Showing posts with label Thunk Thursday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thunk Thursday. Show all posts

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Thunk Thursday

It's sad that online news sources don't care much about editing their work. This one made me laugh. "large parents are calling his office" Dr. Goodman must have a lot of fat patients.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thunk Thursday

I will be out of the office today, having a bone graft performed.  I am not looking forward to this procedure, especially after the first attempted bone graft failed.  What?  I didn't tell you about it?  Once I'm on the other side, and can laugh about it, maybe I can come back and tell you the horrors of inept dentistry practices.  So in my absence I leave you with a Thunk Thursday.

I am not a dietitian, nor am I a college graduate, but I do feel like I am intelligent person.  Why is a the Nutrition Facts Label on popcorn so difficult to understand?  I think the popcorn manufactures purposely do not want us to know what we are eating.  They want their product to look healthier than it truly is.

I'll start at the top.  A serving size is 2 TBS of unpopped popcorn.  Really?  Nobody, and I mean nobody, eats unpopped popcorn.  Why bother with this insignificant measure?  Second, if there are 3 servings per bag and 10 bags per box, why are there 28 servings per box?  Is something wrong with my math?

Say I eat a bag of popcorn, that isn't difficult for me to do.  How many calories have I consumed?  How much fat?  What about Sodium?

After the silly 2 TBS unpopped serving size, the label states "makes 4 cups popped."  So it's safe to assume 2 TBS unpopped equals 4 cups popped.  Servings per bag says about 3.  Can I assume that this means each bag is the eqivalent of 12 cups of popcorn?  Why, under calories does the label compare 2 TBS Unpopped to 1 cup popped?  It clearly staes "amount per serving" yet above says a serving size is 4 cups of popped corn.  So using some basic math, if I eat one bag of popcorn, I am consuming approximately 360 calories.

If I am on a Sodium Restricted diet, I also need to know how much Sodium I ate in that same bag of popcorn.  Can one of you math geniuses (Hilary) tell me how much sodium is in a bag of popped popcorn?  Either I lack the math skills required to figure this out or the label is so deceptive that I can't compute the information.  Or possibly my brain isn't functioning properly because of a fever I currently have.

How much saturated fat am I getting in a bag of popcorn?  According to the chart, 2 TBS unpopped contains 2.5 g.  Does 1 cup of popped have that same amount?  The percentages show 2.5 g as 13% of daily values for unpopped.  If I ate an entire bag unpopped, I will have consumed 7.5g.  The same chart shows 0% for saturated fat in 1 cup of popcorn.  If I eat a bag of 12 cups and multiply 12 times 0%, I get 0 grams of saturated fat???  I don't think so.

Can't wait to hear what answer you all come up with.  Take your time.  I'll be out of it all day.


"The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him." (Proverbs 11:1)

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Thunk Thursday

Haven't had a Thunk Thursday in awhile.

Some of you are pretty excited to see gluten free, dairy free hot dog buns.  Udi's has some great gluten free food.  What I'm trying to figure out is when they expire.  April 31, 2012???? 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thunk Thursday

So what does Russian taste like?

Friday, August 06, 2010

Thunk Thursday on Friday

When I purchased my iron, I laughed when I read the attached tag:


Who would do that? If somebody is dumb enough to iron their clothes while wearing them, somebody is going to get burned and has nobody to blame but herself.

Hello. My name is Somebody.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thunk Thursday

Haven't done this for awhile, but here is a Thunk Thursday for you.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thunk Thursday

I got this coupon in the mail. I think I'll purchase a Full Set, afterall, who wouldn't want to pay $7 more than the usual price?

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Thunk Thursday

Today's thunk isn't a photo. This thunk goes to Colorado's lawmaker, John Kefalas from Fort Collins. He introduced legislation to require "individuals 2 years of age and older but under 18 years to wear a helmet whenever the individual uses nonmotorized wheeled transportation on a public street or premises open to the public."

So if a two-year old is scooting along on his push toy out in the cul-de-sac while playing with his parents and older siblings, if he's without a helmet he is now in violation of the law.

Wasting money on safety laws such as this, only serves to water down more important laws. Is it any wonder why many drivers don't take traffic laws seriously?

This piece of legislations does include exemptions. This new helmet law does not apply to motorized vehicles or a vehicle pulled or towed by another, such as a wagon or trailer. It's aimed at bicycles, scooter, skates, skateboards; human powered vehicles or equipment.

The other exemption? If your religious beliefs or practices would be violated by wearing a helmet. Guess my angel won't be wearing one. It might interfere with her halo.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thunk Thursday

Thunk to me, for not getting a better photo. But it is very awkward taking a picture while in a nail salon, especially when the proprietor wants to know what you are doing. So instead, while his back is turned, I whip out my not-so-good-at-taking-pictures, old school phone. And this is what I get:

Marble/Hand Pain Designs...........$10-15.00

I don't know about you, but I'm not interested in painful hand designs. Are they drawings of marbles or do they use marbles to make them?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thunk Thursday

Who wouldn't want this hanging on their living room wall?

Life's what?

Guess we know why it was on the clearance rack.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thunk Thursday

Posted on the door, outside a police interrogation room.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thunk Thursday

Today I deserve a thunk. I accidently deleted my Thunk Thursday Photo. It was a good one too. So instead of Thunk Thursday, today is Thumbs Up Thursday. My thumbs up goes to my dermatologist. This is the story:

When I scheduled Hilary's appointment, as per usual, the receptionist reminded me to come a few minutes early, "as Dr. Ken runs on time." Her appointment was for 11:45a.m. We arrived promptly at 11:38 a.m.

