Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sun, Snow, Space and Sweethearts

Nice Weather We Are Having
Record High Temps In Redding

Snowy London

Cartoon from English newspaper

Maybe someone from the U.K. could send me a picture and a story about the big snow storm?
I would be happy to post it here at Phil's Place.

More Health Food Tidbits

From retro humor

Worst Supermarket Food

Worst candy choice

Twix (1 package, 2 oz.)

  • 280 calories
  • 27 g sugars
  • 14 g fat (11 g saturated)

Twix takes the already-dubious candy-bar reputation and drags it through a murky pool of saturated fat. With more than half the USDA's daily consumption recommendation for these dangerous fats in each package, this is one hazardous after-lunch snack.

Saturated fat equivalent: 11 strips of bacon

I Thought I was Eating Healthy
Tonight I ate a frozen Marie Calendar Pot Pie, thinking it was a healthy choice.

My frozen pot pie did not look like this.

Marie Callender's Creamy Parmesan Chicken Pot Pie

  • 1,060 calories
  • 1,440 mg sodium
  • 64 g fat (24 g saturated)

Marie Callender's perpetrates the ultimate sleight of hand here: The nutrition information says this medium-size entrée has two servings, but honestly, when have you ever split a potpie? Lard-strewn pastry tops and cream-based fillings are the lowest common denominators of the nutritionally nefarious potpie, and this one, with an ingredient list that reads like an O-Chem final, beats out dozens of horrendous iterations to earn this special place on our list.

Sodium equivalent: 8 small bags of potato chips

Fat equivalent: 23 strips of bacon

Calorie equivalent: 7 Taco Bell Fresco Beef Tacos

Find more here;

For those readers who are unfamiliar with this blog, I tend to hide little fun links on the page. It might be the title to a song, the name of a place, or the source of my information. One example is above. It's not too hard to find. I have used the title of the the magazine as a link. It's kind of obvious, but, if you click on it, it will give you a link to Men'sHealth, where the original article resides.

Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin" On

Camera on board the space station shows sway and shake.

A faulty Russian
adjuster rocket almost destroyed the International Space Station last month.
To see the story and video click HERE.

This gives me more
to write about in the Space Station 1 Suite. You can hear some of the songs we are working on, HERE.

Here In Redding;

Covering all the bases

It may seem commercial
or silly, but you really will make your sweethearts day with flowers and chocolates in a heart shaped box. They know it's corny, too, but it really will touch her heart and make her feel good.

If you are wanting to take her
out for some great music and dancing, you can find it at LuLu's on the 12th, there will be the usual jamming blues players, plus, you will get to experience the premier performance of my new band. I know I am looking forward to Thursday, February 12th. I hope to see some of you there.

Today's Relatively Appropriate Song;

L. O. V. E. Nat King Cole
Love Is The Answer

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