Monday, January 25, 2010

McNutrition and Facebook Privacy

No, the two things in the title of this post are not related, and Facebook is not going to suddenly tell the world how much you had for lunch (although you can certainly do that yourself using the two things!).

So, I went to McDonald's today. Did you know you can get a McDouble and a Spicy McChicken sandwich for $2.00 ($2.20 after tax in Mobile)? After ingesting said sandwiches, I went to McDonald's.Com (ok, there's really no "'" in the URL) and found this little nugget (pun intended):

It's kind of neat. It'll let you put in your desired lunch/dinner/whatever, customized the way you want it (like my McDouble: no cheese, no pickles), and give you the nutritional info for your specific meal. (That's when I realized those two sandwiches - without the cheese & pickles on the McDouble - total a nice 700 calories. Wii Fit, here I come!) Granted, you have to click "Get Nutrition Facts" and then the little "+" sign next to the thing you want to customize, uncheck what you didn't get on it, and then click "Recalculate" - but it takes all the math out of it - just gives you the answer on how many calories and grams of this and that you're taking in. Cool (and the sandwiches - especially the SPICY McChicken - were warm/hot). But now you can know at a glance how many calories you need to burn on your Wii Fit when you get home (or, better yet, back to work, assuming you've managed to put a Wii, Wii Fit, and TV in your micro-sized cubicle).

On another note, check out this article about Facebook privacy (the first link is the article; the second is a link to the Privacy Info Page on Facebook). As I've long said, BE CAREFUL WHAT INFO YOU PUT ON FACEBOOK (or any other public site). And, more than ever, PAY ATTENTION to the little notes that pop up here and there before you click "OK" and possibly open your account up for all the world to see.

Ahh... it's good to be back. Sorry for the lack of blog-tivity over the past few months. But here you go, second post not-so-long-apart days. Woohoo!

Until next time... a topato!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

When nature calls...

From the Bumper Dumper web site:

Have you ever been stuck in the middle of nowhere with no place to go?
The Bumper Dumper® is not just an accessory, it's a necessity.

That's right: you can put a toilet right on your trailer hitch!

When privacy is no issue, you can inhale your car's exhaust while you... you know. And only $69.95! (toilet seat included! although you can use your own favorite porcelain, plastic, cushioned, wood, or perhaps wicker toilet seat, too; here are some possibilities at Lowe's)

There's no privacy screen, but you can add something of your own concoction if you have privacy issues. One option would be to just hold a large garbage bag around you, I suppose. If you get really ingenious, you might build a portable, folding "outhouse" to surround your Bumper Dumper!

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Bumper Dumper or Uncle Booger's, and really would prefer to NOT see you making use of this fine product.