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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7455 on: April 09, 2013, 04:22:32 PM »
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7456 on: April 09, 2013, 07:35:26 PM »
Yeah. It's been a long time since I added salt to food after it's cooked (the only exceptions being things like hard-boiled eggs and cucumber slices).
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7457 on: April 09, 2013, 07:50:46 PM »
The sad part is that refraining from adding salt only eliminates a small fraction of a typical American's daily salt intake.  Most of it is in processed foods, sodas, and meals from restaurants.  Fortunately for me I can't stand carbonation.  Though I do love me some processed foods.  Or rather, love me how easy it is to prepare processed foods.

EDIT:  Which reminds me of a segment in a book I just finished, Life Until Yesterday by Jarred Diamond, which was talking about diabetes.  He mentions how doctors will tell a patient with a certain type of type 2 that they have a defect, and their body isn't producing enough insulin.  Though it's not exactly a 'defect'.  People who don't produce very much insulin are quite good at surviving in climates that offer short periods of abundance followed by long periods of very little food.  Their bodies store energy much better than others, and can survive longer on little nourishment.  It just so happens that in the society they now live, there is never a time of little nourishment any more, so they become obese very quickly.  Which is why groups of traditional tribes that used to live in desert areas who have relatively recently come into contact with western civilization are almost all obese. 

Obesity and diabetes are becoming huge problems.  But this is something that evolution is starting to sort out, as more and more children become diabetic.  I found that very interesting, and a little sad.  Evolution is a very sad process when you think about it in the context of today.  It's just children dying before they have kids.

On a brighter note, it's a good book.  Diamond points out a lot of interesting things that can be learned from traditional peoples, but doesn't romanticize their way of life. 
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7458 on: April 09, 2013, 08:24:36 PM »
Yuck.  Seltzer is my kryptonite.  There are no redeeming qualities.  The only beverage worse would be grapefruit juice flavored seltzer. 



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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7459 on: April 09, 2013, 10:12:04 PM »
I make my own soda. CO2 + water.  Delicious.

Do you use a Sodastream?

I'm waiting for Amazon to get these back in stock. I hear they are awesome.

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7460 on: April 09, 2013, 10:41:00 PM »
I fucking love it.  Drinks with bubbles > drinks without bubbles.

Note: Bubble Tea does not count as 'bubbles'.

And of course, I love bubble tea. Especially hot bubble tea.

So much friction between us lately. So much. I 'spect one of us will be rage quittin' any day now.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7461 on: April 09, 2013, 11:54:22 PM »
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7463 on: April 10, 2013, 08:20:15 AM »
My dad has a sodastream.  It drives me crazy.  Whenever the family is over he makes a ton of it, gets all flustered, and it doesn't taste good.  It all tastes like diet Shasta.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7464 on: April 10, 2013, 09:26:17 AM »
We just got a sodastream.  So far the "Dr. Pete" flavor is the only type we don't really like.  Everything else has been decent to quite tasty.  Also, we picked up the Kool-Aid Grape syrup, and that even makes the Dr. Pete taste good when they're mixed right.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7465 on: April 10, 2013, 09:40:39 AM »
My dad is what annoys me most about it.  There's only certain diet drinks I like, and sodastream is not one of them.  I'm sure the regular soda is better, but I can't drink sugary drinks anymore.

Would it be good if you just carbonated grape sugar-free Kool-Aid?  I love grape soda, but nobody makes a diet grape soda (that I can buy).


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7466 on: April 10, 2013, 02:09:04 PM »
I tried soda water once.  Once.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7467 on: April 10, 2013, 02:27:35 PM »
It's an acquired taste. I drank unflavored mineral water all the time growing up and can still enjoy it now and then. Yes, initially it's like biting a lemon, but after a while you start to dig the carbonated-burny feeling.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7468 on: April 10, 2013, 02:30:06 PM »
It feels so good to be sitting in the library and telling someone I don't work here anymore when they ask me for help

Especially if they're a brainless fuckwit
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #7469 on: April 10, 2013, 02:53:31 PM »
Oh, your former boss was asking you for help again?