A long time ago, when I was living in Los Angeles, a very funny thing happened, something I’d wager never happened to you.

My mom had a sore throat and a bad cold, and was eating Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup. We’ve all had it a million times. It’s soothing to think back to our childhood, isn’t it?

We were just sitting around the kitchen table, you know, where all the best conversation always takes place. Gossiping, schmoozing, call it what you will, there we were, my mom, dad, sister, and me.

You know how slick and slippery those noodles are in the chicken noodle soup, right? Well, I was recalling something about my day at school (one of the very rare days I actually went to school) to the family, and I said something that made everyone crack-up.

My mom, caught in the middle of laughter and slurping a big spoonful of the soup, did a very rare variation of what is usually referred to as a “spit take” except this one was the nasal version.

That’s right, she sent one of those slippery noodles right out her left nostril! It flew clear across the room.

Like a moment frozen in Time, it was something I will never forget, and something I use to help myself laugh out-loud when I’m feeling down. {I’ve got a million of `em, by the way!}

I’ve never heard of anyone else launching a noodle out their nose, but if you have, let me know. Or, if you have your own funny food-related memory, please share it with me and the rest of the gang.