Wednesday, April 11, 2007

It just doesn't add up... or else I'm losing my mind

Ok, so I made some Jello Jigglers this afternoon, and as I was reading the package for the 40th time whilst stirring for 3 minutes, I noticed something. The directions say to pour it into a 13x9 inch pan, and then when it has firmed up, to cut it into 1 inch squares.

Now, correct me if I'm wrong (and I hope I'm not wrong because I know the math to calculate the dynamic motion of the sugar molecules as I'm stirring them into the boiling water) but if you cut 1 inch Jigglers out of a 13x9 inch pan, you will get 117 Jigglers.

Now look at the second line - "Makes 24 servings (1 piece each)" Does that make any sense to anyone else?

Ok, so I've come to a few possible conclusions about their meaning:

1) This means that there are 24 servings left for the adults after leaving the pan on the counter in the presence of 2 teenage boys for 1.5 minutes. Seems unlikely that they would leave 24 servings... my guess would be 3.
2) The person writing the top half of the instructions has an obsessive compulsive disorder where they are inclined to divide all numbers by 4.875. This also seems unlikely since it doesn't take anywhere close to 48 minutes 45 seconds to prepare the Jigglers.
3) The instructions are written for preparation on earth, and to be consumed at warp speed, where the theory of general relativity states that 117 Jigglers will appear to be 24 Jigglers as you approach the speed of light. Surprisingly, of the three conclusions I've reached, this one makes the most sense.

Therefore, the only possible conclusion we can draw from this is that Jello is from aliens, and the Men in Black movies are real. I wonder how many times I've been flashy-thinged.

-The Krunchy Krab

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Aren't they cute?

I had to share these... my daughter recently had a friend over. They had a ball. They both LOVE wearing sunglasses. Take a look.

-The Krunchy Krab

I know it's been awhile

I've been mourning Georgetown's loss. I'm over it now.

On to bigger and better things! Like fantasy baseball!
Of course, I'm mourning there too, since several of my players are from the Mariners. It would be fine, of course - I was winning week 1's matchup with flying colors, and then they had game after game after game that was postponed. I lost last week's game, and I'm sure this week's is shot. I'm currently establishing the low bar for my league.

On a more humorous note - we have a very heavy couch. We recently lost one of our remote controls, and so I hoisted the couch so my wife could look underneath. It's a sleeper sofa, so it is very heavy. Anyway, my wife did not find the remote, but she did find this:

I don't know that the pictures do it justice. It's quite funny.... I'm performing caropractics on it to try to straighten it out. Ha! I have no idea how my 20 month old daughter got it under there.
My wife just informed me that these cars are advertised as "soft and squishy" and "this is why we don't have a cat." I'm still trying to figure out what that means.
-The Krunchy Krab