Wednesday, November 9, 2011
A Rum Calorie Count
Does a Bacardi cocktail have (ahem) fewer calories that 2 slices of pineapple, or what? The recipe given in this 1954 ad says that the drink has exactly 88 calories.
Well, according to Calorie King, one slice of canned pineapple with juice has 28 calories in it. So 2 slices would be 56 calories. So no, the cocktail is more fattening. Sorry, Bacardi! Even if it doesn't taste like whiskey or gin (and why would it, it is rum).
And it's a good thing that Bacardi is rum because rum is an old slang word that means odd or peculiar. Which sums up this ad, really.
I am easing off on NaNoWriMo and just posting a few fluffy posts here and there for now, since I got hit over the weekend with the double whammy of a really bad cold and some other physical ailments - am on the mend, but the confused chunk of ersatz fiction I'd done so far for NaNo is just going to have to hang out on the back burner for now. That's OK. I always like putting bits of plot together (like a really fun mental puzzle) but I never really like writing fiction as much as I think I will. So I'm going to think about that, too.
I think I'm better with short pieces anyway. Like blog posts, for example (here and elsewhere). And I have a couple of non-fiction projects I work on regularly, more in that line. But for now I'm going to go catch up on some reading on the couch. My cat has approved this activity by plopping herself right on my stomach so I can't move. Very therapeutic, she is. Now I just have to teach her how to make camomile tea...