Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tank one hundred and twelve

Total miles: 39455. Trip miles: 231.2. Gallons: 4.551. Price per gallon: $2.899.

Screen mileage: 49.9 mpg. Tank mileage: 50.8 mpg.

Long highway trips.

Friday, March 26, 2010

another top story (rated 5 stars)

by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest is another excellent story from Stieg Larsson. His books are written with such clarity, suspense, and realism that I feel disoriented when finishing them. The world in his books seems more real than my own – and way more interesting!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tank one hundred and eleven

Total miles: 39223. Trip miles: 403.0. Gallons: 8.661. Price per gallon: $2.719.

Screen mileage: 52.7 mpg. Tank mileage: 46.5 mpg.

Long highway trips.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tank one hundred and ten

Total miles: 38820. Trip miles: 220.9. Gallons: 4.381. Price per gallon: $2.699.

Screen mileage: 47.5 mpg. Tank mileage: 50.4 mpg.

Long highway trips.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

blue hills

blue hills
Originally uploaded by wereldmuis.

I went for a nice little stroll at the Blue Hills Reservation today. With such good weather, it was kind of crowded, but enjoyable nonetheless.

I haven't been hiking in a while. Last time was almost a month ago, and I had some trouble with shoulder pain due to adhesive capsulitis. I didn't expect walking to affect my shoulder, but it certainly did.

Today it didn't bother me so much, thankfully.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A review of "Vegetarian Dal Makhani"

by French Meadow Bakery

You wouldn’t expect a really good Indian dinner to come from a company called French Meadow Bakery. I’ve eaten a lot of frozen dinners, and I was skeptical when I picked up their Vegetarian Dal Makhani. The picture on the front looks appetizing, but most frozen dinners look nothing like the image on the outside of the box.

I was pleasantly amazed. Not only does the food really slide out onto your plate looking picture perfect, it tastes absolutely perfect as well, as if it were prepared in a restaurant. The meal has 5 g of fiber, 8 g of protein, and only 340 mg of sodium, which is relatively low for a frozen dinner. And it tastes delicious! I will definitely try more French Meadow dinners.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Tank one hundred and nine

Total miles: 38599. Trip miles: 377.7. Gallons: 6.916. Price per gallon: $2.639.

Screen mileage: 55.6 mpg. Tank mileage: 54.6 mpg.

Long highway trips.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

health issue

I've been diagnosed with "frozen shoulder" aka adhesive capsulitis. Since it's so far off-topic for this blog, I decided to start a new blog describing my experiences. So, go there if you want to track what's happening in that part of my life.

I wish I could share some information about how to prevent the condition. However, it seems to be poorly understood, and I wonder if there is anything that can be done to prevent it. "Just don't fall" seems to be the best advice, although it's practically impossible to follow. Maybe I need to learn better falling techniques.

Tank one hundred and eight

Total miles: 38222. Trip miles: 196.4. Gallons: 4.15. Price per gallon: $2.659.

Screen mileage: 43.4 mpg. Tank mileage: 47.3 mpg.

Mostly shorter commutes. Weather is warming.