24 February 2011

Map Game - Middle East and Africa

Someone sent Tom this map game (see below). The goal is to complete the map by dragging the country name to its appropriate spot on the map.

Holy crap.

I am ashamed. Ashamed!

The middle east I completed okay. Africa... not so much. I'm sure every eight year old in England knows this stuff backwards and forwards. Um, but I could kick those kids' asses, so there.

I feel like I should do this game everyday until I can complete it without resorting to trial and error. If you have concerns about how well you'll perform - I suggest getting drunk before trying this game - so at least you'll have an excuse.

21 February 2011

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

Vancouver, WA - We've Got It All

Lost Fart, San Francisco

Business Diversification - Portland, OR

A Dog Wearing Sunglasses
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Peace, Love and Banksy?
Chinatown, SF

Kim Jong Il Looking at My Little Pony Art
reblogged from RatsOff.com originally posted to kimjonillookingatthings

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From the archives - Weird Japanese Stuff - photos I took from my trip to Japan in 2008. You'll see plastic food, a shower made out of a sink, and the strangest Beatles T-Shirt ever made.

07 February 2011

What I Eat

Today's post is inspired by three things:

1. My friend Maggie's posts about food in Der Nederlandes. Dear God I want Vlaamses Frites so bad I can almost taste them!

2. A book I read over Xmas called What I Eat about where people in different parts of the world are photographed with what they eat in an average day.

3. My friend Mac's school project: DIY claymation interpretation of Shel Silverstein's Hungry, Hungry Mungry. Sometimes I feel like this little clay character.

Each person profiled in What I Eat is photographed in front of a table of food.

What floored me was how little food 1200 or 1600 calories amounts to and how (what I would consider) a normal person's daily intake of food is 3,000 or 4,000 calories. When you read just about any women's magazine they're always profiling the 1200 - 1600 calorie a day diet. That's not much food!

The book also talks about how a calorie is actually an ineffectual way of measuring food intake. For example: a whole grain calorie versus a fat calorie are processed and stored quite differently by the body.

Anyway, so I decided for S's and G's to keep track of what I ate in a day. A photographer I am not, and sometimes I forgot to take a picture, so, you get what you pay for with this blog.

To get a fair representation, I did one weekend day and one weekday. First, the weekend - in this case Sunday.

(250 cal) Toast with peanut butter and 1/2 banana, two cups of coffee

Second Breakfast (not just for Hobbits!)
(130 cal) Power Bar Pure and Simple Energy Bar (Oatmeal Cookie)

(250 cal) Leftover whole-wheat spaghetti with red sauce (one and a half bowls)
( 70 cal) Handful of dry-roasted edamame, cup of coffee

(300 cal) Two glasses Asahi beer
(170 cal) Vegetable roll (4 piece)
(150) 3 pieces lotus root tempura
(200) Bowl of cold soba noodles with kitsune and spinach
(210 cal ) 6 oz frozen yogurt with non-fat granola, 12 mini reeses pieces, 6 cubes mango
(30) six gummy vitamins

TOTAL: 1760 calories


I eat my food with chopsticks because they never go missing from the break room - unlike forks.

This is what I eat at work almost everyday: 

(190 cal) Toast with peanut butter, cup of coffee

Second Breakfast
(225 cal) 1/2 cup shredded wheat,  apple with string cheese, green tea

Post-workout snack
(100 cal) Banana

(180) Mixed veg salad, slice of tofu, Tapatio sauce, 2 ginger chews 

(200) Focaccia bread
(100) Glass of wine
(1000) Asparagus and Spinach Spaghetti
(30) six gummy vitamins (various)

TOTAL: 2025 calories

Here are some of the products I mentioned in the above blog post: