Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Is everything a lie? Seriously.

Today is a better day! I didn’t have an accident on the way to work so naturally, I had a better morning. What I am really excited about is the fact that Lady Antebellum’s new CD, “Need You Now,” is out today! I am already listening to it on my phone and I’m pretty happy.

I just really like their music. I’d like to thank Cassandra for introducing them to me a while back. I am definitely planning on seeing them when they come to Birmingham in a few months.

By no means am I happy that my friends and family are also experiencing car problems...because I’m not...but it does make me realize that I am not the only one on the planet that has bad days. Life happens. Just when you think there is a light at the end of the tunnel...someone takes a poo in it and you realize it’s not a tunnel...it’s a toilet. Hey-I think I made that up myself...you can use it. Anyway, every time I write another check or spend a Saturday night as a third wheel...I try to imagine those in Haiti or those right here in America who suffer double or triple the amount I do...so I need to SUCK IT UP.

I think the fact that I have to give myself these frequent little pep talks indicate that I never listen to them.

I wanted to tell y’all about a story I saw on the Today Show a couple weeks ago. Here’s the link:


I would say the best summation of this report is from these lines: “A study of meals from 10 restaurant chains including Ruby Tuesday and Wendy's found calorie counts averaging 18 percent more than the values listed by the restaurants. Diet meals made by Lean Cuisine, Weight Watchers, Healthy Choice and others averaged 8 percent higher than the numbers on the label.” This is so enraging to me. I expect that from Wendy’s but the Ruby Tuesday thing really chaps my behind. I was so excited about some of their food based on their nutrition facts and that it all tasted really good...but 18%?! That’s ridiculous. I’m also devastated by the Weight Watchers & Lean Cuisine meals (for obvious reasons). I just don’t get it. After watching the piece, it said that all of these differences could add up to 16 pounds in a year! Basically, I could already be past 60 pounds if these nutrition facts weren’t blatant lies. This is so disappointing. Frankly, I have no advice on what to do about the frozen foods. I guess I will count them the same since I have no basis to change them. As far as restaurant food goes...use your best judgment. If you look up the nutrition facts and then go to eat the food and it tastes buttery or is a huge portion...chances are...it’s more than what you thought. I guess I will try to only eat half of the servings at restaurants but count them the same since there is no way to tell. So-SHAME ON YOU: FDA, lying restaurants, and misleading frozen food companies. Booo!!!!!

Did y’all know that when you have a wreck, the insurance folks will straight up chase you down at work to look at your car? I didn’t know this. There is a dude coming to my work tomorrow or Thursday to assess the damage. This is kind of a long process. I hope I don’t have to drive my jacked up car for too long.

Have a great Tuesday afternoon!

“Show me that smile again.
Don’t waste another minute on your cryin’.
We're nowhere near the end
The best is ready to begin.

As long as we got each other
We got the world spinnin right in our hands.
Baby you and me, we gotta be
The luckiest dreamers who never quit dreamin’.

As long as we keep on givin’
we can take anything that comes our way
Baby, rain or shine, all the time
We got each other Sharin’ the laughter and love.”

As Long As We Got Each Other (Growing Pains Theme Song)- Steve Dorff & John Bettis

1 comment:

  1. I'm super excited about the Lady Antebellum CD too!!! I love being able to buy new music! I've only made it about half way through the CD, but I'm loving it so far!

    Also, the calorie count finding is infurating. You should be able to trust that the information available to you is correct. I definitely think that the law should force them to be more accurate.

    Loved your words of wisdom too!


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