The labels on food products can be frustrating. If you’re concerned about your weight, you should look for something that is low in calories. For the sake of your heart, you don’t want a lot of fat, particularly not saturated or trans fat. Obviously, you want to shun cholesterol, unless, of course, it’s the good [...]
Archive for February, 2006
A question for those who believe in reincarnation: Have you ever just had one of those lives? That would explain a lot of things in my life.
A recent survey found that, after excluding the “don’t know” and “refuse to answer” responses and factoring out the suspected liars, 100% of the respondents would, given the chance, be willing to respond to the occasional opinion poll.
One of the things I love about the Web is that there are so many weather services. I just keep surfing to different ones until I find a forecast I like.
Medical experts tell you that when you have a cold you should drink lots of fluids and rest in bed. That’s ridiculous. Those two suggestions are contradictory unless you’re OK with wetting your bed. If you drink lots of liquids, peeing plenty of urine is the unavoidable outcome. Resting in bed is either difficult or [...]
Great news! My publisher recently told me that Barnes & Noble placed a large order for my book, BYTE-ing Satire. Then again, “large” is a relative term. I did the math. If you took all of the pages out of all of the copies that Barnes & Noble ordered and placed them end-to-end lengthwise they [...]
My reading habits aren’t always as good as I would like them to be. Sometimes I misinterpret things. For example, I frequently pass by a jewelry store with a large sandwich board sign sitting out front (just to be clear, it’s the jewelry store that has the sign out front, not me) that says, “Watch [...]
I recently read that a lot of people””men and women””are taking up knitting. They say it calms the mind. So does death, but that’s probably a little extreme.