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10-20-2007 04:19 PM #1
No directions needed, just post away.
I love a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich that has sufficient jelly for it to start hemorrhaging through the bread.
10-20-2007 04:29 PM #2
I like Peter Pan Crunchy. Boy, am I glad it's back after the little, um, unfortunateness. During it's absence, I went through a lot of others. I thought Skippy Chunky was the best alternative. But IMO it's not as good as Peter Pan Crunchy. With blackberry preserves. Which is sometimes hard to find. Strawberry preserves are my back-up. PB-and-banana sandwiches are great too.
The only single thing my bride does that I just do not understand *at all* is that she likes PB-and-mayo. (Jeez.) I tell her I love her anyway.
10-20-2007 04:32 PM #3
Peanut butter and MAYO?!?!
10-20-2007 04:42 PM #4
Sometimes a cold Diet Coke is more perfect than should be possible.
I like Diet Coke better than regular Coke because of the taste. It has nothing to do with calories. For my taste, regular Coke is too sweet. Or the wrong kind of sweet. My bride says it's because they use high-fructose corn syrup instead of sugar. In some other countries, they can't do that, so they use sugar. There, I like regular Coke better and the foreign version of Diet Coke ("Coke Lite" or whatever it's called) worse. Sometimes, if you're on an airplane and ask for Diet Coke, you get the foreign kind (if the plane recenty came from somewhere else). Look out, it's not the same taste at all.
I don't drink Diet Coke much. I usually drink iced tea instead. I'm scared of that sweetener in Diet Coke, it's bad for you (really). My bride can't stand Diet Coke because she's one of the 20% of people for whom that sweetener doesn't taste sweet, it tastes bitter instead.
I mainly drink Diet Coke in the car... because it comes in a can, and the iced tea I make doesn't. But sometimes... if it's really hot, and I'm really thirsty... and if the Diet Coke is *really* cold... it tastes SO good I almost can't stand it. Really. Sometimes it's better-than-perfect.
ps: I don't understand pouring warm Coke over ice. It makes it go flat in about 5 seconds. But if you chill the Coke first, it stays fizzy way-longer. Pouring cold Coke over ice makes it foam up a lot. Which also makes it go flat. The best way is to pour the cold Coke in the glass, and then add the ice cubes after that. That works best. Trust me. I've been working on this problem for about 30 years ;-)
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10-20-2007 04:43 PM #5
10-20-2007 04:48 PM #6
I'm not sure diet coke is really bad for you though.
10-20-2007 05:00 PM #7
Other than our opinion of the sweetener, we completely agree about Diet Coke ;-)
10-20-2007 05:14 PM #8
FWIW, my dad is an oncologist and says the carcinogenic effects of aspartame are negligible or at most marginal at the level of diet coke consumption. He says studies have been inconclusive (and some of the ones that found links to cancer had an agenda), and that the very weak evidence that does exist mostly involves extremely heavy dosage in rats. Then again, maybe he just doesn't want to believe it because he drinks diet coke also.
I would say these sources are similar to his views on the matter:
Obviously, there are lots of sources that say it is carcinogenic, but it seems odd that both the FDA and European agencies have come to the opposite conclusion.
Last edited by square634; 10-20-2007 at 05:25 PM.
10-20-2007 05:30 PM #9
10-20-2007 05:58 PM #10
I think that in this particular case Wikipedia sums up both sides pretty well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspartame_controversy.
One summary of the FDA's process can be found here: http://www.rense.com/general33/legal.htm
The info I used to make my own decision has since been amplified... by both the pro and con sides of the issue.
But this is s'posed to be an anti-rant thread. I apologize to everyone for getting us derailed...
10-20-2007 06:07 PM #11
I should go start a rant thread on Diet Coke, because it might be the most disgusting thing I've ever drank (and that includes the Coke I got from a McDonalds in southern Georgia once that tasted like Okefenokee swamp water and made me sick for a week in Disney World).
As for PB&J, I don't eat them much, but they are GOOOOOOOOOOD. My uncle actually eats PB&P (peanut butter and pickle) sandwiches.
Just to add my own: Is there any meal better then a greasy sub and soggy fries from a sub shop?
10-20-2007 06:13 PM #12
my anti-rant: I love sleeping on the couch. Facing the back, with an arm draped over the back. I can fall asleep on the couch 1000x quicker than I can in any bed.
Last edited by Spoonless; 10-20-2007 at 06:16 PM.
10-20-2007 06:17 PM #13
I <3 Slingbox. Whoever invented it should get a Nobel Prize as far as I'm concerned.
I also love weekends full of football and sleep.
Last edited by square634; 10-20-2007 at 06:50 PM.
10-20-2007 06:43 PM #14
10-20-2007 06:54 PM #15
As for slingbox, my family's TIVO lives in Ellicott City, and I live in Philadelphia. (My brother lives in Cambridge, so I need a network that works in a place called CambriPhilidelphicott City ). And in order to watch Ravens games and the regional broadcasts from Maryland (i.e. Orioles, Wizards, often the Terps), TIVO wouldn't help anyway.
Last edited by square634; 10-20-2007 at 06:56 PM.