Q: In 2007, what was the favorite snack of kids under 6?
Twenty years ago it was cookies And hereâ€™s more good newsâ€¦.kids these days are less likely to drink soda and eat sugary snacks than they were 20 years ago. While the obesity rate among kids is still high, itâ€™s leveling off.
California tomato growers are worried that sales will hit the skids because of the salmonella scare. Please get the word outâ€¦if the tomatoes were grown in California, thereâ€™s no need to worry. My wife got an earful from one of the farmers at our local farmers market yesterday who felt that the media werenâ€™t emphasizing the fact that California (and Florida) grown tomatoes were perfectly safe and delicious to consume. Point well taken. So if youâ€™ll be hitting a Bay Area farmerâ€™s market sometime soon, pick up a couple pounds. Pass it on.
Weâ€™re only a few weeks away from the â€śhands free while drivingâ€ť cell phone law going into effect in California. Starting July 1st youâ€™ll be subject to a fine if youâ€™re caught holding a phone while driving. As far as hands free devices for your cell phone go, there are plenty of choices. There are the wireless earpieces that pair with your cell phone using your phoneâ€™s Bluetooth technology. Then there are earpieces that actually plug into your phone. Thereâ€™s a third choice, and itâ€™s one that Iâ€™ve been using for about a month, and I love it. Itâ€™s a speakerphone for your car, and clips to the sun visor. Itâ€™s called the Supertooth, and itâ€™s made by Australiaâ€™s Blueant. When you get in the car it detects the presence of your cell phoneâ€™s Bluetooth signal, even if your phoneâ€™s in your pocket or purse. In fact anywhere within 30 feet. When someone calls you, the Supertooth will beep, and you just push a button on it to answer. If your phone has voice activation, you can use voice commands to dial numbers if you absolutely MUST make a call while youâ€™re driving. Our Lisa Daley uses, and likes, a similar device from Jabra which she picked up at Costco. I found the Supertooth on Amazon.
As long as weâ€™re in the car, letâ€™s talk about gas prices. Letâ€™s not. Letâ€™s talk about water.
If you think the bottled water craze has gotten silly, just wait. Thereâ€™s more. In the July issue of Consumer Reports I saw a bottled, fortified water for dogs calledâ€¦wait for itâ€¦.FortiFido. Thereâ€™s also a water for humans thatâ€™s been enhanced with â€śpositive thoughtsâ€ť to â€śraise consciousness in humanityâ€ť. Itâ€™s called Aquamantra. Youâ€™ll feel the stress drain from your body as the cash drains from your wallet.