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Oct. 12th, 2008 11:56 pm Marina Boys Viral Videos

A few videos for everyone to share in:

And one more for good measure:

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May. 14th, 2008 11:56 am People are dumb

So, we got some new salads at work the other day. Some woman came in and read off its label to me "204 grams. Hm. Do you know what the conversion is grams to cups?"

Me: "Uhm. I can tell you that 204 grams is a little less than half a pound, but grams and cups aren't measuring the same thing, so you can't just--"

Her: (In a "You're a complete idiot" tone) "Oh no, there is a fixed conversion rate from grams to cups. You can find it online."

Me: "Well... for water, yes. Or any specific substance. But--"

Her: "Excuse me, I have to do some math."

She then turned her body away from me and stared intensely at the label for about 3 minutes before putting it back and buying a coffee.


From our friends at WikiAnswers:
Here are A FEW COMMON FOODS and their conversion from cups to grams (notice how much the weight varies!):

Granulated sugar: 1 cup = 200 grams
Brown sugar: 1 cup, packed = 220 grams
Sifted white flour: 1 cup = 125 grams
White rice, uncooked: 1 cup = 185 grams
White rice, cooked: 1 cup = 175 grams
Butter: 1 cup = 227 grams
Almonds, slivered: 1 cup = 108 grams
Oil: 1 cup = 224 grams
Maple syrup: 1 cup = 322 grams
Milk, non-fat: 1 cup = 245 grams
Milk, sweetened condensed: 306 grams
Broccoli, flowerets: 1 cup = 71 grams
Raisins: 1 cup, packed = 165 grams
Milk, dry: 1 cup = 68 grams
Yogurt: 1 cup = 245 grams
Water: 1 cup = 236 grams
Confectioners sugar: 1 C = 110 g
Cocoa: 1 C = 125 g

Notice there is no entry for salad, because different salads have different ratios of things, and therefore different densities! Yargh!!

Sorry, I've been bottling that inside for about 22 hours now, and I was bound to blow. You may now carry on with your lives.

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Mar. 28th, 2007 09:28 pm Is anyone really surprised?

Suitably enough, when I was a child, the stuffed animal that you couldn't get away from me was my Grumpy Bear.

Which Care Bear Are You?


Grumpy Bear
You a Grumpy Bear! You show that it's okay to be grumpy sometimes! You show people who funny they seem when they act unhappy. You are loving, and grouchy, but perseverant.You can be accident prone and things never seem to go your way sometimes. You show that even when you are grumpy, you are always loved!
Take The Quiz Now!Quizzes by myYearbook.com

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Mar. 23rd, 2007 10:41 pm Stolen from Eric...

drawing personality

What does your drawing say about YOU?

Mine said:

You tend to pursue many different activities simultaneously. When misfortune does happen, it doesn't actually dishearten you all that much.
You are a thoughtful and cautious person. You like to think about your method, seeking to pursue your goal in the most effective way.
You like following the rules and being objective. You are precise and meticulous, and like to evaluate decisions before making them.
You have a sunny, cheerful disposition.

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Feb. 5th, 2007 04:37 pm Who is a professional actor?

That's right. Me. I am a professional actor. I've been cast in the Touring Players' show Charlotte's Web. The Touring Players are a professional children's theatre company that travel all over Canada. I've been cast in Charlotte's Web, I'm guessing as Wilbur, because they had me read that role about 10 times at the callback, and didn't have me read the other male character at all.

Needless to say, I'm pretty psyched. I start rehearsals a week from today in Orillia. Huzzah!

(Interested in learning more about the Touring Players? Do so here.)

Current Mood: Pretty fuckin' psyched!
Current Music: Nothing on Me, by Jill Barber

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Dec. 5th, 2006 04:09 pm I have an agent!

See title of this journal entry for pertinent information.

EDIT: Oh, and if women are worried about their health, read this article and then call me.

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Dec. 3rd, 2006 08:07 pm Trust the midas touch...

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Nov. 13th, 2006 09:21 pm My letter to Santa...

So, apparently, I'm a horrible person:

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last Tuesday six_dick_pimp and I robbed a bank (-50 points). In August I ruled Iran as a cruel and heartless dictator (-700 points). Last Thursday I committed genocide... Sorry about that, nebulauren (-5000 points). Last week I got in line at the supermarket at the same time as someone else and I didn't yield (-8 points). In September I pulled bluestknight's hair (-5 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-5763 points). For Christmas I deserve a lump of coal!


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Oct. 16th, 2006 06:39 pm

So, last night at a bar, some drunk friends and I (well, mostly them, not so much me) got the bright idea in our heads that we should call this guy "Mike" whose name was written on the bathroom wall saying he likes to swallow cum. We figured that the guy probably had his name written up there by his buddies, and would probably be a little annoyed, but what the hey, it wasn't even 10 yet.

To our surprise, the guy was very amused by us, and proceeded to freestyle rap with whoever was on the phone with him at the time, though mostly all he said was that he got hoes in different area codes. We tried to press him on which area codes, but he just kept repeating that he got hoes.

Eventually, after about 45 minutes of the phone being passed around and all goofing around aside, it turned out that the gentleman actually lived a very sad and lonely life and genuinely wanted some people to call him and take him up on his offer. We all ended up apologizing profusely that we weren't gay and sorry for botherring him. He did not sound, at all, like he might have just been messing with us. It turned out kind of depressing. He seemed like a good guy, and I hope he finds someone soon, though I think writing your number on the mens washroom is probably a bad way to go about it.

Sorry, Mike.

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Oct. 14th, 2006 08:38 pm That Damn Marijuana

As far as difficulties facing Canadian Troops go, I try not to make fun, but this is begging to have a comment or two made...

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