Zone38 Presents...
Letters to the World

09-Nov-2002

Assessorizing

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 8:03 am

Obligatory spelling-related article link: Atlanta company found guilty of poor spelling at new Houston [County] courthouse. The cost of the error, of course, is hard to access assecc accecc aw, forget it…

07-Nov-2002

Attending a party of one

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 8:12 pm

The introvert’s anthem, the lyrics to which describe me almost perfectly: “Party of One” by John Finan. Be sure to check out John’s other songs as well; “The O.R.P.S. Confusion Blues” and “Refrigerator Science Projects” are quite amusing, and, well, it’s just good folk-rock music in general…what else can I really say?

06-Nov-2002

NutraBitter

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 3:35 pm

I’ve been trying to watch my calorie intake lately– suffice it to say, my abdomen has grown to large proportions, which would be great if those proportions consisted of muscle rather than fat. In doing so, I’ve noticed an alarming trend, namely, that many of the calories my body has to deal with are derived from the sugar-laden soft drinks I so often have with my lunch, dinner, and the occasional snack.

In fact, I’d love to start drinking diet sodas to cut down on a significant number of calories. After all, it’s a logical choice for someone who wastes around 500 calories a day on beverages. Unfortunately, there’s one slight problem with that approach: I absolutely loathe the taste (or should that be aftertaste?) of NutraSweet™®© and its synthetic brethren. Doesn’t matter whether it’s Diet Coke, Diet Sprite, Diet Dr. Pepper, or whatever it may be– I can quite readily taste the artificial sweeteners within, and it’s a flavor I don’t particularly care for.

“Well, then”, you say, “why not just drink water instead?” And I do, in fact; I quite often try to substitute good old H2O for more caloric drinks. But in some cases– especially the above-mentioned meals– water just seems too…bland…at times. And there’s always tea, of which I drink a good amount, but whose calorie content is not much better off than the canned, carbonated drinks with which I’ve a love-hate relationship.

I guess I’ll just have to exercise more, then. A lot more.

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