Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Day 242

I had no change until late this afternoon.

After both the baseball games, I went out for a change run. At JR's Car Wash I found 1 quarter and 1 penny. I also had a guy ask me what I was doing. He saw me walking around talking to myself. He was relieved to find out that I was looking for change and talking on the cellie headset, and that I wasn't crazy.

Since there were no cars in the Whataburger near me, I was able to hit this particular place for the FIRST TIME in the race. I found 1 quarter, 1 dime and 3 pennies.

My final stop was at Starbucks were I found 1 quarter, 2 dimes and 2 pennies.

If you have been watching any of the baseball playoffs on TV, I'm sure that you have seen the ads for the Enormous Omelet Sandwich by Burger King. The ad isn't what bothers me, it is the sandwich. I'm by no means a health nut, and I'm all for unhealthy excess (I have tried 3 times to eat 9 hot dogs in 9 innings of baseball, a task I could not complete, but Chris could), but this morning sandwich just seems like WAY to much. It has 730 calories and 47 grams of fat! I think that only an IV drip of lard would be a worse way to start off your morning. But the worst part is, that the sandwich even looks a bit sick in the commercial. This from a company that had rationally thinking about trying their Chicken Fries. If you can't make the sandwich look good in the commercials, there is no way that those 47 grams of fat are going to be worth it! It is to the point that I have to turn away when this ad comes up. My terror level in the apartment has now been raised to Orange thanks to this ad campaign. No one should have to live in fear!

Here's hoping that they decide to show more House and OC promos and less Enormous Sandwich ads!

Total for the Day - $1.11
Total for the Race - $66.10

3 comments:

Marti said...

I completely agree about the terror alert, but I think the sandwich you're thinking of is called (and I'm not making this up) the MEAT'NORMOUS sandwich. The one in the lumberjack commercial has three (yes, THREE) different meats on it: sausage, bacon, and ham. Total overkill for any breakfast sandwich.

They could have just thrown a full pig onto a bun, add a little egg and cheese, and voila! Instant heart attack!

I think it's the King's evil plot to take over the world! I mean, seriously, if that King walked up behind me in a forest, I think I'd have to put that chainsaw to good use.

BTW, doesn't he kind of remind you of the bad guy in Scream? The way he just kind of stands there in that mask? Eee!

Bailey said...

You are right. The commerical has a sandwich with THREE types of meat, while the picture I showed only has 2 types of meat.

Go BK!

Tex said...

You can't sue for obesity if you're dead. Finally, a sandwich that beats out the fat content of McDonald's classic Bacon Egg and Cheese biscuit with a whopping 43 grams of fat. Still, nothing has yet to beat Jack-In-The-Box's Colossus burger in the late 90's with nearly 90 grams of fat.