No Fooling

Today is to amateur pranksters as New Year’s Eve is to amateur drunks. Watch out for them.

The Clothes At The Laundromat Go ‘Round And ‘Round
Apparently Tuesday night is a very popular night on which to do laundry. By the time I rolled into Buddy’s parking lot it was pretty full, which didn’t bode well for my laundering efforts. Luckily I was able to secure two large washing machines immediately. And, as an added bonus I was able to partake in another one-sided lust affair as I watched beautiful young lady fold her clothes — never once looking my way.

Thirty-odd minutes later my clothing had been washed and I loaded up my IKEA shopping bags and headed home for the requisite four hours of clothe drying.

ITP Flickr Pic
I know, I know, another shoe-top shot…
Up The Road
Oh you are so wrong, for this shot the camera was on the ground… What can I say, I like this sort of shit.

Somebody Has Finally Finished Watching Season One Of “Mad Men”
I don’t know why I get interrupted when watching serial programs, I just do. For a few months I have had Season Two of Mad Men on my AppleTV, but I’ve been waiting to complete Season One before starting to watch them.

While laboring over laundry last night I finally finished Season One. OMFG I love this show. Soon I will be combining “Open That Bottle” night with “Watch At Least One Episode Of Mad Men” night. I should, otherwise I will be completely confused when Season Three begins.

Fun With Numbers
Sadly I feel that I need to use this title before finding out about my tax situation this year.

This morning I went to the building’s cafeteria to purchase a bottle of milk to pour over the breakfast cereal I purchased (for the box to turn into a light modifier) last weekend.

With my newly-renewed interest in losing weight (not fooling, I’ve a few pounds to shed before mid-May) I looked into getting the 2% milk instead of the Whole milk. Out of curiosity I looked into each variety’s calorie count.
2%: 130 Calories per serving, 2 Servings per bottle = 260 Calories
Whole: 150 Calories per serving, 1.75 Servings per bottle = 262.5 Calories

Huh! Only 2.5 more Calories? How could that be? Obviously the servings per bottle were different, and that was because the 2% milk was a 16-ounce bottle whereas the Whole milk was only a 14-ounce bottle. Given this, I didn’t mind getting a little less, “more delicious” milk, so I went with the Whole milk. (I know. I know. It’s also about the percentage of Calories that come from fat…)

Oh, the cereal was fantastic!

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – good
Current Music – listening to the “Digital Photography Life” podcast
Website Of The Day – How many times has it happened? You know that you should have gone to the bathroom before leaving the restaurant, but you didn’t. And now you Have. To. Go! If you have internet access or an iPhone you can load up Sit Or Squat to search for public restrooms near you.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing

Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 1 (1)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 0
Marta Rides – 0

April Goals
none, and this is not an April Fools joke

2009 Goals
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeรƒยฑo Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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15 Responses to No Fooling

  1. Stacy says:

    If you can (literally) stomach it, might I suggest Soy Milk? I personally would not pour a big ol’ glass of it to drink, but in my cereal it’s seriously tasty. I was weened and raised on Skim milk so, for me, it’s even better – “thicker” and more flavor…along the lines of a 2% or Whole.

    8th Continent Light Soy is fabulous. 50 calories per cup, plus protein and vitamins. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’ve had soy and rice milk in the past. Each is good, but more expensive than (my cow!) cow’s milk. Since I had to go to the cafeteria to get the milk this mornings my options were severely limited.

  3. Martha says:

    Kroger has its own brand of soy milk now, close to a dollar cheaper than the Silk brand. I like the taste of it, its a little sweeter and vanilla-y than regular milk, great for dunking a cookie or two. I can not stomach the light soy milk though…the color is odd and the taste is strange.

    What kind of cereal did you have. I’m on a multi-grain cheerios kick right now.

    In other news I made it up a flight of stairs today with out saying OUCH!

  4. My cereal choice:
    Good news = shredded wheat
    Bad news = frosted shredded wheat

    I need to go to Krogers soon (I need more light modifiers, um food) so I’ll look for their brand.

  5. Stacy says:

    Martha: I’m on the multi-grain Cheerios too! All Cheerios were on sale at the Publix not too long ago so I figured…eh… give it a try. Also love the good ol’ Special K standby. Thanks for the Kroger tip!

    Paule: D’oh! How did I talk about milk without managing to mention and claim a cow? I’m so off my game this morning.

  6. Stacy you are too busy altering you avatars for today’s activities. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Martha says:

    They keep it with the regular milk, not in the health food section.

    frosted shredded wheat isn’t the worst choice you could make, it is a little high in sugar but not the worst choice you could make.

    The Cheerios are surprisingly sweet for the amount of sugar they have.

    Oh and I know today isn’t Tuesday but I’m surprised you didn’t inform your loyal readers of the great MP3 download deal today on Amazon….

  8. True it wasn’t the worst choice I could have made…

    I’ve not seen that deal yet. Why do I sense an April Fool joke tied to that URL? ๐Ÿ˜›

    And as a follow up from yesterday:
    I went to buy the Gomez disc today. Amazon doesn’t sell it as a down load, and iTunes is selling it for $9.99. Funk that noise!

  9. Holy shit, that’s a Shatner disc for $0.99!!!! I’m sooooo buying that when I get home tonight (no foolin’). Coooool. Thanks Martha!

  10. Barb says:

    I found out that whole milk is really 3% a while back. Allan is okay with 2%, if I feel like buying 2 gallons, sometime I get 1%. We drink a ton of milk at our house.
    Special K is my choice of cereal these days, Allan has switched from Fruit Loops to Raisin Bran for Lent. We will see what he does after Easter.

  11. B-Bob says:

    I’m not a big fan of soy because of the phytoestrogen content – phytoestrogen is a naturally occurring plant estrogen. The content is high enough to inhibit endogenous estrogen production in normal women. It is recommended that men with prostate cancer and pregnant or breast feeding women not take soy because of this level of phytoestrogens. So, the levels are significant, albeit of uncertain impact in normal folks. Given what cows are fed nowadays, you don’t know what you’re getting from that milk either. On balance, though, I think I’ll leave the soy – phytoestrogens – alone. I’ll let the wife bear the estrogen load in our house.
    As for the cereal, Raisin Bran Crunch rocks…

  12. But it would help me keep my girlish figure, no? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. sal says:

    Glad you responded B-Bob…I was getting ready to say that some cancers are hormone driven and since Soy affects hormones, people with certain kinds of cancers…ie ovarian cancer….should watch their soy intake.

    I drink skim milk…..and I love multi-grain cheerios….my cereal of choice lately has been oatmeal or Kashi whole grain hot cereal.

  14. romanlily says:

    Dude. I am right there with you on Mad Men. I watched season one on DVD and loved every minute of it. I’ve been waiting very impatiently for season two to be released on DVD, because I really like the commentaries and extra features included on the DVDs. But maybe it’s time to sneak over to iTunes and just buy an episode or two, because I can’t wait!

    Mad Men plus Friday Night Lights = the best TV around.

  15. Martha says:

    I’m pretty sure I would prefer cancer to the effect that real milk has on me… as would anyone that would have to be withing 20 feet of me. Thankfully, I do not have the same issue with cheese and yogurt. (ice cream is generally a no no also)

    I eat a lot of oatmeal, that and a piece of fruit is my mid morning snack many days. I get the weight control, low-sugar, high fiber…but the flavors are limited. Once I found the fruit and cream kind in the low-sugar option…never been able to find it again. If anyone see it let me know.

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