SpaghettiOs with meatballs, and Chris Burke from Life Goes On

As a vegan, the meatballs in SpaghettiOs are a spaghettiNoNo but in a dream recently, I had eaten a whole bowl! I specifically remember as I scooped the last spoonful thinking, I just gave up years of not eating meat*… but did this bowl have meatballs or did I heat up the original SpagettiOs (no meatballs)?

These are the kinds of dreams I’m grateful to wake up from. But I do have fond memories of SpaghettiOs. Growing up, this was the Sunday night dinner for my siblings and I as we watched Life Goes On, a show on ABC starring Chris Burke as Corky Thatcher. He was the first Down Syndrome actor to star in a major TV series. Also, we really wanted my sister (who also has Down Syndrome) to date him. So far, they have yet to meet… but maybe one day soon?

Chris, if you’re reading this… let me know if you want me to set you up with an awesome woman 🙂

OK, I’m done playing cupid… for now. I still remember bits and pieces of Life Goes On, and speaking of bits and pieces… SpaghettiOs. My dream had me feeling let down, except when I woke up I was relieved. Do you ever have dreams like that? The ones that are scary or frightening but nice to wake up from? This leads to another question…. would you rather have a good dream only to wake up and be disappointed, or wake up from a bad dream?

I would say SpaghettiOs are a great memory, but a bad dream because I haven’t had meat consistently for years. It all started back when a friend challenged me to cut meat out for a month. More on that here and here. In the last year or so, I’ve added fish back but only a couple of times a year when it’s fresh fish caught by my dad in Florida. I figured if Jesus ate fish, so will I.

Wow, this post is all over the map and I left you with a spiritual awakening about Jesus and fish. I really only had plans to talk about SpaghettiOs. Remember the ones with sliced hot dogs instead of meatballs? Those were interesting.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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