January 17, 2007

Journal, Lauren

I’m happy to inform you that after hours and hours of research, the ‘No Bettys’ myth has been busted.  In my 60-tablet jar of Flintstones vitamins, there were:

  • 3 Space guys
  • 11 Dinos
  • 6 Wilmas
  • 12 Bettys
  • 12 Barneys
  • 6 Freds
  • 5 Bam Bams
  • 4 Pebbles

It is really hard to tell Bam Bam and Pebbles apart.  Their hair/cap is almost identical, so the arm is the defining characteristic.  Bam Bam’s arm is up, Pebbles’ is down.  I think it’s sweet that the spouse numbers matched up.  Regarding the numbers, we must take into account that I have already consumed two, and have also sprinkled one into Lloyd’s fish.   Did I eat Freds?  Barneys?  Who is that weird space guy? Geeky math types will notice that the total is 62.  Do I owe the good people at Bayer Healthcare more money?

 A month's supply of goodness

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Mythbusters”

  1. Peggy Said on:

    The space guy is Kazoo (sp.?)! Apparently you weren’t a faithful watcher of the Flintstones 🙁
    Glad to hear they’ve added Bettys to the bottle.


    • Brad Said on:

      I didn’t much care for Kazoo. Episodes that included him frustrated me because no one else could see him. But then there were many things about cartoons that frustrated me.


      • Peggy Said on:

        What about Superman? How did you overcome the frustration of no one knowing his alter identity?


        • Brad Said on:

          It wasn’t the invisibility itself that bothered me. What was so frustrating about Kazoo was that he would cause so many problems and Fred would get blamed. I got so mad when people caused problems and were never sorry. Kazoo was never sorry. Neither was Scrappy Doo. But Tigger was the worst!


          • Peggy Said on:

            You forgot Road Runner. He has to be in at least the top 3 most un-remorseful hoodlums! (never watched Winnie the Pooh--could not STAND his voice or the name Winnie)

  2. Annette Said on:

    Tell me you were wearing latex gloves when touching all those vitamins……


    • Lauren Said on:

      No, I licked each one to make the lines stand out well enough to see them clearly. You can’t tell anything from a dry vitamin.


      • Lloyd Said on:

        It’s probably good that you said that you licked them. I can’t imagine what Annette would do if she knew that you had the cats lick them. Hey, that could be a new advertising campaign, “Good for you, good for your cats”. Or maybe not.


  3. Lauren Said on:

    Hey, in my defense, there were SIXTY of those things! I couldn’t ever lick them myself and get all that work done. Good kitties.


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