the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur (plonq) wrote,
the Sweet Smell of Burning Fur

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Sleepless in Winnipeg

I have been sleeping very well lately - when I sleep. I got woefully little sleep last week because of the shift work I was on, but I got to bed at a decent hour last night. I simply did not sleep. I partly blame my brain. I fell asleep quickly enough, but I awoke again sometime around midnight (I blame Jaws for that) and my brain began nattering with an inner dialogue, stressing about work, life, and everything. I think I may have been drifting in and out of slumber for the next hour or two until I found myself wide awake, staring at my alarm clock at 2:30 this morning.

I should have got up and wandered out to the computer room for a while. I would not have sat at my computer, because the last thing I needed was more mental stimulation at that point. On the there hand, I have started reading a book, and regardless of the subject matter, reading tends to relax me. I am OK, and awake enough at the moment, but I have a feeling this is going to be a very long day.

But this is not a whine about my lack of sleep, it is a rant about this:
Serving Size

Serving sizes are supposed to be based around reasonable portions. On the surface, 1/3 cup seems like a reasonable portion. On the other hand, 46.7% of the can is not. What this suggests to me is that they are making the cans for an international market, using metric sizes, but calculating the nutritional information for the US market, using archaic Imperial measurements. Instead of containing 1, 2 or even 3 servings, this can contains 2.143 servings.

I would go on about this at more length, but I just remembered that I have another angry rant pent up and chomping for release. Perhaps I will unleash The Hounds of Indignation on that one once I have some coffee, and 2.143 servings of sardines under my belt.
Tags: fish, insomnia, sardines, sleep
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