Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Calorie Counting

I was curious about how many calories were in a saltine cracker since I often eat 2 or 3 for a midmorning snack. So I went to Google and did an inquiry, but after reading a couple of sites I was no more enlightened than I was before.

The first site said one serving is 160 calories but I have a hard time believing that one of those little 2"x2" squares of dry bread is 160 calories. I scratched my head and looked for a definition of one serving. Definition was not to be found.

I moved on to the next site and discovered that one cup of saltines is 300 calories. Okay, who eats their saltines by the cup? Further explanation indicated that the saltines were crushed. Again, who eats crushed saltines? Depending on how finely crushed these satines are, you could get more or less in a cup. So how valid is the statement that there are 300 calories in one cup of crushed saltines?

At this point, I gave up and decided to enjoy my midmorning snack without further guilt laden upon my shoulders by the health police.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

What The Hell?

I was listening to the radio this morning and heard that the CEO of GM supports another gasoline tax up to a dollar per gallon. His thinking is that this would encourage people to buy new, more fuel efficient cars. Oh sure, that makes a lot of sense. NOT! If you can't afford 5.00 a gallon it's a done deal that you can afford to buy a new car and make payments for the next five or six years and that'll save you money. I say again NOT!

Gee, and I wonder what brand of GM he would have you purchase? no I didn't check this out on Snopes So maybe I'm spreading rumors. With any luck I'm spreading rumors. I sure as hell can't afford 5 bucks a gallon or a new car.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Road Rage

No, not me. I was in the right place this morning to witness two grown men acting like idiots. I have no idea what started the encounter, but I was sitting at a light and looked up just in time to see idiot #1 throw coffee at idiot #2's SUV. There was no mistaking that he was just emptying his cup on the ground. The SUV's passenger window was open so I assume there had been some exchange of words after one or the other cut the other guy off.

Idiot #2 first pulled his SUV into the front bumper of the other car and then got out and stood in front of idiot #1's car. I'm sure I wasn't the only one thinking how stupid! What if the driver had pulled a gun and come out blazing? What if he'd simply run idiot #2 over and never looked back?

Finally the guy in the car managed to pull around the guy standing in the road and this was at 7:30 in the morning. Can you imagine what the rest of their day was like? Let's hope nobody went home and beat the kids or kicked the dog.