Friday, February 22, 2008

Hello again,

I thought I would forgo 20 minutes of sleep in order post a blog, albeit a nearly brainless one. :)
Belinda received the pictures below earlier this evening from a friend, and I thought they were quite intriguing. As I was loading them, I was strongly reminded of how Dor and I would look through Sears magazines when we were little, and try to pick the fridge with the best food inside. Eh heh, what can I say, being constructive with time isn't a high priority to at 7 and 8 years old. At least I hope we were that young at the time. ;) The selections didn't stop at fridges either, but back to my point. Ah yes, the pictures below. I think they give a pretty good idea of the diet in the various countries, although not such a good over all in the cost area. I say this considering that each family has a different number of members (and some of them have boys!), and each family will also have their own financial situation. The pictures would be more complete if they gave an average income for each family, or the average in the country. Hm, odd, I did not notice until now that Canada was missing. But I suppose Canada's table would contain just as much Coke as the USA and Mexico, although hopefully more meat than the two of them combined. :) All that being said, you can certainly pick out the countries that are more impoverished, even though you cannot tell whether the amount of food is average, high, or low. I would suggest that the families incomes must match what is on the table, since if you consider the human aspect, I think most of us our prone to excess where possible. And I don't know about the rest of you, but there is something tempting (or wise) about shopping wholesale.

Sleep awaits.



PS. Wow, two posts in one week, I must be on a roll, even if the last one only contained pictures, and this one is half pictures. Perhaps I'll devote the next post to biology. Ok, I'm leaving, really

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina Food expenditure for one week $341.98

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11
Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53
Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

Thursday, February 21, 2008

I took some pictures of Geneva and Lydia today in a couple of dresses I made them this week, as I was working on a new dress design during spring break. At any rate, here is a wack of pictures. :)