Hate-On-It Tuesday!

  1. Salt! That shit is in everything! The FDA recommended maximum for salt is about one tablespoon per day, but the human body only needs about one teaspoon. But just try to actually keep it to one tablespoon per day - huge amounts of salt are in things you'd never even think of - cereal, salsa, beans, soup, even friggin' bread. B and I already cook our own meals every day of the week, and even the constituent elements therein have salt pre-added! For a guy waging a battle against pre-hypertension, this is not a good thing.*
  2. Accidental children! Dear world: birth control is shockingly straightforward. I've been coming across even more stupid stories of people having kids by accident, decades after the technologies to prevent that from occurring were pretty much in the bag. Frankly, it reminds me of Idiocracy. Sorry to be the crotchety, obnoxious smart-ass type, but that's just how it is.
* Also, there is stress. I'm starting to wonder if the constant feeling of exhaustion crossed with low-level depression I've been experiencing for about four months has something to do with the fact that I'm at the most fucked personal historical conjuncture I've experienced since 2001.


noncoupable said...

Salt intake depends on the amount of exercise you do. That one tablespoon probably applies to someone like me who runs an hour or so each day.

kungfuramone said...

I sit around looking good for at least an hour a day. I wonder if that counts.

hardcori said...

I don't put much stock in the FDA recommendations, anyway. That whole food pyramid thing is fucked!