FoodPosted: January 26, 2012
I recently accessed MyFitnessPal.com, which allows the user to record what she or he eats every day. The site details nutrition data for over 1.0 million food and drink choices.
Recording these data (data are plural
, not and singular but I’ll prefer plural here) calculates the intake of protein, carbs, fat, cholesterol, Na-Cl, etc.
I posted previously about nutrition intake, and now MFP relatively-accurately determines how well or poorly I am hitting certain daily goals.
If nothing else, the site’s arithmetic makes sense to my strange brain.
Now DK and SAR will dissect that site and post about its inaccuracies and incompleteness. (Accuracy and completeness are fundamental accounting concepts. Are the data accurate? Are they complete? Good auditors look for both.)
Speaking of accounting and as you likely are aware, I previously worked as a CPA. One project required that our team work in Sioux Falls, SD, USA.
We lived in a Residence Inn during the work week.
One weekend, I ate dinner with my parents. My mom asked me how I liked living on the road. The following conversation ensued:
DA: “It’s OK. I get up in the morning, and breakfast is ready. I work. I come ‘home’, and someone made my bed, cleaned my room, laundered, and made my dinner.”
Mom: “Well, Dan, for some, that’s what a marriage is like.”
Dad (without looking up from his plate): “Not mine ….”
My folks are hilarious.
That out-of-town client ultimately declared bankruptcy and wiped out many hardworking shareholders. One problem associated with business growth is that if a company loses $1.10 for every $1.00 of gross income, increasing gross income simply results in larger losses.
During the 21st century’s first decade, many companies believed that increasing gross income would increase their stock prices, which was true in many cases.
But for some, they simply lost more and more money, ultimately resulting in bad stuff (technical term). Add to that shady accounting practices, and Enron and Enron-like messes occurred.
Speaking of 2006 and craziness, let’s lighten things up with a little “You May Be Right” from Billy Joel in The Tokyo Dome. The audio really rocks. Sounds like Enron singing to the IRS: