June 18, 2006

Legoland coupons

If you want to go to Legoland, you should purchase your tickets from Costco.com. It is about 25% cheaper than at the gate, and at Legoland prices, that's a serious chunk of change. You'll need to plan ahead, since the tickets get FedEx'd. Normal pricing? $53 for adults, $43 for kids. Yikes!

Wait according to this site, you can buy it in Southland Costco's. That's worth it.

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June 8, 2006

Calories per pound

The grueling 15 minutes on the treadmill almost caused me to pass out. To my dismay, the display announced that I had burned a paltry 100 calories. How many calories are there per pound of weight anyway? The news, was disheartening, a quick Google search shows that there are a whopping 3,500 calories per pound of weight. Hmmm, according to my calculations, that's 8.75 hours on the treadmill per pound.

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Losing Weight

According to the FDA,

"Men and very active women may need up to 2,500 calories daily. Other women and inactive men need only about 2,000 calories daily. A safe plan is to eat 300 to 500 fewer calories a day to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week."
I never had to worry about this sort of thing before, but now that my metabolism is no longer keeping up with my appetite, well... some of you know how it is.

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June 4, 2006

Two-piece swimsuits for kids?

Sweetie asked me this morning about two-piece swimsuits for little girls. Are they "cute" or are they inappropriate? What do you think? Incidentally, wholesomewear.com is at least one source for more modest swimwear. Interestingly, a search on "wholesomewear" for comments brings up a whole slew of negative reactions, e.g., "I can hardly believe isn't satire," "ridiculous site".

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Why I haven't been blogging....

Actually, I've wanted to, but the problem is that everytime I log into MT, I'm completely overwhelmed by spamish comments which I cannot help going through and deleting. In any case, what started out as a great pleasure became rather a burden. To that effect, I think that self-run blogs which are publically accessible eventually will become unmanageable, in the same sense that self-adminstered public email services become unmanageable. This is true even from a company perspective. I suspect that at the end of the day, mail services like GMail, Hotmail and Yahoo will win the market because of their capability of getting a large sampling of spam versus legit mail.

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