At 11:42, we were called back to the examining room and Dr. Ken walked in at 11:44. He spoke with Hilary for a few minutes and declared her skin as good and no need for anything further. He then turned to me.

"How are you doing? Do you need anything?"

"Well, actually I have this little spot that I need you to I'll make an appointment."

"Do you want me to look at it now?" He didn't need to ask me twice. After looking it over, he asked if I wanted him to freeze it off or go ahead and biopsy it. This spot has been frozen twice, so I told him he could go ahead and biopsy. Within a minute he'd injected lidocaine to numb it, sliced a sliver of skin, cauterized it to minimize bleeding, applied a bandage and I was out the door.

He said he wasn't going to charge me for Hilary's visit since she didn't really need to be seen, but I'd need to stop at the checkout desk to pay my copay. I checked my watch. It was 11:55. A mere 10 minutes after Hilary's scheduled appointment. Why can't all doctors be this efficient?

As I made my payment, I remarked to the girl how much I appreciated being able to get in and out so quickly. She laughed as she printed up my superbill and said, "some people don't like it. They don't feel like they get their money's worth. So we have another doctor who is slower and doesn't run on schedule. It keeps everyone happy."

I think Dr. Ken is the best ever.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thunk Thursday

We've had a lot of weather warnings scroll across the bottom of our television lately. They look like this:

Wow! Thunderstorms with deadly lightning? I've never seen the word deadly before lightning. This is quite a storm...until I realize that is not what it says.

Now we have to watch out for deadly "lighting."

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thunk Thursday

Another fine example of poor translations on imported products. This is from a lamp. Made in China.

In case you can't read the fine print:

I know a few women who'd like to find some of that Neuter soap.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Thunk Thursday

At the grocery store, on the cereal aisle, I noticed like cereals were not place next to each other. They were sorted by size. I took a picture of a 12.2 oz. box of Apple Jacks on the left, and a 17 oz. box on the right.
Why would I buy the smaller box, when I can buy the bigger box for 40 cents cheaper and get nearly 5 oz. more??? Oh wait, maybe the free camera I can send away for costs more than the free Disney Pal that is already packed inside the box.
I'm going for the cheaper price & the free toy, lol.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thunk Thursday

While driving through North Carolina, we passed a gas station/convenience market. We laughed when we noticed their sign:

Yum! Worms with my coffee please.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thunk Thursday

I missed the photo op on this one. So I improvised. I was grocery shopping today. In the produce aisle, I found the following sign:

New Lower Price Fresh Express Salad
$2.99 10 oz. pkg.

Right below this sign was the usual price tag which read:

Fresh Express Salad
$2.49 12 oz. pkg.

So, the new lower price is 50 cents more, and it is for a smaller package. I couldn't find a 10 oz. package. Only the usual 12 oz. package.
I chatted with the produce manager who seemed very flustered when I pointed it out. He went to the back to check the price. Sure enough. The new "lower" price on a 12 oz. pkg, (not 10 oz.) was indeed 50 cents higher. He offered to give me the $2.49 price. I accepted it, but then later kicked myself.
I should have taken it to the checkout, waited until it rang up at $2.99, then pointed out that the advertised price (for a 12 oz. bag, which this was) was $2.49. I then would have gotten it free, as per the store policy. If an item rings up at an incorrect price, it is free. I've received $20 packages of chicken for free before. It pays to watch prices. I blew this one.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Thunk Thursday

I read labels on food. Ethan can't eat milk or milk protein. It can be tricky, as milk is often hidden in obscure ingredients. I appreciate labels that boldly print CONTAINS: MILK. Sometimes labels are a bit overdone. This one cracked me up.

I suppose if one didn't know it before, they know now. Tilpia is fish. I wonder if the milk jug reads "CONTAINS MILK" after the ingredients.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thunk Thursday on Friday

How hard is it to say, "You're Welcome?" The phrase is traditionally said after the "thank-you" offering. So where does a "no problem" response fit in this equation? People, it doesn't.

I'm walking along. The woman passing through the door in front of me stops to hold it open. I turn and say, "thank-you." Flippantly, the phrase seems to roll off her lips, "no problem." I'm sorry. I didn't think it WAS a problem. Was it really that difficult of a task that you felt the need to let me know it wasn't really a problem? Next time I'll hold my own door, thank-you-very-much.

Is "you're welcome" more difficult to say than no problem? It's 3 syllables. It isn't as if "no problem" is quicker and easier to blurt out. Like I said, 3 syllables.

"You're welcome" implies that the person was glad to offer their service to you. To me, it's a simple way to say, "anytime you need the door held open, I'm happy to do it for you." It sounds kind, courteous.

The "no problem" response does not express this same friendly attitude. It comes off as, "I'm trying not be rude, so I'll answer "no problem," but truthfully my action to help you out IS an annoyance to me.

I phoned the doctor's office this morning. It took some doing to schedule an appointment. I thanked the receptionist for the extra effort she put towards working with me. Her response: "no problem." Grrr...this is my newest pet peeve.

The next time I hear someone squelch my thank-you with "no problem," I'm going to ask, "is it sometimes a problem?" Or maybe, "I'm sorry, is it often a problem for you to hold the door open?" Or what if I am rude back and tell the receptionist, "you're right, it wasn't a problem for you to set the appointment. It was your job."

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Thunk Thursday

Posted outside one of the rollercoasters at the amusement park.
I can ride, no recent surgrys here.