Some people don’t venture far from their own personal comfort zone when it comes to trying new foods. It’s why any FOOD CHALLENGE episode of any SURVIVOR season is always so much fun, as we watch people who are much hungrier than they normally would be throw their inhibitions away to get something – anything – into their stomachs.
Remember how awesome it was to just head out to the university cafeteria and eat everything you wanted, just because you could? Hey – it was like an unlimited Las Vegas buffet, but without the cover charge. Unlimited pizza. Unlimited ice cream. Unlimited single-patty burgers (double-patty burgers only allowed on your first trip through the grill line).
Yeah, there’s a reason it’s called the Freshman 15, and it has nothing to do with the free beer you’re sucking down on weekends, either.
The premise is simple: throw a ball into a cup, make your opponent drink. Web Watch has even been to the WORLD SERIES OF BEER PONG out in Las Vegas, and we’ll be the first to tell you that THAT event is a party and a half, even if the entry fee (including room, which cuts down on driving liability issues) starts at $500 per person.
Back in the day (and it’s always “back in the day” with these types of stories, isn’t it?), Web Watch would be known to partake in a drinking game or two amongst friends.
Why? Mainly because the games themselves were kinda fun. A bit stupid, perhaps, but always a fun challenge. Drinking was merely secondary to the activity, as one never needs a “game” of any sort to take a drink whenever one would like.
The key, of course, is to know when to say when and back out of the activity. Drinking too much because of some stupid game rule is never a good idea for anyone.
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Ever since Robert Heinlein popularized the phrase TANSTAAFL (There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Free Lunch) in his popular sci-fi novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, people everywhere have been trying to prove otherwise.
Especially in today’s litigious world, with McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuits and empowered/privilege-seeking children who demand a blue ribbon just for showing up at school that day – folks need to learn that eventually karma can come back to bite you.
You may be getting a free meal now, but at what future cost?
Losing weight is a constant battle for some. And as Web Watch has told you previously, it really all comes down to taking in fewer calories than you burn up in a day. Sure, there are other influences involved, such as the family gene pool or other non-controllable items — but for the vast majority of us, weight loss really is about reducing our food intake in a smart manner.
How many times have you decided to go to a restaurant, and instead of buying one of their (slightly) overpriced wines off their wine menu, you’ve brought a special bottle with you from home or from the liquor store down the street?
Web Watch likes to eat at one local favorite specifically because they don’t have a liquor license and encourage guests to bring a bottle of wine from home. They ask only $5 per bottle, perhaps to cover glass cleaning and the servers’ time in presenting the cork to us.
But considering that a $5 per bottle corkage fee is extremely reasonable in today’s restaurant world, we’re happy to pay that instead of other options that could be made.
It seems that everybody is on some sort of diet these days.
Low carb diet, no carb diet, Atkins diet, South Beach diet, Full Body Cleanse, Grapefruit diet, Almond diet, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem – the list goes on. We could even throw kosher, vegan, and vegetarian diets into the mix, as those are also both active decisions to eat food from specific food groups.
Look, all diets that are for weight-loss purposes (as opposed to diets for health reasons, such as for lactose-free, diabetic, or gluten-free diets) all come down to one thing: you’re supposed to take in fewer calories than you expend in a given day.
Parents and home bakers everywhere struggle with this problem every day.
Their kids want specialized character cakes, and the parents don’t want to violate Alton Brown’s credo of “no single taskers in the kitchen”. You don’t want to be stuck with a specialized character cake pan, only to end up with just one cake decorating option available to you until the end of time.