watermelon to me

Kat said...

Is it gum?

Sila Lumenn said...

OMG! Is that a tooth on the lower right amongst the rabies foam? I haven't got a clue what that could be, but it totally creeps me out!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Too easy - moldy, half-eaten peach (or maybe nectarine - can't tell, because the mold is fuzzy).

Just Batty said...

A Grape?

The Dunford Family said...

Watermelon?

Kristin R said...

It looks like a strawberry

Donna said...

a dead craisin

AlisonT0725 said...

a piece of watermelon OR a fruit snack. Alison in UT.

Mommy3X said...

I think it is a fruit roll up.

Kate said...

Is it a strawberry?

Kristie said...

A Strawberry?

Amanda said...

Everyone seems to think it's a strawberry, but I was thinking it was a jelly donut at some point in its life.

Donna Mc said...

A VERY dead peach.

OR a rabid tribble.

Marjorie said...

A strawberry though I'm not the first to say so

Winona said...

A half-masticated Jolly Rancher, "red" flavor.

Helenrr said...

Ummm, a plum pit. My dsons used to do that-stealth disposal- under the couches. EWW. And that included anything from leftover food to dishes to clothing to school work to..
BTW Dawn, as a mom to 3 I can relate-and I love your blog, it is funny, sad, sweet, comedic, reminiscent, interesting-the whole nine yards! :) Helen in Salinas, CA

Anonymous said...

I'm going to go with "red grape". This is really fun, btw. :)

Lisa M.

Jeff & Rushell said...

My first thought was a strawberry, but apon further examination I think it is/was a Rasberry.

cbhoff said...

Looks like a raspberry.

danger girl said...

Oh this is easy. It's a 'speriment.

Michelle said...

I think it's a hotdog too!!


Grody!!!

fourmonsters said...

I know I am not the first person to guess, but I wanted to post my guess just the same. I think it is a strawberry because of the seeds and the pinkish hue.

Shelley said...

Ok, I was going to say a decapitated hamster head. Gross, I know...but that's what it looks like to me. And I was eating something. WAS being the operative word there.

Megryansmom said...

My GOD Dawn, it looks like part of someone's anatomy! You'd better do a body part check! Or maybe Malibu Ken's head?

Anonymous said...

Definitely a rasberry! I think.....
Courtney corntea@cox.net

Stephanie said...

It's a strawberry. I love Anita Renfroe! i'm pretty sure I'm not the first to guess strawberry though. Love your blog!

Beth L. (CTBsmom) said...

My 11 yr old daughter thought it was a dog's head. I don't have a clue what it is but it's gross!!

Shelly said...

I say an apple. BTDT after a summer w/ a backpack in the basement.

kimikki said...

My guess is a strawberry. But where did it get the black furry hat?

Alicia From Delaware said...

Its got to be a strawberry

kirine said...

I'm going to guess tomato. I'm a mom of four and I love your stories.

Michelle said...

Is it one of the "mystery" berries that your husband and children were eating on that 4th of July camping trip??
It's pretty nasty.

Ted and/or Laura said...

mmm mold covered strawberry, my fav!

jamey r said...

Gum doesn't get moldy, does it? These gum guesses...am i missing something?

Haylee said...

Well, I'm going to guess that it was a strawberry, but since at least one hundred people already guess that before I did, I probably won't win. But I love you anyway, Dawn, so I figured I'd play your little game anyway. :) I hope you're having a great day!

Tiffany said...

I'm going to say chewing gum.

Slack said...

I'm with others...strawberry.

I do think you need to put a warning on this one. I was scrolling down the page to get it set up for me to read and glanced at the picture and got a little gaggy. Gross!

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