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10 December 2003 @ 06:19 pm
Tofu is yummy  
Didn't feel like doing tofu stir-fry last night, but decided to cook some tofu a little bit more simply. Just boiled it in water for a little bit so it was no longer refrigerator-cold, and had it with soy sauce. Yummy! :)

Was still hungry after that though, so after awhile cooked two hot dogs and used the last hot dog bun. Speaking of which, that's what i forgot to buy at the store, hot dog buns! =P

Just got back from a trip to Stater Brothers. Bought some frozen pizza and some frozen pies on the recomendation of Morna. Also bought some cool whip and raspberries for desert on the recomendation of Caithris. I was thinking of going to costco at some point and buying hamburger, but decided that that was too much work for just hamburger, so bought some frozen hamburger patties and two boxes of hamburger helper type stuff. Unfortunatly they make way too much for just me to eat, i'll have to save some of it for leftovers when i make it. Also got some more tofu, some hot pockets, some ibuprofin (the bottle i normally keep in my car is experied) and some band-aids.

Watching the news while waiting for Caithris to show up online. Apparently a lot of city mayors in california are upset because they're getting their budgest shorted by the state givernment. Suprisngly, when Schwarzenager revoked the vehicle tab fees, $4 billion didn't magically show up to make up the difference. Apparently he's also threatening to cut funding to schools, which has got all the schools pissed off. That's two campaign promises broken so far. Suprising how things work out when campaign promises meet fiscal reality isn't it? =P
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on December 10th, 2003 07:13 pm (UTC)
*twitch twitch*
DonAithnendonaithnen on December 10th, 2003 07:35 pm (UTC)
Re: *twitch twitch*
Uh, why not?
Sister Atom Bomb of Courteous Debateakiko on December 10th, 2003 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re: *twitch twitch*
Let's start with basic chemistry.

1. Drugs are molecules.
2. Molecules, especially complicated organic ones like drugs, degrade over time.
3. Heat speeds this process up.
4. That expiration date? It's for when the bottle is stored in controlled room temperature (about 60-80F) in a non-humid place (not the bathroom). They get it by doing tests on the drugs in which they put the molecule in an accelerated simulation of normal circumstances (which has a known correlation value with reality) and extrapolate, using charts and half-life calculations, when the drug inside would be at 90% potency.

NSAIDs like ibuprofen are more susceptible than many other drugs to the effects of heat and humidity (they're usually hygroscopic.)

5. Water can also speed the degradation process by reacting with the molecule (usually nucleophilic substitution.)
6. This is generally considered a bad thing, because the drug in the bottle (200 mg ibuprofen) is not what the label says, and may not contain enough actual drug to be useful.

Does that make sense? (asks the pharmacist with a chemistry background ... )