The Craving and The Fix

At rest, the human body consumes around 1300 kilocalories per day.  That’s what it takes just to keep your body running.  If you can eat less than that, you can actually lose weight by channel surfing on the couch!

Your brain weighs about 3 pounds.  For the average adult male, that’s about 1-2% of your body weight.  For something so small, it consumes a gluttonous 260 kilocalories every day.

That’s a lot of energy.  Going to have to replenish it somehow.

Favored programming food

Favored programming food

I love these things!  Sweet and sour, hits just the right spot!  They come in packages of 16.  8 red, sweet, cherry-flavored, 8 yellow, sour, lemon-flavored.  I’ll probably down 1 or 2 packs if I’m doing some heavy coding.

Just one problem.

Adds up.

Adds up.

That’s actually a pretty good price.  You’ll pay as much as $5 per package on eBay or Amazon.  Still, I couldn’t help but shake the feeling that I could get them cheaper by buying in bulk.

And the rate I go through them, that’s probably not a bad idea.

Google to the rescue!  Looks like…

Hey, that’s actually pretty good.  Scratch that, that’s REALLY good. Until you factor in shipping, anyway.  One case of Twizzlers Filled Twists ships for close to $15.  Two ship for $18, which is better.  Four cases of 12 packages each come to $1.30 per individual package.

$62.24 and 3 days later, and we have…

This is what 40 pounds of Twizzlers looks like.

This is what 40 pounds of Twizzlers looks like.

Awww yeah, THAT’S THE STUFF!

I totally just did that.

I totally just did that.


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