As some of you know, this is a writing blog, or was when I ran a separate blog for photos.   When the main thrust was the written word, I also tended to include a song (YouTube) or an unrelated photo.  That would make this post old school, if you will.

A black and white photo and some unrelated words,  a conversation with myself:

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…and the residual effect of the storm system that moved through today is-

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(interrupting) Whadda ya mean, residual?

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Left over or remainder after the main part is used up or distributed.

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I see, so foods we keep in the refrigerator are residuals or residue (from Latin residuum, which means left-over) if we don’t distribute them, don’t assign to this meal or tomorrow lunch. Mainly, I think it’s residue if it’s future-unallocated and non-residue if it’s not future-unallocated.

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Um, that doesn’t sound right somehow and isn’t not future-unallocated a double negative? I guess you could say residue but the very idea of eating residue doesn’t float anyone’s boat, if you get my drift. I’d rather it was a resource (Latin resurgere) than residue, whether future allocated or future-unallocated.

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So if you plan for residue or future allocations or resources as you explained, then they are not left-over?

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Yes and no, or do I mean no, they are left-overs normally allocated to a later, non-specified meal.

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Could you call them non-allocated rations or contrary-wise, allocated rations or allotments? But we should not call them left-over or residue because of the negative images that these words might create?

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(thinking OMG, why me and why do I have to put up with this?) OK, OK, a left-over is that which is left after the first part has been used, consumed or allocated. There is no absolute negative connotation because left-overs might be better. The seasonings and flavors have a chance to combine and enhance each other . So any of those terms; future-allocations, future-un-allocations, resources, rations or allotments can be left-overs, but not necessarily so.

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Right, got it. So we plan ahead, knowing we prefer to consume foods in the time they are best, flavorful and not yet spoiled, usually within a day or two of cooking unless we can freeze them. Therefore they are not left-overs at all, we already ate the left-overs at the first meal because of this planning ahead or allocation, allowing the seasonings to flavor, to enhance our future gustatory experience and we simply ate that which was extra (left-over from allocations and not yet at the height of any potential gustatory nirvana) from these future-unallocated (frozen) or future-allocated (refrigerated) meals.

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Say, do you know where the ibuprofen is?

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No. Now, cookies are rounded, flat and crisp but you made some today that are rectangular and soft and-

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