|added Tue July 20 2004 at 3:24 PM
|"Original Fruit Skittles Bite Size Candies"
If you know what skittles are, then why on earth do they need to say that they're bite size candy? If you don't know what skittles are, then I don't think that's enough information. What kind of candy? Hard candy? Taffy? Chocolate? Bite size candy is so vague and ambiguous that you're better off looking at the pictures on the packaging to understand what is inside.
I'm sure that the wrappers don't ever have enough space for all the information and images that candy companies want to portray, so why waste precious retail space and clutter the format with a useless phrase like "bite size candies"?
|added Tue July 20 2004 at 11:06 PM
|I can't wait until I get old. I have another "When I was a kid" story to tell.
Today I skated to work. It was uphill both ways (there were hills), the wind was blowing against me the entire time, it was 80-90 degrees (80 going there, 90 coming home) with 50 percent humidity. I'm sure that by the time that I get to be, oh, 45, I will have been carrying my little sister on my back while I skated.
I know, I'm playing it up as a horror story, but it really was a good experience. It only took me 30 minutes to skate home, and about that time to skate there. It felt much hotter going to work because the sun was high and there weren't any clouds, despite the high humidity. It was definitely a workout going each way. Hopefully by the end of summer, I can be in good enough shape that I can consider using my rollerblades during school when I have more time constraints. If I can shave it down to a guaranteed 20 minutes, I'll probably think about doing it every day, and not just tuesdays and thursdays when I have more time available. That would save me 40-50 miles a week on the car, and give me 40-50 miles of exercise a week. That adds up (both on the car and for being in shape).
I used the route that I described earlier, with the exception of the detour 2 blocks west to avoid the big hill on University. The bridge was huge, but I think I saved more energy by just tackling the hill rather than going out of my way. I think this route will work pretty well. I'll try to remember to drive that way on my work tomorrow so that I can figure out exactly how far it is and I'll report it sometime.