day 4: 5 ramens down

unfortunately i have 16 more to go with the initial ramen taste test. 16 more packages of ramen. man, i don’t know if i have it in me to do that. i really just don’t know. i was making ramen today and my co-worker was making campbell’s chicken noodle soup. we looked at the sodium content for that soup and it was actually comparable to the sodium content in my instant noodles. that sort of made me feel better about how bad this instant noodle stuff is…and besides, i don’t drink the soup so that’s got to be tons more healthy for you…though, probably still not a healthy meal, eh?

i don’t know if i can do it. i mean, a package a day, twice a week…that’s now something like 8 weeks out before i’m done. two more months of this?? i don’t know if that’s something i can do….although, in the first week i did eat four packages of ramen so maybe it won’t be as bad as i think…maybe.

what i find interesting is that i’m redoing my rating system on the ramen after i try each ramen. you know, the newest ramen seems to be raising the bar, so past ramens need to be downgraded. what once was a B+ rating is now a C. go figure.

is it weird that i feel a little bouncy now? should i be concerned?



i was told recently that i’m a bit of a smart ass when it comes to talking to my siblings. i don’t see how that assessment could have come from one little comment i made.

i have a younger brother and a younger sister.

my brother and i routinely tell my sister that she is our favorite sister and then we ask her who her favorite brother is.

that’s not obnoxious, is it?


why i read clara’s blog

i love the fact that [url=]she says things[/url] like:

We also had fun enjoying pho food coma afterwards at Kat’s Bubble Tea House near Victoria and 49th St.

[Bubble Tea is a REQUIRED ACTIVITY after any and all pho eating activities! Well, at least it is in my book. =)]

seriously, that’s as good as the latest episode of committed where nate brings marni the special tea she likes…the one with the little balls!

firefox annoyances

i’ve made the switch to firefox a while ago and for the most part i’ve been pretty happy with it. tabbed browsing, nice extensions, and probably the coolest thing about it is the nice cookie management…but there are some things that annoy me about it.

windows media doesn’t always work well when it is embedded in web pages.

flash objects tend to stomp over other HTML from time to time.

sometimes, i accidentally close all of my tabs by closing a window….i know, i know user error, but still…

parts of wells fargo’s website only accepts netscape and IE, so i have to fool it into thinking firefox is either one of these browsers.

and lastly, [url=]gg’s site[/url] renders funny in firefox.

stupid firefox, why be standards compliant? =P i still think that IE is a better browser for the average person. it’s just nicer.



i’ve been on a big freeware kick lately and though i still believe that acdsee is the fastest and best image viewer for windows, i think that i’m going to switch to [url=]xnview[/url] since it is an adequate free version of an image viewer.

now, if only i can find something that is as good as photoshop…the gimp just doesn’t do it for me.